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Movie | Risk

Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CitizenFour) takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him. Featuring massive leaks, headline-grabbing news, and the revolutionary impact of the internet on global politics. RISK compresses six years of filming into a portrait of power, principles, betrayal, and sacrifice when the stakes could not be any higher.

Re-Examining the Chelsea Manning Saga As Prison Term Ends

WhoWhatWhy Staff WhoWhatWhy
“In an ideal world, governments, corporations, and other large institutions would be transparent by default. Unfortunately, the world is not ideal. Many institutions begin a slow creep toward being opaque and we need people who recognize that.” — Chelsea Manning

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What Risk Says About Julian Assange

David Sims The Atlantic
Risk is an incredibly gripping work, one made with an unprecedented level of access to Assange, but for all its intimacy, it still struggles to nail down its target. Instead, it’s more a story of Poitras herself, and the evolution of the movie she set out to make about Assange, who founded Wikileaks in 2006.

A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

David Korten Yes!
The document substantiates claims by opponents that the TPP is a corporate-rights agreement designed to facilitate the export of U.S. jobs, allow corporations to sue governments for enacting labor and environmental protections, make it illegal for governments to favor local businesses, and advance the colonization of national economies by global corporations and financiers.
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