Carta Abierta al Presidente Donald Trump en Defensa de Wikileaks

Carta abierta de la Courage Foundation al Presidente Donald Trump pidiendo que cierre la investigación y retire cualquier cargo contra los miembros de Wikileaks.

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Carta abierta al Presidente Donald Trump:

Querido Sr. Presidente Trump:

Somos periodistas, activistas y ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos y de todo el mundo que se preocupan por la libertad de prensa y le escriben en respuesta a la última amenaza de enjuiciamiento contra WikiLeaks por su trabajo periodístico. Le pedimos que cierre inmediata,emte la investigación del Gran Jurado a WikiLeaks y descarte las acusación contra Julian Assange y otros miembros del personal de Wikileaks que el Departamento de Justicia está planeando.

Esta amenaza a WikiLeaks intensifica una larga guerra de desgaste contra la gran virtud de los Estados Unidos, la libertad de expresión. La Administración Obama procesó a más denunciantes que todos los presidentes juntos y abrió una investigación del Gran Jurado a WikiLeaks sin precedentes. Ahora parece que los EE.UU. se están preparando para dar el siguiente paso, procesar a los editores que proporcionan la «moneda» de la libertad de expresión, parafraseando a Thomas Jefferson. Se ha informado de que están siendo considerados contra miembros de WikiLeaks los cargos de conspiración, robo de propiedad del gobierno y violación de la Ley de Espionaje y que la acusación al editor de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, es ahora una prioridad del Departamento de Justicia.

Una amenaza para el trabajo de WikiLeaks, que es publicar información bajo la protección de la Primera Enmienda, es una amenaza para todo el periodismo libre. Si el Departamento de Justicia es capaz de condenar a un editor por su trabajo periodístico, todo el periodismo libre puede ser criminalizado.

Le invitamos como Presidente de los Estados Unidos a cerrar la investigación del Gran Jurado a WikiLeaks y descartar cualquier cargo planeado contra cualquier miembro de WikiLeaks. Fue una prensa libre y robusta la que le proporcionó una plataforma en la que postularse para la presidencia. La defensa de una prensa realmente libre requiere liberarse del miedo y tener el apoyo de los periodistas y ciudadanos en todas partes; la amenaza que ahora enfrenta WikiLeaks (y todos los editores y periodistas) es un paso hacia la oscuridad.

Open Letter to President Trump:

Dear President Trump,

We are journalists, activists and citizens from the United States and around the world who care about press freedom and are writing to you in response to the latest threat of prosecution against WikiLeaks for its journalistic work. We ask you to immediately close the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges against Julian Assange and other Wikileaks staff members which the Department of Justice is planning.

This threat to WikiLeaks escalates a long-running war of attrition against the great virtue of the United States — free speech. The Obama Administration prosecuted more whistleblowers than all presidents combined and opened a Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks that had no precedent. It now appears the US is preparing to take the next step — prosecuting publishers who provide the «currency» of free speech, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson. It is reported that charges, including conspiracy, theft of government property and violating the Espionage Act are being considered against members of WikiLeaks, and that charging WikiLeaks Editor, Julian Assange, is now a priority of the Department of Justice.

A threat to WikiLeaks’ work — which is publishing information protected under the First Amendment — is a threat to all free journalism. If the DOJ is able to convict a publisher for its journalistic work, all free journalism can be criminalised.

We call on you as President of the United States to close the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges planned against any member of WikiLeaks. It was a free and robust press that provided you with a platform on which to run for president. Defending a truly free press requires freedom from fear and favour and the support of journalists and citizens everywhere; for the kind of threat now facing WikiLeaks — and all publishers and journalists — is a step into the darkness.

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Firmas Iniciales:

  • Alfonso Sánchez

  • Andrej Hunko
    Member of German Parliament (DIE LINKE), member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

  • Andrew Bartlett
    Former Senator in the Australian Parliament – 1997-2008

  • Andrew Fowler

  • Andy Müller-Maguhn
    Member of the Board, Wau Holland Foundation (WHS) / Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)

  • Angela Richter

  • Ann Wright
    Col., US Army (ret.); Foreign Service Officer (resigned)

  • Annegret Falter

  • Annie Machon
    Former British intelligence officer

  • Arjen Kamphuis

  • Bastian Obermayer
    Investigative journalist

  • Benet Salellas
    Lawyer and Diputy in the Catalan Parliament

  • Brandon Bryant
    Recipient of the 2015 Whistleblower of the Year Award

  • Brennan Novak
    Transparency Toolkit

  • Carlos Enrique Bayo
    Redactor Jefe de Investigación e Internacional, Publico, Madrid

  • Carlos Latuff

  • Christian Grothoff

  • Christine Milne
    Former Aust Greens Leader

  • Cian Westmoreland
    SrA USAF (Honorable Discharge), Veterans for Peace

  • Coleen Rowley
    FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel (ret.)

  • Costas Efimeros
    The Press Project

  • Craig Murray
    Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan

  • Daniel Ellsberg
    Former State and Defense Dept. official, released Top Secret Pentagon Papers in 1971

  • Daniel Richter

  • Daniel Sommer
    Courage France, PDG DS Invest

  • David Fernández

  • David Swanson
    Director of World Beyond War, campaign coordinator of

  • Diani Barreto
    Journalist, researcher, campaigner, coordinator at ExposeFacts

  • Dr George Gittoes AM
    2015 Sydney Peace Prize, Artist,Filmmaker,War Witness,Founder Yellow House Jalalabad

  • Edward Snowden
    President, Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • Elizabeth Murray
    Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Near East, CIA and National Intelligence Council (ret.)

  • Eva Blum-Dumontet

  • Felicity Ruby
    PhD Candidate, Sydney University

  • Frederik Obermaier
    Investigative Journalist

  • Friedrich Moser
    director A GOOD AMERICAN

  • Geoffroy de Lagasnerie
    Philosopher and professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC)

  • Gerard Goggin
    ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications

  • Giordano
    The Juice Media

  • Günter Wallraff
    Investigative journalist

  • Harry Karanikas

  • Helen Razer
    Australian journalist

  • Ilija Trojanow

  • J.M. Porup

  • Jean-Michel Jarre

  • Jeff Cohen
    Director of Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College

  • Jeff Sparrow
    Writer, editor and broadcaster

  • Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

  • Jimmy Schulz
    Chairman LOAD e.V & Vice Chairman ISOC Germany

  • Joan Llinares
    Director of the Transparency Office of the Barcelona City Council

  • Johannes Wahlström
    Investigative journalist and filmmaker

  • John Kiriakou
    Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer

  • Jordi Angusto

  • Juan Branco
    writer and lawyer

  • Jérémie Zimmermann
    La Quadrature du Net, co-founder

  • Jérôme Hourdeaux

  • Ken Loach
    film director

  • Kevin Zeese
    Co-director, Popular Resistance

  • Kirk Wiebe
    NSA Whistleblower and Retired Senior Intelligence Analyst

  • Leif Ryge

  • Linda Lewis
    WMD preparedness policy analyst, US Dept of Agriculture (ret.)

  • Lisa Ling
    TSgt USAF (ret.)

  • Ludovic Courtès
    GNU Project

  • M. C. McGrath
    Transparency Toolkit

  • Mairead Maguire
    Nobel Peace Prize winner

  • Marie Gutbub

  • Marie-Agnès Sommet
    Courage France, Directrice Générale SRP

  • Mark Weisbrot
    Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Mary Kostakidis
    Former anchor, SBS world News

  • Matt Kennard

  • Matthew Hoh
    Former Capt., US Marine Corps, Iraq & Foreign Service Officer, Afghanistan

  • Michael Kreil
    Data journalist

  • Michael S. Kearns
    Captain, US Air Force (Ret.)

  • Monika Ermert
    c't/heise online

  • Moritz Bartl
    Renewable Freedom Foundation

  • Natalia Uval
    Journalist, La Diaria newspaper, Uruguay

  • Nicky Hager
    Investigative journalist, New Zealand

  • Noam Chomsky
    linguist, MIT

  • Norman Solomon

  • Oliver Stone

  • PJ Harvey

  • Pamela Anderson
    Tenure Board Member

  • Patrick Schiffer
    Chairman Pirate Party Germany

  • Patti Smith

  • Peter Kofod
    independent journalist

  • Peter Van Buren
    Whistleblower, Department of State

  • Philip Giraldi
    CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)

  • Pratap Chatterjee
    Executive Director, CorpWatch

  • Raimond Gaita
    Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School & Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College London

  • Ray McGovern
    Former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA analyst (ret.) and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity as well as Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence

  • Rebecca O'Brien
    Producer, Sixteen Films

  • Robert Naiman
    Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy

  • Robert Wing
    Former Foreign Service Officer (associate VIPS)

  • Sana Saleem

  • Scott Ludlam
    Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia

  • Senator Lee Rhiannon

  • Sergio Salgado

  • Simona Levi
    Theater director and Activist

  • Slavoj Žižek
    philosopher, Birkbeck Institute for Humanities

  • Srećko Horvat
    philosopher and co-founder of DiEM25

  • Stefania Maurizi
    Investigative journalist, La Repubblica, Italy

  • Thomas Drake
    Former Senior Executive, NSA

  • Todd E. Pierce
    MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

  • Tom Ballard
    Comedian & Broadcaster

  • Volker Birk
    pEp foundation

  • Will Potter

  • William Binney
    Technical Director, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)

  • Yanis Varoufakis
    economist and co-founder of DiEM25