Journalism is under attack. Sign up to defend Julian Assange!
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing up to 175 years in prison for publishing truthful information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States has hit Assange with an unprecedented Espionage Act indictment and asked that he be extradited from London.
Extraditing Assange to the United States would have disastrous consequences for the freedom of the press and our democracy. Countless journalists, legal scholars, and human rights groups have condemned the politically motivated U.S. efforts to prosecute Assange. If this case goes forward, it would create a precedent that would criminalize the “lifeblood of investigative journalism” and radically change our democracy.
The First Amendment is not a partisan issue. Democrats, Republicans, and independents are joining together to demand that the administration drop its efforts to extradite Julian Assange.
If you care about the freedom of the press and making sure we have the information we need to carry out our duties as American citizens, please join our effort to defend Julian Assange and civil liberties. Join with Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Alice Walker, Edward Snowden, Oliver Stone, Lady Gaga, and many more who are demanding justice!