“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I am going to be referring to him as Julian from now on, because doing so reminds us that we’re talking about a man–not a concept. Now more than ever before we must refuse to be silent. Julian could have been any one of us. To be silent throughout his persecution would be a betrayal of ourselves.

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Lawyers acting for Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, said today they are preparing for a possible indictment by the US authorities.

Jennifer Robinson said her team had heard from “several different US lawyers rumours that an indictment was on its way or had happened already, but we don’t know”.

According to some reports, Washington is seeking to prosecute Assange under the 1917 act, which was used unsuccessfully to try to gag the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. However, despite escalating rhetoric over the last fortnight, no charges have yet been lodged, and government sources say they are unaware any such move is being prepared.

Robinson said Assange’s team did not believe the US had grounds to prosecute him…” More at The Guardian