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What WikiLeaks revealed to the world in 2010 - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com [distilled by David Smith]
"what WikiLeaks exposed to the world just in the last year:  the breadth of the corruption, deceit, brutality and criminality on the part of the world's most powerful factions. As revealing as the disclosures themselves are, the reactions to them have been equally revealing. The vast bulk of the outrage has been devoted not to the crimes that have been exposed but rather to those who exposed them:  … Meanwhile, the American establishment media … continues to insist on the contradictory, Orwellian platitudes that (a) there is Nothing New™ in anything disclosed by WikiLeaks and (b) WikiLeaks has done Grave Harm to American National Security™ through its disclosures. It's unsurprising that political leaders would want to convince people that the true criminals are those who expose acts of high-level political corruption and criminality, rather than those who perpetrate them.  … But what's startling is how many citizens and, especially, "journalists" now vehemently believe that as well."
wikileaks  media  history  journalism  2010  glenngreenwald  via:preoccupations  nationalsecurity  politics  criminality  corruption  deceipt  brutality 
december 2010 by robertogreco
What Bruce Sterling Actually Said About Web 2.0 at Webstock 09 | Beyond the Beyond from Wired.com [see also: http://io9.com/5157008/why-does-bruce-sterling-hate-web-20]
"But you know, I'm not scared by any of this. I regret the suffering, I know it’s big trouble -- but it promises massive change and a massive change was inevitable. The way we ran the world was wrong.
brucesterling  future  change  massivechange  business  web2.0  socialmedia  collectiveintelligence  webstock  2009  crisis  creativity  problemsolving  technology  truth  wisdom  web  internet  olpc  culture  amazon  belief  gamechanging  deceipt 
march 2009 by robertogreco

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