Censorship January 2011 News USA


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared Sunday night on 60 Minutes sharing his believes and vision behind his work, as well as his thoughts on the possibility of facing criminal charges in the US.  The man behind the whistle-blowing website that released tens of thousands of secret U.S. military reports and diplomatic cables has been in the center of the media hurricane for the past few months causing controversy and criticism as well as being seen as a defender of free speech and freedom by his supporters worldwide.

Steve Kroft spent two days interviewing Assange at his Britain home, where he is in house arrest fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning in two sexual assault cases. In the exclusive 60 minutes interview, Assange discussed his relationship with sources, Wikileaks’ vulnerability to government shut down, as well as rumors about documents embarrassing to Bank of America that are yet to be released.

Before he was placed to house arrest, Assange was constantly on the move, changing his appearances as often as he would change cities and jumped borders in attempt to avoid being killed, arrested, or kidnapped. Even before publishing U.S. secrets, Assange’s work caused threatening statements from powerful people.

Being asked to talk about specific statements that he considered were threatening to him, Assange pointed out “The statements by the Vice President Biden saying, for instance that I was a high-tech terrorist. Sarah Palin calling to our organization to be dealt with like the Taliban, and be hunted down. There’s calls either for my assassination or the assassination of my staff or for us to be kidnapped and renditioned back to the United States to be executed.“

Assange said that the United States does not have the power to put an end on the releases on WikiLeaks website.

“The U.S. does not have the technology to take the site down. Just the way our technology is constructed, the way the Internet is constructed, it’s quite hard to stop things reappearing. We’ve had attacks on particular domain names. Little pieces of infrastructure — knocked out. But we now have some 2,000 fully independent in every way websites, where we’re publishing around the world. …It’s not possible to do.” Assange tells Steve Kroft.

During the interview, Kroft pointed out that Assange’s agenda is viewed by a part of the public as anti-American. Defending the vision behind WikiLeaks, Assange told to the interviewer “Our founding values are those of the U.S. revolution. They are those of people like Jefferson and Madison.“

He also stressed that the website has played within the United States’ rules, saying his organization is comparable to any other publisher and should be protected under the First Amendment.

“We operated just like any U.S. publisher operates … and there has been no precedent that I’m aware of, in the past 50 years, of prosecuting a publisher for espionage,” Assange said. “It is just not done. Those are the rules. You do not do it.“




Capitalism: A Love Party, new app for celebrating the good old fashioned world order that affected our lives in so many ways!

San Francisco, CA, October 1, 2009– We are proud to announce the launch of our new Facebook application “Capitalism: A Love Party” created by the author of The Age of Nepotism, Vahid Razavi and the creative team working on the We chose to breed life into our latest app at this particular moment in time with a strong reason. As a team that is constantly working to make our website not only a promotional vessel for the book, but also a platform where we can try and build awareness of the social issues affecting our world, we are in great support of the work of director Michel Moore, and his new movie Capitalism: A Love Story. Our application “Capitalism: A Love Party” announces the screenings of Moore’s new movie across the States. Through this app people can inform themselves about the movie premiers and invite their friends to see it.
In addition to this, we decided to organize preemptive parties for the movie in every major city in the States to celebrate all we love and hate about capitalism and enjoy good company, delicious appetizers and fine wine, hoping to start a trend that will spread throughout the country. First party of the kind will be held at San Francisco’s Art People Gallery on October the 2nd. For more information on this event, follow the link Anyone who finds this idea appealing, and would like to organize a “Capitalism: A Love Party” in their hometown can do so by using our Facebook application designed specifically for spreading the national capitalist parties across our country. We decided to reward the top 50 party organizers in the U.S. who make the highest number of invites with a free copy of the book The Age of Nepotism.

Although we support and respect his work, we are in no way affiliated with Mr. Michael Moore or his latest movie.

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