After Twitter took down an account devoted to protecting Julian Assange, the people fought back. It may seem small, but the larger picture is anything but.
CNN’s latest takedown of Julian Assange is rife with assertions that WikiLeaks worked in concert with Russian hackers. None of it is true, in fact, even the laziest Googling can disprove it.
@Unity4J, one of the largest Twitter accounts supporting Julian Assange has been taken down. The social media platform gave no reason for doing so.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
Outside Julian Assange’s latest extradition hearing was a man in protest. But, he wasn’t taking the Americans to task, his target was the media sent to cover it.
The only thing that will save Julian Assange is the British courts ignoring the extradition request their government has already signed.
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
According to the UN, the treatment of Julian Assange absolutely constitutes torture. For not protecting him, the blame is also ours.
We might still be reeling from the AFP’s brazen attack on our journalists, but their behaviour is in line with similar organisations worldwide.
According to Julian Assange’s lawyer, the man himself is deathly ill. Strangely, very few media outlets are discussing this. Why?
Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act, one which is usually waved around by the US government, but seldom enforced.
A prominent WikiLeaks activist has started a GoFundMe campaign to bring Julian Assange home. At the time of writing, it has already surpassed its original mark.
To his critics, Julian Assange’s arrest proves that he isn’t above the law. However, with his lawyers crying foul over his treatment, I’m wondering what law he actually broke.
Last night, the Metropolitan Police served an extradition request on Julian Assange. This is nothing short of silencing the press, and it represents an important turning point in history. We must act.
The unjust persecution of Julian Assange (and the knock-on effects the media will feel) should be the point we’re discussing – not your personal opinion of him.
What a week it was. Julian Assange got a serious note from his landlord, a mother of two was charged with prolicide and one family member went to the football…long after his death.
Well, it was a particularly brutal week, punctuated by the awfulness of Nauru, and a rather vivid plane crash. But hey, we all laughed at Julian Assange. That’s something, right?
In an effort to force him out the door, the Ecuadorian embassy has instituted a raft of very serious house rules for Julian Assange.
Alex Jones being kicked off the air was just the most notable neck chopped in a towering wave of sanctioned censorship.
Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.
The defence of Julian Assange has largely been left to the individual. Noticeably, no media outlets have stood beside him. Their silence speaks volumes.
With Julian Assange set to be kicked out of the embassy, what happens next is crucial.