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Julian Assange: 'Journalists are war criminals' Special

Posted Oct 8, 2011 by Jason Li
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made a rare public appearance today at Trafalgar Square to decry war and accused journalists of propagating lies that lead to it.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange led a protest in London against the war in Afghanistan  10 years af...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange led a protest in London against the war in Afghanistan, 10 years after the U.S. and Britain went to war against the Taliban.
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The event was an anti-war assembly commemorating the ten year anniversary of the Afghan war, followed by a protest march down to Downing Street, where the official residence of the country's prime minister is.
In his short five minute speech as a guest speaker, Assange called on the crowd to “form our own networks of strength” to combat a “transnational security elite” who are conspiring to launder taxpayer money through war.
Listing a series of wars, including WWII, Somalia, and the 2003 Iraq War, Assange said that wars like Afghanistan are the result of lies. He also called journalists war criminals because of the media’s role in the spread of such lies.
He concluded by saying that “peace can only be started with truth”, and encouraged his audience to continue sending Wikileaks information: ”Go and get the truth, get into the ballpark and get the ball and give it to us and we’ll spread it all over the world.”
For more information about the event, go to www.stopwar.org.uk.