WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Incredible – nearly 400,000 signatures in one day for press freedom! Join
the massive outcry and forward the email below –
Dear friends,
The chilling intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks (when they have broken
no laws) is an attack on freedom of the press and democracy. We urgently
need a massive public outcry to stop the crackdown — let’s get to 1
million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this week!
The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a chill
through free press advocates everywhere.
Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US
politicians have called it a terrorist group and commentators have urged
assassination of its staff. The organization has come under massive
government and corporate attack, but WikiLeaks is only publishing
information provided by a whistleblower. And it has partnered with the
world’s leading newspapers (NYT, Guardian, Spiegel etc) to carefully vet
the information it publishes.
The massive extra-judicial intimidation of WikiLeaks is an attack on
democracy. We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and
expression. Sign the petition to stop the crackdown and forward this email
to everyone — let’s get to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in
US newspapers this week!
WikiLeaks isn’t acting alone — it’s partnered with the top newspapers in
the world (New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc) to carefully
review 250,000 US diplomatic cables and remove any information that it is
irresponsible to publish. Only 800 cables have been published so far. Past
WikiLeaks publications have exposed government-backed torture, the murder
of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and corporate corruption.
The US government is currently pursuing all legal avenues to stop WikiLeaks
from publishing more cables, but the laws of democracies protect freedom of
the press. The US and other governments may not like the laws that protect
our freedom of expression, but that’s exactly why it’s so important that we
have them, and why only a democratic process can change them.
Reasonable people can disagree on whether WikiLeaks and the leading
newspapers it’s partnered with are releasing more information than the
public should see. Whether the releases undermine diplomatic
confidentiality and whether that’s a good thing. Whether WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange has the personal character of a hero or a villain. But none
of this justifies a vicious campaign of intimidation to silence a legal
media outlet by governments and corporations. Click below to join the call
to stop the crackdown:
Ever wonder why the media so rarely gives the full story of what happens
behind the scenes? This is why – because when they do, governments can be
vicious in their response. And when that happens, it’s up to the public to
stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom of
expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.
With hope,
Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.
Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear (ABC)
WikiLeaks are a bunch of terrorists, says leading U.S. congressman (Mail
Cyber guerrillas can help US (Financial Times)
Wikileaks: Brazil President Lula backs Julian Assange(BBC):
Amazon drops WikiLeaks under political pressure (Yahoo)
US Gov shows true control over Internet with WikiLeaks containment
US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The
WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who’s next? (Christian Science
Assange’s Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The Slatest)
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