Tag Archives: wikileaks

Against “Zero Dark Thirty”

Some thoughts on this charming Christmas release… I don’t care whether the film glorifies torture or not Tom Carson argues that the film will actually make us grapple with hard truths, and insults Glenn Greenwald’s suggestion that positive reactions to the film are based on pro-torture sentiments in the general population: No matter what Greenwald […]

Peter Singer on Wikileaks

We’ve been quiet at the Junta lately, preoccupied with summer and its attendant joys. The art event we had planned for June didn’t work out; sorry about that. But it’s only been postponed until fall, when city life gets back to normal – so don’t despair. Meanwhile, here’s a thoughtful piece from Peter Singer in […]

WikiWrap

Last week’s discussion was well attended despite the impending ice storm. Thanks to everybody for coming out. Here’s some of what went down. “I am really surprised there isn’t more outrage from Americans over theĀ  Wikileaks releases,” said Joah. He meant the Apache helicopter video in particular. The soldiers in the video technically did follow […]

Wikileaks Discussion

The Junta convenes tomorrow night (Tues) to discuss Wikileaks. Please join us for a robust exchange of ideas about privacy, espionage, diplomacy, war, revolution, and freedom, among other things. All viewpoints are welcome. Read previous posts for more background. Tuesday, February 1st, 8:30pm DOC Wine Bar, 83 N. 7th St. in Williamsburg. (Cash bar only)

Wikileaks Basics

Our conversation topic this coming Tuesday is certain to provoke some strong opinions. In the last week, in the interest of Junta promotion, I’ve been engaging people on Wikileaks; in each instance, a thoughtful and spirited discussion broke out, exposing many of the thorns around the issue: secrets, privacy, whistleblowing, the military, anarchy, power. There […]

Wikileaks, Facebook and the Internet Age

We’re gearing up for the next Junta on Tuesday, February 1st at 8:30 PM (final confirmation on location coming soon, but will almost certainly be in Williamsburg). Rindy sent around an email about the agenda on Wikileaks, and while that would certainly be a robust discussion on its own, it occurred to me yesterday that […]