Wikileaks revelations and persecution

This video says about itself:

Bolivian President Evo Morales at Cancún Climate Summit: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Diplomacy of Empire”.

A US indictment of Julian Assange on espionage charges is believed to be imminent, a lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder said Friday: here.

Australia: Extracts of leaked US diplomatic cables published yesterday by the Sydney Morning Herald show that throughout 2008 and 2009, the United States was growing increasingly concerned over former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s commitment to the war in Afghanistan: here.

Several thousand people demonstrated yesterday in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne—Australia’s largest east coast cities—in defence of WikiLeaks and its jailed founder Julian Assange. The protestors, many of them students and young workers, carried placards supporting Assange and calling for his release. Others angrily denounced Prime Minister Julia Gillard who has publicly declared that WikiLeaks’ publication of US diplomatic cables was “illegal”: here.

Journalist and documentary film-maker John Pilger, an outspoken opponent of the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, spoke to the World Socialist Web Site in defence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: here.

A WikiLeaks cable showed that US diplomats pressured the German government to stifle the prosecution of CIA agents who abducted and tortured Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen: here.

3 thoughts on “Wikileaks revelations and persecution

  1. Damned right!

    ‘Women against rape’, a British feminist organisation has said that the so-called rape charge against Julian Assange is clearly a put-up job, and the authorities here and elsewhere would do better to direct resources towards the rapes that actually do happen, and which all too often are left unprosecuted. I can’t see any reason to disagree.

    Boris C

    9 December 2010


  2. Protesters: Free Julian Assange

    SPAIN: Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the British embassy in Madrid on Saturday night to protest over the detention of the founder of the WikiLeaks website and the closing of the site’s Swiss bank account.

    Protesters held placards saying “Free Julian Assange” and “Truth Now” and chanted “freedom of speech.”

    Mr Assange has been moved to segregation in Wandsworth prison, London, as he awaits tomorrow night’s hearing on a Swedish request that he be extradited to face sex charges.


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