@johannhari101: This case must not obscure what #WikiLeaks has told us

#Opinion

Thu, Dec 9th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

From Johann Hari's latest piece in The Independent on why Wikileaks is important in our time:

"Every one of us owes a debt to Julian Assange. Thanks to him, we now know that our governments are pursuing policies that place you and your family in considerably greater danger. Wikileaks has informed us they have secretly launched war on yet another Muslim country, sanctioned torture, kidnapped innocent people from the streets of free countries and intimidated the police into hushing it up, and covered up the killing of 15,000 civilians -- five times the number killed on 9/11. Each one of these acts has increased the number of jihadis. We can only change these policies if we know about them -- and Assange has given us the black-and-white proof."

Read the rest of his piece here.

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