The timing of the rape allegation is very suspicious, and there is some question about whether Assange is a celebrity being targeted by a couple of women that want their 15 minutes of fame.
Wikileaks is public information that everyone around the world is reading. Only in the US are citizens being threatened with job loss and the possibility of forfeiting a future job with gov't if they read the information. That's some pretty serious censorship! This sad fact is compounded because of the Patriot Act. All US citizens have no rights to prevent the gov't from snooping into their internet use and email, so gov't employees that read the information on their home computers cannot be sure that they will not be fired for simply reading publicly available information. That, to me, seems like a huge loss of rights ... but I'm on the outside looking in, thankful that my rights are not violated in the same way ... from the inside looking out, it may be possible to continue to claim that people threatened with job loss for accessing public information have more rights than other nations ... along the lines of saying "black is white".
Information is power ... and US citizens really should not shuffle quietly away, heads down, because their gov't is threatening them with job loss for having the same information that the rest of the world is welcome to have.
Last edited by Ariadne; Dec 9th, 2010 at 03:33 PM..