The Brutal Attack On Assange and Manning

The Trump administration has done more harm to the Constitution than any other administration in U.S. history. First, by coercing Ecuador into evicting Assange and incarcerating him as well as the 18 indictments under the Espionage Act. As though that isn’t enough, Assange’s belongings were seized for evidence illegally.

Then there is the incarceration of Chelsea Manning. Who says she will never testify in the grand jury of Assange and that her trial testimony is good enough. They have imposed fines of a thousand dollars a day that will add up to apptoximately 440,000 dollars before this is through. While she languishes in jail, she has lost her home and it will leave her completely bankrupt.

Assange faces 175 years in prison if extradited. If he is prosecuted in the U.S. and found guilty, he will literally die in jail for simply publishing documents and a video exposing U.S. war crimes. He may never get to hug his young children again. He chose to give up his life for truth and justice. Little did he know that there is no such thing under this administration.

The attacks on both are attacks on our rights as individuals. The destruction of Assange’s mental and physical health cannot be reversed or repaid. The pain his family and children have gone through will remain with them for the rest of their lives. They are literally maiming the greatest journalist of our time and muting his voice permanently.

While Trump’s people threaten to arrest ICC judges if they prosecute war criminals, the real heroes remain incarcerated and face their lives destroyed. This is not just an atrocity, it is a war on us as individuals.

Face it. It is us against them now. If we allow this tragedy to complete, the greatest threat to press freedom will be realized. The truth will be destroyed forever and government lies will be all that remains…

Are you prepared to allow this to happen?

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