I don’t understand why the Australian government and the MPs not lifting a finger to get their citizen Julian Assange back home. Perhaps PM Scott Morrison should ask Boris Johnson and President Donald Trump to let him go because he isn’t guilty of anything. His „crime“ was the publication of heinous US war crimes in Iraq. When Assange published the Clinton and Podesta emails, then-candidate Donald Trump praised him and called for more of the same.
Caitlin Johnstone is entirely right to confront the slanderer. This now time to forget the bits and bobs and play hardball. The fundamental question, which everybody has to answer is. „Should journalists be jailed for exposing US war crimes? Yes or no?“ Of course, NO. All serious journalist should be interested in the show trial before a British kangaroo court. Way off the mark! None of the slanderers from the Guardian, BBC, who name a few, showed up. Their owners already discipline them.
When the obscure „judge,“ Vanessa Baraister, will hand down her sentence for extradition, it will be the death knell for Assange. In the US, he has to stand before a secret court. So far, this Deep State court has never acquitted anybody.
It’s a pity that the media whores from the fawning press show no interest in the case; finally, they will be affected in the long run. The civil society should raise hell in their countries to mobilize the public and parliamentarians for this political prisoner who, as a journalist, has only done his job. In the end, it’s a question of humanity.