Wednesday, December 15, 2010


An interesting interview with Glenn Greenwald on the Democracy Now website about Wikileaks. Includes this great quote:

"Whatever you think of WikiLeaks, they have not been charged with a crime, let alone indicted or convicted. Yet look what has happened to them. They have been removed from Internet … their funds have been frozen … media figures and politicians have called for their assassination and to be labeled a terrorist organization. What is really going on here is a war over control of the Internet, and whether or not the Internet can actually serve its ultimate purpose—which is to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions."

Glenn Greenwald
Constitutional attorney and blogger at

It's interesting to me, that in all of the governmental protests, calls for assassinations, arrests, demands that they be put on lists of terrorist organizations.... no one is also calling for the same treatment for the major newspapers, TV stations, and radio stations around the world. If you believe that Wikileaks is damaging the world (which i firmly do not), then the major media organizations, along with their owners, editors, and publishers, are at least as culpable — without them the vast majority of the people of the world would never have seen the Wikileaks information.

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