Assange: “The injustice is absolutely breath-taking”

The statement

“Who can forget – who could possibly forget – the grainy image provided to WikiLeaks by a brave whistleblower that subsequently was released under the title of ‘Collateral Murder’, the footage of a US attack helicopter gunning down and killing innocent civilians and Reuters journalists in a street in Iraq?  We only know of that, Deputy Speaker, because Julian Assange made us aware of that.  He was doing his job.  He was exercising every right that he has as a journalist to tell us about wrongdoing. 

Deputy Speaker, the injustice of this is absolutely breathtaking,  Absolutely breathtaking.  As much as the attack on journalism is terrifying – because if the matter proceeds to its shameful conclusion then it will have set a precedent that applies to all Australian journalists that if ever any Australian journalist annoys a foreign government in any way and if that government is a government that the Australian government is hoping to curry favour with, then who’s to say that the Australian Government won’t be complicit in the extradition or the transport of that Australian journalist to that country?”

The source

Andrew Wilkie, Independent Member for Clark,  in a speech to the Australian Parliament, as reported in Cairns News, 15 February 2024, “Tasmanian MHR moves successful motion to bring Assange back to Australia”, (Tasmanian MHR moves successful motion to bring Assange back to Australia –

My take on it

I met Julian’s father last year.  I asked him how it was going.  He said that after fifteen years of this he had learned not to get his hopes up, but to take one day at a time.

It was also last year that Assange’s wife published this message on X:

Julian is 52 now. He was 38 when WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder and was last free. The video shows the US army killing a dozen civilians, including two Reuters employees on assignment and the rescuers who stopped to help the wounded. Reuters formally attempted to obtain the video but the Pentagon refused to hand it over. The evidence of what had happened remained on US military servers until intelligence whistle-blower Chelsea Manning sent it to WikiLeaks. Collateral Murder had a massive impact. The millions of dollars that had been poured into Pentagon PR messaging couldn’t make the public un-see the war crime.

“In a sane world, Assange would not only be freed, but awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” one person observed on X.

I agree.

Some do not.  The Liberal National Party voted against Wilkie’s motion – yet another marker that it has lost its moral compass – but gladly the motion was carried, 86 votes to 42.

Now the matter lies in the hands of two High Court Justices in the UK, with an appeal against his extradition set to be determined next week.

Please God there will soon be better news for Julian, and for his dad.

The jab: The UK Telegraph calls for justice

The statement

“Matt Hancock should be arrested for wilful misconduct in public office. The slithy tove can – and must – be dragged before a Select Committee and made to answer for his actions and the vast hurt they have caused.”

(Matt Handcock is the former UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.)

The source

The UK Telegraph, viewed today; quoted by, cited by Martin Geddes on Telegram, 15 March 2023)

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My take on it

And so it begins.

I just hope that it’s true. According to the Telegraph, “Award-winning journalist Allison Pearson is a columnist and the chief interviewer of the Daily Telegraph.”

Question: What has prompted this headline, against the tide?

Answer: “The Telegraph has obtained more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages between Matt Hancock and other ministers and officials at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. … For eight days now, The Telegraph has published the most breathtakingly damning stories about the misuse of power (and “science”) by Matt Hancock and his cabal during the pandemic.”

The very word secret is repugnant in a free and open society.

“The Telegraph has obtained …” I love that well-worn phrase. And I thank God for leaks and for whistleblowers who bring light and fresh air where it’s needed. Suddenly the obvious conclusions may now be spoken out – that the UK’s former Health Minister is only an individual after all, despite all that power; that he has abused that power in a most egregious way; and that justice cries out for him and his lackeys to be brought to fair trial for wilful misconduct in public office.

Can’t happen here? You watch.

Covid censorship: “Twitter was basically a subsidiary of the FBI.”

The statement

“Did the US government ever contact you or anyone else at Twitter to moderate or censor certain tweets? Yes or No?”

“We received legal commands to remove content from the platform from the US government and governments all around the world.” (Ms Gadde)

“Thank God for Matt Taibbi. Thank God for Elon Musk, for allowing to show us and the world that Twitter was basically a subsidiary of the FBI, censoring real medical voices with real expertise that put real American lives at risk because they didn’t have that information.”

The Source

Representative Nancy Mace, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, quizzing Twitter executives including Ms Gadde on 9 February 2023 ( )

My take on it

My earlier post on the whole-of-society censorship model explains how the whole system collaborates.

This congressional testimony fleshes out a significant player in just one of its four domains, ie the media.

Dr Pierre Kory has recently condemned the general stance of the media in steadfastly refusing even to recognise vaccine injury.

It is probably helpful to overall awakening of the general public for these revelations to be coming from both directions.

Censorship: the ‘whole of society’ model

The statement

A ‘whole-of-society’ effort … that’s actually the terminology of basically every mainstream, censorship professional … What that means is four categories of institutions in society all working together towards the common goal of censorship. So you’ve got government, the private sector, civil society and the news media and fact checking. … At the News Media & Fact Checking level you’ve go political like-mindeds among the media that are propped up by the government, by the public sector, by the civil society, so that they can manage public narratives about various issues and can amplify pressure for censorship by creating negative press on the tech companies.”


The source

Mike Benz, Executive Director, Foundation for Freedom Online, interviewed on American Thought Leaders



My take on it

It becomes clear that Censorship is worthy of being called an industry.

It is also a system; which raises the question, What is its objective, its deliverable?

One slide on this clip makes that statement that ‘Disinformation is not going to be fixed by government acting alone.’ So there you have it: Disinformation is the claimed justification for censorship.

In the Perfect Markets model there is a full, free and instantaneous flow of information. In a free society each individual gets to make of what they will of whatever information may cross their path.

Censorship is then a barometer of whether the government is seeking to serve the people, or just to control them.


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