Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Salami tactics – the end of Democracy

Last year, on a newspaper comment thread, someone called me a ‘nitwit’ because I said that civil liberties in the UK and USA are starting to resemble those found in places like China and North Korea. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus, what’s that?

Last year, US District Judge Katherine Forrest made a final ruling that Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial – was unconstitutional and therefore unlawful. Government … Continue reading

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Rule, Britannia

Yesterday, David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport while transiting from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. Miranda is the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who’s breaking the Edward Snowden stories. It seems certain … Continue reading

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Smears, censorship and bananas

This week a smear campaign started against Glenn Greenwald (Greenwald, of course, is the reporter who’s breaking the Edward Snowden story). The New York Daily News, the New York Times and the Washington Post all published stories on Wednesday claiming … Continue reading

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Dr Goebbels would be proud

On Sunday the Hong Kong authorities announced that Edward Snowden had left their territory. Shortly after, it was discovered that Snowden was on an Aeroflot flight bound for Moscow. The world’s media (and no doubt lots of spooks) all descended … Continue reading

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The latest on Mr Assange

Julian Assange is still holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Last month, Assange announced that later this year he will be running for a seat in the Australian Senate. Apparently he has a lot of support in Australia (here). … Continue reading

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Mr Assange slags off the BBC

Julian Assange has been busy over Christmas. He gave another speech from the balcony of the Ecudorian embassy in London (which follows at the end of this post), and he also gave an interview to the BBC, which turned into … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill will be turning in his grave

Last month Julian Assange gave a speech to a gathering of diplomats at the UN general assembly, via a satellite videolink from the Ecuadorean embassy in London. It was quite a powerful speech. Assange looked nervous and ill during his … Continue reading

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The Julian Assange Show: Noam Chomsky & Tariq Ali

I know a lot of people dislike Julian Assange, and much of the press, in particular, are having a field day with the sexual assault allegations. When it comes to the stuff in Sweden, both parties agree that it was … Continue reading

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Assange and those jolly chaps from the CIA

Last night, Julian Assange gave his first interview since seeking political asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in London on Tuesday (the interview was with ABC Radio in Australia and it follows at the end of this post). Assange said a … Continue reading

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The Fourth Estate

“Don’t get assassinated!” were Julian Assange’s parting words to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador, as they wrapped up an interview last month on Assange’s show, The World Tomorrow (see here). Assange is now in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, seeking … Continue reading

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The strange case of Julian Assange

Last night it was announced that Julian Assange was in Ecuador’s London embassy seeking asylum. Assange knows more about what goes on behind the scenes than many other people, and it may have been some information he’s received that led … Continue reading

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What’s happened to Habeas Corpus?

As a British passport holder I’m ashamed to say that Britain has been holding a man under arrest without charge for more than 500 days now. That man of course is Julian Assange. Whether you love or hate Mr Assange, … Continue reading

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Shoot the son of a bitch..!

… is what one American commentator said about Julian Assange’s new show on RT, The World Tomorrow. The second programme aired this week and was much better than the first one. But before we get on to that here’s a … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: The World Tomorrow, Russia Today

Yesterday, Julian Assange’s new programme, The World Tomorrow, showed an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hizbollah. It’s the first time in six years that Nasrallah has been interviewed on a major western news network. Whilst Assange did ask … Continue reading

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Julian Assange gets his own chat show on Russia Today

Oh, the delicious irony! I’ve already made a post about the American media, and how it has almost entirely been taken over by a propaganda machine that would make Dr. Joseph Goebbels proud, and how foreign media are filling the … Continue reading

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