What Manning, Snowden and Assange did for us is more than the thousands of NGO's, the United Nations and all those 'good-hearted' organizations have failed to do in a hundred years. These men have given us information.
Rafael Correa is far ahead of his nearest rival in Sunday's presidential election in Ecuador, and expected to easily win another four year presidential term. It's not hard to see why. Unemployment fell to 4.1 percent by the end of last year -- a record low for at least 25 years.
For just one man, Julian Assange has certainly managed to discombobulate a large swathe of the geopolitical system. It now seems fair to say that the high-stakes drama unfolding in London and the Ecuadoran Embassy has taken on wider political implications.