Is WikiLeaks dead? (re-updated)

Amid the drama of Julian Assange’s show trial, the media has missed a major story: WikiLeaks.org has not been updated since late 2019.

Their last press release was on 21st October. The last featured leak was about the supposed Syrian gas attack, published 23rd October. The last leak I can find is Part 4 of the same matter, released 27th December, 2019. There were also some leaks about an Icelandic fishing company in November.

Wikileaks’ products are still available, donation buttons operable and the link to submit documents is there.

A search for what the hell happened brings up nothing. Try “what happened to wikileaks’ and you’ll find 2016 MSM FUD attacks. After all WikiLeaks did for them – for about a decade, it was the media’s main source of material and journos no longer needed to leave the office or talk to commoners.

It goes without saying, RationalWiki also sticks the boot into the fallen man. I remember the early days of the internet when bitter spinsters would just post pictures of their cats.

The Wikipedia page for WikiLeaks has been thoroughly bleached, containing mostly Deep State accusations of conspiracy, misinformation and anti-Semitism. Seriously, go have a look. It’s a thing to behold.

The WikiLeaks Twitter account is still active but contains no new leaks, only news on the court case and links to articles about journalistic freedom.

And that’s it.

Oh, there’s one more thing but you’ll struggle to find much about it in the news: in 2018, a WikiLeaks collaborator vanished:

Wikileaks death: Dutch hacking expert ‘had kayaking accident’

Arjen Kamphuis disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Norwegian Fjords and his body has never been found. Police now say he most likely died in an accident and his remains are lost at sea.

Arjen Kamphuis niederländischer Sicherheitsexperte

WikiLeaks was an idea. Specifically, crypto-anarchism: Weaken the power of governments and powerful corporations by raising the cost of internal communication. More leaks means tighter information security, which in turn makes it harder for them to share secret information with each other to plot against us.

There were many spin-offs from WikiLeaks and rightfully so, because many wanted only to expose wrongdoing rather than achieve a more anarchic goal.

In any case, the persecution of Julian ought to make no difference. As Smoking Man says, “If you kill Mulder, you’ll turn one man’s obsession into a national crusade.”

But here we are. Assange is being thrown to the wolves, WikiLeaks is dead and there are not really any sites around to continue its work. Sure, there are these sites but none have been able to release big-ticket items on the scale that WikiLeaks did.

It’s too bad. In an age of elite convergence (politicians, MegaCorp, academia, media, judiciary, NGOs etc.) we need whistleblowers and outsider platforms more than ever.

Our rulers pooled their resources to take out WikiLeaks because it was too threatening to their emerging oligarchic powers, or ‘national interests’ as they put it to themselves. The American Empire was the main culprit but WikiLeaks had no great friends among the other powers to defend them, such was their principled history of equal-opportunity leaking.

Julian is a warning to others: dare to oppose the Cathedral and we will destroy you. Look at the lengths they went to – can you even remember the false rape allegations? It seems so long ago.

It will be much harder from now on to establish a WikiLeaks-style site even if someone has the balls. Much more harmless sites and accounts are now scrubbed on a whim. You can’t even mention the Drug That Must Not Be Named or dispute a particular election result, let alone expose CIA operations.

In future, if serious leaking by non-state actors occurs it will be restricted to the Dark Web where converged media outlets can safely ignore it, like they do other inconvenient stories.

It’s sad to think of Julian as a young bloke in the early 90s, excitedly bashing his keyboard about how the Internet can be used to overturn oppression and usher in a new age of freedom.

It took time, but in the end the opposite happened.

For now.

UPDATE: Via commenter Henry Valdez on Gab, since the writing of this article Wikileaks have posted this:

Today, 5th August 2021, WikiLeaks publishes “The Intolerance Network” over 17,000 documents from internationally active right wing campaigning organisations HazteOir and CitizenGO. The documents date from 2001 to 2017 and cover the founding of CitizenGO and early activities of both organisations. The documents are from their internal systems and cover things like: spreadsheets of donors and members, strategy and planning documents, letters, financial charts and legal and training documents . . .

WikiLeaks Editor Kristinn Hrafnsson said: “As ultra right wing political groups have gained strength in latter years with increasing attacks on woman’s and LGBTQI+ rights, it is valuable to have access to documents from those who have lobbied for these changes on a global basis. The people have a right to know where political policies are hatched”.

Looks like our rulers have revived WikiLeaks and are wearing it as a skinsuit for their own ends.

Kristinn (it’s a bloke) seems like a legit, long-time WikiLeaks guy but maybe they got to him. HIs last tweets are on 11th August and do not relate to this.

A recent tweet about the right-wing stuff on the official WikiLeaks account receives a baffled response:

Soros contributes to the Open Democracy site WikiLeaks links to and it is probably part of his empire.

If you’re a potential whistleblower, I’d suggest avoiding WikiLeaks from now on.

10 comments

  1. Kentucky Gent · 5 Days Ago

    “WikiLeaks Editor Kristinn Hrafnsson said: “As ultra right wing political groups have gained strength in latter years with increasing attacks on woman’s and LGBTQI+ rights…” ”

    OK, I see the problem clearly now. WikiLeaks Editors are all taking hallucinogenic drugs, which make them think the right wing is gaining strength, and that homo-feminism is somehow not ascendent, but under attack.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Kentucky Gent · 5 Days Ago

      And by the way, in one of the most red of red states in the USA, we just had a 3-day globe-homo-feminist degeneracy party right in front of the state capitol. Sure, keep thinking you’re oppressed. It’s your religion to do so.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. dickycone · 5 Days Ago

    “It’s sad to think of Julian as a young bloke in the early 90s, excitedly bashing his keyboard about how the Internet can be used to overturn oppression and usher in a new age of freedom. It took time, but in the end the opposite happened.”

    Things look bad right now. I don’t know if the new national vaccine mandates have made the news outside of the US or not, but we essentially have federal government mandated injections now. At any time for any reason, the government can now order anyone injected with god knows what. My wife and I have considered fleeing to her country but here’s the thing, there’s no guarantee any other country won’t adopt the same policy. In fact, I think it’s likely. Something like 18 US states (out of 50) have vowed to resist, so maybe moving to one of those will be our next move.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Nikolai Vladivostok · 4 Days Ago

      I’m already resigned to getting it as airlines insist and I can’t swim out of here.

      Like

      • lemmiwinks · 4 Days Ago

        I would have thought a few greenbacks would easily secure you a proof of vaccination, negative test, positive test, buyers choice.

        Like

      • dickycone · 4 Days Ago

        I’d get in trouble for saying this on RVF, but I think you’ll be fine. Most of the people I know who’ve gotten vaccinated have been. A few have gotten violently ill but, anecdotally, it seems to be at about same rate as people who get violently ill from COVID (what a stupid world we live in). The real horror is that now they can inject us with whatever they want, whenever they want.

        Liked by 2 people

  3. Wolf · 4 Days Ago

    The entire vaguely and explicitly anti-system internet sphere including the libertarians, anarchists, localists, the anti-war types, alt-righters, nrxers from the early days of the internet in the 90s until now have been thoroughly destroyed by megacorps, deep states, and the cathedral. At least in those days, even though they were powerless, they were viewed as cool. Nowadays even hipster types who in previous years at least feingned anti-authority sentiments are fully onboard with globohomo and considers anyone opposed to Big brother to be evil. But mostly they have become too insignificant to even be considered. The only bright spot is crypto which is shockingly still working.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Nikolai Vladivostok · 4 Days Ago

      The worm will turn, though maybe not in our lifetimes. There are still active dissidents on the left and right. Also, the deep state has proven its idiocy several times over.
      The state of the world is slightly invigorating. We’ve entered a time of struggle and it will improve us.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lemmiwinks · 4 Days Ago

        As I’ve said elsewhere, this is an age of mass psychosis: https://youtu.be/09maaUaRT4M Looking at 10:36, “Waves of terror” we’re about to enter a trough of calm, draw breath, and embark on the next ratchet up of terror and corresponding destruction of liberties.

        I’m not optimistic as (though I’ve not looked into it deeply), I’m not aware of any instances of a totalitarian regime being “nipped in the bud” as it were. You’re pretty much looking at minimum one generation, realistically more as once they’re entrenched it’s very hard to get rid of them.

        Kunstler was referring to America, but this is precisely the situation in Australia too:

        “We must take the vaccine in order to protect the people who already got the vax — many of them more than one shot — from catching Covid-19.

        Hold on now… you say they got multiple doses of the vax but they can still catch the disease? Yes, they can, evidently. Okay… well… what kind of vax is it that doesn’t keep you from catching the disease? Oh, a most excellent vax! And you must take it, or lose your income, forfeit your useful position in this economy, give up all the normal routines of existing in a free society.

        Then… this is no longer a free society? Oh, but it is… as long as you take as many vaxes as we can force you to take… and, by the way, don’t badmouth the vaxes. We will find out and we will deal with you. We’ll come for you. We’ll take away your access to banking. We’ll sic federal agencies on your case. You will become a non-person, perhaps an unperson! There, that’ll fix you!”

        My main hope at present lies with parallel structures/parallel society but I’m not particularly optimistic, especially in Australia.

        Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s