Historically, the US does not want the American people involved in deciding what the US does in its foreign policy. Contrary to American tradition, Julian Assange and Wikileaks display a belief in the value of citizen participation and interest in the business of governments worldwide. As Assange said of the leak, “People who are around the world who are reading this are able to comment on it and put it in context and understand the full situation.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 28, 2010 7:51 am|
|By: CTuttle Tuesday July 27, 2010 9:47 pm|
A quick look at the fall out from the Wikileaks release…
|By: GregoriusU Monday July 26, 2010 7:59 am|
Makes the Pentagon Papers leak look like a faucet drip.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday July 25, 2010 11:40 pm|
Classified information on the war in Afghanistan has been released by three major media sources in the world–the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel. Nearly 92,000 documents were provided to the three sources by Wikileaks, and have been published in the form of “war logs.”