Deep Dives 20 - The Wikileaks Archive
Facing up to 175 years in prison the defendant, Julian Assange, was denied access to his legal team, held in abysmal conditions within Belmarsh prison, kidnapped from the Ecuadorian embassy and subject to psychological tortured as concluded by UN special rapporter on torture Nils Melzer. Despite not being a citizen of the United States a secret grand jury as indicted Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act (often referred to as the most controversial laws ever to become law in the United States) - claiming universal jurisdiction.
During the trial it was also revealed that on behalf of the CIA and US billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the private firm UC Global in charge of security at the Ecuadorian Embassy systematically spied on Assange and his legal team. This is a clear violation of attorney client privilege, denying the defendant of the possibility of a fair trial, which necessitates that the case immediately thrown out.
However, the facts matter little in the British Kangaroo court making a mockery of the British legal system. As the legal proceedings have plainly demonstrated the US military and intelligence agencies incessant determination to get their hands on the Wikileaks former editor-in-chief. Violating international law, human rights law, standard bail procedures, spying on the defense, smearing the organization and the defendant in the press, and prolonged psychological torture and confinement are all part and parcel of the military and intelligence industrial complex's war on journalism.
Assange is being persecuted for his journalistic activities that include publishing information related to US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Once again, we'd like to welcome you to Deep Dives #20.
This is the 10th Deep Dives research challenge with the spotlight on the Wikileaks archive. Many under-reported articles have been produced by Deep Dives researchers on a variety of topics originating from material found in the archive.
This is a special edition of #deepdives as we believe that the verdict in the Julian Assange extradition case is of critical importance to free speech and a free press around the world. This Deep Dive into the Wikileaks Archive is dedicated to and in solidarity with Julian Assange.
We hope that participants can help to highlight the importance of the whistle-blowing website that has performed great services to the citizenry of the globe. Wikileaks has drawn back the curtain and exposed government corruption, war crimes, press collusion, and how governments consistently serve special interest and their own self-preservation above the public good.
It's time for Deep Dives 20. It's time to get back to building an archive of research on the blockchain.
The Wikileaks archive remains one of the most trusted publicly available archive and one of the largest collections of government documents, files, emails, and cables anywhere across the internet.
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The Wikileaks Archive
“WikiLeaks is a giant library of the world’s most persecuted documents. We give asylum to these documents, we analyze them, we promote them and we obtain more.”
- Julian Assange
- The Wikileaks archive contains well over 10 million documents
- Wikileaks Docs have been cited in over 28,000 academic papers and US court filings
The Wikileaks Index
Back in late 2016, Wikileaks revealed the existence of a little-known index that combines onsite and offsite resources relating to Wikileaks material. This invaluable tool helps make the mammoth amount of documents available on the Wikileaks website more accessible and systematic.
Always Exercise Caution
We recommend that you take the time to properly explore available privacy tools and VPNs.
Check out our Resources for Researchers post for tips on protecting yourself online and resources for diggers.
The Wikileaks Archive Challenge
Search the Wikileaks archive at wikileaks.org or wikileaks.cloud Find an overlooked, underrated, underreported or obscure leak/ email/ cable/document/ court filing on a topic that interests you. Build a post around your findings Provide additional sources to make your case and strengthen your position Explain the significance of the leak and why it’s an important piece of news that should be communicated to the public.
If you’re having trouble finding a focus, begin with a person, country or topic of interest such as; Clinton / Netanyahu / Gaddafi / Saudi Arabia / China / Chemical Weapons / Free Trade / Trafficking / etc.
You never know what will turn up!
Help spread the word, reblog this post Limited to 2 contest entries per account Submissions must be made in a separate post (not in the comments) Submissions must be posted before the deadline
(UTC - Monday, February 1st 2021, UTC 11.59.00PM)
This research challenge is open for 1 month Please make sure to post or cross-post to the “deep dives community" page Indicate that your post is a DD20 entree in title of your post (so we don't miss it) Your entry must include references to a document/documents found in the Wikileaks archive Provide a link to the specific document or page Make an attempt to keep your post concise and to the point You may leave a link to your entry in the comments below
Please, do not plagiarize the work of others
The Winning Post Should
Meet the rules criteria Well researched Fully sourced Clearly presented Original Content (not widely reported on in the media) Significance should be clearly articulated 3 Outstanding contributions will be acknowledged *Winners will be announced within a week of the submission deadline
Prizes 500 Hive
1st Prize = 250 Hive
2nd Prize = 150 Hive
3rd Prize = 50 Hive
Bonus Prize = 50 Hive
The current prize pool is 500 Hive to be divided between the top 3 submissions. Liquid HIVE (or HBD) earned by the original contest post may be added to the prize pool Bonus @v4vapid & @ausbitbank upvotes and reblogs for exceptional and/or original contributions Winning posts will be Pinned and Featured on the Deep Dives Community page HP earned from challenge announcements and the winner’s announcements will go to the community account @deepdives
Another thank you to @abundance.tribe for contributing 200 HIVE to the Deep Dives 20 prize pool. It's greatly appreciated!
Those that do not ‘win’ should not view their work and efforts as being wasted. All submissions are valuable and will be contributing to building a body of research on the blockchain. We hope that contributors support each other’s efforts wherever possible whether by sharing tips, links or through constructive feedback to their fellow researchers.
Good luck and happy digging!
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Be sure to check out some of the great work done by Deep Dives contributors over the last several months. Past winners and contributors include: Be sure to check out some of the great work done by Deep Dives contributors. Past winners and contributors include:
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