On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. To date Wikileaks has released 2,755 Global Intelligence Files. These include information on confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.~from Wikileaks
New files are continually added. It is a wealth of information.
Transparency is one of the critical corridors that leads to justice, civil liberties, freedom, and the very survival of the planet. The entrenched, entitled powers are not transparent only because what they do is ultimately destructive to those values. They have good reason to fear it and stifle those who would make it available to those most at risk: all of us.