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1.Think about the ramifications of the #Assange espionage indictment. He is a publisher who obtained whistle-blower documents that showed criminal conduct involving the most serious of issues: war. He published those documents. Now imagine, every journalist (including myself)
2. Who associated with #Assange at that time or obtained related documents is now seen as part of an act of espionage, rather than the protected act of exposing government corruption (journalism).
3. Now imagine too that journalists who want to expose lies leading up to future wars (cough, Iran) could face espionage charges for doing so. This is a warning to all of us to back off the military-industrial-complex because they need their wars. This is a direct attack on...
4. Every citizen's right to know what the government is doing in their name. It is a direct attack on the Constitutional imperative that above all else protects a free press for this very reason - to expose government abuses. This is so serious of a hit, that we - the press
5. Must collectively fight back. IANAL, but surely, a First Amendment expert can put together a group action case to sue the DOJ over it's attacks on a #FreePress? Surely, someone?
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