The values of

Juan Passarelli

If we weren’t able to communicate with each other, our whole intellectual heritage would not exist; Our society, our understanding of the world, everything that is familiar to us, our perspective of what’s right and wrong, the entire human civilisation would not be. At the very best we would merely be another smart species of mammal. This is why our right to communicate is our most important right. Our right to never be censored whatever it is that is being said, no matter how deplorable, immoral, violent, atrocious or unscrupulous it might be, it must be protected. Because without that most precious of human rights, the freedom to speak our minds, we wouldn’t have any of our other human rights.
Portrait of Juan Passarelli for Valid Values, a project about Julian Assange by Richard Lahuis