Thursday, May 31, 2018

“The government is after Assange because he’s telling the truth”

From WSWS:


Detroit autoworkers have issued statements opposing the ongoing persecution and threatened extradition of Julian Assange by the US government and its allies and calling for his freedom.

Shawn said the “reason they are targeting” Assange is that “it’s not beneficial for them if this information gets out. A lot of people will know what’s happening and that will inspire change. They do not want change. Many people are unaware of what is happening now. The more people know just how bad things really are, the more they will want to act.”

Todd, a 25-year-old worker, said, “They are afraid of the truth. People are being enlightened by what Assange has revealed.” Todd referred to the video published by WikiLeaks, entitled “Collateral murder,” showing a US helicopter shooting Iraqi journalists in 2007. “The war in Iraq was really about oil, money and control. That’s why they went after Gaddafi in 2011 as well.”

Read the full report on the WSWS

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In stark contrast to our stance, a host of organisations and individuals are assisting the drive to overturn democratic rights. One sharp indicator is their silence over the grave danger that faces WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.

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