From upvery.com (English translation of Spanish article, ‘WikiLeaks Open Letter, nuevo movimiento en favor de WikiLeaks’ published by alt1040.com) | April 8 2011
A few hours ago another movement has emerged in favor of U.S. WikiLeaks. The significance of it has to see all personalities that form. Journalists, filmmakers, and political developments up a website for the organization, freedom of expression and the elimination of U.S. government censorship, a inicitiva WikiLeaks the name of Open Letter.
As I said, the website is a window to give “air” to the current situation and the very Assange WikiLeaks. A management response to the government, the lies and accusations to which they are being subjected as well Assange WikiLeaks.
Signed by over 200 people from various professions, the letter is intended to show that government action is not being that of a serious body. To give more coverage to it, influential people in American society has been the face with the signing of the letter. Known figures like Noam Chomsky, Terry Jones, Michael Kennedy, Michael Leight, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, Di Costanzo, James Fox and organizations such as Reporters Without Borders, who wanted to give the middle most of the broadcasts. The letter speaks for itself, and is on the web along with information that will be updated regularly on everything that happened around WikiLeaks. I leave you with the letter:
We believe in the existence of free societies around the world, which with the help of journalism called to account by government and corporations. We believe that the right to publish is equivalent to the right of citizens to be informed. While we believe in personal privacy and accept the need for confidentiality, we affirm that the disclosure to the public interest is fundamental. Freedom, responsibility and true democratic election can only be guaranteed through a rigorous scrutiny. We defend the right to publish the truth in a responsible manner without hindrance and without any persecution by the state. The primary duty of journalists in all parts of the world is to advance the cause of understanding, not to help governments and power interests in the suppression of information, and not to postpone the already ingrained habits of secrecy.
With these principles in mind, we declare our support for the publication of the documents released through leaks, leaks. They have shed significant light on the behavior of governments and corporations in the modern world. WikiLeaks has done a great service to humanity. We denounce tremendously death threats directed against their prosecution for publishing director, along with many organizations around the world, information that is clearly of public interest.
Those who are in power or authority to routinely oppose such disclosure, as they did during the long struggle to publish the proceedings of the British Parliament for over two hundred years ago to release the Pentagon Papers. We believe that no democracy has been marred by increased knowledge and understanding of the public. Therefore, we, the undersigned, pledge our unwavering support to the principles and the opening of the investigative report, and condemn the forces that threaten them both.