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We will not sit idly by as Julian Assange is crucified at the stake.
We will not allow Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
We Are All Assange.
If we allow Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States it will set the stage for unhinged nations who oppress freedom of speech to justify cracking down on dissenting views. It tells Saudi Arabia that it’s okay to kill a journalist in a foreign embassy, #WeAreAllAssange
When @Wikileaks published the Collateral Murder video they were praised by mainstream media and condemn by the Military Industrial Complex. Since then the media and the Military Industrial Complex have grown evermore united and in 2016 they found a common enemy. #WeAreAllAssange
Most of the people applauding the arrest and imprisonment of journalist Julian Assange are either still salty about Hillary Clinton losing to Donald Trump or were directly implicated in leaks published by Wikileaks #WeAreAllAssange
Anyone who tells you that the arrest of Julian Assange is right in any way lacks moral standards. If they are a journalist— and they claim Assange is not a journalist— then they expose themselves as actually not being a journalist at all. #WeAreAllAssange
“Former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is among 130 public figures urging the UK to follow the advice of the UN special rapporteur on torture to release Julian Assange on medical grounds.” #WeAreAllAssange https://www.dw.com/en/130-prominent-germans-appeal-for-julian-assanges-release/av-52278739
Julian Assange’s detention “sets a dangerous precedent for journalists”, according to politicians from the Council of Europe’s parliamentary arm, who voted to oppose the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US. #WeAreAllAssange https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jan/28/julian-assange-detention-sets-dangerous-precedent-for-journalists
A US grand jury has indicted #JulianAssange on 18 charges, 17 of which fall under the Espionage Act, he is charged with conspiracy to receive, obtain, disclose classified diplomatic & military documents. They are extraditing Assange for the crime of journalism #WeAreAllAssange
“We have now learned from submissions and affidavits presented by the United States to the court that they do not consider foreign nationals to have a first amendment protection.” — Kristinn Hrafnsson #WeAreAllAssange https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/28/split-hearings-the-assange-extradition-case-drags-on/
“The extradition of an Australian or Italian journalist by the US would just as easily justify the same action by Saudi Arabia and Russia… an extra-territorial extension of US power to punish the world’s scribblers, bloggers and publishers.” #WeAreAllAssange https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/28/split-hearings-the-assange-extradition-case-drags-on/
Assange’s extradition hearing begins in London on February 24th The British courts will decide whether to flagrantly disregard fundamental democratic principles and dispatch him to his American state persecutors where by law he will not be able to present a defense #WeAreAllAssange
Assange has already served a 50-week prison sentence in Britain for jumping bail. A rape investigation launched against him in Sweden has been dropped, so he would likely be freed from prison if extradition is denied. If the extradition is granted journalism dies #WeAreAllAssange
Assange has been charged with 17 counts of espionage for publishing the government’s documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and torture in Guantanamo Bay. Journalism is not espionage. #WeAreAllAssange https://dailytimes.com.pk/542858/why-assange-extradition-case-matters-to-our-democracy/
“Assange, through his work with WikiLeaks, not only informed the public about America’s troubled beginning but also provided a mechanism for people to redeem its unaccounted past.” We must stand up against the extradition of Julian Assange #WeAreAllAssange https://original.antiwar.com/nozomi_hayase/2020/01/19/why-assange-extradition-case-matters-to-our-democracy/
“While being held in solitary confinement in a maximum high security prison in London, Assange was awarded the 2019 Dignity Prize for his support of Catalan people’s struggle for independence.” #WeAreAllAssange https://original.antiwar.com/nozomi_hayase/2020/01/19/why-assange-extradition-case-matters-to-our-democracy/
“With the indictment of Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially acknowledged by a US federal court” #WeAreAllAssange https://original.antiwar.com/nozomi_hayase/2019/08/12/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-affects-us-all/
“I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonize & abuse a single individual for such a long time & with so little regard for human dignity & the rule of law” — UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer #WeAreAllAssange https://original.antiwar.com/nozomi_hayase/2019/11/20/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-calls-for-the-publics-defense-of-free-speech/
“@wikileaks has radically changed the media landscape. By publishing truthful information about the United States, the organization came head-to-head with the Pentagon & the CIA.” Global powers cant fathom an uncontrolled media organization #WeAreAllAssange https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/19/why-americans-and-world-ought-be-concerned-about-julian-assanges-extradition-case
“It is important to congratulate WikiLeaks for what they have done. The best kind of journalism is the most difficult kind of journalism… It is an injustice against WikiLeaks… As Martin Luther King said, an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.”- @RichardBurgon
“It is a rifle shot to steer clear of a case that would worry the average journalist that they could be prosecuted over stories that make it into The NYT, The Washington Post, and Politico all the time” — Law Professor Ashley Deeks #WeAreAllAssange https://www.politico.eu/article/julian-assange-extradition-dispute-over-political-crimes-looms/
UN torture expert says he has been left “genuinely outraged” by the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speakers at an event at London’s Frontline Cub this week warned the case should be considered an “attack on all journalists.” #WeAreAllAssange https://izodnews.com/2020/02/08/u-n-torture-expert-outraged-by-wikileaks-founder-assanges-extradition-case-what-about-the-war-crimes/
“The judiciary in the UK has proven either unwilling or unable to guarantee due process,” Melzer stated Assange has symptoms that were consistent with psychological torture. “I think this case is in the hands of the public.” — @NilsMelzer #WeAreAllAssange https://izodnews.com/2020/02/08/u-n-torture-expert-outraged-by-wikileaks-founder-assanges-extradition-case-what-about-the-war-crimes/
“Imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been awarded Consortium News‘ 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award for courage in the face of an unprecedented attack on press freedom.” #WeAreAllAssange https://consortiumnews.com/2020/02/10/julian-assange-wins-2020-gary-webb-freedom-of-the-press-award/
German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange,a major German TV network has aired an interview with the UN rapporteur on torture that reveals the invention of the Swedish “rape” case against Julian Assange. #WeAreAllAssange https://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2020/02/07/german-tv-exposes-the-lies-that-entrapped-julian-assange/
Assange is not an American citizen. WikiLeaks, is not a U.S.-based publication. The extradition of Assange would mean that international journalist do not have freedom of speech and it will end journalistic investigations that expose power. #WeAreAllAssange https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/10/what-happening-assange-will-happen-rest-us
Assange is being held in the notorious high-security HM Prison Belmarsh. He has spent much of his time in isolation, he’s heavily sedated & has been denied medical treatment. His lawyers say they are routinely denied access to him. #WeAreAllAssange https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/10/what-happening-assange-will-happen-rest-us
“He had hard evidence of US war crimes now the country guilty of the war crimes is trying to get a hold of him. For the Australian government to go along with this is unconscionable. The whole thing is mad from start to finish.” — @WilkieMP #WeAreAllAssange https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australian-mps-to-meet-julian-assange-in-london-20200214-p540yu.html
“One of the largest petitions ever tabled in Australia’s parliament — now signed by 280,000 people — was presented in the House of Representatives, calling for freedom for @WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.” Hands off Assange! #WeAreAllAssange #FreeAssange https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/13/parl-f13.html
Spanish security firm UC Global recorded Assange 24/7 & gave this video to the CIA. “That firm was contracted by Ecuador to protect the embassy to protect Assange to protect us from his persecutors.” — Former Ecuadorian diplomat Fidel Narvaez #WeAreAllAssange https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/10/cia-spied-on-julian-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy/
“There is an effort to distract the attention from the main important issues, which is he is the one persecuted; he is the one spied on; he is the one who they want in jail for publishing truthful information about war crimes.” — Fidel Narvaez #WeAreAllAssange https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/10/cia-spied-on-julian-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy/
The first Right our founding fathers wrote down was freedom of speech, yet today we have become a country that uses its own powerful influences to silence not only American citizens but citizens of other countries as well. Stand up against the extradition of Assange! #WeAreAllAssange
Wikileaks inspired revolutions that toppled governments without firing a single bullet, @Wikileaks did it by spreading information and knowledge which terrified global powers. Now Assange is facing extradition to the US for exposing #US war crimes in #Iraq. #WeAreAllAssange
US fighter pilots shot 30 mm cannons down on civilians & journalist from Apache helicopter in Iraq, and those same soldiers then fired a missile into a van driven by a dad taking his kids to school. Wikileaks exposed these war crimes, that is journalism not espionage #WeAreAllAssange
Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning did not fire those 30 mm cannons and kill civilians and journalist, the United States government did. If you condemn Julian and Chelsea then you condone the war crimes they sacrificed their liberty to expose. #WeAreAllAssange #FreeChelseaManning
Julian Assange exposed the media establishment as frauds and exposed our entire political system for feigning democracy. That is why both sides of the political spectrum want to see Julian burned at the stake, extradited to the US and silenced. We must stand up #WeAreAllAssange
Today to be a good journalist is to not look past the headlines, it is to adhere to the pack, to regurgitate talking-points formulated well-funded in think tanks. Julian Assange shattered the walls of these echo chambers by freeing information #WeAreAllAssange
Whether you are Right or Left, what is happening to Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning should scare you, it should shake you to your core if it doesn’t then you lack morality. This isn’t a legal debate or a political debate this is about human rights. #WeAreAllAssange
The US Military killed two journalist working for Reuters, Saeed Chmagh & Namir Noor-Eldeen, they killed the father of the van, Saleh Matasher Tomal & severely wounded his children. Julian Assange did not kill those innocent civilians the US government did. #WeAreAllAssange
Assange is kept in his cell 23 hrs a day with 30min in the recreation yard and 30 min to compete with other prisoners to make phone calls, making his attempts to prepare a defense extremely difficult. Assange’s crime? Having the audacity to speak truth to power #WeAreAllAssange
Recently, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Prof Nils Melzer visited Assange with a psychiatrist. He described Assange’s treatment over the past 8 yrs by the U.S. and its allies Britain, Australia, Sweden as amounting to torture and in violation of UN Conventions. #WeAreAllAssange
“I must say I’m appalled at the consistent, sustained, concerted abuse #JulianAssange has been exposed to at the hands of the democratic states over a period of almost a decade” – Professor Nils Melzer (UN Special Rapporteur on Torture) #WeAreAllAssange
In 2011 @wikileaks was awarded the Walkley Award for “outstanding contribution to journalism” 8 yrs later & Wikileaks remains the same entity it was before, the only thing that has changed is that Journalist have become toadies for the Military Industrial Complex #WeAreAllAssange
“This case is an outrageous affront to journalistic protections,” Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson said after the court decision. “This indictment will place a chilling impact and will affect journalists and publishers everywhere all over the world.” #WeAreAllAssange
“I am defenseless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life. Truth ultimately is all we have” Assange’s comments were made in a letter addressed to independent British journalist Gordon Dimmack. We must stand up to this extradition. #WeAreAllAssange
Julian Assange was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 7 times & the US government is prosecuting him for exposing war crimes. Assange put himself on the alter of liberty for sake of an informed public & it is our moral imperative to stand up to this extradition #WeareAllAssange
The 17 counts against Assange carry a combined maximum prison sentence of 175 years. They are an unprecedented attempt to criminalize investigative journalism, and abolish the free press protections of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Stand up! #WeAreAllAssange
no one should be prosecuted under the antiquated Espionage Act for publishing leaked government documents tht 1917 statute was designed to punish people who leaked secrets to a foreign government not to the media #WeAreAllAssange @AdamAfriyie @lisanandy @bbradleymp @CharlieElphicke
The only criminal proceeding Assange currently faces is a 2012 arrest warrant for “failure to surrender” a minor bail violation that arose when he obtained asylum from Ecuador. @AlanDuncanMP @BimAfolami @CherylGillan @DamianCollins @EdwardLeighMP #WeAreAllAssange https://theintercept.com/2018/07/21/ecuador-will-imminently-withdraw-asylum-for-julian-assange-and-hand-him-over-to-the-uk-what-comes-next/
The US wanted to prosecute Assange & WikiLeaks for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents, but concluded that there was no way w/o also prosecuting others such as the @nytimes & @guardian Journalism is not Espionage #WeAreAllAssange @AJonesMP @BobBlackman @BorisJohnson
The U.S. DOJ has not publicly announced charges against Mr. Assange, but President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, previously called arresting him a “priority.” @AlistairBurtUK @Sandbach @CGreenUK @daviddavismp @edvaizey @AlokSharma_RDG #WeAreAllAssange https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/28/julian-assange-lawyers-brace-potentially-imminent-/
NYT lawyer warns “From that incident, from everything I know he’s sort of in a classic publishers position & I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The NYT & @wikileaks” @ABridgen @carolinenokes @DKShrewsbury @trussliz @hbaldwin #WeAreAllAssange
Trump’s administration would set a dangerous precedent for publishers by prosecuting @wikileaks founder Julian Assange, The @nytimes top attorney told a room full of federal judges. #WeAreAllAssange @amandamilling @BWallaceMP @chhcalling @DamianHinds https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/25/julian-assange-prosecution-would-set-very-bad-prec/
Mr. McCraw one of New York Times top lawyer states “I think the prosecution of him would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers,” New York Times top lawyer states. Show your #WeAreAllAssange @AmberRuddHR @BobBlackman @chhcalling @david_duguid @DLidington @LiamFox @EstherMcVey1
The US wanted to prosecute Assange & WikiLeaks for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents, but concluded that there was no way w/o also prosecuting others such as the @nytimes & @guardian Journalism is not Espionage #WeAreAllAssange @annietrev @JackieDP @JGray