Black Lives Matter. The scream on the streets of America. The scream has circulated the world [within its media net]. In Australia it is also heard. People here ask why we have statutes and monuments to colonisers who were slave traders and murderers of Indigenous people. The King of Belgium is another target, with WA to rename a mountain range – once called Leopold. History is suddenly alive. I remember in Greenwich Park, London, bronze monuments to Generals I’d never heard of, astride horses usually. Churchill has been layered behind wood in Parliament Square, London, his racism exposed. It is about time the 19th and 20th centuries were excised, and the 21st liberated. Let Lives Speak, whatever colour.
It is by now quite clear that the US is behind efforts to smother WikiLeaks, see this link
but why? Democracy is based on the idea that all people should have access to information, All that is happening is that an internet site is distributing that information gratis. So what? If democracies have so much to hide then they are not democracies.
I can see little difference to what is happening now to what happened when Beijing smothered an outbreak of democracy with its tanks.
The US does not rule the world. Neither does WikiLeaks. We do. People. Individuals.
Those who placed their trust in President Obama must be mighty disappointed.