In a shameful public lynching of Julian Assange after his arrest, ladies and gentlemen of the media in “civilized” America are carrying their torches high and calling him the “America’s number one enemy”.
The fact is that these media mercenaries like a mindless firing squad who have a wrong target and are shooting each other! Those “journalists” who fabricate Julian Assange story and his contributions; sooner or later will find themselves victims of the same repressive policies that they are cheering today. The wealthy elite hate to be exposed by independent journalists. They cannot tolerate those who speak up against them and expose their secretive and undemocratic policies and deeds. They have created different institutions such as the CIA, FBI, NSA and DHS so they can spy on all Americans – citizen or not — and punish those who dare to shed light on their criminal and unconstitutional killing, torturing, unlawful arrests and secret detention centers both here in the U.S. and abroad. That is the gist of their revenge against Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
The New York Times, Washington Post newspapers or NPR, CNN, FOX News and MSNBC radio and TV channels already found Julian Assange guilty for “jumping bail!” These critics are the same people who actually are considering the story of cutting the body of a dissent journalist inside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ankara as old news. Now the same people are looking for revenge against Julian Assange who only did what an honorable independent journalist should have done, that is telling the truth. Julian Assange didn’t create or fabricate any story; he just simply published the unvarnished truth.
So, what is next? Is this the “darkest” time in the U.S. history that puts end to independent journalism? Of course not! We should listen to the man himself while he was dragging out of one prison to another. Julian Assange’s message was simple and clear: “Resist!” American people remember the Sacco-Vanzetti case as two innocent men who had unfair trial. That is true with the case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. So this is not the first time. However, times have changed; today the debacle Democrats and Fascistic minded Republicans are accusing each other of treason! True peace activists and democratic minded people will see the arrest of Julian Assange as a new stage in struggle for peace and justice. The Democrats who are professional activists or just act like functionaries are unable to join the struggle for freedom of speech. Their hatred of Trump has blinded them for life.
The message of “Resist!” means that all independent journalists should unite and challenge the fake media personalities for debate! The message of “Resist!” means that activists in the U.K., U.S. and around the world should organize daily demonstrations in front of the British and American embassies and their media buildings. The message of “Resist!” means that progressive students should call for a day of strike for freedom of speech. The message of “Resist!” means that working people from Baghdad to Boston should stand up for transparency and fairness.
“No one is above the law” claimed the worn-out British Prime Minister Theresa May; our task is to prove exactly that.
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Massoud Nayeri is a graphic designer and an independent peace activist based in the United States. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.