Julian Assange - Brutalised and Abandoned by Australia

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Shame. Shame. Shame.

    Read the complete address at:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/24/john-pilger-the-lies-about-assange-must-stop-now/

    This is more significant than one journalist. The death of journalism means that the only story you receive is the State narrative.

    Write to your politician, or write again. This man is being murdered. He is an Australian citizen. Our Government is culpable.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Snowden made it better with Russland
     
  4. JulieW

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    Yes Assange trusted in The Law.

    Considering Wikileak's endless revelations, he should have known better.

    Snowden read all about it while in the NSA and so knew to go somewhere with no extradition treaty.

    They've decided to ignore Snowden BUT Assange is about propaganda control so they want to torture and murder him so as to frighten journalists and destroy any possible alternative to the official narratives.
     
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    No they call it being epstiened. The new quiet term.
     
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    Would not surprise to hear he has died in Prison. Slowly poisoned through his food.
     
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    Perhaps he’ll commit suicide.
     
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    A message to all of the media “journalists” who abandoned Julian Assange -

    You’re next, Sunshine.

    you think that you are safe because you toe the Party Line now and protect the tyrants. But you are all members of the progressive left and they (and you) have no in-group loyalty and as sure as night follows day the day will arrive when the next up-and-coming little snitch with accuse you of a narrative violation and you will be hung out to dry by your “friends” as they protect their own asses.

    And no-one will care, nor should they because you aren’t worth worrying about.
     
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    What can ya say.....the media jump up and down about some Australian ISIS brides (who voluntarily left Australia to go to war zone and marry a member of ISIS or be with their husband who left Australia to fight for ISIS) who now want to come home cos hubby got killed etc. The media claims Australia has a humanitarian obligation to look after these women but do the media mount a campaign to get one of their own home???
     
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    I don't think much of the contents of majority of your posts but you often post some good ones like this one that I totally agree with and like. :)
     
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    The media - like the ruling class, bankers, corporates, etc - are a part of the elitist scum who are out to dismantle and destroy all of western civilization and values... plain and simple.
    Hopefully someday we can have Nuremburg-like trials and execute these elitist scum who have caused incalculable harm to our civilization!
     
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    The Assange case and his abandonment by the Australian Government continues to offend me at every level.


    A show trial is to be used to make an example of Julian Assange. The point is to intimidate other journalists. Intimidation, by the way, is one of the primary purposes for the use of torture around the world. The message to all of us is: This is what will happen to you if you emulate the Wikileaks model. It is a model that is so dangerous because it is so simple: People who obtain sensitive information from their governments or companies transfer that information to Wikileaks, but the whistleblower remains anonymous. The reaction shows how great the threat is perceived to be: Four democratic countries joined forces – the U.S., Ecuador, Sweden and the UK – to leverage their power to portray one man as a monster so that he could later be burned at the stake without any outcry. The case is a huge scandal and represents the failure of Western rule of law. If Julian Assange is convicted, it will be a death sentence for freedom of the press.

    What would this possible precedent mean for the future of journalism?
    On a practical level, it means that you, as a journalist, must now defend yourself. Because if investigative journalism is classified as espionage and can be incriminated around the world, then censorship and tyranny will follow. A murderous system is being created before our very eyes. War crimes and torture are not being prosecuted. YouTube videos are circulating in which American soldiers brag about driving Iraqi women to suicide with systematic rape. Nobody is investigating it. At the same time, a person who exposes such things is being threatened with 175 years in prison. For an entire decade, he has been inundated with accusations that cannot be proven and are breaking him. And nobody is being held accountable. Nobody is taking responsibility. It marks an erosion of the social contract. We give countries power and delegate it to governments – but in return, they must be held accountable for how they exercise that power. If we don’t demand that they be held accountable, we will lose our rights sooner or later. Humans are not democratic by their nature. Power corrupts if it is not monitored. Corruption is the result if we do not insist that power be monitored.

    «It has been an abuse of judicial processes aimed at pushing a person into a position where he is unable to defend himself.»

    You’re saying that the targeting of Assange threatens the very core of press freedoms.

    Let’s see where we will be in 20 years if Assange is convicted – what you will still be able to write then as a journalist. I am convinced that we are in serious danger of losing press freedoms. It’s already happening: Suddenly, the headquarters of ABC News in Australia was raided in connection with the «Afghan War Diary». The reason? Once again, the press uncovered misconduct by representatives of the state. In order for the division of powers to work, the state must be monitored by the press as the fourth estate. WikiLeaks is a the logical consequence of an ongoing process of expanded secrecy: If the truth can no longer be examined because everything is kept secret, if investigation reports on the U.S. government’s torture policy are kept secret and when even large sections of the published summary are redacted, leaks are at some point inevitably the result. WikiLeaks is the consequence of rampant secrecy and reflects the lack of transparency in our modern political system. There are, of course, areas where secrecy can be vital. But if we no longer know what our governments are doing and the criteria they are following, if crimes are no longer being investigated, then it represents a grave danger to societal integrity.

    What are the consequences?
    As the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and, before that, as a Red Cross delegate, I have seen lots of horrors and violence and have seen how quickly peaceful countries like Yugoslavia or Rwanda can transform into infernos. At the roots of such developments are always a lack of transparency and unbridled political or economic power combined with the naivete, indifference and malleability of the population. Suddenly, that which always happened to the other – unpunished torture, rape, expulsion and murder – can just as easily happen to us or our children. And nobody will care. I can promise you that.​

    https://www.republik.ch/2020/01/31/nils-melzer-about-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange
     

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