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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Edward Snowden and others urge Trump to drop case against Assange

"Obama is effectively rewriting the Constitution. The First Amendment has no exception for an embarrassed military or an embarrassed White House. What part of 'no' does President Barack Obama not understand?"
Julian Assange

  • Will Trump see the truth?  That the same corrupt Deep State whores who want to bring him down are the same ones who want to imprison Julian Assange for telling the truth.

(The Guardian)  -  Edward Snowden and Noam Chomsky are among those calling on Donald Trump to drop the US government’s investigation into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
The pair – along with more than 100 other activists, journalists and government workers – have signed an open letter to the president that calls prosecuting WikiLeaks “a threat to all free journalism”. The letter asks the Department of Justice to drop plans to charge Assange and other WikiLeaks staff members.
“If the DoJ is able to convict a publisher for its journalistic work, all free journalism can be criminalised,” says the open letter, released on Monday by the Courage Foundation, a trust that raises funds for the legal defenses of whistleblowers, including Snowden. The group launched a campaign in support of WikiLeaks last month.
Daring to tell the truth about the corrupt Oligarchs
gets you held prisoner in a closet sized room in the
embassy of Ecuador for years on end.

Trump praised WikiLeaks on the campaign trail, telling a Pennsylvania rally in October 2016: “I love WikiLeaks.” The organization had leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Others in his administration, however, have not expressed the same enthusiasm.

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said last month that Assange’s arrest was a “priority” for the US. Sessions’ words prompted the open letter.

The letter to Trump reads: “It was a free and robust press that provided you with a platform on which to run for president. Defending a truly free press requires freedom from fear and favour and the support of journalists and citizens everywhere; for the kind of threat now facing WikiLeaks – and all publishers and journalists – is a step into the darkness.”
The signatories also include the musician PJ Harvey, the former British intelligence officer Annie Machon, the Australian senator Lee Rhiannon and the philosopher Slavoj Žižek.
US prosecutors have been investigating WikiLeaks since at least 2010, when it released more than 250m classified cables from US embassies around the world. 
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Daring to speak the truth makes you an
Enemy of the State.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a double game those leaks