America had an emotional week. The conversation started with the confederate flag and the massacre in South Carolina and by weeks end, we turned to marriage equality. We're paying close attention to these issues and we support the flag coming down and LGBTQ equality.
With that said, this week, instead of sharing news articles, we decided to show you some of the news sources that we trust and use daily.
VICE News is an international news organization created by and for a connected generation. They provide an UNVARNISHED look at some of the most important events of our time, highlighting UNDER-REPORTED STORIES from around the globe, and get to the heart of the matter with reporters who call it like they see it.
Frontline offers an unflinching and compelling look at complex, vital and often-controversial subjects. Each broadcast consists of a long-form news documentary. Topics run the gamut -- from Bernie Madoff's intricate fraud and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, to AIDs, racial issues and Wal-Mart's effect on the U.S. economy.
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WikiLeaks is an international, journalistic organisation, which publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.Its website, initiated in 2006 in Iceland by the organization Sunshine Press, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its founder, editor-in-chief, and director. Kristinn Hrafnsson, Joseph Farrell, and Sarah Harrison are the only other publicly known and acknowledged associates of Julian Assange. Hrafnsson is also a member of Sunshine Press Productions along with Assange, Ingi Ragnar Ingason, and Gavin MacFadyen
The group has released a number of significant documents that have become front-page news items.However, in April 2010, WikiLeaks published gun sight footage from the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike in which Iraqi journalists were among those killed by an AH-64 Apache helicopter, known as the Collateral Murder video. In July of the same year, Wikileaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available to the public.In October 2010, the group released a set of almost 400,000 documents called the "Iraq War Logs" in coordination with major commercial media organisations. This allowed the mapping of 109,032 deaths in "significant" attacks by insurgents in Iraq that had been reported to Multi-National Force – Iraq, including about 15,000 that had not been previously published. In April 2011, Wikileaks began publishing 779 secret files relating to prisoners detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Continue reading the history of Wikileaks on Wikipedia.