blocked, but mirror sites proliferating: here's a partial index of indexes


In response to the "killing" of by the US, countless mirror sites are springing up all over the world. It's impossible to authoritatively catalog them all—too many mirrors, and too fluid of a situation. But here are some active indexes, which appear to be dynamically updating as new mirrors pop up.
A Google search string
[[wl-mirror]] at AnonWiki

Man, it's DeCSS all over again. Readers are invited to catalog others in the comments.

(thanks, Nadim, Kathy, Dan, Jens, jchillerup, and others)

photo: "I think I'll call it the internet," by WarmSleepy, from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.


  1. Might be worth giving their other domains here too:

  2. I guessed that someone might have tried this simple obfuscation of the domain name, but only found this one that had been registered:

    Sadly like many of the other mirrors the links to cablegate content direct you to the same old unavailable servers.

  3. thanks for the internet. Lets keep this alive. Hopefully, my children won’t have to envy me for the time i am living in.

    I like these winds of change. I wonder if we can actually craft something from it.

    1. Yes. Absolutely!

      You like the winds of change for the sake of our children.
      Transparency RULES!!

      OK then. Let’s start by leaving comments using our real names, eh?

      Or is that just TOO transparent?

  4. DeCSS was easy to mirror – it fit on a T-shirt (been there, done that…) Wikileaks, with a quarter million documents of varying length, is a bit larger, though assuming most of it’s text rather than images of text, it probably still fits on a blue-ray disk or not many DVDs.

  5. I like to think that if there’s anything in the Wikileaks Bag of Holding to tarnish the halo of Holy Joe Lieberman, its disclosure would be getting extra priority.

  6. Our private identities are one thing. The actions of our employees – all the governments of the world – are something else entirely. Don’t you think the former is far more entitled to confidentiality?

    By the way, anon#12 “crafting something from the winds of change” is the most inspiring mixed metaphor I’ve heard in years :)

  7. personal responsibility and accountability for our actions sans masks (or internet nicknames… many people use.)

    Besides. You get my point.

  8. It’s worth repeating John Gilmore’s famous quote, “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”

  9. “The Hydra had 9 heads, and the middle one was immortal. Hercules fought the Hydra with his club, but each time he knocked off a head, two more would grow back.” — Greek Mythos

  10. You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

  11. Will the soon-to-be-leaked big bank call to question the authenticity of future leaks by covertly releasing hundreds of thousands of false leaks?

    And will WL (or the Scandinavian organizations who are currently providing the leaks and seem positioned to carry the torch after WL’s demise) be up to the challenge of establishing and maintaining the authenticity of future leaks?

  12. The great part is that Wikileaks doesn’t really need, any of the mirrors, or even the internet. For much of what they’re doing (receiving documents, reviewing them, and doling them out to the msm), the technology has existed for over 100 years. And all the major newspapers already possess the massive insurance file, which Wikileaks can unlock with a wink and a whisper.

    Since 2007 we have been deliberately placing some of our servers in jurisdictions that we suspected suffered a free speech deficit in order to separate rhetoric from reality. Amazon was one of these cases. — Julian Assange

  13. Dear Government,

    The internet is on computers now. While hipsters might make their own zeros and ones at home, the rest of us can use mirrors and torrents and Google to get past your attempts to hide what you gave 3,500,000 people access to. When you give one out of a hundred Americans access to diplomatic cables and intel about two wars and don’t think to disable CD burning or flash drives, this sort of thing happens.



  14. So from 11:20 pm Friday when I first read about it here ( and tried sending a test email until 12:47 am Saturday (when my first test email got through undeleted). emails sent via yahoo groups containing the following URL (Wikileaks

    were completely disappearing. I confirmed this by sending various test emails to a group to which I belong. Test emails sent before and after got through instantly, several emails containing this string have vanished. Can anyone else confirm this behaviour?

    The first email containing this string to get through was one I sent at 12:47 am Saturday, the 5 or so I sent before that over the previous 1.5 hours still have not arrived (similar numbers of innocuous control emails sent at the same time as the test emails all arrived in under 10 seconds)

  15. I am having trouble opening the C-gate torrent.

    Using Transmission, I am told the file contains invalid data.

    Any thoughts?

  16. I’ve gone through about a dozen of these sites trying to download the entire site. While they all have a link for that none of the links will work for me.

  17. QUESTION: While I’m absolutely thrilled that all these mirrors are popping up. How do we make sure some of them aren’t corporatist fronts being set up by the “American” government to subvert funds?

    Is there a way to check on the authenticity of some of these mirrors? Maybe a clearinghouse website (with the blessings of the wikileaks founders) should be set up that reports on malevolent mirrors as well as the good ones?

  18. Wind starting to howl
    The beast is on the prowl
    Can you hear the strange cry

    Winds of change are blowing by

  19. As the bank release approaches, I bet the big banks will begin to smear WL by saying they plan on releasing personal finance information.

    I bet.

    1. Yeah, using the public fear card. They have to use it one way or another. Of course, the pawns of the corporatist right will eat it up… like usual.

  20. I think all wikileaks mirrors should sign their content (hashed together with the corresponding URLs) using PGP. Wikileaks officials should in turn sign the keys of trusted mirrors. This way readers could be sure that (1) the content comes from the desired URL (by comparing the given hash to the actual hash of the received content, like HTTPS), (2) the mirror is run by a trusted organization (by checking the signature). A collection of hash values of wikileaks document contents would be good as well.

  21. For posterity, the Wikileaks ssh public key I was able to retrieve (after some failed attempts) has the fingerprint:

    2048 72:16:b8:6a:e4:02:6f:69:ac:b4:7a:6a:9e:00:f1:b0

  22. Thank you bb! I went to wikileaks to read the cables and found that it had disappeared! Finally found a mirror site



    Then another site at

    that provided some new wikileaks sites.

    This is so Big Brother; it’s hard to believe that the USG would act like this. I don’t think this uproar is about the cables. I think it’s about the BANKS.

  23. Tomorrow I’m going to create a wikileaks support web site or blog to catalog all the stories and comments on wikileaks and to also provide a list of access points. With my mac, it’ll be a snap. I urge everyone who supports wikileaks to do so as well.

  24. Since is down, is there any way to access irc? I tried anon’s link and it didn’t work, unless I’m just dumb.

  25. I love what Assange is doing but when Anonymous think that shutting down (or affecting) is helping everyone they are wrong. Because of this I was unable to pay for an item to get it here by Xmas. Sometimes you have to make sure you don’t turn into the Grinch.
    As my Mum would say “two wrongs don’t make a right” – boring – but true.

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