Assange's Battle: A Fight for Democracy

Hayase, Nozomi
http://theindicter.com/assanges-battle-a-fight-for-democracy/
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/12/assanges-battle-a-fight-for-democracy/

Date Written:  16/12/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18489

Whistle-blowers have become dissidents of the West. In the US, the crackdown on journalists and publishers has reached its height. Despite his campaign pledge to be "the most transparent administration", President Obama engaged in unprecedented persecution of whistle-blowers, worse than all other previous administrations combined. Those who communicate with the press and reveal the secrets of the deep state are seen as insider threats. They have become enemies of the state, often treated as traitors and criminalized.