Saturday, August 28, 2010

Democracy - Wikileaks

WikiLeaks necessary for democracy

August 27, 2010 - WikiLeaks, an organization dedicated to anonymously publishing classified documents, has recently come under fire for publishing more than 90,000 Afghanistan war logs — logs that meticulously chronicle a long, secretive history of brutality, deception and corruption at the behest of American intervention.

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has since been routinely harassed with a variety of threats, among these a false rape allegation purportedly initiated by the Pentagon to root out Assange during a stay in Sweden.

Therein lies the question: if the folks at the Pentagon are so afraid of Assange and his tiny donation-funded organization that they would start a smear campaign of death threats and baseless accusations, just how much are they hiding?

And perhaps the more important question is how much are we entitled to know? {read more}

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