Wikileaks: the whistleblowing website speaking truth to power
I've watched and been fascinated by the growth of Wikileaks.org, a lean but powerful site that whistleblowers can use to submit information all over the world.
Governments and corporations have tried to undermine the site over the last couple years, to no avail. Thanks to the Internet, one can arguably say the planet has never had such a powerful source for disruptive news and information as Wikileaks, founded by Julian Assange.
To whet your appetite, here's the first paragraph from the Mother Jones story. Go read!
The clock struck 3 a.m. Julian Assange slept soundly inside a guarded private compound in Nairobi, Kenya. Suddenly, six men with guns emerged from the darkness. A day earlier, they had disabled the alarm system on the electric fence and buried weapons by the pool. Catching a guard by surprise, they commanded him to hit the ground. He obliged, momentarily, then jumped up and began shouting. As the rest of the compound's security team rushed outside, the intruders fled into the night.
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