The revilations of Wikileaks PT. 1.
I’m going to be posting the CN, (Consortium News series on the revilations of Wikileaks throughout. This is the first part.nThe Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairsn
nWikiLeaks was founded in 2006, but it was the April 5, 2010, publication of “Collateral Murder” that made the whistleblower-publisher a world-wide phenomenon, attracting admirers and enemies. nWikiLeaks wrote of the film: “The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.” nWikiLeaks noted that Reuters had unsuccessfully attempted to gain access to the video through the Freedom of Information Act in the years after the strike.nThe day after the release of the footage, The New York Times described WikiLeaks as a once-fringe website that had moved into the big time. “The site has become a thorn in the side of authorities in the United States and abroad,” it said. “With the Iraq attack video, the clearinghouse for sensitive documents is edging closer toward a form of investigative journalism and to advocacy.”nBefore 2010 WikiLeaks received a few high-profile journalism awards. But in the years since the publication of the video, it has received a slew of honors, including The Sam Adams Award for Integrity.nOn April 16, WikiLeaks announced a fresh award for its founder, Julian Assange, even as he remains isolated in a London prison.https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1118293284554772481nChelsea Manning n“Collateral Murder” was one of the most prominent releases sourced from then-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who served seven years in a military prison as a result. nManning, who had access to the video, having a Top Secret clearance, first offered the video to The New York Times and The Washington Post, which both turned her down. Manning then turned to WikiLeaks.nManning described the events that led up to her decision to submit the footage to the press in leaked audio of her testimony during her 2013 court-martial. n
n This is just a summary of excerpts from the article, I didn’t have time to post the entire thing.Feel free to go to https://consortiumnews.com/2019/04/23/new-cn-series-the-revelations-of-wikileaks-no-1-the-video-that-put-assange-in-u-s-crosshairs/ and read the rest!n Please donate to Wikileaks, or the official defense fund. You can do so by going to https://wikileaks.org/donate, or https://defend.wikileaks.org/donate/n I need a notification of this donation, so I can track the totals raised by this event. You can do so by emailing antipentrap(at)protonmail.com, or sending a direct message to @antipentrap on Twitter. You can also fill out the donation notification form I created, it’s right here.n#Vigil #Wikileaks #Assange