A public domain protest folk song from July 2019 that calls for both the release of and dropping of all charges against Wikileaks journalist Julian Assange.
That State secrecy be banned
"Free Julian Assange!"
People of the world demand.
It's no crime to leak documents to reporters
So what was hidden the press can tell
Yet the journalist who started Wikileaks
Is locked up now in a prison cell. (chorus)
He shared information on the internet
That politicians did not want exposed
So they forced him to flee to an embassy
And monitored all his emails and phones. (chorus)
They charged him with all kinds of crimes
And scapegoated him for election defeat
They accuse him of being a "spy"
And working for a fake "enemy". (chorus)
He shared news of war crimes in Iraq
And news that exposed corporate greed
And the cables and emails he posted
Showed diplomats deceive. (chorus)