Facebook in particular is the most appalling
spying machine that has ever been invented.
Here we have the worlds most comprehensive
database about people, their relationships,
their names, their addresses, their locations
and the communications with each other,
their relatives, all sitting within the
United States, all accessible to US intelligence.
Facebook, Google, Yahoo.. all these major
US organizations have built-in interfaces
for US intelligence. Its not a matter
of serving a subpoena. They have an interface
that they have developed for US intelligence
Assange - Facebook
What happens in the West is that there
is no border between state interest and
commercial interest. The edges of the
state, as a result of privatization, are
fuzzed and blurred out into the edges
of companies. So, when you look at how
The Guardian behaves, or how The New York
Times behaves, it is part of that mesh
of corporate and state interests seamlessly
blurring into each other.
Assange - Western
It really is my opinion that media in
general are so bad that we have to question
whether the world wouldn't be better off
without them altogether. They are so distortive
to how the world actually is that the
result is.. we see wars, and we see corrupt
governments continue on.
Assange - Media
One of the hopeful things that Ive
discovered is that nearly every war that
has started in the past 50 years has been
a result of media lies. The media could've
stopped it if they had searched deep enough;
if they hadn't reprinted government propaganda
they could've stopped it.
Assange - Media
You have to start with the truth. The
truth is the only way that we can get
anywhere. Because any decision-making
that is based upon lies or ignorance can't
lead to a good conclusion.
Assange - Truth
Large newspapers are routinely censored
by legal costs. It is time this stopped.
It is time a country said, enough is enough,
justice must be seen, history must be
preserved, and we will give shelter from
Assange - Newspapers
of Speech - History
We wanted to make the news, not be the
news. But that produced extraordinary
curiosity as to who we were.. this attempt
not to be the news, made us the news.
Assange - News
In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been
involved in fighting off many legal attacks.
To do that, and keep our sources safe,
we have had to spread assets, encrypt
everything, and move telecommunications
and people around the world to activate
protective laws in different national
Assange - Law
WikiLeaks will not comply with legally
abusive requests from Scientology any
more than WikiLeaks has complied with
similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian
offshore stem-cell centers, former African
kleptocrats, or the Pentagon.
Assange - Legal
of Speech - Controversy