Switzerland says hello to WikiLeaks.
„The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,“ tweeted John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the online free-speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
„In Iceland, WikiLeaks was basically the single-handed cause of a new law that is designed to protect whistleblowing and whistleblowing sites like WikiLeaks beyond anything else that exists in the world. Their exposure of corruption on the part of a Iceland’s biggest banks, that led to the financial meltdown, led to investigations and prosecutions. The same thing happened to exposure of injustices and corruption on the part of oil magnates in Peru. They exposed the Australian government’s efforts to target websites to be shut down under a program designed to target child pornography, when in reality the sites that were targeted were political sites.
And in Spain this week, the headlines are dominated by documents that WikiLeaks released (…) about the fact of the Spanish government’s succumb to pressure by the American State Department not to investigate the torture of its own citizens and the death of a Spanish photojournalist in Iraq, because WikiLeaks exposed that.
And so you see all over the world, in just a short history of four years, immense amounts of reforms and greater awareness of what political and financial elites are doing around the world.“
GLENN GREENWALD on www.democracynow.org