Twelfth anniversary of the publication by Wikileaks of "Collateral Murder"

Debra Sweet | July 14, 2022

Today, July 12, is the twelfth anniversary of the publication by Wikileaks of "Collateral Murder." Since then, we have shown it frequently during many of the We Are Not Your Soldiers classroom visits. As one college student wrote in an essay, "I was surprised to know that the U.S. is not part of the International Criminal Court and wouldn’t even allow investigators in the country to conduct an investigation. The video that we watched was leaked, and that is how we got to know about the atrocities and the war crimes committed by the U.S. military. Had it not been for the leak, we would have never known. Chelsea Manning, who leaked the video, was sent to prison for her deed. Even after the leak went public, nothing was done to reprimand the war crimes committed by the U.S. military… " And, Julian Assange remains in deplorable conditions in prison in London under imminent threat of extradition to the U.S. for the "crime" of releasing this kind of information to the U.S. and world public.