Wikileaks Petition

Stop State Department Censorship of Students!

Dear President Obama,

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that on at least two college campuses, Colombia University and Georgetown University, the Offices of Career Services’ have warned students not to talk about the Wikileaks documents on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

In a free and open democracy, it is important for students to discuss recent political events, even if it is embarrassing to one’s own government. Any attempt by the State Department to publicly or secretly suppress students from talking about information that is already out in the public domain amounts to government censorship.

Therefore, as former students, current students, and professors, we call on you to denounce any attempts by the State Department, or any other government office, to censor students.

Sincerely,

Dean Walker – Ellis University student

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4 responses to “Wikileaks Petition

  1. Full transparency of what government and power corporations are doing in the world is vital for democracy. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is a freedom of information patriot who understands that secrecy is needed to maintain a US NATO Military Industrial Media Empire. Shame on Paypal and Amazon for going along with Empire and the powerful in the repression of freedom of information.

  2. Angela Marx:

    As a former student, and a current American, I find this attempt to ‘shape’ future Government Civil Servants and their Constitutionally protected Right to Free Speech to be both worrysome and ugly.

    The fact that it is currently serving Government Civil Servants who are promoting this is even more troubling to me.

    Please, include my name in your petition to President Obama.

  3. Melody J Haislip

    Dean, by all means sign me up. This couldn’t be more unconstitutional if it tried. Thanks for doing this. Melody

  4. “No government ought to be without censors, and where the press is free, no one ever will. If virtuous, it need not fear the fair operation of attack and defence. Nature has given to man no other means of sifting out the truth whether in religion, law or politics. I think it as honorable to the government neither to know nor notice its sycophants or censors, as it would be undignified and criminal to pamper the former and persecute the latter.” –Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1792

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