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  1. The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
    The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
    The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
    The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
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  2. The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire

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Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policy

When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 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.

The WikiLeaks Files is the first volume that uses experts to collate the most important cables and shows their historic importance. The book explores in a series of chapters covering the major regions of the world how the US Empire has imposed its will. It reveals how the US imposes its agenda on the world: a new form of imperialism that uses a variety of tactics from torture and military action, to trade deals and “soft power,” in order to expand its influence. It shows the details of the close relationship between government and big business in promoting US goods around the world.

The WikiLeaks Files is the most comprehensive analysis of US State department cables to date. The introduction by Julian Assange—for the first time—exposes the on-going debates on freedom of information, international surveillance and justice.

Regional expert contributors include Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alexander Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, and Stephen Zunes.

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Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) I don't know how United States history is taught nowadays, but when I learned it, our country was always portrayed as the plucky underdog who stood up to the big bad British and won its independence. Of course, when you get older you come to realize that the US may have a history of granting equal rights to minority groups that they might not receive elsewhere, but on the other hand, most of these victories are hard won. And like most countries, the US has a history of using questionable means to achieve its ends, something that is the subject of "The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire," which uses cables (now thanks to WikiLeaks are now available publicly online) to prove this point. After a discussion of US history, and a chapter devoted to giving searchers tips on how to best access the cables for information, the book is organized by continent and specific countries to discuss the US's foreign policy.

Much of the information focused on is post... Read more
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Does the title sound like an oxymoron? It is. I’ve been with Vine for around 6 years. This is probably the slowest read I’ve ever reviewed. To be honest, I’m only about 1/3 through the book. We have deadlines to get these reviews up, and I feel I have the jist of it, & if my opinion changes, I will revise the review; as I fully intend to finish it.

First, call me paranoid, but I do not think it is wise or safe to discuss the content on a website of this size. The last time I checked, though no one else had put it that bluntly, 4 people largely avoided the content; the other disagreed with it.

The only comment I’m going to make regarding the content, is that I think this book (as bloody boring as the writing is) should be required reading for every literate human over 16, especially in the USA & the West in general.

Regarding the writing & concept: the cables are mostly paraphrased, not quoted; through checking, the url’s... Read more
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Wikileaks is an international, not-for-profit organization founded by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange in 2006. Its main goal is to publish original source material of governments of countries that are deemed important for the public to know. The result of exposing this information range from embarrassment to irreparable damage in trust between or among countries and parties involved. The leaked information could come in the form of documents, pictures, video files, and are freely available on the website.

In late November of 2010, Wikileaks began releasing the contents of the United States classified diplomatic cables that were sent to the U.S. State Department from 274 U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the world. The total number of cables in this revelation (Cablegate) is 251,287 and the full content is text searchable on the Wikileaks website. The total number of documents in Wikileaks "library" is 2,325,961,... Read more
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