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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Assange is arrested!

Julian Assange has been arrested in London. Charges were brought against him several months ago but they were withdrawn only to resurface when the diplomatic cables were released.
The suspicious stench of politics.

I hope people understand what is really going on here. Once again the US assumes the right to control power and the flow of information, this time by choking off Wikileaks access to a free and open internet. Wikileaks has been forced to jump from server to server and at the same time had their donation links removed. If this ain't a witch hunt than I don't what is.
You may or may not agree that Wikileaks as well as the other media that have released the leaks (The Guardian, The New York Times, El Pais and Der Spiegel) has a right to but you have to admit there is something very disturbing when an authoritarian government reaches out and threatens freedom of speech, freedom of the press and net neutrality all at once.

A request that answer to charges of a sexual nature have come forth from Sweden.
In London Mr. Assange surrendered to the authorities.
Thank you Interpol and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for taking the political bait and promptly down the wrong path!
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