The western world has a very high opinion of itself and its supposed values, and its treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a lie of it all.Truth. Justice. Freedom. Democracy. We are taught from an early age that these are the sacred values our
Journalists should be exposing inconvenient truths about powerful people in their own nation and its allies. Instead the people we call "journalists" criticize enemy nations, smear political dissidents, demand increasing amounts of censorship, and advance narratives that are convenient for the powerful.
The "war on terror"
Just one day after a coalition of prominent civil rights groups made headlines with a letter urging the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges, the Biden administration has announced its intention to continue those
A new exclusive from The Daily Beast titled "White House Reporters: Biden Team Wanted Our Questions in Advance" reports that the White House press corps is being pressured to provide briefing questions ahead of time in a way that makes even mainstream media journalists uncomfortable.“While
I wouldn't have thought that any mass media reporters would have the temerity to continue the public smear campaign against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after it became clear to everyone that he was the subject of a brutal Trump administration prosecution aimed at criminalizing inconvenient
British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled against US extradition for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but not for the reasons she should have.Baraitser's frightening ruling supported virtually every US prosecutorial argument that was made during the extradition trial, no matter how absurd and Orwellian. This includes quoting from
During this whole stupid US presidential race I heard very few arguments in favor of a Biden vote that struck me as anything more than the product of ignorance, propaganda distortion and partisan hackery. He'll probably be worse than Trump on war. His climate proposals
Any violence arising from the US election or its aftermath will only benefit the powerful, will be used to justify authoritarian agendas which serve the powerful, and will in all probability have been instigated by the powerful.There are plenty of arguments to be made for
Trump's October surprise has come a few days early, with The New York Times publishing a lengthy report on the president's tax information spanning two decades. The Times reports Trump often paid little or no federal income taxes during the period the information covers, that
Last week Politico published a major exclusive report that the "Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa" in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani earlier this year, citing (you guessed it) anonymous government officials.The claim was