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WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A fair election is only legitimate if the electorate is informed, and with every released email, WikiLeaks brings us closer to that ideal of radical transparency.

Partisan Wikileaks Are Not Democratic

Partisan Wikileaks Are Not Democratic

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We have a responsibility to denounce Wikileaks for their unabashedly ill-intended actions. This information is simply not legitimate, and nobody knows who -- or what -- will be the next target.

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whistleblowers have had a huge effect on our society and government, bringing governmental abuses to light in a way no one else could. However, the first reaction of many public figures is to blame, blame, blame.

Letter to the Editor: Assange Can’t Use Infamy To Hide Anymore

Letter to the Editor: Assange Can’t Use Infamy To Hide Anymore

By Jarret Freeman, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Assange is not free to escape the institution of law that governs modern society which he aims to evade in any way possible. The very institutions that Assange made his mission in undermining are the very institutions that he looks to for solace in his effort to escape to Ecuador.

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It cannot be contested that Assange’s reservations on extradition are legitimate and the case being made by the Swedish government is dubious at best.

Netzpolitik shows importance of free press

Netzpolitik shows importance of free press

By Tommy Collison, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The short-lived treason investigation against German news blog Netzpolitik underscored the importance of leakers and whistleblowers to the democratic process.