Here's a short timeline of the major leaks from the Wikileaks website from its creation in 2006.
Created by nickrizzi on Dec 3, 2010
Last updated: 12/03/10 at 02:37 PM
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Wikileaks published 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, what they call, "the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain." The cables show diplomats painting Russia as a mafia run country, assessing the threat of North Korea, and Iranian nuclear proliferation. The leaks are still being released today. (Photo by Associated Press)
Wikileak's second leak of United States war logs shows secret field reports from Iraq. Roughly 391,832 were released on their website and to news organizations like the New York Times and the Guardian. It details subjects like civilian and detainee abuse and sheds a new light on the war. (Photo by Associated Press)
Over 77,000 secret United States field reports from the Afghanistan war were leaked to news organization and on Wikileaks' website. The intelligence records show "friendly fire" deaths, civilian killings, corrupt special forces and paints Afghanistan as a unmanageable war. (Photo by Associated Press)
A leaked videos posted by Wikileaks allegedly shows a group of US soldiers in an apache helicopter killing a group of 15 civilians, including two Reuters reporters, in Iraq.
Wikileaks posted a series of secret documents and "bibles" of the controversial Church of Scientology. The documents showed the inner working of the church. Church of Scientology lawyers tried to force Wikileaks to take the documents down but failed. (Photo by Jason Kuffer)
Wikileaks published the proposed blacklists of websites the Australian government was planning on adding when they created a "great firewall of Australia." Included on the list were Youtube videos, pornography sites, fringe religious sites, fetish sites and some Wikipedia articles.
Wikileaks posted over half a million intercepted pager text messages sent on 9/11. Wikileaks said that the archive is a, " completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its entrance into the historical record will lead to a nuanced understanding of how this event led to death, opportunism and war." (Photo by Dossy Shiobara)
Over 1,000 e-mails sent within a timeline of 10 years by staff at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit were published on Wikileaks. They were given to Wikileaks by a person who hacked into the scientists e-mail server. The e-mails appeared to showed CRU scientists studying global warming used "tricks" to support their argument that global warming is real and man made. The head of the CRU stepped down in wake of the leaks. (Photo by Associated Press)
Oil company Trafigura tried to block Wikileak's publication of an internal study about waste dumping in Africa. The report, written by scientific consultant John Milton, said Trafigura's efforts to clean dumped gasoline was amateurish. It also said the chemicals could cause severe burns to the skin and to the lungs, permanent ulceration, corneal damage, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of consciousness and death to people who came into contact with them. (Photo by Associated Press)
A British military manual, The Defence Manual of Security, details how to best avoid security leaks being leaked to journalists, foreign spies and others. In an ironic twist, the full manual was leaked onto Wikileaks last year.
Wikileaks released thousands of alleged names of members of the far-right British Nationalist Party (BNP). The list included former senior members of the military, doctors, and professors according to the list. It also contained home addresses and occupations of people in the list. One person on the list was fired when they were later found to be part of the BNP. (Photo by Associated Press)
When Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo e-mail account was hacked in 2008, Wikileaks published two of her e-mails, her contact book and various family photos from the leak. According to information given to Wikileaks, Palin was using her personal e-mail to send work messages. Allegedly, this was done to avoid public records law. (Photo by Associated Press)
The first leak by the site was a manual offering a glimpse into the day-to-day life of Guantanamo Bay prisoners. The 238-page document, named "Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures", showed how soldiers were told to handle with inmates of the facility. (Photo by Associated Press)