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Top 17 reasons Julian Assange must be pardoned!

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    WikiLeaks unveiled hundreds of thousands of documents relating to America’s illegal invasion of Iraq.

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    Exposed the notorious Collateral Murder video, showing U.S. air crew gunning down unarmed Iraqi CIVILIANS. They murdered between 12 and 18 innocent people, two of them Reuters journalists. Zero people have been arrested for the collateral murders. Yet Julian Assange has been arrested for revealing them.

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    WikiLeaks brought us the Guantanamo Bay “Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures”—showing that many of the prisoners held on the U.S. military detention facility were completely innocent, and that some were hidden from Red Cross officials. None of the soldiers torturing innocent people at Gitmo have been arrested for it. Yet Julian Assange has been arrested for revealing it. (Paraphrased or shortened from Lee Camp article)

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    WikiLeaks posted videos of Tibetan dissidents in China fighting back, videos which were not allowed to be viewed in China.

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    WikiLeaks posted videos that revealed the Peru oil scandal

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    WikiLeaks posted videos that revealed Russia was spying on its citizens’ cell phones

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    WikiLeaks posted videos that revealed the Minton Report on toxic dumping in Africa

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    WikiLeaks posted videos that revealed the Syria Files—showing the inner workings of the Syrian government. (Paraphrased / shortened from Lee Camp article)

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    WikiLeaks displayed to the global audience a secret Australian supreme court gag order that stopped the Australian press from reporting on a huge bribery scandal that involved the central bank and international leaders.

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    WikiLeaks showed us the highly secretive Bilderberg Group meeting reports.

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    WikiLeaks exposed The Barclays Bank tax avoidance scheme netted Barclays one billion pounds a year.

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    The Afghan War Diaries consisted of 92,000 documents related to our destruction of Afghanistan. They detailed friendly fire incidents and civilian casualties. According to WikiLeaks, the diaries showed that “When reporting their own activities U.S. Units are inclined to classify civilian kills as insurgent kills, downplay the number of people killed or otherwise make excuses for themselves.” (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/18-ways-julian-assange-changed-the-world)

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    WikiLeaks also unveiled hundreds of thousands of U.S. State Department cables that showed more clearly than ever how our secretive government rules its empire with little to no input from the American people. Among many other things, the cables revealed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered diplomats to spy on French, British, Russian and Chinese delegations at the U.N. Security Council. It also showed that Arab nations urged the U.S. to strike Iran, and much more.

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    The Stratfor emails—this was millions of emails that showed how a private intelligence agency was used by its U.S. corporate and government clients to target activists and protesters.

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    WIkiLeaks revealed TPP, TISA and TTIP—all three amount to one of the largest attempts at corporate takeover ever conceived. All three were more secretive than Donald Trump’s taxes. Government officials and corporate lawyers and lobbyists wrote every word in private. Not even Congress saw the Trans-Pacific Partnership until very late in the process. (Paraphrased or shortened from Lee Camp article)

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    The DNC emails. The Democratic National Committee’s emails gave us proof concerning just how rigged the Democratic primaries really are. They proved the media was in bed with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. They showed that Obama’s entire first-term cabinet was selected by Citibank. (18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World, Lee Camp)

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    In 2017 WikiLeaks posted a trove of CIA documents called “Vault 7.” It detailed their capabilities, including remotely taking over cars, smart TVs, web browsers and smartphones.

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