A new documentary about imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was presented by Don’t Extradite Assange followed by a discussion with Nils Melzer and John Furse.
Watch the 25-minute film, Not in Our Name: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange followed by a live discussion with Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the documentary’s filmmaker John Furse, moderated by Rebecca Vincent, London director of Reporters Sans Frontiéres.
Here is the replay:
Thanks to all concerned but most especially to the great and noble Nils Melzer without whom the Free Assange (become The Save Assange) movement, would be a lost cause. But he is with us and so all is to play for. I, like many committed activists have suffered from my own personal crises with regards to Julian and my role in his salvation. The loss of belief and of hope is a common enough phenomenon but recently I have been stopped in the street by Asian people who having seen the sign on my T shirt and bicycle, asking me how he is and what they can do to help. This has greatly encouraged me because there is a deeper sense of truth, justice and respect in that community that is largely missing in home grown British culture (with very obvious exceptions). With about six weeks to go to the extradition show trial the time is right to launch a concerted and unrelenting campaign. I suggest approaching the Iraqi, Afghan, Pakistani, African, Syrian etc diasporas with information leaflets and perhaps the organising of meetings everywhere but most importantly here in London. Money is needed! I don’t know where it will come from! But it must come quickly. Anyone interested in working with me on this project please contact me! jfmcghee (at) gmail.com
Never heard if the scaffolding wrapped around the Equadoran property was instrumental in additional assistance to the UCG spying on Julian.
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
–Harry S. Truman
The world needs to begin using correct terminology on this case. Assange committed no crimes and should be held up as a hero.
Other journalists aren’t defending him???
There are no ‘journalists’ left to defend him. There are only shills. Refer to them as shills or cowards only. Every mainstream media outlet is infected with them like a cancer.
Any journalistic integrity left in the world is confined to the likes of CN and its contributors, a mere handful of actual competent investigators and fact finders.
Thank you Consortium News.
That is an excellent documentary. Thank you!
What is so alarming is the fact that the public in general do not know or care what is happening to him and actually believe he committed treason or like the wars do not even think about them at all. No interest is the affairs of the country at all with the exception of how it affects them directly! Obama the hope and change President charged more whistle blowers with treason than all others combined and won the Nobel prize while at war? These are Orwellian times we live in and while the American people are so busy doing nothing of any import their rights are being destroyed, their privacy gone and police out of control and they do not appear to be alarmed at all while a few educated heroes are crying out in the wilderness. We are a nation of lawlessness and justice is just a word. Constitution is something they talk about but in reality it is just a farce with no teeth at all. I fear for this country and I am at a loss to know what to do.
What I find most alarming is that when I write letters to politicians, embassies, etc. (and I’ve written many), pleading for mercy, NO ONE ever answers. i.e. It’s an intentional conspiracy. This has been going on since 2012!
Those in charge of the US, UK and Australia are all low-life. The US are vigilantes, the UK are toadies, and Australia are white feathers.
Julian is the only man. He is the last Aussie hero.
Thank you for this video .Hopefully will be available for viewing at a later date also as I will not be able to watch at the specified time.
Cherers from Canada.
He. is a symbol to all journalists and publishers not to publish embarrassing information. All journalists and publishers should be defending him. But they are not. And without them, he will never be let go. He is aware of his use as a symbol and a warning.
Good point, but all journalists and publishers won’t defend Assange because of the ‘vested interest’ they have with their respective syndicates and employers, not to mention their reputations.
Assange knew what he was getting into, his story will remain the same. Unfortunately for him, administrations, governments and government representatives change their viewpoints and attitudes to suit the political climate and their respective agenda’s.