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Julian Assange and Wikileaks – an amazing fracture of state power
Things have not been the same since Wikileaks began enabling whistleblowers to get the truth out about the operations of state powers around the world. We’ll look at this from the Hollywood movie angle down to the personal philosophy of Julian Assange.
The Fifth Estate
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?
The Fifth Estate (movie, 2013, starring Benedict Cumberbatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R2kP_ZrFto
We Steal Secrets; The Story of Wikileaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OihUiX5eZuk
Julian Assange’s last video before communications cut at the Ecuadorian embassy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98ed6oML2A
Julian Assange’s mother; I’m terrified of what the US will do to Julian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bn7s10_VZ8
Commentary on Julian’s arrest and possible motives/plans/strategies?
April 15th, 2019 Did Assange Get Delete From Mueller Report To Hide NATO Hackers?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQQfdnmDCtg
Flashback Nov 2018 – DNC PR Guy Covers Assange, Manning, Snowden As Client, Perfect For X-Agent Hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCJR0RhPk2o
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