Sunday, April 14, 2019

#Unity4J 25.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

"I’m thoroughly disgusted with liberals who've been calling themselves the resistance, who've been calling Trump a fascist. And this is straight up, 100%, card carrying fascism, and you hear crickets. Or youhear criticism of Julian because he did this or because he did that or because he did this or that other thing. And now is their chance to speak up for the press. Trump gets into some stupid pissing match with Jim Acosta or whoever the hell about nothing. And here we have the rights of journalism being subverted completely by a man the liberal resistance claim to hate and they don’t say anything. Or what they do say is critical of Julian, the person who is the victim." - Yours Truly

On April 11, 2019 the Ecuadorean government violated its own laws and expelled Julian Assange from his place of asylum in the United Kingdom embassy. The UK government immediately took him into custody. The United States has indicted him and wants to bring him to the United States to stand trial.

The charges are in regard to the 2010 leak from Chelsea Manning to Wikileaks. The Collateral Murder video is among the documents that Manning provided. It clearly shows evidence of U.S. war crimes committed in the killing of one dozen Iraqi civilians.

I am very proud to have been invited to participate in the #Unity4J online vigils in support of Assange. This video was recorded on April 12th and includes Daniel Ellsberg and others. I didn't speak for very long, but you can see my comments at 2 hours 37 minutes, 2 hours and 54 minutes and 3 hours and 17 minutes.