Despite private and public requests for diplomatic assistance for the WikiLeaks publisher, Canberra’s policy — shown by FOI documents — has been one of complicit inactivity in the face of his persecution, reports Kellie Tranter.
Category: Julian Assange
WATCH: Varoufakis — Try Those Guilty of Persecuting Assange
The Belmarsh Tribunal is all about trying those who are guilty of crimes against humanity and those who are trying to cover them up by persecuting Julian Assange. (With transcript).
WATCH: Assange Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney
UPDATE: Consortium News’ CN Live! broadcasted the Belmarsh Tribunal live from Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Among the speakers were Stella Assange, Yanis Varoufakis, Jennifer Robinson, John Kiriakou and David McBride. Watch the replay.
Unifying the Rage Against the War Machine
Recalling the disparate groups who came together for the massive anti-nuclear demonstration in New York City on June 12, 1982, Chuck Zlatkin recommends the same unity of purpose on Feb. 19 in Washington.
Chris Hedges: Building a Left-Right Coalition Against War
To those who suffer directly from U.S. and NATO aggression, the demands of the Feb. 19 Rage Against the War Machine rally in Washington are not theoretical issues. For them, it is a matter of life or death. They welcome…
WATCH: The Most Pernicious Censorship Since the 1950s
Chris Hedges talks to Matt Taibbi, who revealed that the source of many claims of Trump-era Russian disinformation was itself a disinformation operation concocted by former U.S. intelligence officials.
Why the Media Fear Julian Assange
In threatening to bring democratic accountability to the press and the security services, WikiLeaks exposes their long-standing collusion, writes Jonathan Cook.
Hrafnsson: Empire Against One Man
Julian Assange’s resistance has laid bare the raw elements of empire that totally disregards the principles it so proudly preaches of human rights, press freedom and the rule of law, says the WikiLeaks editor.
Sterling: Espionage Act Like Slave-Era Anti-Literacy Laws
C.I.A. whistleblower Jeffery Sterling, who was sentenced to 3½ years in prison, says punishing Julian Assange for publishing critical information is designed to keep us enslaved in ignorance.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden’s Secret Stash
If this president didn’t know he was in possession of classified documents, in some cases for more than a decade, he simply is not qualified to hold any public office allowing him such access.