Three months before his extradition hearing, imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was defended as a pioneering journalist punished for exposing crimes of the state.
Month: November 2019
JOHN PILGER: Visiting Britain’s Political Prisoner
“I think I’m going out of my mind,” Julian Assange told John Pilger at Belmarsh Prison. “No you’re not,” Pilger responded. “Look how you frighten them, how powerful you are.”
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Press Should Not Be Shielding FBI Malfeasance
The Washington Post and others just adhered to the Justice Department’s own policy of protecting their own while wrecking the lives of those who have the guts to stand up to them.
Narrative Managers Faceplant in OPCW Scandal Spin Job
With the temerity only an NED paycheck can get you, Bellingcat simply ignores the central aspect of the leaked email, says Caitlin Johnstone.
SCOTT RITTER: The ‘Whistleblower’ and the Politicization of Intelligence
The whistleblower complaint has opened a window into the politicization of the intelligence community, and the corresponding weaponization of the national security establishment, argues Scott Ritter.
Iran’s ‘Only Crime Is We Decided Not to Fold’
Pepe Escobar reports on a searing account by Iran’s foreign minister of his country’s relations with the U.S.
The Nature of the Hong Kong Protests
Democratic freedoms aside, many nations in the world but particularly the U.S., Britain and China have interests to protect in Hong Kong, writes Mary Beaudoin.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Now the Interim of US Self-Deception Over Bolivia
To read the mainstream press on what just happened to Evo Morales is to enter a hall of mirrors.
‘We Thought the House Was Empty’
With the annexation of 5 million Palestinians in the occupied territory, Vijay Prashad says Israel is content with being an apartheid state.
The Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for Public Defense of Free Speech
If the U.S. succeeds in extraditing the WikiLeaks publisher, it could lead to the possible execution of an innocent man and the death of a free press as a guardian of democracy, writes Nozomi Hayase.