This is a Swedish doco in English featuring interviews with Assange and activists and adversaries, the Collateral Murder video and Bradley Manning’s chat log, and grapples with the massive implications of WikiLeaks’ success.
It’s also on YouTube, but broken into four parts
Some notes on watching the doco (these supplied by a friend):
Scientology tried to censor him. Leaks.org registered in 1999.
Information is the most cost-effective political weapon, large scale reform based on information.
In 2006 Assange hoped for people to write but it did not happen.
German KAOS computer club of hackers supporters. NOT Spectators but active communicators.
Sweden good record in protecting publications. PRQ customers Stockholm total secrecy. Protected by Swedish laws. VPN tunnels. They don’t disclose IP numbers. Hardest ISP in the world.
Published military manuals on how to break down detainees. Published Sarah Palin emails. Release lists of censored websites, their sites were then shut down in Thailand China and Iran.
Support from Iceland because of banking corruption exposed.
Bradley Manning US intelligence analyst in Iraq had access to database forwarded to wikileaks to “the crazy white haired dude” Biggest leak ever, Manning charged.
“Collateral Murder Film” Video of American helicopter crew in Afghan killing Reuters reporters. Hollow 30 mm bullets. Father stops in a minivan to help injured man also attacked with children in the car. The children survived. They Killed wounded crawling man Reuters reporter.
They brag about how many they killed.
Assange says end justifys the means. Stories of grief, cannot see it and not be affected by it. Escalation of force is a killing, the language used is hard cold inhuman. Logs show WAR IS HELL in raw detail. 109,000 lives lost detailed in these reports, the “lack of respect for human life runs like a thread through the material”. The US administration wants to censor this, disgusting.
The stronger the attack on wikileaks the greater the support for wikileaks.
At first welcomed in Sweden until rape allegations were made against him.
Openleaks new break away group of former wikileaks staff.
A moving report - you cannot watch it and still support USA moves to censor this material.