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WikiLeaks founder is jailed in Britain in sex case

By Wed, Dec 08, 2010 1:23PM UTC

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and jailed without bail Tuesday in a sex-crimes investigation, but his organization scarcely missed a beat, releasing a new batch of the secret cables that U.S. officials say are damaging America’s security and relations worldwide. A month after dropping out of public view, the

Satellite image: Was SKorean counter-battery ineffectual?

By Wed, Dec 08, 2010 10:45AM UTC

Forces on South Korean-held islands off the coast of North Korea have been conducting live fire exercises. Based on the results of their counter-battery fire during the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island, some South Korean officials believe they need the practice. Satellite images taken after the attack appear

ABC website turns to WikiLeaks activism

By Wed, Dec 08, 2010 4:40AM UTC

The ABC’s use of its opinion website Unleashed to create a petition in support of Draco Malfoy lookalike and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is clearly a misuse of public resources. That great calling card of the self-important oaf, an open letter, has been left at The Drum and signed by all the usual

SKorea may restart propaganda campaign against North

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 11:40PM UTC

The National Human Rights Commission voted 6-2 to support resuming propaganda broadcasts to North Korea.  The NHC, with refused to even consider the human rights crisis in North Korea during the previous Roh Moo-hyun administration, has been increasingly critical of Pyonyang in recent years. The broadcasts, including the use of loudspeakers

Kavi: Abhisit walks on water, cures cancer… in his sleep

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 8:00PM UTC

The Nation‘s Kavi, who is seemingly acting as cheerleader-in-chief for Abhisit (see here and here), has an other op-ed heaping praise on Abhisit. This time it does not appear on The Nation’s website, but China Post has it because of is Asia Network News relationship with The Nation. Key excerpts: