I couldn’t resist dragging this piece of writing up when I restarts blogging today after a long time. But, Indeed, Julian is still suffering inside the Belmarsh prison while a federal judge has ordered release of Chelsea Manning from jail in Virginia. I wrote this back in May, 2019. Nonetheless, let me repeat NO USA EXTRADITION FOR JULIAN.
Chelsea Manning, after spending 62 days inside the jail cell in Virginia has been released. The 31-year-old former Army Specialist probably can breathe fresh air for couple of weeks and then return to prison. She was imprisoned for refusing to testify against Julian Assange before a grand Jury in the Eastern District of Virginia
“Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions,” her lawyers said in a statement, “and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge [Anthony] Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony.”
Manning’s next arrest will be crucial for Assange, The WikiLeaks founder was earlier dragged from the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11 and arrested for jumping bail just after Ecuador revoked his asylum and citizenship, The Authority has been forcing Manning to provide material to be used against Assange. This will further strengthen the possible five year sentence in the US for allegedly helping Manning to hack into Pentagon computer networks. However, with the possible long awaited and planned extradition to US, Julian could face further charges in the US including under the Espionage Act, which holds the possibility of the death penalty, once landed in the so-called democracy.
Chelsea was court-martialed in 2013 and served seven years—including a year in solitary confinement—of a 35-year term in a military prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her sentence was commuted at the end of the Obama administration in January 2017. The Question is whether exposing war crimes is a virtue or a crime?
If it is a crime, then we live in a world which is controlled by warmongers, and if it is a virtue then why harassing Assange and Manning? Julian called himself a spy, a spy of and for the people, unlike the digital corporate giants he is not spying on the people for Authority, he is doing the opposite and which why he’s been targeted and it’s a crime if people do not stand for WikiLeaks and its publisher.
Manning is another person who has been treated badly by the authorities, by the left liberals and by the Medias. Nonetheless, you cannot deny there is a broad support from Intellectuals, activists, leftists who are not affected by the slow poisoning of democracy and freedom of dissent. The slow poisoning of democracy is hidden beneath the smoke screen of indirect oppression and unconventional modern day prisons. WikiLeaks, Assange, Manning and Snowden shows individuals are not actually free and the state is not for non-violence and peace. “The fascism which smells like democracy” really has the smell of blood.
Again, WikiLeaks and Assange helped us to show how wider the freedom is that, authorities have granted to each individual. Manning and Edward Snowden taught us how deeper is the “peace talks” by the States (Not just United States of America). It’s a clear attack on freedom of speech and freedom of the press, on the freedom of Whistleblowers, but why is this cold and terrible silence around the world? Are we enjoying the un-freedom experienced as freedom? Bakunin once said “When people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called “the people’s Stick.” But on the contrary it is pretty much clear that majority enjoys being beaten up by the people’s Stick.