Perhaps the most important single website for the press and public who want to expose the inner workings of the institutions which govern our lives through increasingly intrusive means is WikiLeaks.
An Internet site which publishes classified documents from the world’s intelligence agencies and the inner sanctums of the corporateers, WikiLeaks has been under increasing attack—which they have demonstrated by posting such documents as a 32-page U.S. intelligence study [pdf warning] on just that.
Thanks to WikliLeaks, Iceland’s citizens were able to see a secret report from one of the banks whose reckless practices brought down that nation’s economy.
Julian Assange, the site’s creator, has detailed apparent esponage efforts by the U.S. and other nations in his latest post, an editorial available here. Assange writes:
Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations. In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack on my compound there in 2007 is still unattributed) to an unsuccessful mass attack by Chinese computers on our servers in Stockholm, after we published photos of murders in Tibet. In