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The WikiWeek: July 15, 2011

THE CABLES AFRICA U.S. Embassy officials cautioned the Kenyan government to restrain itself in the violence following the country’s 2007 election. AMERICAS The U.S. State Department’s energy envoy urged Canada in 2009 to improve its "messaging" on a proposed oil-sands pipeline to the United States, including promoting "more positive news stories." U.S. officials accused the ...

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THE CABLES

AFRICA

U.S. Embassy officials cautioned the Kenyan government to restrain itself in the violence following the country’s 2007 election.

AMERICAS

The U.S. State Department’s energy envoy urged Canada in 2009 to improve its "messaging" on a proposed oil-sands pipeline to the United States, including promoting "more positive news stories."

U.S. officials accused the leader of a pro-Cuban government peace group of threatening to pull U.S. medical students’ scholarships if they met with the U.S. mission on the island in 2007.

ASIA

The Malaysian government’s crackdown on bloggers in 2007.

 

THE NEWS

Julian Assange’s extradition appeal decision is deferred. After his hearing — complete with another round of more-than-you-wanted-to-know details about Assange’s sex life — Swedish prosecutors blast the Assange legal team’s "19th Century" view of sexual consent.

Assange also found time to throw a big 40th birthday bash, inviting Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Oprah. (They didn’t go.)

Wired releases the long-sought-after Adrian Lamo-Bradley Manning chat logs. Commentary from Salon‘s Glenn Greenwald, who had crusaded for their release, here.

U.N. torture investigator Juan Mendez says the U.S. government is violating U.N. rules in refusing him access to Manning.

Anonymous hacks military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. (And here’s a helpful family tree of the hackers who’ve risen to prominence since the WikiLeaks saga began.)

Blocking WikiLeaks donations prompts a competition complaint against MasterCard and Visa in Europe.

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