I have to share Naomi Klein's recent tweet:

Rape is being used in the #Assange prosecution in the same way that women's freedom was used to invade Afghanistan. Wake up!
This is similar to another tweet, not Klein's, that said something to the effect of: If Assange had been Chinese, Norway would be handing him a Nobel Peace Prize.
When recent university graduate Xiang Yu learned that a Chinese democracy campaigner had won the Nobel Peace Prize, she did what Internet-savvy Chinese do: evaded government censorship to try to find out more about the winner, Liu Xiaobo.
The ideology that WikiLeaks has shaken to its foundations is that democracy and capitalism are one and the same thing. We can now see clearly that democracy and capitalism are not even organic symbionts like mitochondria and chloroplasts. The two have the relationship of used and user. One, democracy, is a tool for the other, capital. But when this tool doesn't work, its operator simply discards it.