We deserve the truth

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Resistance members joined a protest march through Sydney on January 15 in support of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.

Rally goers chanted "Down with hypocrisy, we want democracy" and "Wikileaks is here to stay, we'll defend it all the way" as they marched from Town Hall to Hyde Park.

Resistance member and Socialist Alliance NSW Legislative Council candidate Patrick Harrison said: "Wikileaks must be defended, governments can't be allowed to get away with lies — the people of the world need the truth."

Through its release of US diplomatic cables, Wikileaks revealed the rampant corruption of the Tunisian government. Tunisia's authoritarian president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has been forced to flee the country after a popular uprising against the government's corruption and iron-fisted rule.

Governments across the world have had their lies exposed by Wikileaks, but none more so than the US. During the rally, protesters stopped at the US consulate and chanted: "That is what hypocrisy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!”

Harrison said: "It's important that Australia mobilises to defend Wikileaks and our right to the truth about the global US empire."