Yes, Friends, Wikileaks explodes the ‘free’ and ‘civilised’ world we know

defends a new ‘beacon in often dark times’

I was thrown into a torrent of thought by a letter in the Friend (17 November) asking why there had been no voice from Friends in response to disturbing, and often horrific, information coming out of the website – Wikileaks. Hundreds of thousands of official British and American communications have been leaked to the Wikileaks website by those whose consciences have been overloaded to breaking-point and that information has now been published. These revelations have exposed, and often confirmed, lies and cover-ups at every level of elite organisations in the USA, UK and elsewhere. So why aren’t Quakers in every Meeting fascinated by the name of Julian Assange, chief spokesperson and founder of the Wikileaks website?

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