Here’s a great piece on the United States’ war on Julian Assange and those who attempt to expose its evildoing by Darien Sumner of Bumbling Bees. When the state has a lot to lose, we shouldn’t take for granted that they’re telling us the truth and not doing everything they can to prevent people from finding it out.
Don’t worry; the Trump administration is hard at work protecting America from the truth. By which I mean: they’ve apparently concocted an ambitious network of excuses to
kidnap and torture dispense summary justice upon deliver a charming Uncle-Sam-o-gram to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who has, as of the time of this writing, been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for seven years. Of course, the Official Media Gatekeepers — by which I obviously mean: fake news — are only too happy to help sell this atrocity to the American people.
The US view of WikiLeaks and Assange began to change after investigators found what they believe was proof that WikiLeaks played an active role in helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, disclose a massive cache of classified documents.
Note carefully the very specific phraseology: Wikileaks “played an active role in helping Edward Snowden… disclose a massive cache of classified documents.” Think about this for a moment. Doesn’t that seem odd to you? What Wikileaks did in terms of “helping Snowden disclose” his massive cache was publish it. So why don’t they just say that? Because if they acknowledge that they’re trying to murder Julian Assange forever for the crime of publishing classified information, they run into the giant, impassable roadblock that is New York Times Co. v United States, in which the Supreme Court explicitly held that the federal government cannot intervene to prevent the publication of secret documents.