WikiSecrets

WikiSecrets

Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks

DVD - 2011
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It's the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history: the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the Wikileaks website in the spring of 2010. Behind it all stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the Internet activist and hacker who published the documents, and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who's currently charged with handing them over. Assange's mission is to force the United States and other governments into transparency with his whistle-blowing website. Includes interviews with Bradley Manning's father, with Julian Assange, and with others close to the case.

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akirakato
Sep 27, 2017

Originally broadcast on May 24, 2011 as the FRONTLINE program, this 55-minute documentary delves into the biggest intelligence breach in US history.
An army intelligence analyst named Bradley Manning allegedly leaked the secret cables along with a controversial video in the hope of inciting worldwide discussion, debates and reforms.
Through in-depth interviews with Julian Assange, hackers and friends, veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith tells the full story behind the leaks.
Becoming a trans woman named Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, she was convicted by court-martial in July 2013, of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents.

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COURIER3
Mar 25, 2017

Excellent. Interesting background of Bradley Manning prior to Army and while a private first class. Surprised his father was in intelligence and encouraged Bradley to follow. Never knew what started all this when a helicopter gun ship fired on innocent civilians, photographers, and journalists. Facts needed to be told.

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Heyst
May 18, 2014

IN the USA, the military industrial complex is part of corporate America. In this entirely lawful system, Shareholder profit comes first, before people or environment, or anything else. This is not a secret--they don't apologize for it and don't defend it, they just do it: it's the law of the land, Supreme Court has confirmed, and it's common practice -- the way things are done and even if none of the above ensured the status quo, the simple power of the almighty dollar would allow mega corporations to do pretty much whatever they want right out in the open: The poisoning of food, the environment, and collateral murder. It's a fact and nothing anyone reveals in the mainstream or any other media is going to change the way things work. There is still a hold over sense from the past that these big reveals will make a difference (bring about change), but the power of the large corporations is enshrined in law, and therefore they are not afraid of being revealed. Sure, they would rather not have GM food labeled; but even if it were they would still carry on destroying the natural environment and creating cheap so-called food. they owe it to their shareholders.

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StarGladiator
May 07, 2014

[Further update: The UN did rule in favor of Assange, meanwhile Swedish media brought forth so-called women rape activists decrying the human rights ruling - - complete propaganda since Sofia Wilen, whom the media claims was a so-called victim, publicly stated that she was never in anyway assaulted {consensual, at her instigation} and that she said Assange was railroaded - - Anna Ardin, the self-described Lesbian and former Swedish military intelligence employee {also consensual, for some reason ??} never made a police complaint - - and Eva Finne, the Stockholm prosecutor, ruled that there wasn't any evidence whatsoever of any rape ever occurring, but there was discussion between the Swedish gov't and American gov't to extradite Assange!]
[UPDATE 2016: On Feb. 5, 2016, Friday, the United Nations will find in favor of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, declaring him unlawfully detained by the UK and Sweden. Tuesday of the next week, the DOJ will announce the indictment of Hillary Clinton for violations of the Espionage Act and National Security Act. Meanwhile, Sweden's murder and gang rape rates have quickly risen with the influx of Sunni refugees. Marianne Ny, the Swedish prosecutor, could not be reached for comment, she's always on vacation!]
[Update 2015: Frontline, PBS, PRI and the Takeaway are owned by WGBH Educational Foundation of Boston, which is financed and controlled by the Koch brothers.] Agree fully with commenter, Darlene, below. Not a fan of Frontline, again and again the obvious should be repeated: anyone who reveals crimes committed by the US government [Assange, John Kiriakou, Manning, et cetera], are deemed criminals by the US government [or at least by the Bush and Obama administrations which should be brought before the International Court at The Hague].

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darlenestrom
Apr 15, 2014

How quickly people forget! Please, if you never have - search out and view 'Collateral Murder'
It was some time ago that I viewed it, and it affects me still. I would have to say that it is one of those moments that change your life.
History will indeed be on their side.
(His big mistake was trusting main stream journalism. It truly doesn't exist anymore. Honest journalism at that level is dead. Bought out)

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