Free Assange

Caitlin Johnstone
May 18 · 3 min read
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Free Assange,
because the world is growing darker
as the bastards flick the lights off
one by one.

Free Assange,
because the sky is filling with death machines
as mothers weep over small tattered bodies
and the news man talks about rude tweets.

Free Assange,
because they are taking everything from us
and we are becoming voiceless, mindless gear turners
who can only argue about who to bomb next.

Free Assange,
because if perception management gets any worse
they’ll soon be confiscating our ears and eyeballs
in wheelbarrows labeled “NSA”.

Free Assange,
because the missiles are rolling out
and the planet is on fire
and soon there’ll be nothing we can do but cry.

Free Assange,
because if we let them stomp out that bright light
we may as well smooth the pillow on a dying world
and wait for the bastards to choke the life out of us.

Free Assange,
because if we can’t stop them from taking him
we can’t stop them from taking everything else,
and we won’t survive, and we won’t deserve to.

Free Assange,
because we are deciding right now
what our species is made of,
what it will be, if it will be.

Free Assange,
because this is it,
our last chance,
our final window to stop them.

Free Assange,
because we are so much more than they tell us.

Free Assange,
because we have a right to know.

Free Assange,
because it’s now or never.

Free Assange,
because he’d do the same for us.

Free Assange,
because fuck ’em, that’s why.

Free Assange,
because we’re still in this fight.

Free Assange,
because we can win.

Free Assange,
because we can.

Free Assange.

Free Assange.

Free Assange.

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Caitlin Johnstone

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Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla poet. Utopia prepper.

Caitlin Johnstone

Written by

Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla poet. Utopia prepper.

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