Exclusive rough-cut of first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it!
From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.
Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members, such as Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, as well as people like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is starting his own version - Openleaks.org!
Where is the secretive organization heading? Stronger than ever, or broken by the US? Who is Assange: champion of freedom, spy or rapist? What are his objectives? What are the consequences for the Internet?
Tracing the path of the "new" information wars of the current information age. This doc narrates in many ways the birth of the (wiki)leaks movement which, for better or worse, has already had transformative impact on our world - from Tunisia and the Arab Spring, to Manning, Snowden, a new international focus on surveillance issues, and global dynamics including the personal relationships of world leaders.
Despite Assange being trapped in an Ecuadorian embassy, Snowden in exile in Russia, Manning imprisoned and scores of whistleblowers paying heavy prices... Open Leaks and new organizations form, Anonymous continues to headline... the battles rage on.
"The goal is Justice. The method is transparency."
Good on wilikeaks, the american government are f**ing scum
WikiLeaks is good and bad. It releases a lot of info that should be available to the public, but it also releases information that is of no value to the public while at the same time jeopardizing certain people's lives.
independent media is a precious gift like this web site and the only thing that will save the world from greed.
to modorator - search youtube for:
'WikiRebels - The Wikileaks Documentary: (55mins full version)'
you will get the feature length in full screen.. recent upload. excellent quality.
The issue is not Julian Assaenge or Wikileaks.
The issue is govermental corruption and an out of control psycopathic military industrial machine - and what we are going to do about it... ???
The issue is humanity evolving beyond what is considered normal or going into the great death and taking countless other species down with us.
The issue is that at last the long awaited hacker uprising has begun! Do you want dangerous edgy freedom or are you still going to try to hide under the burning blanket of normality?
Wake up people, things aren't going to be the way they are for much longer. As the hackers said 30 years ago 'information wants to be free'.
if you can't see that julian is an anarchist, i'm not going to waste my time trying to convince you.
we are judged by the company we keep, the heroes we choose.
the cure for what ails us is not an attention-mongering fellow with, it appears, a number of other personal disorders, attested to by his closest associates and recent sex partners, most of whom consider themselves ill-used.
the cure has nothing to do with julian a. the cure is political reform. that is un-sexy, un-instantateous, and probably un-satisfying to a generation ready for instant fixes, 1/2 hour plot resolutions and anti-hero worshippers.
taking a trove of information and piling it out the door, threating to pile out more as a blackmail device to our democratically-elected government, imperfect though it is, is not my idea of the way to go.
i didt elect julian to anything, i didnt give him permission to determine my personal destiny or that of my country.
neither did anyone else. some folks will always want a king, or a hero, to sort our their problems. some won't.
"Stop us? Your going to have to shut down the internet" - Wikileaks. Look it up. They're trying to get our rights taken, and that's all i need to say. The rest you need to figure out on your own.
(Another icon they put up on the pedestal for us, praised on CNN and FOX)
just knowing that the controlling regimes only get away with what they do by turning the people against each other (divide and rule) and reading some of the comments here... well It makes me sad, we are all part of this whatever place we come from... wish I lived on Mars or venus or something coz the human race are stupid !
So your'e advocating a fascist police state? Who said anything about anarchy? If you think democratic transparency is anarchy I would hate to hear what your idea of a fascist state is. Its a shame there are people that think like you.
actually, if i wanted a ship built in a hurry, i'd hire a good ship-builder, drum up people, gather wood, and give them tasks.
which is much as this julian did. the ship-builders do not recommend their master.
i think he is a megalomaniac, a destructive fool, and will in spite of himself push visibility into governmental operations further into the background by exposing secure communications to the world at large.
if he'd done that to a truly autocratic government, he'd already be dead.
the manning guy will be in prison for many, many a long year.
the government will use the breaches to further their control, further obfuscate their consulations.
anarchism is the fool's road to reform. it is destabilizing, provides a pretext for further loss of freedom, yet yields no structural redress. its main motiviation in the instant: providing a lifestyle for a preening jerk, and the acclamation of other like-minded fools.
Well folks the bad news is that the manning lad who has made wiki famous is [possibly dying and the military is keeping it tight lipped and the damage to his life is sugnifigant all in the name of glory for wiki. Why in the hell doesnt anyone try and squeese the gov for his health which is stated as being very desperate according to a friend who last seen him not to long ago and the world or half of it is calling him a hero whistleblower and the other half wanting him dead.Shame om all of us and we should prey for this kid OH PLEASE DONT TYPE BACK AND PRETEND THAT ANYONE CARES FOR THIS KID.WHAT A DISGRACEFU:L WORLD WE LIVE IN.
We need more organizations to leak material like this! And hats off to the leakers :) they risk their lives to reveal the truth.
damn i wish i was a hacker too...i'd dedicate my life for this glorious act!! long live wikileaks!!
@ rome - and everyone else that wants TRUTH
Thank you all - and may I wish you the compliments of the season
have a cool yule and a relatively untraumatic new yesr.
lets not forget.....please.
All I can say is Wikileaks your doing a great job. Excellent doco. Thx soooo much. Keep on doing what your doing we the people need the TRUTH instead of the BS mainstream media feeds and shoves down all our throats.
This is probably the most important story of freedom vs oppression the western world will face in our generation. Fortunately in countries like america or new zealand where I live we dont have to worry about people directly trying to kill us or anything, and for that I'm grateful, but we're nowhere near a free and open democracy. this shit will change the world, if freedom wins it will start a snowball effect towards true democracy, if whoever is behind secrecy and oppression wins... f--k it, they wont win this one
we are anon
we are legion
we do not forgive
we do not forget
or something like that
LoL @Vinny; Good deal.
hi reasons voice; im not a journalist or even claim to be smart..lol... im just stating what i know as told to me by friends of halliburton.. yes i live in wyo
@Vinny; Yes partisan blame is always a great answer. Don't worry about the democratic congressional majority who voted for invasion. Or the Left wing political party in the UK that voted for invasion. Or the overwealming majority of UN representatives who both called for and green lighted the invasion. Ohh and lets ignore that Bush made his money by owning a baseball team not oil. I am sure that there is an untapped weath of lefty ace pitchers in Afghanistan that Bush wanted to get his hands on.
This s*it just makes me pissed off even more... my heart goes out the the families of Iraq that lost to the idi*t military forces of an idi*t president... BUSH!!! and cheney.. is an ex family friend.. oil oil oil .. who gives a fk!!! ..
sorry. Hope the CIA don't come kill me now for voicing my opinion.
it just confirms what my son told me... its all a friggin joke.. and everone wounders why i hate the government, and police.. oh well nothing i can do about it
@siddartha guatama I am the Father of a lovely special daughter and would and will do anything to protect her anything. Not long I really dispised the terrorists who kill and murder.But I have been awakend by this vid and now I feel the pain they feel and the anger they feel but murder and mayhem is certainly not justified and the way they carry out mass bombings in the name of allah and I definately feel that using a holy name to justify the means is BLASPHEMY no matter how they see it.Without a doubt these leaks are most certainly not the end but only the beginning of the end and to come to terms and realise that there are much more gruesome vids that we will never see.I really do hope justice will prevail and I will use the term IN THE NAME OF GOD Justice will one day prevail and this is not BLASPHEMY and finally I wish all who participated with the on line chat that we as humans found a way to co-operate with civilised typing and sensible talk. ALL THE BEST FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND MAY THE NEW YEAR bring peace and safety to all in 2011 and maybe this issue will be put to rest,very doubtful but at least I am trying to be optimistic but what can one do as the killing goes on.
find someone that is dear to them ?
What can we do?
Well - we cannot 'reach' the USA troops - they are in too deep.
I think the only way forward is to reach out to the USA Armys' family! - and persuade THEM to get their children out.
its only a thought - but its a possiblity?
@WTC7 absolutely right my friend
At 5am this morning former secretary of state Madeline Albreight issued a statement suggesting why the F.B.I were not hunting down the specifics who passed the docs to wiki and stated that the person11 and were blamed for being idiots and failures to the country. So my? is who will the pentagon drill for such leaks? A little twenty something naive soldier.
What a joke and the Democratic society should stop and think about this one with indifference.Some soldier who is very distraught about what he has done and will never see a xmas tree again while the F******big.
I*iots plan there next conspiracy against the people of the world.THE whole point of my story is this.Why in the hell cant we do something about the corrupt who just like to pass the buck and blame some insignificant young man who is tried for treason while all the powers that be plan there next objective and prepare there bomb shelters for the inevitable.
This really stinks and I am utterly disgusted to the point of never voting for anyone again. It makes no difference who we vote for.In the end we all get it.
All Ye Abandon Hope.
The U.S.A and U.K Governments are leading us down a dark path.
Makes me think we have a future as seen in the movie 'Metropia'
i agree with everything you have said here on this topic.. but Just wanted to point that actually the allied soldiers during world war II are responsible for the starvation of over 11 million non-combatant German civilians and prisoners..
obviously I take a firm stand against all war and all pretext/justification for it and believe that to be a soldier requires dehumanization and a lack of empathy.. that's what boot camp is for.. follow orders no matter what.. and I believe having such a class in society is like paying and training sociapathic killers to "protect us".. kinda backwards.
other than that.. everything you said on this post is pretty much dead on.
not terribly new information since information about assange is everywhere but good exposure nonetheless. i give it an 8 because i like stories that are expedited.
I think that too much emphasis in this discussion is being put on this single event (the guys shooting people from the chopper). In my opinion, what needs to be discussed is what is to be done about this and other leaks from the wikileaks? What are we, as citizens, going to do about it? Otherwise, this information is useless, irrelevant and not worth discussing, it is only material for abstract academic debate. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?
I understand what you are saying but if the response is - well we're going to be evil as well then there is no hope. I watched the full 39 min vid and it made me sad and angry. I give up, let everyone shoot each other then. The pilots were absolutely right to massacre dozens of civilians in the street, give them a medal.
@Waldo; Yea Nietzsche looses me on that argument as well. Your example for the "slave moral" side is spot on. I would add though that the "noble morals" side is just as flawed. In many cases the morality of an upper class individual is based on the rules not applying to them like it does the lower class. Any how. I am In the north East which may explain our differing points of view. The prevailing attitude you mention is not as prevelent up here as in your region. And totally understand keeping your anonymity I made that mistake in the past too, and the troll flood to my E-mail was emmense.
And thank you as well. This is the exact reason that Top docs. has become intellectual crack to me. The commentary in addition to the docs themselves is a great stimulation for a mind that loves to learn.
@ Reasons Voice
I am in the southeastern US, I would be more exact but that has caused me issues in the past. If you are close to the southeastern US let me know and we will get in touch through email I have setup for this very thing. I understand what you mean about feeling that we are absorbing all the negative comments about this conflict. In my area though I hear only negativity about muslims and praise for christians, it's sickening. I admit though that online It is the oposite usually.
It goes back to an arguement that I do not agree with made by Nietzsche about what he called "slave morals". He claimed, and this is the only part of his arguement that I can agree with, that the opressed often develope their self worth from looking outward toward an opressor or injustice. Where as, Nobility developes their morality from looking inward, from a self affirmation. He argues that what he called "slave morality" starts with saying "no" to a percieved authority and never bothers to question ones own beliefs or worth. He also argued that what he calls "Noble morality" does not require this influence from an outside sphere, that it is not reactive but proactive. Of course he argues the opposite for "slave morality", that it was only reactionary and would never act on its own toward a goal other than over throwing its opressor.
Now, while I do agree that this is where the start of many movements against opression may be, I do not agree that it is usually the end as well. Martin Luther King's civil rights movement would be a good example. They did not only question the opression of the black community or the morality of those perpetrating it, they also looked inward and made sure they were decent moral people that acted accordingly. I also disagree with his suggestion that nobility is or was any more moral or correct than the common man. In fact nobility was very vain and convenced of there own superiority. They often misjudged the common man and in the end they paid the price for doing so. I also would like to say that I am in no way suggesting the peoples of Iraq to be slaves or incapable of self affirmation. I am just saying this is where a lot of the hatred toward the US comes from, the unreasonable hatred that is. We are seen as the opressor or a country that acts dictorialy toward others because we are successfull for one thing, and because as much as I hate to admit it we have opressed and acted in a dictorial fashion at times. But the people that live here are not the ones that have done this, we merely reap the rewards that are available to us. The same people that condemn us for this would do the same if these rewards were available to them.
Thanks for the conversation by the way. It is refreshing to talk with someone of your intelligence and humility.
@Waldo; I like your ideas pertainingto government. I would love to see, one day, a free network. Both online and on TV that is dedicated to elevating political candidates. Where the guy from down on the docks who is intuitive but doesn't have a dime can be heard and, if merrited, Elected. What you are working out seems a grass roots of that ideal. I would in no way have the time to organize such in my area but would be glad to join yours if you are local to me at all.
As to the video and my previous comment. I don't intend to excuse American actions by contrast to others. Just to point out that hating one side in a two sided conflict is wrong. This is far from a "Man kicks puppy" issue. This is monster Vs. monster and I just grow tired of absorbing all of the condemnation as only half of the equation.
As I type this blotto I am listening to the radio talk from the blackhawk clearly my eyes see amd hear absolutely 0 persons. We have 20 individuals then 8 then.OH WAIT WHAT DID I hear AND SEE Look at those dead b*stards.
The word b*stard means the dead have no knowledge of who there Fathers are. Ya we have a wounded individual trying to escape. Come on buddy pick up a weapon???
Come on lets shoot.????. These soldiers are not my human brothers but animals with nothing to do but kill,kill,kill.What a serious threat the wounded man is.WAIT LOOK AT THAT WINDSHIELD>HE<HE<HAIf these pilots took akg fire. OH WAIT WE HAVE A CHILD INJURED IN THE ABDOMEN, Had enough yet. Why cant I swear without being monitored and disqualified from posting.
Wait the F word is the term being used to justify murder and they are swearing because they want to fire some more.OH Mr.Everlaid can you do me a favor and go to Iraq and tell those pilots that they deserve to have there hans slapped for the children's parents who are Grieving.SICKENING.We just ran over a body,HA<HAHE>HE.Sure am glad my posts Are making a dent. As I see the military punishing the firing squad.NOT
@ Reasons Voice
While I agree with you that both sides have committed acts of barbarism, lets stop trying to justify one behavior with the other. If we find those beheadings so repulsive it is all the more reason not to do what has been done. Two wrongs in no way make a right and no one can claim innocents simply because the other side did this or that. The soldiers in WW2 saw much worse than beheadings, and still managed to retain their civility and courage. Face it, America deserves the outrage we are recieving.
The question is not whether or not it is justified but what are we going to do about it. You made the comment earlier that our democracy was no longer functioning because of the need of campagn finance reform, I agree. So what are you and I going to do about that? I for one am organizing efforts through the college I attend and the No Labels movement to call for real debates between candidates and educate the local people in my area about what issues are important to the future of this nation. We (the local chapter of the No Labels movement) have secured over five thousand dollars to move forward with this initiative, and the use of the college colosseum for our events. We will be asking the local public not to vote for those that do not adress these issues publicly, to let go of ideology and examine the candidates on their own merits, to not be suade by fancy t.v. commercials and propaganda, to realize that issues pertaining to morality and religion are used to devide this nation and distract us from the important issues at hand. We will also be asking them to push for campagn finance reform through their senators and local represenatives. If we (the U.S.) are to end, I would have us make such an end as to be worthy of rememberance.( a quote from King Theoden, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Who knew that would ever come up in a political debate?) I welcome you to join us and organize a chapter in your area.
@Ramus; Not disputing that a crime is a crime and if the preponderance of evidence is there convict by all means. But while we are all passing judgement on America for its barbarism let of not forget those lovely beheading films. Not soldiers but reporters, civilian aid workers, etc. Beheaded in front of a camera while their killers praise Allah. I suppose we forget those things right. Barbaric Americans.
Crazy horse unit should be tried for war crimes. Obvious to me there were no weapons, just cameras and camera equipment. Even the guy peeking round the corner its obviously not an RPG its a camera with a telephoto lens. But annihilating civilians trying to act as medics and help wounded combat ineffectives? Shameful.
Sorry America but unless you stop barbaric scenes like this you are going to have the whole world against you.
the prophet of giornalism is what he should be called, shame to all the journalists around the world and they must learn what journalism is all about, people spend time to watch news, to read papers and to listen radios just to know the truth and never get the true stuff, a naked truth ....
SHAME ON THIS DEMOCRACY EXPORTERS, WHO IS WITH ME?
I THINK WE SHOULD SEE THE END OF THIS WIKI STUFF. WHO KNOWS IF THIS IS A CONSPIRACY OF SIMPLY WHAT IT SEEMS, AND MAY BE SOME THING AGAINST OR PRO US. LETS WAIT FOR LONG AND SEEK THE END OF THIS MATTER.
@ Achems razor - thats a good point - I never considered that! - Im not familiar with the USA Goverments procedures - but Im pretty certain they are looking for a way out of this - but its going to be hard for them to 'doctor' this video - so the writing is on the wall
@ Peter Le Claire
hello Peter! - Ive read your post - you have a good sensible head on those shoulders my good man! - I bet the government ARE worried - they have every reason to be.
I was wondering what I would do if I recognised the voice in the video to be that of my son (not that I have a son) but if this was the case - I would get him OUT of there - and I would give him the medical care that he needed (psychiatric) - I maintain my belief that these USA troops believe they are doing the right thing - who is going to take responsibilty for this Apolcalpse? I believe that those USA soldiers are damaged mentally - that is very frightening - I mean - where will it all end?
somebody - somewhere has got to do something.....
As l watch and just will not except any reason at all to justify. scene838 Ya we have a perp wounded. AH ROGER. Come on buddy get up and Im praying NO WAIT a minute IM not praying cause all l care about is lying to the hotel elite soldiers. HA HA HA Nice shooting. Look at those b@#$%^&*. ya hoorah.
Sorry l did not mean to be sarcastic towards the CRAZY HORSE crew for fear of being murdered.HOW can any top brass in the mighty military suggest that these Iraqis civilians are insurgents? This is murder and my outrage is beyond me.
Why does the U.N not take this serious. When the citizens of the nations decide to become civily unrested.It will be way to late to stem civil unrest and I don't think the U>S will have nearly enough power to stop 10 or20 million marching the streets chanting change we want it now.
I sit here listening to COAST TO COAST and this very topic that WIKI LIKS has exposed is asking a very nervous audience. What do you think the Government should do and the one issue is why cant the Internet be shut down and the guest is stating that they can but the reality is.
The government is worrying and very nervous about the Internet. Finally I will shut-up but before i do. I just wonder how the parents of the helicopter crews arefeeling. Is it shame or is the majority of military mothers and fathers condoning such acts of murder praying that there son does not go to trial for murder. What a revolting thought I once had in defending our soldiers only to feel embarrassed as a supposedly civilized nation and we have become TERRORISTS.
Saw the extra footage, there was not one iota of mention about the weapons that they claim they saw after they killed the people, did not the ground forces pick them up and portray them as such? no mention.
The weapons would of been laying amongst the dead bodies. So where are the weapons?
Thx for the link. The idea that wiki-leaks may be a false flag operation, intended to justify a crack down on the freedoms that are inherent in the Internet, is intriguing. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
It's interesting that American intelligence doesn't do more to tarnish the good name of Julian Assange. Though the above scenario would explain that. Even the rape charge could have been a part of this kind of tactic. After all, they had to say something or risk substantiating the claim that wiki-leaks is a CIA operation. Saying nothing at all would have just given the claim credibility. Saying too much would just add to the allegation that it's a smear campaign.
@ Peter Leclair
While this scenario doesn't imply some sort of Zionist conspiracy. It could explain why Israel may have had advance knowledge of the leaks and why there seems to be nothing critical of Israel contained in the leaks. Everyone knows that America will bend over backwards to protect and prop up their Jewish friends. Even turning a blind eye to their war crimes and illegal settlement activities.
Hey look at me. I'm a real conspiracy theorist now! lol
Oh, and, I think enough has been said regarding the helicopter footage. Any rational human being knows that was an unprovoked and brutal attack by a few trigger happy grunts. Lets face the facts. Even if they were combatants with an RPG, which they couldn't have know with any degree of certainty, the pilot could have simply flown higher, so they were out of range, and waited for ground support to provide better intel. Not looking for a debate here. Just pointing out what I think should have been obvious to anyone who saw the footage.
Great Doc. and thank you very much.
@ Vlatko Thank you very much Vlatko (for the extra post.
@ RV - tut tut! dont be silly! no need to apologise!
we all get 'de-sensitised' when saturated with bad experiences, I mean - look at Surgeons....Solicitors/Lawyers etc. They do & say things that would emotionally wreck me! - they have to be dispassionate, its their job.
I think that these soldeirs are completely de-sensitised to the effects of their actions, to them (perhaps) its not real anymore - thats scarey ....because (unlike surgeons & solicitors/Lawyers etc) the end result is devastating for everyone
@Sid; Sorry for my comment before, The thought of me whacking a cow with a golf club might be offensive to you. But dang it they are so tastey. Any way, the most popular game of the year is Black Ops. I have played online some of the older of the series and you can talk with your "team" in the cooperative real time mode. It can be disturbing to hear a 12 year old kid say things like "HAHA I gutted that dude like a fish". I like gaming some times and don't promote censorship but parents letting kids play that stuff has to be corralative to these soldiers and their attitude.
I think everyone agrees that the secrets of corruption and wrongdoings are better exposed than hidden. The question which remains is whether Wikileaks is an appropriate and responsible party to govern such exposure, or whether they can be subjected to manipulation by offenders and/or cause greater harm by careless operations.
To all fans, please spend a while considering a possible scenario in which a supposedly "evil" politician is exposed and his public image utterly destroyed, only to be superceded by a much more secretive and demagogic competitor with even more clandestine intentions who has somehow managed to go under the radar. Politics is seldom a black-and-white game, and some tough issues often really involve chosing a lesser evil. The question is whether some young anarchist bystanders really have the skill and complete information required to make the accurate judgements required. We've already seen that they have a capability of exerting much influence on swaying public opinion. I'm even willing to believe they have pure intentions. However, to claim that the results of mass exposure can only improve the world, is naive to say the least.