They say you can see the true nature of people in a time of crisis. All sorts of organisations, from media outlets to governments, consist of people. So, what has the publication of low-secrecy US diplomatic cables taught us?
An Australian citizen is denied bail in the UK, because of a misdemeanor charge in Sweden. The charge, if proven to stand, would amount to a crime on the same level with *graffiti*. (jurisdiction? innocent until proven guilty? Habeas corpus?
If this is what gets shamelessly thrown out in the open, can you imagine what’s going on behind closed doors?
For more on the above: DemocracyNow! December 15th broadcast