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Wikileaks - the Movie...I do suggest you watch this, whatever you feel about them!
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SVT: WikiRebels - The Documentary
Submitted by admin on Fri, 12/10/2010 - 16:40

[I am writing this just 5% into the video...WATCH THIS ONE!!!! PLEASE....more information here on Assange than any I have seen so far........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

SVT, Sweden's national television broadcaster, has made available an "exclusive rough-cut" of its one-hour, in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks. The video, in its current format, will be available on the SVT Play website until Monday, December 13.

From the description:

"From summer 2010 until now, SVT has been following the secretive media organization WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.

Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members, such as Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, as well as people like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is starting his own version - Openleaks.org."

The documentary also includes interviews with Ian Overton from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, James Ball of TBIJ and WikiLeaks, Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, former WikiLeaks collaborators Herbert Snorrason and Smári McCarthy, and PRQ CEO Mikael Viborg.

The documentary looks at WikiLeaks' philosophy and operations, some of its famous disclosures including the Kenya report, the Guantanamo manuals, Kaupthing, Trafigura, the Collateral Murder video, the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, the US administration's reactions, and the lead-up to the Cablegate release.
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#2
Damn it Forum, watch this film!......:argh:
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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OK, saw it twice now.....if you haven't seen this.....you have no business talking about Wikileaks or Assange. This is a brilliant [IMO] documentary...please pass it around.....whether you like or dislike Wikileaks and Assange. I used to live [many years] in Sweden and know the society.....this rings true...as do Assange and Wikileaks. The detractors I think will end up with very badly smelling brown substances on their faces..... I hope the USG and other Imperial and Oligarchic forces will as well.

I'm facing my own personal 'Waterloo' and will be silenced; likely in three weeks...so need to speak now.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Peter Lemkin Wrote:SVT, Sweden's national television broadcaster, has made available an "exclusive rough-cut" of its one-hour, in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks. The video, in its current format, will be available on the SVT Play website until Monday, December 13.
Just finished watching the whole thing and I recommend others do likewise. If nothing else, you'll find the way it revisits the 'Collateral Murder' video deeply moving - especially in the way it dissects the wounding, and later killing of the gravely wounded Reuters cameraman and the father who had stopped his van to help him. It really is grossly sickening stuff.

The video has altered my perspective and judgment a bit too. Having an autocratic prime-mover is a two-edged sword. It was a major benefit to get things moving but Wikileaks are on the wrong side of it right now.

Assange is impressive throughout. He's a complex character and, as noted elsewhere, has a background that makes him a candidate for mind-control shenanigans. However, on balance I'm now inclined to take him at face value.

It is equally clear that the US and it's puppets are now fully mobilized against Internet whistleblowing in general and Wikileaks in particular. I have little doubt that there is some draconian stuff in the pipeline.

PS - Note the Fox News guy - Christian W.... something I think. He too is enough to make you retch.
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Great production! I hope that they can get this out to the people of the world so that it can be used to help understand what Wikileaks is in reality.Brings Assange out of the shadows...............Also espouses the internal problems that have changed the heirarchy of the organization.Thanks for posting Peter L.
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Yes, it's a good film, more balanced and objective than I expected.
Still also very moving.
Definitely recommended!
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For Ed. And for the record.

In watching the doco I note that Daniel Domscheit Berg of the German hacker group Chaos Computer Club appears at 8:56. Please see my "deconstruction" post no. 336 on the other Wikileaks thread.

So we now know that Daniel Domscheit Berg does exist and was a Wikileaks insider. He quit his job as a "computer consultant" to dedicate all his time to Wikileaks.
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But to add that the names don't exactly tally: "Daniel Berg Domokht" in the Syrian Truth article and Daniel Domscheit Berg" in the doco.

Significant perhaps...
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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For me, the importance of the documentary is in providing us with access to many of the protagonists speaking in front of the camera.

Seeing Assange making political and ideological statements is crucial.

As is seeing and hearing some of the other elements in the wikileaks infrastructure and those involved, for instance, in older exposes such as the Icelandic bank corruption data dump.

And of course the voices of those seeking to suppress the Truth.

Sadly, the apparent or imminent fragmentation, or implosion, of wikileaks was entirely predictable.

Tactical differences and ego clashes are the cursed heart of radical cells.

Ruthlessly driven behaviour where both dictator and dissidents believe they have the truth, and the ideologically pure path, on their side.

I suspect Assange is very difficult to work with. His obsessiveness is both his great strength and his tragic flaw.

But as Assange surely knows, he is not the point. The point is the information that is being released and winning the battle to ensure that it shines light into the places that are deliberately kept in the dark, away from mass view.

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As a technical caveat, the commentary tone and self-awarded omniscience of the narrational voice really grated on me.

There's a film to be made on wikileaks whose form is as radical as the project and the disclosures. This is not it. This documentary was essentially a collection of interviews, of sync. But for that I'm most grateful.
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I found it moving (the gunship incident revisited was particularly searing) and I also found it convincing. The documentary film makers had that as their goal, and I think and it worked well for them.

Assange is who he is.

And I'm now inclined to respect who he is and why he is what he is.

In the last analysis he has brought the sham of "freedom and democracy" into the open. The fact that all that clear, bright sunlight cannot be tolerated by the powers that be - and that they are now doing something to stop it, cannot surprise any of us.
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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