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Standing on a first-floor balcony of the Ecuador embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the United States must “renounce its witchhunt against WikiLeaks.”
“The United States must dissolve its FBI investigation, the United States must vow that it will not seek to prosecute our staff or our supporters. The United States must pledge before the world that it will not pursue journalists for shining a light upon the secret crimes of the powerful.”
Assange said the U.S. was facing a momentous choice: “Will it return to and reaffirm the revolutionary values it was found
Assange stood on the embassy balcony, while dozens of UK police waited to arrest him if he left the embassy. Assange has a warrant out for his arrest for breach of bail if he leaves the embassy offices.
Ladies and gentlemen. The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society. And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago, that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are are cited to justify it.
Even today, there is little value in opposing the thread of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning
Originally posted by benrl
What have we allowed our country to become...
.I hope he finds a way to get free.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
UK have absolutely NO REASON to deny him diplomatic status in the Ecudorian embassy. He is NOT a criminal, or charged as one. For the sake of diplomacy, UK should let him leave the embassy UNHARMED, and even PROTECT his leaving to avoid a diplomatic embarassment and accusations.
Originally posted by TheJourney
Wait..releasing corrupt things the government does to the public is like rape?? Did I read that right??
Originally posted by vkey08
@Unity: So please if Julian Assange had dipped into your private emails and medical records and school records, and anything else that you felt was supposed to be secure and private, you would have no problem with it?