Assange! Assange!

Assange! Assange! 

Espionage!

 

How long can they keep you in jails

British, Swedish and American cells

Who can imprison the source of freedom

How long will survive walls of fiefdom

 

Assange! Assange!

Espionage!

 

Spy for the people, terror for the ruling class

Investigator for truth, justice you encompass

Let them win Nobel Prizes and Time covers

You win our hearts, love, unending supports

 

Assange! Assange! 

Espionage!

 

Journalists used to be glorified spokespersons

Of White House Press Meets and Royal sermons   

Fourth Estate, an accomplice for the three wings

These power corridors, their holy and noble myths

 

Assange! Assange!

Espionage!

 

You blew the lid off their secret chambers of horror

Their dirty games of wars, you the uncensored narrator

They can ban WikiLeaks, they cannot ban our conscience

Let them impose atrocious bills, they cannot stifle our minds

 

Assange! Assange! 

Espionage!

 

– Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet

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Author: Saswat Pattanayak

Journalist, Generalist, Atheist, Poet, Lover, Photographer, Communist, Third wave Feminist, LGBT ally, Black power comrade, Peacenik, Anti-capitalist, Critical media theorist, Radical film critic, Academic non-elite…

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