Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a US military video depicting the slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq.
Today is April 5. Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq – including two Reuters journalists and injuring small children. It was called Collateral Murder.
The killers in the video are running free whereas Julian Assange, the publisher who revealed the crime, has been politically persecuted and deprived of his freedom for ten years now.
He is currently under pre-trial detention at a high-security prison reserved for those suspects of murder, threatened by extradition to the US, and highly vulnerable to the Coronavirus, after his humanitarian bail request was rejected.
„[Assange] stands for something. And his eventual further imprisonment, condemnation, and so on, will be a clear signal. Signal in what? In what is today — apart from ecology and refugees — maybe the crucial war: the war for digital control of our lives.“ — Slavoj Žižek
„I believe that Julian Assange should have never been placed in prison. The charges against him in the United States represent some of the most far-reaching and dangerous legal assertions ever made on the question of press freedom. Whatever anyone thinks about Julian Assange one thing is absolutely clear: Julian Assange provided a public service the citizens of the US and the world in helping to create wikileaks and by publishing documents that demonstrated in clear raw form the crimes that the US government commits around the world on a daily basis as well as other countries. The only reason the Julian Assange is in prison right now is because the United States wants him dead.“ — Jeremy Scahill
„It is fascinating what you can find about Ebola, SARS, Swine Flu, Avian Flu, released by Wikileaks. If we had such a person today — in China, in the United States — like Julian Assange, we would be in a better situation. But what the governments are doing; they are actually leaving him to die in a cage.“ — Srećko Horvat
We must prevent the extradition of our Advisory Panel member and co-founder Julian and demand his release!
Here are three things that you can do today in order to help:
- Sign our petition against the extradition of Julian Assange
- Spread the following message on Facebook and in your chat groups: Press freedom is under attack. Ten years ago the #collateralmurder videos were revealed by @Wikileaks. The DiEM25 Advisory Panel member and journalist Julian Assange has been politically persecuted and deprived of his freedom for nine years now. He is threatened by prosecution, extradition and the #coronavirus. Today Julian Assange needs our support. Sign this petition https://internal.diem25.org/en/petitions/1 now and spread this message!
Or you can use the following message on Twitter: „If war can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth“. After 10 years of #CollateralMurder, we demand the freedom of Julian Assange, publisher, @WikiLeaks founder and @DiEM_25 Advisory Panel member #JulianAssange. https://collateralmurder.com/
- If you want to join our campaign against the extradition of Julian, stay informed in this Telegram channel: t.me/dontextraditeassange
To learn more about Julian Assange’s extradition case, read more here.
You can also watch last night’s DiEMTV special with Jeremy Scahill and Srećko Horvat on YouTube, where they discuss Assange and the important role of Wikileaks in global politics; or Slavoj Zizek’s DiEMTV presentation where he calls for more ‚citizen spies‘ like Assange.
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