Whatever you think of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the unprecedented campaign by the U.S. government and corporate America to silence the site is a chilling assault on free speech and a free media.
WikiLeaks has not been charged with a crime related to the release of documents, yet the site’s access to the Internet has been disrupted and major efforts are underway to block credit card processing of donations to keep the site running.
It’s not surprising that the U.S. government and some of our nation’s largest corporations would want to take down a site that provides a powerful new way to expose official lies and pierce their veil of secrecy. But if we don’t stand up and beat back this powerful assault on WikiLeaks, we will put our democratic institutions at risk and deliver a blow to human rights work around the world.
Here is a petition asking the U.S. government and corporate America to protect our democracy and the rule of law by ending the crackdown on WikiLeaks.
Sign the petition
The petition reads:
“We call on you to stop the crackdown on WikiLeaks and its partners immediately. We urge you to respect democratic principles and laws of freedom of expression and freedom of the press. If WikiLeaks and the journalists it works with have violated any laws they should be pursued in the courts with due process. They should not be subjected to an extra-judicial campaign of intimidation.”
We hope you will check it out too. It’s easy to take action at the link here.