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.
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.
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.
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.
The official line is that Chelsea Manning back in jail over making false statements in her court-martial. The real reason is as grim as it is obvious.
Alex Jones being kicked off the air was just the most notable neck chopped in a towering wave of sanctioned censorship.
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.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.
One week closer to the pit. Hoorah. The week that was, featured some CIA secrets, the passing of a cartoonist and Pizza Hut bringing the ’90s back. Again.
Good morning, class. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Assange packed his bags, Ewan McGregor chose life (over Piers Morgan) and Trump “didn’t” call for an investigation into the process that made him President (good call).
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Trump received an awkies award, the AACTAs were picketed and Assange was freed! (…of his charge in Sweden.)
With news that there will be no easy way out for Julian Assange, I find myself empathising with those stuck in the middle – the diplomatic staff of the Ecuadorian embassy.
Ecuador claims responsibility for pulling plug on Julian Assange’s Internet connection on grounds of impacting US election.
The Wikileaks presser was fizzer. Julian Assange eventually appeared, asked for employees, then left. Some people were best not pleased.
WikiLeaks’ inadvertent jeopardisation of women voters in Turkey has brought on a valid question: Are they accountable for the response to the information they expose?
Rob Idol is back with his jaunty traipse down the week that was, including Trump’s reality check in Iowa and ongoing apathy toward refugees.
Richard Jackson looks at the United States’ alternative to gun control, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and a very ironic book review. All in Sunday’s Long Reads.