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Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power

    Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power

Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations:  Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London’s Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of the western world, each of…

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In Interview with Randy Credico, Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi Talks Assange, Source Protection and the Rise of Fascism

    In Interview with Randy Credico, Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi Talks Assange, Source Protection and the Rise of Fascism

In the fourth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom” in collaboration with CovertAction Magazine, political satirist and civil rights activist, Randy Credico, spoke with internationally acclaimed investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi, in an exclusive, in-depth interview about source protection, Julian Assange, fascism, and the fight against power. Maurizi currently works…

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Wikileaks Still Holding Powerful to Account as Founder Julian Assange “Slowly Dies” in Prison

    Wikileaks Still Holding Powerful to Account as Founder Julian Assange “Slowly Dies” in Prison

Julian Assange is dying inside Belmarsh Prison in London. Those are his own words, relayed through English journalist Vaughan Smith, who revealed that the Wikileaks founder called him on Christmas Eve to share his greetings. Smith also divulged that Assange told him he is kept in solitary confinement 23 hours per day and is often…

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John Pilger: The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

    John Pilger: The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely.  They are worried by the “Assange effect”.   It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the…

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The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

  The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely.  They are worried by the “Assange effect”.   It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the…

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How the Trump Admin Used a Secret Livestream to Spy on Julian Assange

  How the Trump Admin Used a Secret Livestream to Spy on Julian Assange

Earlier this year MintPress News published an article about how Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning had “brought the U.S. government to its knees,” by revealing the U.S. torture program, war crimes, and “Cablegate”. At the time it appeared that the Trump administration was “more than ever willing to exact…

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Edward Snowden’s Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange

  Edward Snowden’s Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks’ former editor Julian Assange have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, they share important similarities: both are perceived as dangerous enemies by the United States government, and both have been documentary subjects of filmmaker Laura Poitras. On the other hand, they clearly disagree when it comes to the…

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They’re Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish

  They’re Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish

Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, gave an interview to Strategic Culture Foundation over the weekend. After arriving from his home country of Australia, Shipton is visiting several European states, including Russia, to bring public attention to the persecution of Julian Assange by British authorities over his role as a publisher and author. First though an…

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Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

  Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

 The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing information that holds the powerful to account — the kind of information that empowers the public to become more engaged citizens in their communities so that we can vote in representatives that work in the interest of “we the people.”  There is perhaps no better example…

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UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

  UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

On May 9, UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, visited WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison, where he is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence for a minor bail violation. Melzer was accompanied by two medical experts who specialize in the examination of possible victims of torture as well as the documentation…

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