News that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and is now in the custody of British police after a nearly seven-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy does not bode well for freedom lovers. Much of the case against Assange focuses not on the truth of what Wikileaks revealed but his role in obtaining the information.
This tends to make it difficult for those of us who have grown distrustful of those in power to think they always do the right thing. It also awakens the warnings of writer George Orwell about how governments can morph into police states. The article below delves into his controversial arrest.