From 3 AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3 AM the following day (U.S. East Coast time), WikiLeaks is releasing over half a million U.S. national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The messages are being broadcast “live” to the global community — synchronized to the time of day they were sent. The first message is from 3 AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later.
Text pagers are usualy carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon, FBI, FEMA and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults at investment banks inside the World Trade Center.
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.
An index of messages released so far is available here.
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