[Marxism] Federico Fuentes: Ecuador's support for media freedom

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 19:17:23 MDT 2012

Federico Fuentes

When Julian Assange sought asylum on June 19, the question many WikiLeaks
supporters asked was: “Why the Ecuadorian embassy?”

The simple answer is because the Ecuadorian government has been one of the
strongest supporters of WikiLeaks, which reflects its strong stance in
defence of media and information freedom.

Much has been made in the media about supposed abuses of media freedom in

However, as Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa explained in a recent
interview with Assange on *Russia Today*, what his government opposes media
corporations that, through their monopoly on information, have tried to
“destabilise our government to avoid any change in our region and lose the
power that they have always flaunted.”
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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