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posted by takyon on Friday July 13 2018, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
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Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil

Over the weekend, dozens of public figures, including prominent whistleblowers and journalists, took part in a 36-hour international online vigil in defence of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. The event was the third "Unity4J" vigil organised by independent journalist and New Zealand Internet Party leader, Suzie Dawson, since Assange's communications were cut-off by Ecuadorian authorities at their London embassy last March.

[...] Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 exposed the extent of US criminality in Vietnam, drew a parallel between his own activities and those of WikiLeaks. Referring to WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of US war logs in Iraq and Afghanistan, he stated: "I really waited almost 40 years, after the Pentagon Papers had come out, for someone to do what I had done."

Ellsberg pointed to similarities between the attacks that had been levelled against him, and the persecution of Assange. "I was charged with 12 felony counts, a possible 150 years in prison. Nixon had in mind for me what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have had in mind for Julian Assange," he said.

takyon: #Unity4J. See also: Why I Stand With Julian Assange at The American Conservative.

Related: FBI Whistleblower on Pierre Omidyar and His Campaign to Neuter Wikileaks
Julian Assange has His Internet Access Cut Off by Ecuador
Ecuador Spent $5 Million Protecting and Spying on Julian Assange


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 15 2018, @04:48AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 15 2018, @04:48AM (#707471)

    Thanks to "Russia," we know how Bernie got fucked

    That is false. We know that Bernie lost the primary by 3.7 million votes. That's more than Hillary won the general by. No amount of mental contortions and making mountains of molehills can account for that vast gulf. Bernie was not going to win regardless.

    As far as I can tell, Putin is the good guy there.

    If you actually cared about Bernie's platform, then no way in hell you would say that.
    If all you cared about Bernie is that you wanted to fuck the democrats, well then you can fuck right off.

    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear.

    If you really believed that, you wouldn't be posting AC.