Project Spartacus invites supporters to stand united against government persecution of journalists, publishers, and whistleblowers leveraging the censorship-resistance of Bitcoin.
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been enduring ongoing arbitrary detention and incarceration due to protracted legal proceedings at the hands of powerful governments.
Julian is in his fifth year of un-convicted imprisonment at the notorious Belmarsh maximum security prison in London,fighting for his extradition to the United States.
The charges against Julian date back over a decade, to when WikiLeaks, in collaboration with The Guardian, The New York Times, Der Spiegel and many others, published the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs. The indictment describes the kinds of activities conducted by news organizations and journalists every day, including obtaining and publishing true information of public interest, communication between a publisher and a source, and using encryption tools. And includes the publishing of over 76,000 logs from The Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010.
Through coordinated action, this project aims to uphold the preservation of these significant logs, ensuring continuous access in an authentic, immutable and uncensorable state.
In doing so, we stand against the charges that Assange faces, charges that press freedom advocates criticize as an attack on journalistic freedom.
A first of its kind, Project Spartacus invites supporters to participate as citizen journalists by collectively publishing The Afghan War Logs to the Bitcoin blockchain.
The project launches with a spirit of inclusivity and openness, inviting contributions and participation from all individuals who support the project goals.
Funds raised will not be for profit, but instead donated to the most steadfast protectors of these cherished freedoms.
Join us in our mission to stand in solidarity with Julian and to demonstrate the power of decentralization in the fight for press freedom and free speech.