Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government Crackdown


Democracy Now!
Dec. 31, 2020

Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government Crackdown

2010 can be defined as the year of WikiLeaks. The whisteblowing website first made headlines around the world in April when it released a video of a U.S. helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians killing 12 people, including two Reuters news staff. In July, WikiLeaks created a bigger firestorm when it published more than 90,000 classified U.S. military war logs of the war in Afghanistan. Then in October, WikiLeaks published some 390,000 classified U.S. documents on the war in Iraq—the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history and the greatest internal account of any war on public record. And in November WikiLeaks began releasing a giant trove of confidential State Department cables that sent shockwaves through the global diplomatic establishment. Throughout it all, WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange were targeted by the U.S. and other governments around the world. We play our interviews with Assange and with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

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Democracy Now!: Julian Assange: Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government (original interview and transcript)

Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange is Not a Terrorist

Robert Meeropol: My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act

John Pilger in conversation with Julian Assange

Wikimania and the First Amendment by Ralph Nader

John Pilger: Global Support for WikiLeaks is “Rebellion” Against U.S. Militarism, Secrecy + Clip from “The War You Don’t See”