Thursday, June 17, 2010

Leaks...

A recent issue of The New Yorker has an article about an Australian man named Julian Paul Assange and the "organization" he belongs to called WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks was set up to expose secrets about immoral government and business activities. This is a very hot-button issue with the Obama administration, and there are reports that The Pentagon is actively seeking him in an attempt to prevent the release of diplomatic cables and further videos of purported U.S. war atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

More on this subject can be found here on Alda's excellent blog, The Iceland Weather Report, including her video of Assange discussing the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (recently made into law in Iceland) whose intent is to safeguard whistle-blowers and related internet and journalism freedoms.

This WikiLeaks thing is going to be BIG, as big as The Pentagon Papers were in the 70's...

UPDATE: Alda's interview is now on ABC news...

By Professor Batty



1 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

This article caught my eye in the New Yorker because of the Iceland tie-in. Thanks for the additional information!

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