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Monday, August 20, 2012

Moore and Stone: Assange and 'Free Speech'

Michael Moore and Oliver Stone, two hard-hitting lefty film=makers, pen new op-ed for NYT re: WikiLeaks and Free Speech.  "We have spent our careers as filmmakers making the case that the news media in the United States often fail to inform Americans about the uglier actions of our own government. We therefore have been deeply grateful for the accomplishments of WikiLeaks, and applaud Ecuador’s decision to grant diplomatic asylum to its founder, Julian Assange,  who is now living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London...

"We urge the people of Britain and Sweden to demand that their governments answer some basic questions: Why do the Swedish authorities refuse to question Mr. Assange in London? And why can neither government promise that Mr. Assange will not be extradited to the United States? The citizens of Britain and Sweden have a rare opportunity to make a stand for free speech on behalf of the entire globe."

1 comment:

ComeRide TheWhale said...

If Obama wants Progressive votes in November he MUST release Bradley Manning and end the persecution of WikiLeaks.

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