Banksy became an international icon, the subversive and secretive street artist engaged in topics like human rights, social justice, anti-war, refugee defense, anti-surveillance, Palestinian rights...
During his tour in New York (Day 9) Banksy has unveiled one of his most politically charged installations to date – mural "Crazy Horse" with an audio guide that includes a clip from the Collateral Murder published by Wikileaks.
Classified US military video was leaked by Chelsea Manning to WikiLeaks in April 2010. WikiLeaks has released under the title "Collateral Murder". Graphic video is depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad , including two Reuters news staff.
[ ! ] Open Letter to Banksy
Artists for Assange (editors) and UK's Don’t Extradite Assange campaign herby call Banksy to help us now and bring to public attention cruelty, torture and potential extradition of Assange to the USA. There he will suffer until the rest of his life for doing bold journalism that have exposed war crimes, human rights abuses, corporate and environmental violations and powers that perpetuate misery for profit.
We hope this message will reach you and our plea will reach your heart. We are not just defending an individual who has suffered so much for his principles, we are terrified for the future of journalism and our ability to be informed.