idealistic people must suffer for their silliness
the left loved Assange until he exposed Hillary
traitor to the american empire
lol typical american mentatlity.
Yeah the US is not a good country.
Its so tragic..
The UK has isolated him in a high security prison alongside terrorists and serial killers for 30+ months.
There is NO (its surreal) legal basis for his imprisonment. The UK seriously does not even have the slightest thing against him.
This makes the UK no longer a constitutional state, their fancy parliament and traditions are meaningless. But now to the even less constitutional state, the US:
Assange will be taken to court in Alexandria, Virgina, right next to Washingtons Pentagon, the CIA, NSA, and other Military-, Security- and Secret- services. Alexandrias residents are almost as distant from the average American city (80-90% work for the government) as this laughable trial from a constitutional procedure. Not once in the entire history of the Eastern District Court of Virginia was a person, accused by a national security authority, acquitted...
A FREE Society can only be founded on FREE Information
Ok so I know this man should not get a life sentence for his crimes but I'm not sure I'm against him being charged at all. I suppose I could probably be swayed that he's already served enough of a sentence but from what I've heard from Assange I don't know he wouldn't do it again. Chelsea Manning got her sentence commuted by Obama so I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility that his charges would not get pleed way down.
The American government pursuing charges just in general though I don't get why people think this is some facist action. Governments have secrets. Every single one. The fact of the matter is it's in the US's interest to keep those secrets. I just can't be that mad at the government for doing what governments do.
God bless America go America finish terrorism
True. Sad world. And its crazy that quite many seem to defend the governments when it comes to this.
The state is not a benevolent entity,be it authoritarian or not. It will still care for his own interests instead of what a random relatively unknown person think. If assange wanted to expose the US, first he need to be a notable person, known and liked by the population or backed up by powerful friends.
The strongest trait of internet leakers is their anonymity, without them, they are just a sitting duck.
Leaking classified government information is a crime in any country
Why is everyone trying to make him innocent lmao
> Where are the human right activists of America?
many many human rights activists in america rightfully point out the injustices here, it is just ignored by mainstream politicians and talking heads. it's a very sad state of affairs
WTF Murica isnt the best and freest country in the world? No way, mens
julian is being punished for his disgusting antismitism, not for being honest. and that's a good thing.
Assange's biggest mistake was being altruistic and exposing both sides of the political spectrum.
In a world and time where you have to pick sides this means no one likes you.
Wonder what the world would be like if the thousands on the very top suddenly all perished.
I'm divided on this issue. On one hand, there is an important role for whistleblowers, but on the other hand, some things are done behind the scenes and need to stay that way.
If someone steals/leaks confidential information and there are no consequences, then there is no deterrent from sharing any secret. Any company/government department/group must be able to operate with confidence that their secrets will be kept. But as I said at first, whistleblowers are also critically important for a free society.
The issue of Assange has several sides to it and it's not clear in my mind how it should be dealt with.