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Julian Assange

Destructive criticism of Sweden

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

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

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

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.

"Stink journalism" against whistleblowers

JOURNALISM: Professor Gisle Selnes writes that Harald Stanghelle's article in Aftenposten on 23 February 2020 "looks like a statement of support, [but] lies as a framework around the aggravated attack on Assange". He is right. But has Aftenposten always had this relationship with whistleblowers, as in the case of Edward Snowden?

About Assange, torture and punishment

Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, says the following about Assange:

With spine and ethical compass intact

NOTICE We need a media culture and a society built on accountability and truth. We do not have that today.

Sweden and England were democracies

Notification:The treatment of Julian Assange is a legal disaster that began in Sweden and continued in the United Kingdom. If the United States manages to get Assange extradited, it could prevent the publication of information about the great power in the future.

Professor Mads Andenæs: "Assange is exposed to several human rights violations"

WEBINAR: Oxford professor Liora Lazarus recalled the situation for Julian Assange. "Human rights are not for the flawless, but for all."

Those with power and authority have always wanted to cut the whistleblowers

Notification: MODERN TIMES's appendix ORIENTERING is devoted to warning and truth.

Wallraff: "Assange has become a scapegoat"

Assange: "It is incomprehensible that an undermining of the rule of law to such an extent can take place in a democracy like Sweden," says Günter Wallraff in a conversation with MODERN TIMES about the Julian Assange case. And adds: "The death sentence is as good as handed down."

Like the trial in Old Bailey against Julian Assange

Assange: In 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's 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 not Swedish authorities cooperate with the UN mechanisms and respect the principles of transparency, accountability and law when it comes to the Assange case, asks Swedish Arne Ruth.

"A murderous system is being created"

Assange: "If Julian Assange is convicted, a murderous system is about to emerge right before our eyes. It will be the death knell for the freedom of the press and the legal community, ”says Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

What's new in the uprising

NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL: The new form of protest mentioned by the anarchists does not want an overall "narrative" about the events in Hong Kong.