If someone could take the time to explain why Wikileaks is an important focus for activism, I would be appreciative. I know the tagline is 'freedom of information!' but I will be honest: the only things I've heard about the whole fiasco make it seem like the world (namely the US) is basically bawwwing over being embarassed and wanting to punish a figurehead for their shame. The only thing even remotely resembling censorship that I've heard about is where government and military employees aren't able to access it -- thing is, that makes sense to me, because if you sign on to work for the government and you have any kind of security clearance, you have to be trusted to handle sensitive information appropriately. The invasion of privacy (like on Twitter) registers slightly higher on my 'wtf?' scale, but it still doesn't seem to be the Orwellian thing that is being portrayed. WITH ALL OF THAT SAID, I freely admit that I have not been following the stories and happenings with it as closely as I should have been. I know there are a lot of people here who obviously feel strongly about it, so if someone could explain why it's more important than the impression I've gotten of it, I would be grateful.