The Global Battle for Free Speech
WikiLeaks: Bringing the First Amendment to the World

Hayase, Nozomi
Date Written:  2014-07-09
Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16530

Since 2011, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis of representation helped spawn decentralized movements as a manifestation of people’s aspiration to take the reins of their own destinies. For many, the presumption of legitimacy of their governments has been crumbling. What triggered this widespread global crisis? WikiLeaks was a game changer. Their publication of disclosed documents along with established media reaction showed the true face of liberal institutions and the waning effectiveness of the politics of representation.

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