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It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it
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John Pilger Jun 14
I was in court for Julian 's extradition hearing before a judge whose husband was a Tory defence minister. "My life is at stake," said a fragile Julian by video link from prison. Denied a computer, he is prevented from preparing his own defence. Such is British "justice".
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John Pilger Jun 12
As Julian 's extradition hearing opens, here are two contributions that highlight the critical importance to freedom of the case. Whose side are you on? they ask of journalists and all of us. It's time to choose.
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John Pilger Jun 5
Shameful news from Australia as the police raid journalists' offices and homes. One warrant allows them to "add, copy, delete or alter" computer files at the ABC. The assault on Julian was a clear warning to all of us: it was only the beginning.
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John Pilger Jun 3
The good news is that the Swedish charade over Julian is falling apart. A court has decided, in effect, against a European Arrest Warrant; the suppression of evidence has failed; the zealots have suffered a huge setback. The battle against a vengeful US begins next week.
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John Pilger May 31
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture says of Julian : “In 20 years of work with victims of war and political persecution I have never seen democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual. with so little regard for the law.”
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John Pilger May 30
I was in court today for Julian 's latest extradition hearing; but Julian himself was absent. He was in the Belmarsh prison hospital. His supporters at the court should now be joined by journalists across the world. My own union, the , must be at the hearing in June.
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John Pilger May 27
The Vichy journalists of the MSM have finally taken fright that the monstrous US charges against Julian are now a threat to them. Yet the cowards at the NYT, the Guardian etc continue to smear this heroic man who shamed them by refusing to join their gatekeepers' club.
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John Pilger May 24
The fascist nature of the charges against Julian is demonstrated by those that relate to documents about Guantanamo Bay and "CIA detainee interrogation videos" -- torture videos. If the courts in Britain do not stop this grotesque charade, justice will lose all meaning.
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John Pilger May 23
The war on Julian is now a war on all. Eighteen absurd charges including espionage send a burning message to every journalist, every publisher. The target today is . Tomorrow it will be you on the New York Times, you on the BBC. Modern fascism is breaking cover.
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John Pilger May 20
The filthy war on Julian and Chelsea Manning, whose heresy is to have revealed the crimes of great power, intensifies. Craven Sweden plays to its theatre of darkness while Assange the prisoner is denied even his glasses. Read this fine piece ....
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John Pilger May 18
I visited Julian in prison. He has been ill, but his courage is astonishing. He is locked up for up to 23 hours. Let no one doubt he is a political prisoner, fraudulent events in Sweden included. His crime is truthful journalism. Shame on those who feign otherwise.
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John Pilger May 14
The ex head of the Swedish Bar Association condemns Assange's treatment as "deplorable". Texts by the women involved were suppressed, After the alleged offence, Anna Arden texted her delight at being with Assange and "the world's coolest people". She later said, "I was not raped"
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John Pilger May 13
Sweden suppresses vital evidence in the Assange case. Damning texts from the women include: "I did not want to put any charges against JA," and "it was the police who fabricated the charges”. Once extradited, Assange faces a secret trial, with no jury. This is an epic injustice.
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John Pilger May 13
The Swedish case against Julian Assange stinks and has always stunk. One of the women involved said the police "railroaded" her. As in Pompeo's Washington, the aim is to "get" Assange regardless of facts: for the crime of embarrassing corrupt power. :
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John Pilger May 6
The persecution of Julian Assange and the US assault on Venezuela are two urgent issues. In this interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, I refute the disinformation campaigns against both. Here's the audio link.
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John Pilger May 2
Whatever abuse of justice British magistrates hand down to Julian Assange, remember his words: “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism which has protected many, many people”. Now we must protect him with massive support. Please think about it.
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John Pilger May 1
Mark Weisbrot's and Jeffrey Sachs's shocking report that the US embargo on Venezuela has killed 40,000 people has almost no media pick up. No surprise; but consider the suffering, and the prospect of a Pinochet-style coup, the next time the Guardian solicits donations.
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John Pilger Apr 28
While the "left" in the US embraces the Democratic Party, a prime source of imperialist violence, and Jeremy Corbyn remains effectively silent, in France an extraordinary movement grows, and grows.
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John Pilger Apr 17
The Extinction Rebellion consuming London streets is an inspiration. This is real politics. Imagine the same rebellion in support of Julian Assange. Now is the time to show the thugs who rule and arrest and their tame Vichy journalists that "ye are many, they are few".
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John Pilger Apr 14
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