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Entry from April 20, 2018
“If wars can be started by lies, then peace can be started by truth”

"If wars can be started by lies, (then) peace can be started by truth” is a saying that has been printed on many images. Julian Assange, the director of WikiLeaks, said at an anti-war rally at Trafalgar Square in London on October 8, 2011:

“When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries then who are the war criminals? It is not just leaders, it is not just soldiers, it is journalists; journalists are war criminals. And while one might think that that should lead us to a state of despair, that the reality that is constructed around us is constructed by liars, is constructed by people who are close to those that they are meant to be policing, it should lead us also to an optimistic understanding because if wars can be started by lies, truth can be started, peace can be started by truth.”

“If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth” is the popular form of the saying. The Official WikiLeaks Shop sells products featuring the saying.


Wikipedia: Julian Assange
Julian Paul Assange (/əˈsɑːnʒ/; né Hawkins; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer and the editor of WikiLeaks. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, but came to international attention in 2010, when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and CableGate (November 2010).

8 October 2011, The Independent on Sunday (London, UK), “WikiLeaks founder says Afghan war blocked equality and freedom,” pg. 16:
Julian Assange told hundreds of people who attended the Stop the War Coalition demonstration in Trafalgar Square yesterday that the Afghan war, which started 10 years ago last week, had brought about less equality and freedom. The WikiLeaks founder was among those speaking at the protest in central London. “If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth,” he said.

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“If wars can be started by lies then peace can be started by truth.” #JulianAssenge
10:36 AM - 8 Oct 2011

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JA speaking at #stopthewar ‘wars are started by lies but peace can be started by truth. find the truth and we spread it around the world’
11:24 AM - 8 Oct 2011

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If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth. - Julian Assange 2011
4:29 PM - 8 Oct 2011

22 October 2011, Irish Examiner (Cork, Ireland), “Start spreading peace by telling the truth,” pg. ?:
Julian Assange speaking at the anti-war rally in Trafalgar Square on October 8, said: “If wars can be started by lies, then peace can be started by truth.” It is time for the media to rise to that challenge.

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Published on Sep 3, 2014
Julian Assange speaking at Trafalgar Square 8th October 2011
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“When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries then who are the war criminals? It is not just leaders, it is not just soldiers, it is journalists; journalists are war criminals. And while one might think that that should lead us to a state of despair, that the reality that is constructed around us is constructed by liars, is constructed by people who are close to those that they are meant to be policing, it should lead us also to an optimistic understanding because if wars can be started by lies, truth can be started, peace can be started by truth.”

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“If war can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth” ~ Julian Assange, Editor in Chief of @Wikileaks
9:02 PM - 26 Dec 2016

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If wars can be started by lies then peace can be started by truth—@JulianAssange. Support courageous publishing: http://wikileaks.shop #WikiLeaks
1:48 AM - 14 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, April 20, 2018 • Permalink