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Saudis are funding international terrorism, the State Department ordered spying on UN officials, Obama helped protect Bush officials who ordered torture... and more bombshells.
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Cartoon policy videos have not yet supplanted op-eds, but a recent breakout hit on the Federal Reserve is the kind of political content that could be highly influential in a mediascape increasingly driven by video and social sharing.
WikiLeaks has embraced the ethics that guide traditional news outlets' disclosure of secrets. It should be afforded the same protections.
The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.
The Internet is critically vulnerable to capricious government shutdown.
Gladwell's critique of online organizing mistakes the tools for the strategy—and encourages people to abandon a vital force to defend democracy just when we need it most.
Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.
As Facebook continues to shape norms online and set the bar for aspiring start-ups, it is worth remembering the premise that it was built on.
WikiLeaks is not the one-off creation of a solitary genius, and with or without Julian Assange, it is not going away.