WATCH: Cohen Arrested in Defense of Assange at DOJ

Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream fame, was arrested on Thursday in front of the U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington protesting the DOJ’s prosecution of publisher Julian Assange.

Jodie Evans of Code Pink was also arrested. (Film courtesy of Ford Fischer’s News2Share.) 

7 comments for “WATCH: Cohen Arrested in Defense of Assange at DOJ

  1. LeoSun
    July 9, 2023 at 14:07

    Obviously, “Walk-Ins” are NOT Welcome. The L.O.L., moment, and, there are many, imo, is the “shuttering” of the massive doors, to the Dept., of Injustice.

    “The only thing we have to fear, is reality, itself.” (Chris Hedges).

    Not for nothing; but, “El Numero,” the #1, f/take-away per “The Rona” pandemic, is the PLANdemic, “Prepare for the Worst!” In short, “Ben & Jodie” are to be commended & applauded for their effort to meet w/“Merrick Garland?” Whom, many people think woulda, coulda done less damage, serving the Nation, in the role of an Ayatollah on the SCOTUS; but, I digress, preparedness vs. unpreparedness.

    Imo, Ben & Jodie shoulda, woulda, coulda had in hand, a written request, for a Meeting w/the Muckity-Mucks. The “ASK,” that the DoJ’s “Bouncers” deliver his & her request, for a meeting. Advising, the Bouncers, “they” Ben & Jodie would lock arms, w/CodePink’s members/rally goers, along the “public” sidewalk, NOT “blocking” the entrance that’s been f/“SHUTTERED,“ already.

    Imo, watching the “Rally for Julian Assange,” go wrong. My first thought was 1) Ben Cohen & Jodie Evans, each need a wireless MIC, 2) Where’s Code Pink? My apologies, if, I missed hearing them & their Rally, before the arrest. No offense; but, this is what a DoJ $h*t show looks like!!! I came away thinking, were they just walking by & decided a Meeting w/Merrick Garland is doable. NOT exactly!!! I went down that rabbit hole, @ CodePink’s “Home Page,” a call for action, “Join CodePink’s Rally for Julian Assange.” Ben Cohen & Jodie Evans had plan. Obviously, chances of being arrested & bailed out, was on the table, JULY 6, 2023: “Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, and Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK, have been arrested for blocking the entrance to the Department of Justice. Cohen and Evans [ARRIVED] arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest the US government’s prosecution of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, who has been indicted on 18 charges for the publication of the Afghan War Diary and the Iraq War Logs, which uncovered war crimes, torture, and civilian deaths perpetrated by the US government.”

    CodePink lobby’s Congress, often, “whuddabout” IF Congresswoman Tlaib locked arms w/Ben Cohen, could she garner a green light, “Come on In!,” or, get a “STOP!” You are NOT welcome here. Indeed, The Divided $tates of Corporate America has an ugly side.”

    For example, “Summer on The Hill.” A JUMBOtron, great weather, a picnic setting, blankets, kids, adults, a NetFlick, w/FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Roll It, “Nancy’s Selective Committee,” featuring the Nation’s other vile woman, Dick’s daughter, Liz Cheney, gettin’ it done, busting the low hanging fruit who participated in, imo, “The January 6, Occupation of The People’s House.” Meanwhile, the Organizers who colluded to koo-koo ka chew, the Selected POTUS, those muckity-nucks, “Live Free” in gated, $ecured communities.

    An OhBama thing, “Movie Night.” Bring the whole fam damily!!! Sit on The Hill next to the 10ft., high fence wrapped around “The People’s House,” wherein “Walk-Ins are NOT welcome,” there, either.

    Ain’t that America something to see?!? Consequently, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is NOT for me. It was always a “vacay” kinda ice cream, we “thought’ it was $pecial. “We,” me & my family, were wrong. Imo, best practice, buh-bye democracy, the DNC, CDC, & Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. It doesn’t take away Ben & Jodie, “Sitting Down;” for the right cause, “FREE, JULIAN ASSANGE;” but, imo, ya got to Stand-Up & “Scream!!! “ Ya got to be heard, GO, wireless MIC.”

    How about, Ben & Jodie’s next stop, The White House. W/o a doubt, the political corpse posing as POTUS masquerading as human, loves him some “Ice Cream.”

    Regardless, “the best favour is to rescue the one in most need,” Julian Assange. Absophknlutely!!! STOP the Extradition, Julian Assange outta the U.K., into the lethal hands of the USG. “Keep It Lit.”

  2. Susan Leslie
    July 8, 2023 at 12:37

    Of course – let’s arrest more innocent people because they protest against “Big Brother”…

  3. CaseyG
    July 7, 2023 at 18:59

    Support Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream. I am sorry that Palestinians can’t try it. Because — OMG— Israel even steps in to stop Ice Cream from entering Palestine..

    HOWEVER, thank you Ben Cohen for standing up for freedom and for Julian Assange—–we seem to be breeding government people who love to persecute citizens!

    WHEN will you start working on that, ” More Perfect Union,” America?

  4. Onlooker
    July 7, 2023 at 15:36

    Next time you all buy ice cream, you know what brand you should choose!

  5. Valerie
    July 7, 2023 at 04:09

    What a palaver. Did they take his belt and shoelaces.?
    Thankyou Ben Cohen and Jodie Evans for standing up for human rights. I am sorry B and J’s lost their bid to stop the sale of their ice cream in occupied territories:

    “Ben and Jerry’s lost an unusual bid to block its corporate parent, Unilever Plc, from going forward with a deal to allow its ice cream to be sold in the Israeli-occupied West Bank”
    Aug 22nd 2022


  6. Richard romano
    July 6, 2023 at 23:04

    We critized the Germans for their refusal to object to the actions of Hitler. We are doing the same thing with our refusal to object to the actions of our government.

  7. Linda Edwards
    July 6, 2023 at 21:52

    Good for Ben Cohen.

    The persecution of Julian Assange has been a tragedy and a travesty of Justice all the way around.

    Free Julian Assange..!

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