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Tensions are just getting worse & worse and now with this pilot scheme starting my area which means it will soon be illegal for 2 or more people to be standing together, its only gonna get worse still!
Originally posted by Rob37n
Isn't it odd how its always the whistle-blower, and never the criminal/offender/hypocrite/other, who pays the price for the revelations. Assange could have proved the Iraq/Afghanistan conspiracies, revealed the existence of shape shifying reptilian overlords, revealed the truth of Roswell, or the reality of stargates, yet he's the one languishing in jail at risk of brutally and accidentally slitting his own throat with a safety razor, or throwing himself from a high window, or whatever else the assassins book of dodgy deaths recommends for someone incarcerated in an English prison.
Originally posted by wayno
reply to post by Siddharta
The East German government was at the tail end of its regime when they no longer had the strength to resist a popular movement. Unfortunately, I see the current would-be fascist governments as being at the beginning of their regime. They are just getting started with the imposition of ever stricter controls.
I hope I am wrong. Will the internet remain open long enough to help keep the populace informed enough that it gains the will to stop the fascism in its tracks? I guess we will see. I agree this is a watershed moment that we can't let slip.
Originally posted by Valdestine
I'll answer your question if you answer mine first.
How is this any different to Daniel Ellsberg releasing the pentagon papers?
I'm sure you'd have labelled him a "criminal" too
Originally posted by Siddharta
* * * According to Politics.hu Laszlo Kover said: "Given the leak of the documents was intentional it must be called information terrorism... It is necessary to devise a method to prevent similar cases in the future."
If we would accept, that they come up with such things, than they easily could stop every free speach, calling it "information terrorism".
In opposition to efforts by the U.S. Attorney General Holder to extradite Julian Assange, Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks, prominent authors, academics, lawyers, whistleblower activists concerned with eroding civil liberties, government accountability, electronic freedom, opposition to war, and protection of whistleblowers have signed on to a strongly worded statement (below) condemning ‘U.S efforts to fraudulently criminalize the legitimate journalism of Julian Assange…”.
“This statement is the first step in an ongoing campaign to support Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and to re-assert the concept that the U.S. government is accountable to its citizens,” said Linda Schade of WikiLeaksisDemocracy.org. “We will not accept the manipulation of our legal system to criminalize a journalist; a free and independent press is non-negotiable.” The project is planning an aggressive campaign to support Assange and WikiLeaks and has hosted the statement online.
We, the undersigned, stand in defense of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and their actions to safeguard and advance democracy, transparency and government accountability, as protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Wikileaks performs an invaluable service to the broad U.S. and global public with a commitment to the protection of human rights and the rule of law. Government representatives have issued serious and unjustified threats against Mr. Assange and his non-profit media organization which serve only to maintain a cloak of secrecy around high crimes and violations of international law, including torture, tampering with democratically elected governments, illegal bombings and wars, surveillance, mass slaughter of innocent civilians and more.