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“The WikiLeaks phenomenon has shown us that a new form of journalism is possible. It has also shown just how full of Western corporate propaganda the mainstream media have become. The lengths that Vogan has gone to, as a completely unfunded solo operator, to make such an important contribution to the historical continuum is a case in point that independent citizen journalism is an indispensable tool for speaking the truth.” Colin Mirgis, Green Left Weekly READ MORE
THING2THING proudly presents THE WIKILEAKS TAPES, a unique historical collection that provides the ideal background for those who want to know more about Wikileaks. Listen and learn from Professor Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Mary Kostakidis, John Pilger, John Hatton AO, Kellie Tranter, Andrew Fowler, Jonathan Holmes, Julian Morrow, Julian (brief appearance) & Christine Assange, John Shipton, Senator Scott Ludlam, Nozomi Hayase & Rap News, Julian Burnside QC, Gary Lord (@jaraparilla), Michael Pierce SC, Spencer Zifcak, Larry Buttrose, Clark Stoeckley, John Penley, Andrew Partos, Gail Malone, Cassie Findley, Antony Loewenstein and Gary Kennedy.
This dual layer DVD edition assembles the entire “Did You Have Any Idea?” series of interviews and other related films by “rampant” citizen journalist / media artist Cathy Vogan, all on the subject of Wikileaks. Ms Vogan has been funded by NO ONE in the making of these films, and works for NO ONE (besides the 2 schools she teaches in). It is her hope with sales of this work to cover some of the costs of fabrication and to fund future filming projects; in particular, a long format documentary with the provisional title: “Crimes of Obedience”.
“The Wikileaks Tapes” is a labour of love and it was a very unexpected adventure which began the day I met Christine Assange. She had been consulting my blog at thing2thing.com and I guess she trusted that I was willing and able to do something strong for Julian. So she asked people to give me the time of day… and I gave it my 110%. Am I giving the proceeds to Wikileaks? Well damned if I say yes, and damned if I say no. Some would say that this IS a significant contribution and I say that there will be more.” Cathy Vogan
Special thanks to @SomersetBean for the use of his incomparable graphics in the interface design. Running time 300 minutes, good for all DVD zones.