Wikileaks

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Internationally famous leaks site that has published millions of classified and other documents.

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"We open governments."
Started: 4 October 2006
Founder: Julian Assange

Owner: Sunshine Press
In its own words:
"WikiLeaks is a multi-jurisdictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials to communicate to the public. Since July 2007, we have worked across the globe to obtain, publish and defend such materials, and, also, to fight in the legal and political spheres for the broader principles on which our work is based: the integrity of our common historical record and the rights of all peoples to create new history.[1]"
Constitutes: Leak website,  Limited Hangout

Main focus: whistleblowers
 

Sub-Pages

          Page Name          SizeDescription
Wikileaks/Leaks9,093
Wikileaks/Vault 73,213Release of electronic surveillance and cyber warfare tools from the CIA arsenal.
Wikileaks/Vault 8438A leak of some of the source code of the Vault 7 leaks.

Wikileaks is a leak website, better known than the older Cryptome. WikiLeaks has released millions of secret documents from countries around the world. Most are easily available on the Wikileaks site and make it a gold-mine of information for journalists working on stories that are crying out for public scrutiny.[2] The media reaction towards Wikileaks has not been unified throughout the years.

History

Julian Assange, stated in 2006 that Wikileaks had already "received over one million documents from 13 countries". In 2010, the New Yorker and then Wired claimed that these documents were not knowingly leaked, but had been captured by Assange's running a modified Tor exit node.[3][4] Asked to clarify whether this claim was true by The Register, Assange denied it, stating that "The imputation is incorrect. The facts concern a 2006 investigation into Chinese espionage one of our contacts were involved in. Somewhere between none and handful of those documents were ever released on WikiLeaks. Non-government targets of the Chinese espionage, such as Tibetan associations were informed (by us)."[5]

High-profile leaks

Full article: Wikileaks/Leaks

Some leaks released by Wikileaks have garnered worldwide attention. Noticeable examples include:

  • CIA project to bolster European support for the Afghan War
  • The "Collateral Murder" video
  • The "Afghan War Diary" reports
  • Vault 7

By October 2017 a US Senate was debated that contains a section that if passed would designate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.”[6]

September 11th, 2001

In November 2009, Wikileaks published around 500,000 pager messages - 29 hours worth, from 5 hours before the first 9-11 attacks to 24 hours after. Little significant evidence was found among them to contradict the US government's official narrative.[7] In July 2010, Assange commented about 9-11 that "I'm constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud."[8] Unwelcome Guests has cited this quotation as evidence that Wikileaks is a modified limited hangout,[9] Webster Tarpley has voiced similar criticism.

Dead Wikileaks activists and whistle blowers

Julian Assange on Seth Rich - Nieuwsuur Aug 9, 2016
  • John Jones, a lawyer for Wikileaks, was struck and killed by a train in April 2016.[10][11]
  • Arjen Kamphuis disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Norwegian Fjords in 2018 and his body has never been found. A police investigation concluded that he most likely died in an accident and his remains are lost at sea.

Seth Rich

Full article: Seth Rich

Wikileaks has offered $20,000 for anyone providing information which leads to a conviction in the case of murder victim Seth Rich. When Julian Assange was interviewed on the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur his Dutch host commented about the murder of Seth Rich, "That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?" Julian Assange replied: "No. There’s no finding. So... I’m suggesting that our sources take risks." He continued to hint that Seth Rich might have been a source for Wikileaks.[12][13]

Wikispooks Acknowledgement

WikiLeaks was a major source of content and inspiration when setting up Wikispooks. It remains a recommended site when researching Wikispooks articles, although the following caveat should be born in mind:

ANY web site seen as potentially subversive to established authority and the official narrative, will quickly attract the attention of the SIS's once its readership and apparent influence reaches a certain threshold. Such attention can take many forms but will likely start with simple monitoring, before progressing through attempts at infiltration and/or co-option and the planting of information, to other less subtle forms of the spy's tradecraft, should they become necessary in pursuit of Establishment hidden agendas.

Commentary about Wikileaks

In the 2010 period, after the release of the Afghan War Diaries, several commentators started to voice their opinion about the leaks and Wikileaks as an organisation. The commentary ranged from broadly supportive to accusations of being an intelligence outfit for misdirection. Daniel Estulin wrote the book "Deconstructing Wikileaks" in 2012, which cites largely from Globalresearch articles in the 2010 period. Some of this commentary can also be found in the Document section below and here:

Full article: Wikileaks/Leaks/2010_commentary

Wikileaks resources

Background Information on Wikileaks

  • This is an Ecosia search of the Cryptome site. Cryptome has the most detailed and insightful inside track on Wikileaks of pretty well any other source. John Young, its operator, was the original registrant of the Wikileaks domain name. He resigned from further involvement with Wikileaks over its fund-raising ambitions and the full story of those early days is available from the links produced by this search.


 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:All Pretence is Over in Persecution of Assangeblog post14 February 2018Craig Murray“Lady” Arbuthnot has perhaps performed an unwitting public service by the brazen nature of her partiality, which exposes beyond refutation the charade of legal process behind the effort to arrest Assange, in reality over the publication of USA secrets.
Document:Anonymous Surpasses Wikileaksarticle17 February 2011John Young
Document:Casualties of Wararticle1 November 2010Ian Townsend-Gault
Document:Chelsea Manning released, faces new imprisonment for refusing to testify against AssangeArticle10 May 2019Niles Niemuth“The idea I hold the keys to my own cell is an absurd one, as I face the prospect of suffering either way due to this unnecessary and punitive subpoena: I can either go to jail or betray my principles,” Manning explained. “The latter exists as a much worse prison than the government can construct.”
Document:Council of Europe sides with Julian AssangeArticleSara ChessaThe attitude of European institutions is changing after years of silence which seemed to authorise or support the US and the United Kingdom’s behaviour in relation to an individual who is apparently deprived of the right to prepare his defence and deprived as well of his right to dignified psychophysical conditions. Now, the Council of Europe has decided to speak up on behalf of Julian Assange.
Document:Diane Abbott – 2019 Speech on Julian AssangeSpeech11 April 2019Diane AbbottWe only have to look at the treatment of Chelsea Manning to see what awaits Julian Assange if he is extradited to the US
Document:Ex-Intelligence Officers, Others See Plusses in WikiLeaks Disclosuresstatement7 December 2010Craig Murray
Ray McGovern
Katharine Gun
Daniel Ellsberg
Coleen Rowley
Frank Grevil
David MacMichael
Larry Wilkerson
A statement of support for Wikileaks. "The big question is not whether Americans can 'handle the truth.' We believe they can..."
Document:Free Julian Assange, Mr. PresidentArticle9 February 2018Roger StoneThe Donald Trump I know is a generous, compassionate, humane and, above all, fair man. As his steadfast, loyal, decades-long supporter, with all I have I implore him: Mr. President, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE!
Document:How to identify CIA limited hangout operationarticle18 June 2013Webster TarpleyCiting the Pentagon Papers as an example, Tarpley suggests that both Wikileaks and the Snowden affair are limited hangout operations by the CIA.
Document:If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World?Wikispooks PageVijay Prashad
Document:Julian Assange Must be Freed, Not BetrayedArticle18 February 2020John PilgerSarah Ferguson's interview made no mention of a leaked document, revealed by WikiLeaks, called 'Libya Tick Tock', prepared for Hillary Clinton, which described her as the central figure driving the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011. This resulted in 40,000 deaths, the arrival of ISIS in North Africa and the European refugee and migrant crisis.
Document:Julian Assange denied access to lawyers, visitors in Britain’s Belmarsh prisonArticle24 April 2019Oscar GrenfellChelsea Manning’s punitive detention is a warning of the treatment that will be meted out to Julian Assange if he is extradited to the US
Document:Julian Assange exposed the crimes of powerful actors, including Israelblog post19 April 2019Alison WeirJulian Assange has recently been honoured with the 2019 Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers & Defenders of the Right to Information and Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire has nominated him for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Document:Julian Assange is a suspected Russian intelligence assetArticle24 February 2020Susie Boniface"If Assange was interested in avoiding extradition to the US, he'd have gone to Sweden to answer the charges that were unlikely to see a conviction, and where he had far less chance of being extradited. But if he really WERE a Russian intelligence asset... well, then it all makes sense." - except that what it really makes is nonsense.
Document:Media silent on dismissal of DNC suit against Julian AssangeArticle2 August 2019Oscar GrenfellJudge Koeltl further undermined the claims of the Trump administration, the Democrats and the media that Julian Assange is a “hacker,” undeserving of First Amendment protections. In other words, the attempt to extradite Assange to the US and prosecute him is a frontal assault on the US Constitution and press freedom.
Document:Muellergate and the Discreet Lies of the BourgeoisieBlog post1 April 2019Craig MurrayThe capacity of the mainstream media repeatedly to promote the myth that Russia caused Clinton’s defeat, while never mentioning what the information was that had been so damaging to Hillary, should be alarming to anybody under the illusion that we have a working “free media”.
Document:NYT and Guardian on Wikileaksarticle4 February 2011John Young
Document:No fair hearing for Assange at the Guardianarticle5 February 2016Jonathan CookDemonstrates the Establishment-friendly double standards of the UK's flagship 'Left-wing' newspaper - The Guardian - through analysis of its coverage of a UN decision on the political asylum of Julian Assange
Document:On the Pavement with Wikileaksblog post7 April 2019Craig MurrayPretty well all of the Western media is going to want to focus on these false anti-Assange narratives, and they will be determined to give as little attention as possible to the fact he is a publisher facing trial for publishing leaked state documents which revealed state wrongdoing. It is a classic and fundamental issue of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Document:Revenge Is Mine Saith Washingtonarticle20 November 2018Paul Craig RobertsAn abridged article about the persecution of Julian Assange. It illustrates the depths to which elementary notions of justice have sunk in the West - and especially in the UK and USA - where perceived threats to Deep State interests are involved.
Document:Rudolf Elmer Interviewwebpage17 September 2011Mehdi Taileb
Document:Sex, Lies and Julian AssangeTranscript23 July 2012Andrew FowlerHe humiliated the most powerful country in the world. But his relationship with two Swedish women, and their claims of sexual assault, may yet destroy Julian Assange.
Document:Sir Richard Dearlove at the Cambridge Unionarticle15 February 2011Richard Dearlove
Document:The Assange Arrest is a Warning From HistoryArticle12 April 2019John PilgerLeni Riefenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public: "When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”
Document:Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy allianceOp-ed29 October 2017Carole Cadwalladr(You got this? Farage visited Trump, then Assange, then Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher met Don Trump’s Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Then Assange. And is now trying to close the circle with Trump.)
Document:Why Wikileaks must be protectedarticle19 August 2010John Pilger
Document:WikiLeaks D NoticeD Notice26 November 2010Andrew Vallance
Document:WikiLeaks – Whose Agenda?article18 December 2010Jeff GatesAn essay on how the release (and probable witholding) of Wikileaks leaks is being timed and manipulated to serve the global Zionist agenda.
Document:Wikileaks - Open Letter to the US Governmentopen letter14 July 2011RevolutionTruth
Document:Wikileaks and Plausible Liesarticle2 December 2010Joe Quin
Document:Wikileaks and the Mighty Wurlitzerarticle7 August 2010Zahir EbrahimAn in-depth discussion of how dissident organisations are co-opted and or otherwise used, abused, controlled or discredited and destroyed by the secret information services.

 

Documents sourced from Wikileaks

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Guantanamo SOP Confirms Psychological TorturearticleTorture
Guantanamo Bay detention camp
17 November 2007Julian Assange
Stephen Soldz
Standard operating procedures for military personnel running the Guatanamo Bay military prison confirm that the rules governing the treatment of its inmates amounts to systematic torture
Document:Nyet means Nyetdiplomatic communicationNATO
Russia
The Great Game
Ukraine
2014 Ukraine coup
1 February 2008William Joseph BurnsFebruary 2008 classified diplomatic cable from US ambassador to Russia William J Burns to the State Department about how Russia views NATO involvement in Ukraine
Document:Rudolf Elmer files against Swiss banking secrecy at ECHRlegal documentBanking14 May 2008Rudolf Elmer
File:Kaupthing-claims.pdfclaimBanking
Kaupthing Bank
23 January 201028167 claims made against Kaupthing Bank
File:TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdfdraft chapterTrans-Pacific Partnership26 March 2015BureaucracyThe investment chapter draft of the proposed TPP Treaty
File:WikiLeaks-Australian-suppression-order.pdflegal documentAustralia
Corruption
"National security"
19 June 2014High Court of AustraliaAustralian Supreme Court secret super-injunction preventing the publication of information about a corruption case involving 17 named individuals including senior Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese politicians and Reserve Bank of Australia directors
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