July 25, 2024

Noam Chomsky Calls for Julian Assange’s Release

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Renowned public intellectual, Noam Chomsky, delivered a brief yet powerful virtual message at the Washington National Press Club on Thursday, calling for the release of Julian Assange. The founder of WikiLeaks has been indicted under the Espionage Act, which Chomsky describes as a “shameful chapter” in American history that should be erased.

Chomsky argued that the use of the Espionage Act to punish journalism and suppress free speech is a serious threat to democracy. He emphasized that the targeting of Assange not only affects him, but also has implications for all journalists and citizens seeking to understand the truth.

Assange has already endured years of imprisonment and torture, making his case all the more urgent. Chomsky’s message was met with a packed ballroom at the National Press Club, with over 5,000 people tuning in online. He encouraged the audience to spread the message and to speak out against the attack on journalism.

Chomsky’s call to action has reverberated throughout the media landscape, with many journalists and free speech advocates echoing his sentiment. The continued persecution of Assange and other journalists has raised concerns about the state of press freedom in the United States.

The ball is now in the court of the US government to respond to this plea from one of the most respected intellectuals of our time. The eyes of the world are watching as the fate of Julian Assange hangs in the balance.

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