Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange — Rise Up Times

Chris Hedges on Julian Assange and the larger ramifications of his continued persecution.

“If [Assange is] found guilty it will effectively criminalize the investigative work of all journalists and publishers, anywhere in the world and of any nationality, who possess classified documents to shine a light on the inner workings of power. This mortal assault on the press will have been orchestrated, we must not forget, by a Democratic administration. It will set a legal precedent that will delight other totalitarian regimes and autocrats who, emboldened by the United States,..”

Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange — Rise Up Times

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    When investigation hurts big guns, it’s called a crime.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Well-said, Sadje. They can’t allow truth to come to light. Secrecy is how they hold their power.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Sadje says:

        Yes, and when truth comes out, they try to hide behind law.

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Dave says:

    ain’t it nice when the Democrats and Republicans can agree on something whole-heartedly, he says cynically.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      😦 lots of skeletons in them thair closets


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