There are so many brainwashed individuals out there who have listened to the smears that MSM have spread that I decidex to remind you why you should support Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. It’s pretty simple actually.
1. Human Rights: The way he was treated in the last 7 years byy detaining him illegally without fresh air, sunlight or proper medical care against 2 UN rulings, they have set an example on how refugees will be treated. The last year was especially inhumane as they placed him in solitary confinement for 8 months. According to the U.N.’s Nelson Mandela Act it’s torture after 15 days. Not to mention how Ecuador illegally expelled him against international law.
2. Freedom of Press: He’s a journalist and publisher. Unlike the accusation that he is a hacker, he is no different than the Guardian publishing the Snowden files or the NY Times releasing the Pentagon Papers. Free speech and free press must be protected! By arresting Assange they have set a legal precedent to arrest any journalist who exposes the truth.
3. Conspiracy between Countries:The handling of the Assange case by the U.S. and U.K. was and is a terrible injustice. They pressured Sweden to kerp a case alive that should have been dropped immediately in order to hold him indefinitely inside the Embassy. The U.S. has held a secrer frand jury against Wikileaks and Assange since 2010. This means they can prosecute publishers a decade later.
4. Right to Know: We own our governments, they do not own us. We have a right to know when they commit criminal acts against humanity and war crimes. Wikileaks exposed their war crimes and this is an act of vengeance.
5. Antiquated Espionage Act: The U.S. intends to prosecute him under an antiquated espionage act from 1917. This act was never meant to be used to go after publishers or journalists.
According to Wikipedia (seen here):
The act has been contested ever since for it’s obvious violation of the First amendment which states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
5. Death Penalty for a Publisher and U.K. Extradition Law: Julian Assange could face the death penalty in the U.S. if extradited. This law needs to be retired
This means any media source who publishes documents exposing war crimes can too. In the U.K., there is a law that any person who can face death cannot be extradited. (Quote from Wikipedia seen here):
Under section 94 of the Extradition Act 2003, it is unlawful for an extradition of an individual to take place if the individual is accused of a capital crime, unless the Home Secretary has received assurances that the death penalty would not be applied in that case.
6. Unfair US Trial: Injustice: Julian Assange has no chance of getting a fair trial in the U.S. (Read my article “Will Assange Get A Fair Trial in the US?”) If you believe in justice, you support Assange. Julian has always believed in justice and truth. He has stood against injustice not only done by the U.S. but by other countries and corporations. I believe it hurts him deeply to see cruelty against other human beings. He has a great deal of empathy and compassion.
7. 1984: No Truth: If Assange is prosecuted, what we eventually have is nothing but state run propaganda centers and no journalism. Telling the truth will be illegal. We will literally find ourselves living the novel “1984”. Every country will have a center for what is allowed to be released to the public.
8. Loss of Freedom: Without realizing it, every individual on this planet is losing their freedom through this atrocity. Our freedom has always been centered at the ability to speak what we are thinking, to debate our causes and to put into practice our decisions on matters. Once you take that away, you live under a tyrranical entity that rules. Truly, the precedent being set is the beginning of the end of our freedom.
9. We need Julian Assange and Wikileaks: Wikileaks informs the public. Most governments, whether its the US or not, hide things from the general public. Basically, the Shadow government does things that are illegal and then covers it up. The media lies to us about what happened.
A leaker such as Manning, brings these crimes to light. Many consider these leakers to be traitors or spies, but in most cases, they see something wrong going on and report it. Watergate is a good example. You had a leaker who talked to a journalist who exposed what was going on.
Wikileaks is against war crimes and is anti-war. In 2010, Wikileaks and Julian Assange exposed the US government in Afghanistan and Iraq. They were torturing citizens, killing them and other heinous acts. The U.S. should be setting an example. Crimes against humanity should be pubished, not hidden.
10. Justice: Whistleblowers need protection from injustice. It seems every crime exposed including torture, spying on citizens to war crimes ends with the criminals walking free and the person who exposed in jail. This isn’t right. Wikileaks and Assange always protected their sources because they knew the outcome if they didn’t. Justice has never been served to those who committed these crimes. In fact, most have been promoted. Look at the torture queen Gina Haspel who is now head of the CIA.
This world is evil enough without justice. Assange only wanted justice for the people who were hurt by the injustices he exposed. His empathy for those who lost loved ones, had their rights infringed and were tortured forced him to give up his life for the truth. He has a conscience and a heart!
How can anyone not see that Julian Assange is a hero being unjustly punished for his humanity and his love for others? If you hate Assange maybe you need to look in the mirror and ask yourself, would you do something if you saw an injustice being done? Or would you simply ignore it making you just as guilty as the criminal? Assange couldn’t ignore what he saw. Now he is paying for it. We cannot stand by and watch a hero suffer for wanting to help humanity!