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n a rambling speech to a United Nations panel on Tuesday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on the U.S. to stop “persecuting” WikiLeaks and alleged leaker Bradley Manning.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York via a live video feed from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Assange aligned himself with Manning, discussing the soldier at length for the first time in many months, and referred to the “absurdist neo-McCarthyist fervor” that exists in some parts of the U.S. administration that insist on referring to WikiLeaks as an “enemy” of the state.
Originally posted by CaptainBeno
In U.N. Speech, Assange Demands U.S. End Persecution of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning
discussing the soldier at length for the first time in many months, and referred to the “absurdist neo-McCarthyist fervor” that exists in some parts of the U.S. administration that insist on referring to WikiLeaks as an “enemy” of the state.
Originally posted by Amanda5
What an amazing human being! He has darkness under his eyes which to me suggest sleepless nights - no doubt spent thinking and worrying about his family and Bradley Manning and others who are enmeshed in his journey.
I saw a man with passion and Spiritual strength - a man who wants freedom - freedom of speech & expression - for his Children and for all people everywhere. He performs beautifully under pressure. It was obvious he was in a small room at a small desk and confined to a tight camera shot. Every now and then he looked to his right and I imagine a producer/director or related person was given him a time signal.
When I compare the world leaders in their expensive suits - teleprompters - 'spin' doctors and retinue of support - all while they have the freedom to move around the planet and I look at Julian Assange - all I can see is one strong and determined and stylish warrior. More power to him and his. He is a hero.
Originally posted by mobiusmale
Rape is rape.
Originally posted by michael1983l
Just playing Devils advocate here, if this happened to be a Russian Spy or a Chinese spy who realeased US secrets, would you advocate an American prosecution if they did indeed get the said spy in a US court? I do not see what Assange has done to be any different to this. Assange should be locked up in an American Prison.