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Assange

Destructive criticism of Sweden

Nils Melzer: The Julian Assange Case

Assange: Bureaucratic co-criminals – this is how a new book by Nils Melzer describes Sweden's handling of Julian Assange. Swedish Stina Oscarson reviews – and is ashamed.

Save Assange, save democracy

Stefania Maurizi: The Secret power: Why they want to destroy Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (Il potere segreto: Perché vogliono distruggere Julian Assange e WikiLeaks)

FAIRNESS: While the US extradition request for Assange will be processed in another court round, Assange is still fighting a battle for democracy and journalistic integrity.

Julian Assange – a goldmine and a nightmare

Texts commented on and collected by Karen Sharpe: Julian Assange in His Own Words

BEFORE THE TRIAL 27 OCTOBER: The characteristics Karen Sharpe draws from Assange's work are that everything he brought forward should be open and verifiable, scientifically correct and reliable. But for power, Assange is dangerous – because he makes the whistleblowers dangerous.

The pandemic and its societal implications

Renata Avila and Srećko Horvat: Everything Must Change! The World After Covid-19

COVID-19: In a newly published interview anthology about the pandemic, Roger Waters says that war and climate change are killing us faster than anything else, but the breathing pause that began in March 2020 may still open up other alternatives. At the same time, the entire anthology presupposes digital technology – for which we can all be grateful.

Like the trial in Old Bailey against Julian Assange

ASSANGEIn this interview with journalist John Pilger, he discusses the trial of Julian Asange, as well as the freedom to hold authorities accountable, the freedom to challenge, to point out hypocrisy and to protest.

Being threatened with death can make most people keep a low profile

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.

"A murderous system"

SWEDEN ACTIONS:: Why do the Swedish authorities not cooperate with the UN mechanisms and respect principles of openness, accountability and law when it comes to the Assange case, asks Swedish Arne Ruth.

Chaos always triumphs over order

ASSANGE: WikiLeaks is a puritanical illusion.

Assange and the free word

: The arrest of Assange is about an "arrest of democracy".

Today it is Assange. Who's next?

THE ABUSE OF POWER:: What will the arrest of Assange mean for freedom of the press and respect for the law?

The Holberg debate: Essential falsehoods and immaterial truths

: Why do ordinary journalists react so strongly to media criticism of the kind Assange and Pilger bring to the square? Dagbladet and Bergens Tidende were quick to call the two "conspiratorial".

The factual basis for the slaughter of the Holberg debate

ASSANGE: While Dagbladet's Inger Merete Hobbelstad claimed that Julian Assange was allowed to speak "unchallenged", Bergens Tidende's Eirin Eikefjord gave him the psychiatric diagnosis paranoid. Did they have a basis for that?