Whatever you think of Assange, his memoir should be a fascinating read. Certainly much more interesting than the drivel produced by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber (who are scarcely old enough to wipe their own noses much less reflect back on their lives).
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will make roughly $1.3 million for penning his memoir. He says he’s writing the book to keep WikiLeaks afloat and to cover his legal costs.
Give the report a listen.
A real American Patriot
Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.
Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.
We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.
Good for him! BRAVO!!!!!! Thank heaven there are still people in America who value the First Amendment for all and not just for their own ideological cousins. And thank heaven for Americans who don’t trust a lying government. Don’t miss the rest of Moore’s essay. He’s hit the proverbial nail on the head.
So her whinings that his actions are ‘unamerican‘ are just ill-informed.
“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin emailed ABC News. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”
Does anyone see the irony of Palin’s remarks? She wants her First Amendment rights preserved but she renounces people who want the government held accountable for its misdeeds… And, by the way, the only reason governments fear the disclosure of the truth is because those governments are tyrannical. Only deceivers have things they want kept hidden (the only legitimate exceptions being surprise parties and presents and other similar ‘good secrets’). Things they know are wrong and so must not let get out in the light of public scrutiny.
Open societies of free peoples need not fear facts. Closed societies of enslaved peoples do, though.
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Swedish prosecutors withdrew an arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying less than a day after the document was issued that it was based on an unfounded accusation of rape. The accusation had been labeled a dirty trick by Julian Assange and his group, who are preparing to release a fresh batch of classified U.S. documents from the Afghan war.
I wonder who would want to portray Assange as a rapist in order to discredit him… Yup- that’s right- it’s a no brainer! If only the government put as much energy into getting our troops out of Afghanistan as they do in trying to spin it as a war that’s both reasonable and desirable.