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13 Jan, 11 tweets, 4 min read
guy who exposes war crimes vs guy who commits war crimes ImageImage
throughout history, exposing crimes has been always more dangerous than the powerful committing them, and little has changed to this day
seeing that many are confused about assange & lend credence to some of the smears which have been propagated about him by the powerful, here is a comprehensive list by @caitoz addressing all of them…
"Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is?"
- @caitoz
"Corrupt and unaccountable power uses its political and media influence to smear Assange because, as far as the interests of corrupt and unaccountable power are concerned, killing his reputation is as good as killing him."
- @caitoz Image
"If everyone can be paced into viewing him with hatred & revulsion, they’ll be far less likely to take WikiLeaks publications seriously, & they’ll be far more likely to consent to Assange’s imprisonment, thereby establishing a precedent for the future prosecution of..journalists"
while you're here, please consider watching this excellent short documentary for free (by @jlpassarelli) on julian assange now or save it for later…
"but what has obama done?" a thread:
seeing some of you assuming i'm some sort of trump supporter, no. trump is a war criminal too. in fact all US presidents are problematic, that's not just because of them as people, but also bc of the system that allows only a certain type of foreign or domestic policy decisions

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