“We clearly have deep concerns about Mr Assange's case,” said the congressman. "People should understand that the charges against him are part of an alarming Global Trend, a sharp increase in attacks against the freedom of the press that is happening in countries around the world including our own."
The failure by journalists to mount a campaign to free Julian Assange, or expose the vicious smear campaign against him, is one more catastrophic and self-defeating blunder by the news media. Journalists Abandoned Julian Assange and Slit Their Own Throats By CHRIS HEDGES The Chris Hedges Report July 9, 2023 When Goliaths Infiltrate the More
Re Assange: Judge orders the Crown Prosecution Service to come clean about the destruction of key documents on Julian Assange
From Amnesty International to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), all major organizations for the defense of human rights and freedom of the press have called for the extradition case to be dropped and Assange freed.
Julian Assange’s Father & Brother Speak Out on His Jailing, Press Freedom & New Documentary “Ithaka”
"We chose the title [Ithaka}because it’s really about, you know, when you’re fighting for a cause bigger than yourself or for an unachievable or seemingly unachievable goal, you have to live every day or just take — put one foot in front of the other. And that’s what, really, Ithaka is about."
Update: On June 17, the British court ordered the extradition to the United States of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, who exposed war crimes. Assange is an Australian citizen. Take action.
Julian Assange is charged under the Espionage Act. He is not a spy. He is a journalist. He provided information of public interest to the whole world, not a foreign adversary.
"Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms..."
John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.