The Wikileaks Files: The World According to US Empire
The World According to US Empire
When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010, releasing millions of top secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It also discovered the dark truths of national policies, human rights violations, covert operations, and cover-ups done in your name. The WikiLeaks Files is the first volume that uses experts to collate and analyze the most important cables and show their historic importance. An essential book for anyone who is interested in America's role in the world and the history of the twenty-first century. Regional expert contributors include Tim Shorrock, Richard Heydarian, Russ Wellen, Conn Hallinan, Michael Busch, Robert Prince, Stephen Zunes, Peter Certo, Francis Nesbitt, Phyllis Bennis, and Gareth Porter.
Julian Assange was born in Australia in 1971. Since 2006 he has been the editor in chief of Wikileaks. Since 2010 when the website published thousands of US Military and diplomatic documents, has been under investigation from the Unitied States. That year he was called a "criminal" and a "terrorist" by some politicans, but also won the Sam Adams Award, was named Person of the Year by Le Monde's readers', and Person of the Year, Time Readers' award. In 2011 the Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal for Peace, and the Martha Gelhorn Prize for Journalism, the Walkley Award for most outstanding contribution to journalism, and the Amnesty International UK Media Award. Since June 2012 he has been seeking political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy, London. He has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, films and profiles.