10 years ago WikiLeaks published "Collateral Murder", the brutal murders of civilians in Iraq by "dudes" acting like in a video game.. part of a series of releases that forever changed our view of the war.
Back then we believed strongly that a free Internet would allow us to switch the power balance, to give more voice to the People, to hold the ones in power accountable and make them pay for their lies and crimes..
WikiLeaks was an essential part of it: a radical approach to journalism based on science of raw data, on collective empowerment and participation, on uncensorable infrastructure...
Where are we now? Did we let that dream die out, while we got convinced to drop support for #Assange?
I just watched Craig Murray telling the "boiled alive" story (he discovered a man actually was boiled alive as part of allies torture programme) which commenced his journey from diplomat to persona non-grata. I feel this is an appropriate euphemism for what has happened to the dream. The way forward is getting people to realise it. It's a simple tale of good vs evil. Shouldn't be that hard!!!!
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