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Email-ID 389793
Date 2010-12-10 03:34:36
A hero?
Avaaz is right. It's not illegal but it does make you accessory to being
an asshole. Real people are being tortured by governments that Avaaz and
Assange probably like more than the US, all the while the two of them
denounce US 'torture' at Guantanamo.
They are like the crazy IPS/CISPES/SDS people who were so full of hate
that they could not see that they are doing so much more bad than they at
doing good.
I'm in favor of using whatever trumped up charge is available to get this
guy and his servers off the streets. And I'd feed that shit head soldier
to the first pack of wild dogs I could find.
Or perhaps just do to him whatever the Iranians are doing to our sources

On Dec 9, 2010, at 7:22 PM, Kathleen Morson wrote:

Got this today from Avaaz. This reminds me of a item I saw on the local
news last night - Berkeley is gearing up for a resolution calling
Manning a hero.


Dear friends,

The chilling intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks (when they have
broken no laws) is an attack on freedom of the press and democracy. We
urgently need a massive public outcry to stop the crackdown -- let's get
to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this

The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a
chill through free press advocates everywhere.

Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US
politicians have called it a terrorist group and commentators have urged
assassination of its staff. The organization has come under massive
government and corporate attack, but WikiLeaks is only publishing
information provided by a whistleblower. And it has partnered with the
world's leading newspapers (NYT, Guardian, Spiegel etc) to carefully vet
the information it publishes.

The massive extra-judicial intimidation of WikiLeaks is an attack on
democracy. We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and
expression. Sign the petition to stop the crackdown and forward this
email to everyone -- let's get to 1 million voices and take out full
page ads in US newspapers this week!

WikiLeaks isn't acting alone -- it's partnered with the top newspapers
in the world (New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc) to
carefully review 250,000 US diplomatic cables and remove any information
that it is irresponsible to publish. Only 800 cables have been published
so far. Past WikiLeaks publications have exposed government-backed
torture, the murder of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and
corporate corruption.

The US government is currently pursuing all legal avenues to stop
WikiLeaks from publishing more cables, but the laws of democracies
protect freedom of the press. The US and other governments may not like
the laws that protect our freedom of expression, but that's exactly why
it's so important that we have them, and why only a democratic process
can change them.

Reasonable people can disagree on whether WikiLeaks and the leading
newspapers it's partnered with are releasing more information than the
public should see. Whether the releases undermine diplomatic
confidentiality and whether that's a good thing. Whether WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange has the personal character of a hero or a
villain. But none of this justifies a vicious campaign of intimidation
to silence a legal media outlet by governments and corporations. Click
below to join the call to stop the crackdown:

Ever wonder why the media so rarely gives the full story of what happens
behind the scenes? This is why - because when they do, governments can
be vicious in their response. And when that happens, it's up to the
public to stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom
of expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.

With hope,
Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.


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Cyber guerrillas can help US (Financial Times)

Amazon drops WikiLeaks under political pressure (Yahoo)

"WikiLeaks avenged by hacktivists" (PC World):

US Gov shows true control over Internet with WikiLeaks containment

US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The

WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who's next? (The Christian
Science Monitor)

Assange's Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The

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