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The Australian government’s treatment of Julian Assange has revealed more than a library of leaked documents ever could about who wields power in the relationship with the United States, writes Andrew Fowler.
Australia's psychological torture of Julian Assange includes isolating and demonising him; flatly rejecting evidence of ill-treatment; refusing to respond to specific allegations; and divesting themselves of any responsibility. Leaders can’t, or won’t, accept the difference between psychological torture and ‘a legal matter’, writes Dr Lissa Johnson.
Freedom of the press now rests with the dissidents on the internet who belong to no club but, like Julian Assange, produce fine, disobedient, moral journalism, writes John Pilger.
Julian Assange smears fade as Wikileaks witnesses concede he was not reckless, did protect informants
For nine years, Julian Assange has been accused of risking lives and refusing to redact the names of informers in the 2010 Afghan War Logs release. That narrative, driven by governments and global media, exploded last week in an eye-witness speech given by investigative journalist Mark Davis.
It is the cowardly and conniving journalists from The Guardian and New York Times who should be in jail, not Julian Assange, said Mark Davis last week. Davis has turned the Julian Assange narrative on its head.
When the boss of Strike Energy told an oil and gas conference the other day Australia had the second best tax regime in the world, he wasn't kidding, though his peers at the conference must have been muttering "Shut up Stuart". Especially the delegation from Chevron.
In his inability to listen to women, Prime Minister Scott Morrison keeps digging a bigger hole for himself, as evinced by his popularity slide in Newspoll and his latest failure to take a stand against the trolling of women by Coalition MP Andrew Laming. Yet the repeated failures indicate this is not just a matter of a "tin ear" but rather a contempt for women, reports Elizabeth Minter.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is not only funded by the Defence Department but also receives sponsorship money from foreign governments, weapons manufacturers, and US corporations that have used or are using prison workers paid as little as 23 cents an hour. Marcus Reubenstein reports.
We are privileged this week to be part of Democracy’s Watchdogs — Bill Birnbauer's non-profit organisation — which "aims to honour the work of Australian investigative journalists and educate the public about the work of our watchdogs and how they have enhanced our democratic processes". Michael West reports.