By Caitlin Johnstone
This is a speech I gave yesterday at a demonstration for Assange with the Socialist Equality Party Australia.
Tomorrow in the UK a judge will start the process of answering a very important question. It’s a question that many of us knew was the heart of this debate back in 2010, ten years ago, when this all started. It’s a question that they have been obfuscating, bloviating, huffily denying, smearing, gaslighting, and distracting from–basically doing anything they can to hide it from view.
It’s a question that they don’t want the public to know that we are answering. A question that goes to the heart of democracy, and to the heart of the role of the fourth estate, journalism. And that question is this:
Should journalists and publishers be punished for exposing US war crimes? →
Read more via We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes? — Activist Post
(Era of Light) The arrest of 334 gangsters from the Calabria-based Ndrangheta mob, and International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against Israel mean the net is closing tighter on the Khazarian mafia. “The wheels ➤➤
Read more via Benjamin Fulford Full Report: Doom For Khazarian Mafia — Era of Light
PM, defense ministers, IDF chiefs, low-level soldiers could all face prosecution if probe launched; minister: Netanyahu should give PA ultimatum — pull ICC appeal or be torn down
By Jacob Magid,
(Prepare For Change) Israel fears the International Criminal Court’s decision to move forward with a potential investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the Palestinian territories by Israel will open up current and former government officials and military personnel to prosecution on the global stage, according to a report Saturday. →
Read more & videos: “Palestinians Welcome International Criminal Court Probe Into Israeli War Crimes” (2:09) and “What will a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territory achieve? | Inside Story” (25:15) via — Prepare For Change
By Spiro 1
(Activist Post) President Donald Trump was just impeached; no it wasn’t because of the supposed Russia collusion, which is all we heard about over the last two years from the sold-out media, which by the way was proven to be false. It was because of misconduct or a ‘quid pro quo,’ as the media put it, which allegedly occurred during a phone call between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. You know, the same Ukraine that was the victim of a bloody coup, carried out under the Obama Administration that ousted the democratically elected government, which then installed a puppet regime and just so happened to airlift all of Ukraine’s gold reserves out of the country? Right, that Ukraine.
Most Americans would be shocked if they knew that their country was responsible for and had caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million people since World War Two, a level of carnage approaching that inflicted on Europe by Adolf Hitler himself.
In comparison to the millions of innocent lives lost by illegal wars cloaked in the name of democracy, will this current Trump impeachment withstand the test of time? Let’s examine a few examples of actual impeachable offenses committed by U.S. presidents and the perfect example of what they are trying to impeach President Trump for right now. →
Video: “Trump Impeachment Destroyed in One Video” (6:25) via — Activist Post
(The Free Thought Project) The United States has a heinous record when it comes to committing war crimes. Even more heinous, however, is the fact that commander in chief after commander in chief continue to pardon those convicted of these unspeakable acts. As whistleblowers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning rot in prison, military personnel who’ve slaughtered civilians are receiving pardon after pardon. President Donald Trump has continued to walk down this shameful road by pardoning war criminals. →
Read more via As Heroes Like Assange Rot in Prison, Trump is Pardoning War Criminals Left and Right — The Free Thought Project
You may have heard last year about Bayer Merging with the GMOs giant, Monsanto. But did you know that Bayer has been involved in some of the darkest cover-ups in recent history ?
(The Truth Revolution)
Bayer’s Role in the Holocaust
To many people the Holocaust and Third Reich have become synonymous with World War II. Among the many crimes against humanity, perhaps the most renown horrors were the mass executions that took place in the extermination camps sprinkled throughout Europe. Auscwhitz is undoubtedly the most famous of them all, known for their quickness to execute prisoners and resident doctor, Josef Mengele. Wanting to better understand the human body and particularly the nuances of heredity, Mengele became infamous for his experiments that included injecting dye in to children’s eyeballs and repeated x-rays on the reproductive organs, to see if he could make prisoners infertile. By better understanding the reproductive process, Mengele wanted to propel the growth of the Aryan race while sterilizing the “undesirables”- the handicapped, gypsies and those of the Jewish race.
(Prepare For Change)
Abby Martin speaks with Eran Efrati, a former IDF soldier who recounts his experience being ostracized for attempting to expose crimes he witnessed as a soldier.
Video (11:33) via Fmr. IDF Soldier Calls on Americans to Stand Up to Israel War Crimes | Interview with Eran Efrati — Prepare For Change
By Caitlin Johnstone
The official trailer for the latest Call of Duty was released a few days ago, and it features the Syria narrative management operation known as the White Helmets depicted in heroic roles. Characters wearing the organization’s signature headgear are seen clearing rubble in part of the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Read more & videos: “The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct” (34:09) and “War games: Pentagon/CIA push Venezuela regime-change propaganda in video games” (6:12) via New “Call Of Duty” Video Game Encourages Support For The White Helmets —
Professor Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on torture. Pressfoto: Eskinder Debebe for UN (News.un.org)
“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,”says Mr Nils Melzer. “The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”.
Read more via UN Special Rapporteur on torture: “Collective persecution of Julian Assange must end now” — NewsVoice
By Joe Lauria
(CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” which can only be described as “psychological torture.”
Read more via UN Torture Report: “Demonized” Assange Has Faced “Psychological Torture” —