Julian Assange : comprendre les motivations premières de Wikileaks


Je voudrais savoir si on peut trouver un rapport entre Julian Assange et ceux qui prennent des décisions en secret - à l’abri des regards et des enquêtes journalistiques - contre les peuples, par exemple en organisant la surveillance de masse.

« Not the reach but the overreach of the surveillance state should be the object of their critique. It’s not enough that your story be right on the facts. Your thinking has to be right on the money. » (citation n°1)

« Droit absolu à la vie privée pour tous ; [ET] obligation absolue à la transparence de la part des gouvernements et des Etats » (citation n°2)

– Julian Assange

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Word Tomorrow


Il s’agit d’une série télévisée filmée par RT news, en version originale avec transcript disponible pour chacun des épisodes. Les épisodes #8 et #9 (Cypherpunks) discutent de l’avenir de l’Internet dans le contexte de la surveillance de masse des Etats.

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La publication de Julian Assange, que je n’ai pas lue, et qui pourrait donner un éclairage supplémentaire sur ceux qui complotent.

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Pour l’épisode 8, le seul épisode que j’ai survolé dans la série World Tomorrow , à cause de l’anglais notamment, j’ai noté que la discussion est lancée réellement à partir des 17 minutes environ, c-a-d à partir de l’extrait en dessous. Dans cet épisode il y a un échange de points de vue entre les intervenants sur ce qui peut motiver la surveillance de masse, donc les raisons de son industrie - toutes les technologies qui le permettent - et de son financement.



Ok, so first of all I want to think about how we are going to present it, so the big problem I’ve had is being someone who is steeped in state surveillance and understanding how this transnational security industry has developed over the past twenty years, that I’m too familiar with it, and so I don’t understand how to see this from an outside perspective, from a common man’s perspective. But this area that used to be something that concerned me – and looking at how spy agencies deal with each other – now that everyone has gone onto the internet, this is everyone’s issue, because their whole personal lives are thrown onto the internet. So, perhaps we can speak about, before we start formally, what do you think is a good way of conveying the issue?

I would… I would have an suggestion – to not look at it from a citizen’s point of view but from a point of view of people in power. The other day when I was at this strange conference in Washington and I met these guys with the badge German embassy, and I approached them and I said ‘Oh, you’re from Germany’, and they said “Ah, not exactly from the embassy, we are new from Munich, blah blah blah’, so it turned out they were from the foreign intelligence and I asked them at the evening buffet, like ‘So what’s the focus to secrecy about?’, and they told me ‘Well, it’s about slowing down processes in order to better control them’, so that’s the core of kind of intelligence work, why the secrecy, which is opposing obviously to our ideas of more transparency and so on, and so if you look at what…

, you know, on internal processes?

Well, to… to slow down a process by taking the ability of people to understand it, so to do declare things secret means you limit the amount of people who have the needs and are able to affect the process. Um, you know, anyway. So, if you look at the internet from a perspective of people in power, then the last 20 years have been frightening to this… all this… they see the internet like an illness, ok, an illness that affects their ability to define reality, to define what’s going on, then used to define what the people know what is going on and their ability to interact with it. So if you look at, let’s say Saudi Arabia, a country like that, where by some historical accident religious leaders and people owning majority of the country are the same, so their interest of change is like in the zeros. Like zero to minus five, maybe. And when they look at this, they look at it like an illness and they ask their consultants ‘Do you have some medicine against this thing out there, you know, we need to be immune if this affects our country, you know, if this internet thingy comes’, and so the answer is surveillance, is mass surveillance, is ‘Hey, we need to control it totally, we need to filter, we need to know everything what they do’ so they get… and that is what has happened in the last 20 years. There was massive investment in surveillance because people in power feared that it would affect their way of governance, so as a base theory…

Des nouvelles de Julian Assange relatifs à l’issue en cours de son procès et aux révélations de Wikileaks autour de l’événement COP26 à travers sa compagne Stella Moris.

Britain’s High Court is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces up to 175 years in prison under espionage charges for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. We get an update from Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, who is in Glasgow as part of her campaign to free Julian and to highlight how WikiLeaks has also revealed evidence of how corporations and states have undermined the goals of prior climate summits. Moris says WikiLeaks is an “extraordinary tool … to understand the relationships between the states and the fossil fuel companies, [and] how these interests are intertwined.”

Julian Assange’s Fiancée Stella Moris: WikiLeaks Helped Expose Climate Change Hypocrisy & War Crimes | Democracy Now!

Sous l’interview de Stella Moris par Amy Goodman se trouve le transcript.

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