Browsing All posts tagged under »Julian Assange«

The Farce of Bradley Manning’s Persecution

March 11, 2012 by

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At long last, Bradley Manning has been charged. It has only taken almost two years, and was more likely resulting from the military’s inability to ‘break’ him by torture into becoming a star ‘witness’ against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The death penalty is probably still on the table, despite comments to the contrary, if merely […]

Field Note: Account of Julian Assange Extradition Hearing

February 8, 2011 by

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Mirjam Eikelboom, independent field reporter. After the positive feedback on the report I did last time – I decided to go once more to London. A different journey: Last time was spur of the moment & very intuitive. If Gallilei lived today, I would have wanted to go to THAT process & this is about […]

Assange/Elmer Frontline Club Interview: New WikiLeaks Gameplan

January 17, 2011 by

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Thanks for the tip, Mirjam. The Frontline Club video (“PRESS CONFERENCE: Rudolf Elmer”) is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, but it is worth listening to. It gives a fairly clear overview of the situation regarding Mr Rudolf Elmer and the Swiss banking scandal, and shows how Mr Assange and Mr Elmer are subjected to similar […]

Field Notes: Eye-Witness Account from Belmarsh Court

January 17, 2011 by

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This is the on-the-ground report of Mirjam Eikelboom, who went to London for Julian Assange’s first extradition hearing. Reprinted here with her kind permission. Last Monday at 16.30 I was on the internet, trying to help some people find their way around London to be able to go to Belmarsh court. And then it suddenly […]

Why the US Can’t Change, Part 1

January 15, 2011 by

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As requested by Michael. As the revelations mount from Cablegate, it becomes ever more difficult to defend the actions of the US government. The game plan of the US government is simple: shut down the source organisation, eliminate or discredit its spokesman, and prevent dissemination of already released material. The simple-minded logic implies shutting down […]

DRAFT: Open Letter to UNESCO on World Press Freedom Nomination

January 15, 2011 by

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This is a draft of the letter I will send off to UNESCO. Comments and ideas are welcome! I will send off the final version shortly before 15 February. Version 1.1 — Thank you Mirjam! (update: 16-01-2011) I begin this nomination with a confession. I am not a Member State of UNESCO. Nor am I […]

Sweden Investigating US Embassy Officials

January 10, 2011 by

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Isn’t it fascinating what gets swept under the rug when convenient? According to this article, Sweden had “launched a formal criminal investigation into “unlawful intelligence activity” conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm” in early November 2010. The investigation began when U.S. Embassy officials told authorities its employees had been conducting surveillance similar to what […]