WikiLeaks Publishes 5 Million 'Shadow CIA' E-Mails | Common Dreams
These files are important because they reveal the growing multi-billion dollar intelligence industry that allows non-government organizations like multinationals to gain information about private citizens, activist organizations, and to precision-manipulate the political arena. It also reveals the ways in which the corporate media are actively trying to manipulate the public or omit crucial information.WikiLeaks announced tonight that it is publishing documents it is calling "The Global Intelligence Files" which includes over 5 million e-mails from the US-based "Global Intelligence" company Stratfor, the Global Intelligence Company described by Barons as the Shadow CIA, according to a statement the organization released Sunday night.
WikiLeaks has partnered with 25 media organizations to publish the documents including the McClatchy newspapers and Rolling Stone.
"The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides 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 Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods."
Our democracy is under direct attack and Wikileaks has done us a great service by publishing this information.