WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson addressed the National Press Club in Australia on Tuesday. Here is CN’s video production of the event.
Video production for Consortium News: Cathy Vogan.
And, basically, Julian Assange is in prison for doing what The New York Times did.
That is, Julian is awaiting US extradition for receiving and publishing whistleblowers’ public interest disclosures about unlawfully covered-up crimes and corruption.
All of this, protected — until now — by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
— George Washington, 1783
The adage, “You get the government you deserve” rings more true today in the USA than ever before. We have anesthetized our ability to critically think and are seemingly incapable or unwilling to separate fact from fiction. We have a dumbed down education for our youth and enjoy numerous distractions as adults from the Kardashians, to weekend sports to an overwhelming daily injection of mainstream media BS. We have been divided and distracted by design so we are no longer capable or care to see or seek the light of truth from the dark evil that now walks the corridors of Washington. The hypocrisy oozes from lips of Mike Pompeo whenever he speaks whether it’s declaring Assange a terrorist worthy of death for revealing the USA as the REAL or that we are bringing democracy to Bolivians after overthrowing their democratically elected leader. When war criminals like Elliot Abrahms are pardoned and encouraged to repeat their crimes as we idly sit by playing our video games, I fear for our souls. Julian is a beacon of light and truth in my dark world. I pray for his health and sanity.
Doesn’t this horrific situation with Julian Assange tell us that the US is one of the most cruel, injust governments in the world at this time? It is now a dictatorship and run by rogue politicians not elected to do what they are most flagranty doing. Rule of law and order has been thrown out and it is now pushed onto the UK in Julian’s case…this is all the doings of the US government….all after Trump referred to Wikileaks as an entity he loved when information seemingly favorable to him was exposed …
Glad I hung in until the Q and A; interesting glimpse of the Australian press corps interacting with Hraffnson, who shows himself to be a crusading journalist in the best sense of the tradition. I wonder how much longer he’s going to be allowed to walk around.
The USGOVT atrocity and crime against Assange Manning and Snowden is reserved for those telling the truth about what our GOVT. is doing in our name in secret—Telling the truth is a revolutionary act —