WikiLeaks. If you are at all informed, you’ve probably heard of the site. Maybe you have no idea what they do, or you do, and you just aren’t interested. Well, if you believe like me that the First Amendment was first for a reason, you should be interested. Credo Action is circulating a petition to save the site from what is tantamount to official oppression. See below the text of the email they are asking me to send to you, my dear reader.
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.
I just signed 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.
I hope you will too. It’s easy to take action at the link below.
It will take you two minutes. Is the First Amendment worth two minutes of your time?