Robert Meerpol son of the only people ever to be executed under the 1917 Espionage Act speaks out about the constitutionality of the act and in defense of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

Viewing the Wikileaks situation through this lens, it becomes apparent why the government would seek to charge Assange with conspiracy. Not only Assange, but anyone involved in the Wikileaks community could be swept up in a dragnet. Just as in my parents’ case, the prosecutors could seek to bully some involved into ratting out others, in return for more favorable treatment. This divide and conquer approach would turn individuals against each other, sow the seeds of distrust within the broader community, and intimidate others into quiescence.

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales interview Meerpol speaks about the evidence the Rosenbergs were innocent.