Julian Assange has been held in solitary confinement in the Ecuador embassy since 2012, and completely incommunicado since March 28 of this year. Now, Ecuador says they're in process of reaching a "definite agreement" with Britain, to "resolve" the situation. Of course, the only agreement Britain could possibly settle for, would involve extradition of Assange to the US for prosecution. There's been some theorizing in alternative media, that Assange could be some sort of double agent. As far as I can understand it, this is because none of the documents leaked by Assange have anything to reveal about 9/11. But, I don't see how this proves anything about Assange himself. Maybe his sources haven't provided that information -- either because they themselves don't have it, or because they're "limited hang-outs". Whether he is sincere or not, at this point Assange is a symbol for freedom of information. The persecution and harassment of Assange is a symbol for the government's attack on freedom of speech. The government is demanding the privilege to commit war crimes and mayhem under cover of darkness, while it expects ordinary citizens to live in a fishbowl. Assange stands at the forefront of resistance to this trend, and deserves to be supported.