Friday, December 10, 2010

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Whatever you think of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the unprecedented
campaign by the U.S. government and corporate America to silence the site
is a chilling assault on free speech and a free media.

WikiLeaks has not been charged with a crime related to the release of
documents, yet the site's access to the Internet has been disrupted and
major efforts are underway to block credit card processing of donations to
keep the site running.

It's not surprising that the U.S. government and some of our nation's
largest corporations would want to take down a site that provides a
powerful new way to expose official lies and pierce their veil of secrecy.
But if we don't stand up and beat back this powerful assault on WikiLeaks,
we will put our democratic institutions at risk and deliver a blow to
human rights work around the world.

I just signed a petition asking the U.S. government and corporate America
to protect our democracy and the rule of law by ending the crackdown on

I hope you will too. It's easy to take action at the link below.

1 comment:

  1. WikiLeak too much Change for Obama?
    Know It's roller coaster, still xx harder for totalitarian states.

    We NEED transparency for our global society that we created an cannot control. To many crises. We'd never gone to Iraq if we read the cables first?

    How can a few wise leaders alone solve complex global issues pending ?
    People need to be involved/need same info on these complex issues to let our global society decide & survive.

    If democracy fails, the only solution is More democracy.
    E-vote(power), not E-commerce(money) that changes our world!
    so think ..our 200 y old democracy, then we compete china! yes, only way is up.