The case to invade Iraq on March 19, 2003 was based on an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war, when there was nothing to preempt.
Guardian Columnist’s Latest Attack on ‘Heretics’
George Monbiot has been regularly smearing icons of the progressive left, writes Jonathan Cook. Now, it seems, it is comedian Russell Brand’s turn to come under his scalpel.
WATCH: ‘Snowden,’ ‘Assange’ & ‘Manning’ Arrive in Sydney
The three bronze statues that have been touring the world have arrived in Assange’s home country, where John Shipton, John Pilger, David McBride and other speakers demanded the prime minister tell Joe Biden to release the WikiLeaks publisher.
WATCH: The CIA and Julian Assange
Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney the very C.I.A. that plotted to kill the WikiLeaks publisher also would have a major say in the conditions of his imprisonment if he is convicted in the U.S.
Australia — Silent Collaborator Against Assange
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.
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: Kiriakou on the Threat to Journalism
C.I.A. whistleblower John Kiriakou told the Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney, Australia on Saturday that the threat to Julian Assange is a threat to every national security reporter. (With transcript)
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.
Donziger: Assange Case a Fraud From A to Z
The rule of law is not being applied in Julian Assange’s case, just as it was not applied in mine, says lawyer Steven Donziger.
Australia Has Not Written to US on Assange For 6 Months
UPDATED: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he’s raised Julian Assange with the U.S. A Freedom of Information request shows Australia has not corresponded with the U.S. on Assange for at least six months.