Washington’s Tawdry Victory Over Julian Assange

December 13, 2021

Last week witnessed the 80th anniversary of a moment in history qualified by Franklin D. Roosevelt as “a date which will live in infamy.” On December 8, 1941, the president announced that the United States was declaring war after Japan’s unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor a day earlier. A...

Is the US Right to Extradite Julian Assange?

April 15, 2019

By focusing narrowly on whistleblowers’ violation of the law, the law ends up hiding and protecting crimes that damage democracy itself. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Defending the US government’s request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the UK after his expulsion...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Talks to John Pilger

November 07, 2016

In this guest edition of The Interview, John Pilger talks to Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, gave this interview to John Pilger in the embassy of Ecuador in London where he has lived as a political refugee for more than...

Deconstructing Reporting of DNC Email Scandal

July 27, 2016

The lack of facts to work with couldn’t be more obvious, but this doesn’t prevent the journalists from getting the job done. What we read in newspapers isn’t just a list of facts or an objective account of an actual event. It’s always an exercise in style, such as this creative piece...

Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter

February 04, 2016

The Julian Assange affair is rooted in America. The time to free the WikiLeaks founder is now, says John Pilger. One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unraveling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention—the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides...

Assange, Character Assassins and the Ghostwriter

October 06, 2015

Has Julian Assange been misrepresented in the unauthorized biography? Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography is misleadingly mistitled, given that it was not written by Julian Assange. Nonetheless, he collaborated for a time with the author, Andrew O’Hagan, but never legitimated the...

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The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth

October 01, 2015

Renowned war correspondent and filmmaker John Pilger discusses the launch of The WikiLeaks Files, which contains an introduction by Julian Assange. George Orwell said: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” These are dark times, in which the propaganda...

Assange: The Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice

August 05, 2015

As August 20 approaches, another chapter in the Julian Assange case is set to unfold. John Pilger explains. Author’s Note: This is an updated version of John Pilger’s 2014 investigation, which tells the unreported story of an unrelenting campaign to deny Julian Assange justice and silence...

The Injustice Handed Out To Julian Assange Must End

June 18, 2015

Julian Assange is a refugee under international law and should be given the right of passage by the British government, says John Pilger. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, has now been a refugee in the Ecuador Embassy in London for three years. The key issue in his...

The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce

November 17, 2014

John Pilger argues that the persecution of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, must end. The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state....

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