Open Letter to Trump 

from leading artists, politicians, journalists: drop charges and investigation into WikiLeaks 

1:20 PM - 15 May 2017

(in cache)

... 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.




Alfonso Sánchez

activist


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

Journalist/author


Andy Müller-Maguhn

Member of the Board, Wau Holland Foundation (WHS) / Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)


Angela Richter

Director


Ann Wright

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


Annegret Falter

Whistleblower-Network


Annie Machon

Former British intelligence officer


Arjen Kamphuis

BeeHive4.2


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

Cartoonist


Christian Grothoff

Researcher


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

Artist


Daniel Sommer

Courage France, PDG DS Invest


David Fernández

Journalist


David Swanson

Director of World Beyond War, campaign coordinator of RootsAction.org


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

researcher


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

Journalist


Helen Razer

Australian journalist


Ilija Trojanow

Author


J.M. Porup

Journalist


Jean-Michel Jarre

composer


Jeff Cohen

Director of Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College


Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor and broadcaster


Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Ph.D.


Jérémie Zimmermann

La Quadrature du Net, co-founder


Jérôme Hourdeaux

Journalist


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


John Pilger

journalist, Courage Trustee


Jordi Angusto

Economist


Juan Branco

writer and lawyer


Ken Loach

film director


Kevin Zeese

Co-director, Popular Resistance


Kirk Wiebe

NSA Whistleblower and Retired Senior Intelligence Analyst


Leif Ryge

Researcher


Linda Lewis

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


Lisa Ling

TSgt USAF (ret.)


Ludovic CourtŹs

GNU Project


M. C. McGrath

Transparency Toolkit


Mairead Maguire

Nobel Peace Prize winner


Marie Gutbub

journalist


Marie-AgnŹs 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

Journalist


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

Coordinator, RootsAction.com


Oliver Stone

filmmaker


Pamela Anderson

Tenure Board Member


Patrick Schiffer

Chairman Pirate Party Germany


Patti Smith

artist


Peter Kofod

independent journalist


Peter Van Buren

Whistleblower, Department of State


Philip Giraldi

CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)


PJ Harvey

musician


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


Renata Avila

human rights lawyer, Courage Trustee


Robert Naiman

Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy


Robert Wing

Former Foreign Service Officer (associate VIPS)


Sana Saleem

Journalist


Scott Ludlam

Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia


Senator Lee Rhiannon


Sergio Salgado

activist


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


Susan Benn

Senior Advisor to the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Courage Trustee


Thomas Drake

Former Senior Executive, NSA


Todd E. Pierce

MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)


Tom Ballard

Comedian & Broadcaster


Vivienne Westwood

fashion designer, Courage Trustee


Volker Birk

pEp foundation


Will Potter

Author


William Binney

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


Yanis Varoufakis

economist and co-founder of DiEM25


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