Monday, July 26, 2010


by Richard Crews
The publication of millions of classified military and diplomatic documents from around the world on WikiLeaks is big, BIG news.

Enormous efforts are being made to weed out specific ID that would lead to people getting killed--and these efforts will be inadequate to some extent--and to phase and batch the output so it is not completely overwhelming.

But this is the most politically and sociologically important event in years--greater than the "Rodney King Patrols" when a lot of people started carrying loaded video cameras to try to bust police acts of brutality, and comparable to the worldwide smart-phone use at civil rights and political demonstrations.

Governments of the people, by the people, and for the people around the world claim to value accountability and transparency. Now they get a chance to prove it--to get their noses rubbed in their own excrement.