WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The War on Journalism’

With DC Action for Assange, CN Live! screened Juan Passarelli’s film The War on Journalism in Washington Sunday, followed by discussion with Passarelli, Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale, John Kiriakou, Stefania Maurizi, Cathy Vogan and Chip Gibbons. Watch the replay.

On Sunday DC Action for Assange and Consortium News held a special screening of Juan Passarelli‘s documentary The War on Journalism at the Cleveland Park Library in Washington D.C. The event was lived-streamed by CN Live! Joining Passarelli in discussion of the film and Five Myths About Assange, was Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; the New York Times general counsel during that case, James Goodale; C.I.A. whistleblower John Kiriakou and journalists Stefania Maurizi, Cathy Vogan and Chip Gibbons. CN Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria moderated. Watch the replay here:

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6 comments for “WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The War on Journalism’

  1. CNfan
    September 18, 2022 at 20:53

    The 1st Amendment is designed to protect citizens from criminals in government. The Espionage Act is designed to protect criminals in government from citizens.

    The Espionage Act of 1917 was passed shortly after the United States entered World War I, and was used to suppress dissent against the war. The US was manipulated into the war by foreign interests.

    Relevant background information on the capture of the US is at War Profiteer Story

    [To use link delete all asterisks and replace XX with tt]

  2. evelync
    September 18, 2022 at 16:03

    How are the people – all the people in the Eastern District of Virginia ! – informed ASAP of the truth of this “charge” and how Julian is being targeted to punish him for telling us the truth, for pulling the curtain back on these crimes?

    How do we reach these people so that the government understands that we, and the jurists, are onto them in this vicious case against Julian.
    And how do we prove to these people that they are targets too….as we all have become when we have a rogue secretive bureaucracy that in the end seems structured to serve the short term financial interests of those who profit from the wars/campaign contributors, not the vast majority of people, sadly.

  3. LeoSun
    September 18, 2022 at 13:55

    “The best favour is to rescue the one most in need,” i.e., Julian Assange.

    Everybody knows, Julian Assange did NOTHING wrong!!! YET, “Julian Assange faces extradition and state murder while the war criminals he exposed walk free.”

    Say it Loud. Say it Clear: “JULIAN ASSANGE is the courageous embodiment of a struggle against the darkest, most oppressive forces in our world; and people of principle, young and old, should oppose it as best they can; or one day it may touch their lives, and worse.” JOHN PILGER (JP)

    WSWS: “You have consistently defended Julian for more than 10 years. Over that period have you been shocked by the intensity with which he has been pursued?

    JP: Perhaps not shocked; as a journalist, I have had my own taste of state ruthlessness. Remember the pursuit of Julian is a measure of his achievements. He informed millions about the deceptions of governments too many trusted; he respected their right to know. It was a remarkable public service.”

    “We MUST Save Julian Assange!!!” Kristin Hrafsson

    STOP the Persecution. STOP the Extradition. When Julian Assange LIVES Free. We will all LIVE Free.

    KEEP IT LIT!!! TY, Consortium News, et al

    • LeoSun
      September 19, 2022 at 11:08

      “We MUST Save Julian Assange!!!” Kristinn Hrafnsson

      In FULL Context, @ 37:31/38:25, Juan Passarelli’s film “The War on Journalism:”

      “This is not about left or right, in politics. We can unite on this. Please, tell everybody that you know, that they have have to side w/Assange and fight against the extradition.

      If, they tell you, “I would rather fight for the environment, or against animal cruelty, or gender equality.”

      “Tell them, they are about to take EVERY RIGHT, away from you. You will NOT be able to fight for any other cause. We are talking about the fundamentals, here. We MUST fight against the extradition!!!”

      “We MUST Save, JULIAN ASSANGE!!!” Kristinn Hrafnsson, Wikileaks, Editor-In Chief

      “If wars can be started by lies then they can be stopped by truth.” Julian Assange

      “First, they came for Julian. Then they will come for us.” It’s a war on freedom of speech & a war on journalists. NO One Is Safe; and, Never Say Die!!! Publishers, Journalists, Editors, Whistleblowers must be protected & saved. Onward & Upwards.

  4. Eric Arthur Blair
    September 17, 2022 at 15:28

    John Pilger, bemoaning the death of honest investigative journalism, recently asked,

    “When will satirists stand up, as they did a generation ago?”

    Catch 22 and Slaughterhouse Five were great anti-war novels portraying the insanity of WW2. Deer Hunter and Platoon were great anti-war movies portraying the insanity of the Vietnam war. Where is the great anti-war novel portraying the insanity of the 20 year long US murder of Afghans? Until then, here is a hilarious satirical political / scifi dystopian story downloadable for free (until it gets censored for too much truthiness):


  5. Em
    September 17, 2022 at 09:55

    In anticipation: Striking While the Iron is Hot

    The taproot in all of Western man’s hypocrisy dates back to the theocratic notions in the Christian bible’s scribes command: “thou shall not kill.”

    In other words, they were the Wests first mainstream journalists: those persons who blindly restate handouts of mythological narrations, especially those employed to do this, before the printing of actual ‘history’ was invented, by the same, supposedly more evolved, minds of ‘man’.

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