Articles about Julian Assange worth reading


Some facts:

  • Julian is a publisher/journalist. His activity is protected by freedom of speech.
  • Press freedom at stake: if Julian is extradited, it will lead persecution and self-censoring of journalists worldwide.
  • Julian’s private life is irrelevant in relations to the published material and his journalistic achievements.
  • An informed public is democracy’s strength. Without whistle-blowing no informed public.
  • A UN panel unequivocally stated that Julian was illegally detained in the Ecuadorian embassy, his arrest was illegal and extradition to the US would be illegal.
  • Julian was never accused of rape. The Swedish investigation just wanted to question him.
  • There is a media campaign going on to smear Julian with distorted or invented facts.
  • Julian Assange won more than a dozen journalism awards for his work – a clear indication that he is a journalist and his work is of quality.
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The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere

The arrest of Julian Assange not only puts the free press in the United States at risk, it puts any reporters who expose US crimes anywhere in the world at risk.

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Assange Arrest a Warning from History

Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight, says John Pilger. Dissent has become an indulgence. And the British elite has abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.By John Pilger The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in

UK media, MPs unveil latest Assange deception

In my last blog post, I warned that the media and political class would continue with their long-running deceptions about Julian Assange now that he has been dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy. They have wasted no time in proving me right. The first thrust in their campaign of deceit was set out on the Guardian’s

Assange Sentenced 50 Weeks For Bogus Bail Charge

Following seven years of imprisonment at the Ecuadorian embassy fighting US extradition, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been…

Sweden reopens “preliminary investigation” and seeks extradition of Julian Assange

No new evidence has been cited by Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson.

New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs

“Collateral Murder” created a media sensation in 2010 and led to Chelsea Manning’s imprisonment and to a DOJ investigation of Julian Assange, reports Elizabeth Vos. But the war crimes the video exposed got no one else in trouble. Consortium News today begins a series of articles, "The Revelations

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Julian Assange’s arrest could raise serious concerns about freedom of the press

The WikiLeaks founder was arrested in London pending extradition to United States.

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Free Julian Assange and All Political Prisoners

The American war against Iraq was among the more idiotic and gratuitous slaughters in human history. It was premised on lies, prosecuted by criminals and fools, outsourced to professional murderers and it isn’t over. In addition to those murdered directly and indirectly in the war, several million refugees were scattered across the Middle East, including over a million into Syria. ISIS grew from the ranks of the disbanded Iraqi army. This fiasco appeared as it was to all the world, the gasp of a dying empire sunk under the weight of its ignorance and arrogance.

Edward Snowden puts in plain terms the terror of what really just happened to Julian Assange

On 11 April, whistleblower Edward Snowden put in plain terms the terror of what Julian Assange’s arrest really means. Former CIA employee Snowden rose to international prominence in 2013 after leaking documents showing that US and UK governments were indiscriminately spying on their citizens.

The 7 years of lies about Assange won’t stop now

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations.

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Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial altar

A British citizen with Asperger syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial altar," as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.

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Assange’s Imprisonment Arguably Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did

By locking up Assange, the U.S, its allies and corporate media have inadvertently exposed themselves for what they are, and we're now able to point that out for everyone to see, writes Caitlin Johnstone.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Consortium News has launched a new series title

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First They Came for Assange

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s first CIA director and now US Secretary of State, once described WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” That is exactly right, and it is an equally accurate description of what every self-respecting news outlet ought to be.

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Julian Assange put through 'hell' at embassy, says former diplomat

Fidel Narvaez says Assange was "100% respectful" but claims he suffered from a government plot to force him out.

Why Your Hatred Of Assange Is Completely Irrelevant

By the time I publish this we’ll be at or around the 24-hour mark since WikiLeaks announced that two high level Ecuadorian government insiders had told them that Julian Assange faces eviction from…

Debunking All The Assange Smears

Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is?

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We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited

Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff: For decades we have campaigned to get rapists caught, charged and convicted. But the pursuit of Assange is political