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The Julian Assange Case: Revealing War Crimes Is Not a Crime | RSN

By Bill Simpich, Reader Supported News

he US government’s case against Julian Assange is now before the American public. It was revamped in 2017 to avoid a skirmish with the corporate media over the breadth of the “reporter’s privilege” to receive classified materials from a source. Assange is facing a charge of conspiracy with former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to “break a password” to gain access to classified information.

What we are facing is an all-out assault against one of the most significant acts of civil resistance in the history of the United States. Specifically, the civil resistance of Chelsea Manning, her whistleblowing that helped end the US combat role in Iraq in 2011, and the courage of Julian Assange in ensuring that Manning’s resistance was effective.

The daily leaks to the media from the “reliable sources” inside the Trump administration are portrayed as a rational tool used to prevent the president and other high officials from abusing their power. These Washington journalists are rewarded with the sign of the dollar.

Source: RSN | The Julian Assange Case: Revealing War Crimes Is Not a Crime

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