Only Cowards And Sadists Support The Persecution Of Assange
by Caitlin Johnstone
Posted November 2, 2019
Former British ambassador Craig Murray has published a very disturbing account of Julian Assange’s court appearance yesterday which I recommend reading in full. There have been many reports published about Assange’s case management hearing, but the combination of Murray’s prior experience with torture victims, his familiarity with British courts, his friendship with Assange, and his lack of reverence for western power structures allowed for a much more penetrating insight into what happened than anyone else has been able to provide so far.
Murray reports that there were no fewer than five representatives of the US government in the Westminster Magistrates Court that day, and that there were seated behind the British prosecutors and essentially giving them orders. The judge, Vanessa Baraitser, reportedly behaved coldly and snarkily towards the defense, smirking and refusing their requests without explanation, while behaving warmly and receptively toward the prosecution. More…
The US Department of Justice just announced 17 more charges against Julian Assange for publishing leaks exposing government wrongdoing.
Should we be punishing journalists who help the world see who is running the countries they live in? How can the U.S.and U.K. consider themselves advanced nations when they torture people who reveal the truth? Should we be seeing the amount of censorship we are seeing today?