There is a major freedom of information movement going on right now on the web. Wikileaks. You may have heard of it? Wikileaks has been releasing ’embarrassing’ yet truthful international cables involving diplomats, corporations, governments, courts. The extent of all the information leaked is still being felt. The international government and major media response? Appalling to say the least. The governments of the world are on the attack. Some are going so far as to suggest the assassination of the Julian Assange including representatives of my Canadian government! On top of that, crazy trumped up charges against the founder of Wikileaks as part of a smear campaign. Wikileaks is simply a publisher of all these documents. They didn’t spy on anyone, steal anything, bribe, or commit espionage. They simply posted what OTHER people have given them…Much like any newspaper, blog, evening news broadcast, etc…I think this is an outrage! We need more sites like Wikileaks! Lots more. There is a current online campaign to make it impossible to take down Wikileaks. At the time of this writing, there are over 2000 mirror sites up and running! If I had the resources, I’d do the same…
Michael Moore has helped Julian Assange’s defence fund by contributing $20,000 for bail. Here is Michael Moore’s recent post on why we ALL need to donate funds and fight for open, transparent government. No more back door, dishonest,outright illegal, and unaccountable government.
I am going to host all the desktop wallpapers on my site(see gallery below) for anyone to save and distribute at your leisure. Spread the word…Donate if you can, mirror the site if you have the resources, and let all our governments know that we are watching them…
- Court costs strain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s finances (guardian.co.uk)
- WikiLeaks: Michael Moore says supporting Julian Assange ‘true act of patriotism’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Don’t Prosecute Wikileaks (themoderatevoice.com)
- Support Writers, Publishers, Non-Profits (Yes, Including WikiLeaks) With Donations Via Flattr (readwriteweb.com)
- Take personal action for Wikileaks and Free Speech (wilderside.wordpress.com)