Part 1 of my interview with Crikey.com.au’s Bernard Keane on Thursday January 2 2014 (runs 11 minutes 30 ) aired on Fairfax radio’s Perth station. @newstalk6PR
Part 2, runs 15 minutes 10 seconds
Kevin Gosztola @kgosztola is a respected online colleague who is one of only a few who’ve covered the entire sittings of the Manning case, alongside @carwinb @pressfreedom and others.
Reporter Kevin Gosztola chuckled when told Foreign Minister Bob Carr is denying Assange is under threat from the US.
He’ll be there for tomorrow’s final day where Manning is expected to be able to make a closing statement as he faces 20 to 90 years in jail.
I interviewed him live on overnight talkback at 6PR
Info on Wikileaks here http://waca.net.au/get-the-facts/
Info on Wikileaks Party here http://www.wikileaksparty.org.au/
Manning trial transcripts from @Pressfreedom https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/bradley-manning-transcripts
I was a mainstream journalist/radio host for 30 years, but no longer work in a newsroom ( apart from the odd fill-in to help out at 6PR & 96fm ) My work now is not objective, but I do strive for balance and welcome polite opposition.
Audio of Interview with Christine Assange as Mainstream Media focusses again on Julian Assange’s bid for the Senate.
***Edited audio segments here, grabs of 1-3 minutes on everything from Govt lies to Mainstream Media #FAIL – more to follow
Follow @wikileaks for news, infoz from WL and occasional tweets from JA.
Follow & support Christine Assange on twitter @AssangeC – cowards and trolls often hassle her so don’t be shy with support
Justice4Assange website: http://justice4assange.com
Poll suggesting at least 7 in 10 Aussies would vote for Julian. http://www.theage.com.au/polls/assange-for-senate-20121212-2b9rp.html
Pollbludger’s William Bowe on Assange for the Senate http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/12/14/poll-bludger-win-or-lose-assanges-senate-tilt-will-cause-a-stir/
and his article from March 19 2012 http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/03/19/poll-bludger-assange-for-canberra-a-new-can-of-worms/?wpmp_tp=1
abc election maestro Antony Green doesn’t rate Julian a chance http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-13/green-what-chance-does-assange-have-for-senate-seat/4425990
Article on disastrous new diagnosis “guidelines” that will be gospel for Psychiatrists in most of the western world http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201212/dsm-5-is-guide-not-bible-ignore-its-ten-worst-changes
Article on Martin Whitely’s highly recommended site. http://speedupsitstill.com/american-psychiatric-association-approval-dsm-5-sad-day-psychiatry
Friend and colleague Zel Iscel from EDAC.org.au joined me to chat about the effect of the much vaunted NDIS plans for people with #Disability
link for Zel’s radio show -> http://www.mrtawa.org.au/1/ethnicability.php
I recommend you follow my colleague Maath Musleh (MaathMusleh) on Twitter @MaathMusleh. Lecturer at Al-Quds-Bard College. Journalist. MA in Political Journalism from City University in London. Jerusalem, Palestine
via crikey.com please visit wikileaks.org follow @wikileaks on twitter
McClelland’s period as Attorney-General was characterised by an apparent readiness to accede to virtually any demands for greater regulation that emerged from the Commonwealth bureaucracy. ASIO’s powers were extended — in an blatant effort to enable to spy on WikiLeaks — and a bill to enable foreign governments to obtain information about what Australians have been doing online and with mobile phone services remains under parliamentary consideration, despite criticism from the government’s own MPs. McClelland also appeared unable to comprehend the basic requirements of his role as First Law Officer, when he arbitrarily concluded that Julian Assange had acted illegally in relation to WikiLeaks’s US diplomatic cables, before an Australian Federal Police investigation concluded he was wrong.
Roxon, who has a strong legal background, would do well to commence her spell at attorney-general by taking a far more sceptical view of bureaucratic demands for ever-greater powers for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. She could start by reading the bipartisan report of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety’s report on the Cybercrime Bill, which while inadequate, spells out a number of flaws in that bill.
She could also make an unequivocal statement that Julian Assange is, once his legal obligations in Sweden are exhausted one way or another, welcome to return to Australia where he will be afforded the full legal protection to which an Australian citizen is entitled.
Roxon has also inherited privacy from Brendan O’Connor, who was Australia’s first minister for privacy. O’Connor himself was a diligent advocate for privacy and a discussion paper on a statutory right to privacy remains on foot. But the government’s overall willingness to protect privacy must be strongly questioned, courtesy of its willingness to sign up to US-inspired trade treaties that remove basic privacy protections at the behest of the copyright industry, and its ongoing consideration of ISP data retention laws.
Roxon could send a strong signal that privacy is an important issue for the government, and that it is prepared to work to protect Australians’ privacy, including in the face of attempts by other countries to erode it.
- Julian Assange Poster Campaign, Victoria, Australia (pdalbury.wordpress.com)
- McClelland wanted to stay as A-G (news.theage.com.au)
- Julian Assange seeks to take extradition fight to supreme court (valorfreedom.wordpress.com)
- Australia did not object to US pursuit of Assange (smh.com.au)
From respected online journalist Kevin Gosztola
- Supporting Press Freedom (socyberty.com)
- First Amendment Under Siege #p2 #tcot #teaparty #ows (ismaelmelendez.wordpress.com)
- Organizations across the Globe Praise Announcement of World Press Freedom Day 2011 Events in the U.S. (prweb.com)
- Iran “worst” Journalist jailer (showdownmideast.com)
- Angara: What’s killing press freedom? (jasondeasis.wordpress.com)
First they came for Wikileaks
and I didn’t speak out because I trust my Govt
Then they came for the Egyptians,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t Egyptian.
Then they came for the Syrians,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Syrian.
Then they came for the Occupiers,
and I didn’t speak out because I thought they were hippies.
Then they came for mainstream journalists
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
…no-one except the rapidly growing number of citizen journalists & activists online
- How Citizen Journalism Is Reshaping Media and Democracy (mashable.com)
- Gaps in local news coverage a golden opportunity for lawyer blogs (kevin.lexblog.com)
- Mainstream media making viewers more uninformed? (tipggita32.wordpress.com)
- The MSM’s latest sensational scandal: itself (rt.com)
- Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Slams U.K. Media as ‘Backstabbing’ (ibtimes.com)
- PPPA Change: Media still not free from Clutches of Government (dinmerican.wordpress.com)
- The Latest from #Anonymous
- Senator Scott Ludlam calls on Govt to bring Julian Assange home