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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Is a Zionist Connection at Play to Frame Wikileaks’ Assange in Sweden? By John Goss, Rafik Saley, and Okoth Osewe

27 December 2012News Junkie

As  News Junkie Post went live about the deplorable record of Sweden’s Ambassador to Australia Sven-Olof Petersson as a proponent of rendition, a three-month old story about an event to commemorate the holocaust was resurrected in his defense.[i] Continue reading

Blowing Up the Past, Destroying the Future By by Sarah Glynn

21 November 2012New Left Project

In July 2011 I joined thousands of other Dundee residents gathered at key viewpoints to watch the grand demolition of four multis – or multi-storey housing blocks – that had dominated the city skyline for four decades. Turn away at the wrong moment, and you missed it. 440 homes were reduced to rubble in seconds. Dundee – an ex-industrial city rebranded as ‘City of Discovery’ – has, as one of its most successful companies, an award-winning demolition firm and the City Council has provided that firm with plenty of business. Continue reading

Assange: A curious position for the UK to adopt?

25 November 2012 — A UK Friend of WIkiLeaks

There is great relevance in whether or not the US are actively planning to extradite Julian Assange– this is the key aspect to his appeal against extradition to Sweden and a key element in the decision of Ecuador to grant Assange asylum. In this respect, the resolution of the Swedish case against Assange pivots around the existence (or otherwise) of an extradition request from the US. Why does the UK Secretary of State maintain a position of silence on this matter and why is this important?

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International Peace Bureau Requests Swedish Foundation Authority to Stop Paying the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize & to Investigate into the Unlawful Reinterpretation of Nobel's Will

25 November 2012Boiling Frogs

The International Peace Bureau has today requested the Swedish Foundation Authority to stop the payment of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, and urgently investigate the unlawful reinterpretation of Alfred Nobel‘s will and testament that has taken place over the last few years.

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Assange’s health could drastically worsen in embassy – lawyer

11 November 2012RT

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could suffer serious health problems if he stays in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, warned his lawyer. The whistleblower faces immediate arrest and extradition to Sweden should he leave the building.

“Assange is in good health, but the situation is getting steadily worse,” lawyer Baltasar Garzon said during an anti-corruption conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The confined conditions in which Assange is currently living could cause him to “suffer from serious medical problems,” and lead to “psychological issues,”Garzon said.

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Media Lens: ‘Sworn Enemies’? A Response To George Monbiot

6 November, 2012Media Lens

‘Sworn Enemies’? A Response To George Monbiot

Hi George

It’s good to know that your email is intended in a ‘friendly and constructive spirit’, and not as a follow-up to something you wrote of us three weeks earlier: ‘I could spend my life unpicking their falsehoods. Perhaps I should, cos no one else is.’

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Wikileaks Newslinks 27 October 2012: WikiLeaks reveals US detainee policies: Camp Delta

27 October 2012

Ecuador’s President suggests Assange be questioned at Embassy
Voice of Russia, News Today at 00:44 Sweden may send a representative of its prosecutor’s office to Ecuador’s Embassy in the UK to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange . This was stated by the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who cited instances when representatives of the prosecutor’s office interrogated suspects on the territory of a foreign embassy.

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ColdType, September 2012: Herman / Solomon / Schecter et al

11 September 2012 http://coldtype.net

In the September issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

86 Pages: Our biggest issue so far. 

Cover story is The Internment of Marian PriceEamonn McCann’s tale of the strange affair of Marian Price, a gravely-ill former IRA bomber, who has been detained by the British government. The story says much about the state’s denial of legal and human rights to its citizens. 

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The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism By John Pilger

23 August 2012 — John Pilger

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The British government’s threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair‘s invasion of Iraq led directly to the acts of terrorismin London on 7 July 2005, so Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague have compromised the safety of British representatives across the world.

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