US Officials Concern Troll About World Press Freedoms While Assaulting Them

US Officials Concern Troll About World Press Freedoms While Assaulting Them

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ I will never get used to living in a world where our rulers will openly imprison a journalist for telling the truth and then self-righteously pontificate about the need to stop authoritarian regimes from persecuting journalists. Just today US State Department spokesman and CIA veteran Ned Price…

Thuggish Ways: Mike Pompeo, Punishing Leakers and Getting Assange

Thuggish Ways: Mike Pompeo, Punishing Leakers and Getting Assange

Poor, silly, protuberant Mike Pompeo. The stocky, irritated former CIA director and former Secretary of State is rather upset that those who worked under him dared wag their tongues about Julian Assange. The wagging so happened to relate to contemplated plans of abduction and assassination, something the US executive formally disallows though permits via various…

British ‘Watchdog’ Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State

British ‘Watchdog’ Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State

Events of the past few days suggest British journalism – the so-called Fourth Estate – is not what it purports to be: a watchdog monitoring the centers of state power. It is quite the opposite. The pretensions of the establishment media took a severe battering this month as the defamation trial of Guardian columnist Carole…

The CIA, Empty Assurances and Assange’s Defence

The CIA, Empty Assurances and Assange’s Defence

The second day of appellate proceedings by the United States against Julian Assange saw the defence make their case against the overturning of District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s January ruling.  Any extradition to the US, she concluded, would be so oppressive to the publisher as to render it unjust under UK extradition law.  Before the…