“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller(1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
Bravo Assange. One small step.
Still, big news. Amazing that there are only two comments on this. I guess the combined demonization of this heroic man from both fetid ends of the duopoly has had some effect.
Now we need to put pressure on the American government (yeah, right) to drop its case against one of the few outstanding paladins for truth in the world.
Screw the Swedes, their self-righteous dog and pony show should not have started in the first place. We all know that the holier than thou hypocrisy of the US's so called system of law is par for the course, but one would think that the Limeys and Swedes would know better. The corruption and treachery of the so called legal system of the Empire becomes viler and viler with each new day. The fiddlers of the US Congress, excluding a few outliers, play while Washington burns. The specter of a nuclear war or global heating will soon materialize and is certain to bring the whole house of cards crashing down. The English and Swedes should be constantly reminded of their distracting maleficence and stupidity.
► It's a trick to get him out of the embassy
Unfortunately the U.S. Empire imprisons or eliminates powerful truth tellers. The crimes of the deep state are too numerous to mention. "Rogue State" by William Blum exposes the invasions by the U.S, in at least 50 countries since 1945 and we have the chutzpah to fabricate Russian 'involvement' in the last election. Comical if it weren't so sad. As long as zionist mouthpieces like the NYT with the article by Michael Doran in today's issue go unchallenged, the masses will be duped to believe the despicable MIC narrative.
Unfortunately for Mr. Assange, the US judicial system is corrupt to the core and the British system, while much better, is still subject to US political pressure. These truths mean he will continue to be kept in the Ecuadoran embassy until either the Americans clean up their system or the British recognize the US corruption and refuse to extradite.
Any dream of Freedom it's possible if the Whistleblower are imprisoned
Maybe he can slip off to Moscow.