Sweden’s Politically Motivated Persecution of Wikileaks’ Assange By John Goss

28 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

For more than two years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a de facto political prisoner, confined to the grounds of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Back in August 2010, a Swedish press exclusive with the emotionally charged word “rape,” in connection with Julian Assange’s name, spread rapidly across the world like a viral infection. Since then, it has been difficult to change any public misconception that he has been guilty of forcibly having sex with two women, on separate occasions, within the span of a week. This itself should ring alarm bells: two accusations, days apart. Sweden, against all other advanced legal systems, has its own interpretation of what constitutes rape, and this appears to be anything from consensual sexual relations to forced penetration, and judging from the high-profile Assange farce, it is not a country to which single men would be advised to travel.

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Story of Iran “Rape Threat” Written by Neo-Con Cartoon Character “Reza Kahlili” By Tony Cartalucci

8 September 2013 — Land Destroyer

“Reza Kahlili” is not his real name. Appearing either masked or silhouetted, “Reza Kahlili” is a reoccurring character in the US Neo-Con’s long-running pro-war, anti-Iranian propaganda campaign, stretching all the way back to the Bush administration. His biography, as stated on Neo-Con warmonger Joseph Farah’s “World Net Daily” (WND), is as follows:  Continue reading this...
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WikiLeaks is a rare truth-teller. Smearing Julian Assange is shameful By John Pilger

14 February 2013 — John Pilger

Last December, I stood with supporters of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the bitter cold outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Candles were lit; the faces were young and old and from all over the world. They were there to demonstrate their human solidarity with someone whose guts they admired. They were in no doubt about the importance of what Assange had revealed and achieved, and the grave dangers he now faced. Absent entirely were the lies, spite, jealousy, opportunism and pathetic animus of a few who claim the right to guard the limits of informed public debate. 
 
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The crisis in the SWP-Britain

30 January, 2013 — Socialist Worker (UK)

Since its national conference in January, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Britain, the country’s largest revolutionary organization, has been shaken by the most severe crisis in its history, stemming from the failure of its leadership to properly respond to rape and sexual harassment allegations made against a leading member, and, in turn, from attempts to stifle discussion of this failure and its consequences.

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Crisis in the Socialist Workers Party reveals a crisis of the left By William Bowles

17 January 2013 — williambowles.info

Hmmm… I’ve been watching the ‘left‘ here in the UK tear itself apart literally for decades, and it had been going on for decades prior to my arrival on the scene. What’s difficult to swallow is the attitude expressed below (which I’m reprinting in its entirety), where the writer reacts to the events that are currently tearing the SWP apart, as if it’s something new on the ‘left‘.

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Exclusive: Rape in America: Justice Denied

30 December 2012 — Burbank Digest

[Given all the media hype about rape in India with the death of a young woman in Delhi, a comparison between India and the USA's rape statistics, paints a very different picture, with rape in the USA 17 times that of India's (per capita). WB]

Comparative crime stats: India & United States
http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/India/United-States/Crime
RAPE http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_rap-crime-rapes
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