|Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 10:51 pm: ||
You must read this and if you believe in freedom at all we must have more open government NOT SECRETS and LIES ...please read below.
The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a chill through free press
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 corporat e 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 it has 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 viciou s 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.
Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.
Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear (ABC)
WikiLeaks are a bunch of terrorists, says leading U.S. congressman (Mail Online)
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 (Tippett.org)
US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The Guardian)
WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who's next? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Assange's Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The Slatest)
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 07:11 am: ||
When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 08:07 am: ||
The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 11:08 am: ||
Except that the info Wikileaks is leaking did not come from a Whistleblower
it came from a Traitor. The media guys attempting to frame this as a typical
Whistleblower event is a red herring. DO you think it would be okay if
someone got all of your personal information inlcuding bank account numbers
and passwords and released them on the internet for anyone to use. I bet you
would call that guy a thief not a "freind of the populace".
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 12:15 pm: ||
I find it very sad that many stand up for these corrupt people and call the ones who expose them traitors when the lies are what is being exposed dont you think that lies should be exposed especially when that to effects the welfare of a country regardless of what side ..it is suspicion lies and rhumors that CAUSE WARS ignorance is the greatest excuse for human bloodlust ..the so called allies have been betrayed in Vietnam , Iraq and many other Wars that should not have been ...Dont tell me you condone war...if you do it is not worth continuing this discussion as I HATE WAR and the terrible suffering it causes..
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 02:02 pm: ||
and another thing Governments must become more open and accountable for their actions especially when it involves the mass death of their own young people for useless causes
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 03:01 pm: ||
Yeah,well where is the transparency he promised?Why are we still over there?Whenever other countrys change,we can change,but don't count on that in the near future.Islam wants to rule the world and if you don't understand that concept,you haven't been paying attention.This information was provided to wikileaks by a PFC,and that makes him a traitor to his country.He was mistreated because of his sexual preferences and this is how he gets back at his country.He is now the poster boy for the DADT fiasco.I abhor war and i served my time.Yet there are other countrys that want to annihilate people.You just can't set on your hands and sing Kombaya.
IF OUR GOVERNMENT OR THE WORLD'S GOVERNMENT REALLY WANTS TO KEEP THEIR COUNTRYS AND OUR NATION'S TOP SECRETS CLASSIFIED, THEY SHOULD BE KEPT IN THE SAME PLACE THAT OBAMA'S COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARE KEPT.
|Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 03:09 pm: ||
The U.S. political and economic scene is tailor-made for WikiLeakers' next attacks — with or without Assange. The progressive Paladin in the White House is no more. There are 15 million jobless and even more if one counts those whose benefits have run out and those who have stopped looking. There are several million of still vigorous over 50 who can see neither job nor retirement benefits for the rest of their lives.
And some companies, e.g., Great Lakes Integrated in Cleveland, plan to keep about 90 percent of its work force temporary — permanently. Nationwide there is a 25 percent increase in temporary employment. While companies save themselves a bundle, temps also tend to spend less in the general economy.
By prolonging tax cuts for the wealthy and the rest of the population, President Barack Obama lost the support of his liberal constituencies.
In open rebellion, congressional Democrats withheld support. Obama, they said, had embraced the signature domestic policy of Bush 43's presidency. But they also know it will be approved in the new Congress. Kicking cans down the road may be good politics — but it is disastrous financially and economically.
With China's still-growing mountain of U.S. treasuries, the United States currently owes China more than $1 trillion. The U.S. federal budget of $3.8 trillion has an estimated deficit of $1.5 trillion. And the national debt has just gone over $13 trillion — at the rate of $4.15 billion a day.
The latest global study of scholastic achievement shows the United States below average in math and no better than average in reading. China won hands down — in all categories. Time to bring China and Pakistan into an Afghan settlement? Long overdue. Word of mouth only. No WikiLeaks.