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Information is the Antidote to Fear: Wikileaks, the Law, and You

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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Information is the Antidote to Fear: Wikileaks, the Law, and You


www.eff.org

Between the federal criminal investigation into Wikileaks, Senator Joe Lieberman's calls for companies to stop providing support for Wikileaks and his suggestion that the New York Times itself should be criminally investigated, Senator Dianne Feinstein's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed calling for prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and even the suggestion by some that he should be assassinated, a lot of people are scared and confused.
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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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This article is bythe Electronic Frontier Foundation. They have been in more court cases that have had to do with hacking and other privacy issues, then probably any other group.

this goes on to say


The report proceeds to discuss the Espionage Act of 1917 and a number of other potentially applicable statutes, followed by an extended discussion (at pp. 14-20) of how the Supreme Court's First Amendment decisions — and in particular the Pentagon Papers case — could complicate such a prosecution. For anyone interested in or concerned about the legality of publishing the Wikileaks documents and the legal and political challenges to a successful prosecution, this CRS memo is an absolute must-read


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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 01:41 AM
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Tom Flanagan, an American-born neo-conservative Calgary university professor who is also top advisor to Stephen Harper, clearly said Assange should be assassinated in an interview. A lot of people didn't like that in Canada. He is currently under RCMP investigation.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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Janet Reymond from Toronto mailed to Flanagan:


“So you are in favour of assassinating people that you disagree with. Does the Reform Party have no ethical basis? Agree with us or get assassinated?”


His answer:


“Better be careful, we know where you live.”


The Globe And Mail

Despite his apology, saying he just joked about Assange, this man seems to have very bad manners.
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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:27 AM
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Flanagan has also stated in one of his books that natives are primitives and he endorses new policies to allow privatization of reservation land. This guy is bad news for Canada.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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So Dianne Feinstein is calling for the "prosecution" of Assange.. interesting

She must be privy to extensive & detailed evidence that will prove to a jury Assange is personally responsible..

Somehow I doubt there's solid evidence from multiple witnesses willing to swear under oath, along with mountains of technical data that prove Assange himself pushed the keys, at what time(s), where, when, which computer.. or testimony about Assange taking this data on that thumb drive from here to there on this date & this time.. backed up by all this evidence.

He could be a hands-off spokesmen, an actor.. cleverly polished puppet (not unlike obama).. useful idiot spokesmen inoculated by the US govts favorite shot: compartmentalization.. I'm thinking, unless he's one of 'them', his exact role and the details needed to prosecute him in court.. are closely guarded secrets feinstein has no clue about.. but hey, bring charges anyway if we politicians can kill his ass first.

Being a spokesmen isn't a crime is it?.. otherwise the Marlboro Man might be in prison for cancer, and Joe Izuzu rendered & tortured, or just summarily slaughtered, because the Taliban had an Izuzu pick-up.



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