"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..."
Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article "UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’" by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe More
The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press in the 21st Century. WikiLeaks is democratizing journalism, redistributing power and increasing transparency. Publishing the truth is not a crime.
The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor--
Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued reconfiguration of the economy into neofeudalism?
Counsellors and psychotherapists in the public and private sectors find themselves at the coalface in responding to the effects of austerity politics on the emotional state of the nation [Great Britain]. By Alexander Reed Kelly truthdig.com April 19, 2015 potamos.photography (CC BY-ND 2.0) Austerity cuts and “neoliberal thinking” among policymakers are having a “profoundly More
Chomsky: America Acts Like It Owns the World, While Endangering the Planet from Nuclear War and Climate Change
Chomsky: America Acts Like It Owns the World, While Endangering the Planet from Nuclear War and Climate Change Inability to face the truth about ourselves in this country is all too common a feature across American society. By Noam Chomsky October 26, 2012 Democracy Now via AlterNet.org Note: In a recent speech, Professor Chomsky examined topics largely ignored More
The World War on Democracy Thursday 19 January 2012 truthout by John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis B-1B Lancer Bombers on a runway at Diego Garcia, November, 2001, during the bombing campaign in Afghanistan. (Photo: Senior Airman Rebeca M. Luquin, U.S. Air Force) Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent More