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“In the beginning I and several of my colleagues –journalists and human rights activists– understood that major political reforms that wouldn’t have happened otherwise came from unauthorized disclosures .
WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Julian Assange is self-consciously an individual. He thinks in his own way, primarily as a physicist, having studied pure maths and physics at university in Australia where he grew up. So, for example, explaining his decision to found Wikileaks , he starts with his interest in the physics of a small release of energy triggering a much larger release; asks what small actions might release energy for "just reform"; identifies the role of information and observes the restriction on the amount of information flowing into the system; and sees Wikileaks as a mechanism "to maximise the flow of information to maximise the amount of action leading to just reform".
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation , precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers , a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War , to The New York Times and other newspapers. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006. He is also known for a fundamental contribution to decision theory , the Ellsberg paradox . [ edit ] Early life and career Ellsberg was born in Chicago , Illinois, in 1931, the son of Adele D.
With rendition switcher Question: Is the Wikileaks document release protected by the First Amendment?
A CIA map of dissident activities in Indochina published as part of the Pentagon papers The Pentagon Papers , officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense , is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States ' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times in 1971. [ 1 ] A 1996 article in The New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers "demonstrated, among other things, that the Lyndon Baines Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance". [ 2 ] The report was declassified and publicly released in June 2011. [ edit ] Contents
The house on Grettisgata Street, in Reykjavik, is a century old, small and white, situated just a few streets from the North Atlantic. The shifting northerly winds can suddenly bring ice and snow to the city, even in springtime, and when they do a certain kind of silence sets in. This was the case on the morning of March 30th, when a tall Australian man named Julian Paul Assange, with gray eyes and a mop of silver-white hair, arrived to rent the place.
The Bill of Rights: A Transcription The Preamble to The Bill of Rights Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.