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.  


Mass surveillance  is important topic for many, including artist like Banksy as well as to the WikiLeaks journalist like Assange (Amazon Atlas, Vault 7 and other reports).  

It’s important to remember that the amount of evil deeds power structures will commit is directly proportional to the amount of information they are permitted to hide from the public. We will not have a healthy world until power and secrecy have an inverse relationship to each other: privacy for rank-and-file individuals and transparency for governments and their officials. 
Caitlin Johnstone


Spying Operation

We assume the Banksy near GCHQ is drawing reference to us "spying" on the spies' for the public.
WikiLeaks also wrote on Twitter

From Twitter

Governments around the world are becoming increasingly greedy and unscrupulous in the way they sweep up and use our personal information. This is about showing that the law exists to keep the government spooks in check.
Rachel Logan, Amnesty’s legal programme director

 [ ! ] 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.