Protect Wikileaks

Background Information

Glenn Greenwald provides just some of the startling revelations Wikileaks provided in 2010.

More revelations are summarized by Julian Assange himself.

Shooting the Messenger: How American leaders are trying to "get even" with Julian Assange . . .

  • Prominent public figures stupidly want to try and execute Assange for "treason," even though he's not an American citizen.
  • Politicians have pressured prominent corporations to stop associating with Wikileaks, and have called upon the government to label Wikileaks a "terrorist" organization.
  • The Vice President has labeled Assange a "high-tech terrorist," just because Wikileaks makes it harder for one State to lie to another State.
  • The Justice Department is on a fishing expedition, determined to charge Assange with . . .something, probably espionage.
  • The Justice Department even got a judge to subpoena Twitter accounts with ties to Wikileaks, including the account of a Member of Parliament from a NATO country.

These "shoot the messenger" statements and actions set a dangerous precedent. If we prosecute people for espionage when they are NOT working for a foreign State, then other nations can do the same thing to our citizens.

OpenTheGovernment.org has set up a valuable site with useful information about the legal and Constitutional issues surrounding Wikileaks.

Send a letter to Congress

We provide the first few words of the letter so that Congressional offices will see the most important point right at the start, and so that no one can hijack our system for another purpose. Here's the part we provide . . .

Please do NOT attack Wikileaks. Please protect Wikileaks.
   
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