BREAKING: Wikileaks founder's internet cut, current status unknown

President Barack Obama

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Wikileaks is reporting that their founder Julian Assange's internet connection "has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans."

Assange, who has been seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past four years, has been at the center of debate as Wikileaks has continued to publish secret emails and documents exposing various government officials for corruption and wrongdoing, most recently the Podesta Emails.

Regardless of how you feel about Assange, Wikileaks, or what they choose to release, everyone should be frightened by what appears to be an aggressive government action attempting to silence free speech and suppress important work for transparency and accountability.

The public deserves to know what is happening to Julian Assange. Right now. This affects all of us, and the future of our democracy. Sign the petition, and share this to sound the alarm.

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"Dear President Barack Obama: Wikileaks plays an important function in our democracy. The public deserves to know what is happening with Julian Assange. We call on you to work with world leaders to immediately restore his Internet connection and stop any further harassment or interference with Wikileaks reporting and free speech."

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