Has YummRika overplayed its hand in L’affaire Julian Assange. Has US control over media made L’affaire Julian Assange into a non-issue?
- Assange reveals life inside ‘space station’ embassy (abc.net.au)
- US Names Julian Assange and WikiLeaks “Enemies of the State” (news.softpedia.com)
- US calls Assange ‘enemy of the state’ (theage.com.au)
- US brands Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ‘enemies of the state’ (rt.com)
Every 11th person of working age in the US is either in prison, parole, probation or being prosecuted for some offence caused to the State.
- Outcry after vet detained for anti-government posts (foxnews.com)
- Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts (businessinsider.com)
- Former Marine Detained After Anti-Government Facebook Posts (huffingtonpost.com)
- Marine detained for Facebook posts moved hundreds of miles away from family (rt.com)
- Why is Ex-Marine Brandon J. Raub Being Held in a Psych Ward and What Does It Say About Today’s America? (reason.com)
Julian Assange may finally hammer home the point that Desert Bloc systems are usually either a Military State or a Police State. US happens to be both.
- Julian Assange’s right to asylum | Glenn Greenwald (guardian.co.uk)
- Assange wants to work in Ecuador: letter (news.smh.com.au)
- Assange’s asylum bid and Washington’s WikiLeaks response: matching hysteria | Peter Galbraith (guardian.co.uk)
- Julian Assange: Foreign Office awaits decision from Ecuador (guardian.co.uk)
- Julian Assange has ‘no idea’ if asylum bid will succeed (guardian.co.uk)
- Julian Assange could be locked up if Ecuador bid fails – Telegraph.co.uk (telegraph.co.uk)
- Assange didn’t ask for consul meeting, PM (news.smh.com.au)
The official spokesman at the US State Department, PJ Crowley, resigned. His
resignation followed Crowley’s remarks to an MIT seminar last week about Manning’s treatment in military prison.
Crowley had said: “What is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defence.”
Glenn Greenwald, a Salon reporter who has been outspoken about Manning’s detention, tweeted that “detainee abuse is allowed, speaking out against it isn’t”.
Last week, Manning gave his own account of how he is being held, saying that it was harsh treatment designed to punish him even before he was put on trial. He said he was stripped naked every night after he made a sarcastic comment to guards about the absurdity of the regime he was under.
Manning has been charged with multiple counts relating to the leaking of thousands of secret US embassy cables, as well as videos and warlogs from Afghanistan and Iraq.(via PJ Crowley Resigns After Remarks Bashing Bradley Manning’s Detention, Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, March 13, 2011).
What is the real story …
Crowley was not a critic – or even dissenting. He was an establishment man – concerned that Manning’s treatment may ‘impact on global standing and leadership’ of Pax Americana. Was this display of power more important than the display of ‘freedom’?
- Onward, American Soldiers! Another million await death. (quicktake.wordpress.com)
- The shadow of oil (quicktake.wordpress.com)
- The madness of Bradley Manning? – video (guardian.co.uk)
- PJ Crowley Resigns After Remarks Bashing Bradley Manning’s Detention (alternet.org)
- The British government has a duty to Bradley Manning and his family | Ann Clwyd (guardian.co.uk)
- You: WikiLeaks accused Bradley Manning ‘should never have been sent to Iraq’ (guardian.co.uk)