RTAmerica– Apr 8, 2013
On Monday, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange released a series of 1.7 million files showcasing the communications of the US Department of State between 1973 and 1976. According to Assange, the documents will give journalists insight into the US’ political goal at that time and highlights Henry Kissinger’s communications with foreign governments. So what does this new leak mean and why are they so important? WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson explains why they went public on WikiLeaks.
‘Kissinger Cables’: Wikileaks unveils US foreign policy ‘database’ of docs
RussiaToday– Apr 8, 2013
WikiLeaks is holding a press conference in Washington – following the publication of an unprecedented number of US diplomatic records. Most of the documents were reportedly obtained by the site’s founder – Julian Assange – who’s been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since last June.
“The Kissinger Cables”: Three Years After “Collateral Murder,” WikiLeaks Explores U.S. Diplomacy
democracynow – Apr 8, 2013
www.democracynow.org – The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has just published “the Kissinger cables,” 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973 to 1976 that include many once-secret memos written by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. While the documents have been available to the public at the National Archives, WikiLeaks has created a searchable online database to allow anyone in the world to quickly search them. WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange reportedly did most of the work creating the database from his refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London. WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson joins us to discuss the documents’ release. Hrafnsson also comments on the recent anniversary of the release of the “Collateral Murder” military video, which shows U.S. forces killing 12 people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters employees, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen. After the video’s release, Hrafnsson met with family members of the victims in Iraq.
Updated April 9, 2013
PlusD Release Press Conference
TheWikiLeaksChannel – Apr 9, 2013