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Four Corners: The United States vs Julian Assange

In the public interest.

The irony is that Julian Assange is considered a criminal for publishing large swarths of information in the public interest.  Yet the 5 Eyes intelligence networks all gather large swarths of information on the public (without their knowledge) and keep these activities secret.

This is the real story.

As a citizen I want to know if I am surveilled and my data gathered. I do not want facial recognition, or electronic finger printing, iris prints.  I do not give consent. 

Why?  I no longer trust the authorities given their treatment of whistle-blowers and those working in the public interest. Moreover, when you look around the world and see how civilians are being murdered with impunity and no war crimes hearings raises issues of pathological leadership. I feel that is the real issue in the story.  We can be bogged down on emails and Russians but ultimately it is about indifference to the harm caused in activities done in so-called the national interest.  Many of the characters involved in these activities are unsavoury and ruthless.

I do not think these leaders are safe for civilians as they are not working for the public interest and future. I do not feel secrecy makes the public safe, it puts us in harms way as activities are given the green light to profit the few over the many.  I do not feel security in secrecy.  It is not a question of giving up liberties for security.  The giving up of liberties (rights) is why security is undermined as those engaging in corrupt activities have less barriers or scrutiny. Transparency is critical for security.

The Australian Four Corners documentary gives insights into Assange and his focus on Hillary Clinton.  I suspect he focused on her out of great fear given what he found out about the Clintons and their misconduct and criminal allegations about them. The media has published about the Clinton Foundation, Whitewater murders, Burnie Sanders , Tony Podesta criminal allegations, sexual misconduct ‘Lewinsky affair’, Epstein visits and Pedophilia links and drug trafficking to name a few. I believe it was the corruption that drove Julian Assange to pursue Hilary Clinton.

He has concerns about the future.  

Clinton Foundation: Note: “…strip the courts of their jurisdiction to oversee the actions of the executive and legislative branches”
Burnie Sanders:

I doubt it was about the Russians, but I’d say they were keen to use Julian as a channel for leaks as they are in a political trade war.  The war is about domination of the spectrum to maximise profit that excludes the global public in all quarters.  I know it is about power over ideology as the global elite seek concentration of power without public participation.  

The cold war still plays out as peace is the last thought not the first. When peace becomes the first thought these war games will fade to grey. Julian Assange wouldn’t exist.

I will sit with this for a moment before I conclude. Julian Assange has proven that a small group of people can change the world when truth becomes the light on the Hill exposing what is dark.  Hillary Clinton has proven that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely unless it is held in check by systems of checks and balances. 

When those systems break down external parties enter becoming another front in order to restore balance, this is a natural response to dysfunctional abuse of power which uses language to demonise and target whistle-blowers.  In truth they are the ones who blow the whistle and say time out, reflect, think and awaken to other perspectives outside of controlled narratives.  

What you resist persists what you look at disappears. 

What you put out returns.  Those who know they are making accusations that they have done. There are two faces behind the mask of fear that seeks to silence dissent which reveals truth not secrets.

The declining values of leaders and influences together with a defiant lack of conscience and Justice is what is on trial.

Mass surveillance attracts surveillance of those engaged in secrecy as the mirror.

The truth will set all free is a universal truth. 

Truth in action is activism or active citizenship which is a duty of CARE.

The documentary provides insights.

The United States vs Julian Assange | Four Corners



Julian Assange Speaks about Edward Snowden

In the public interest. 

The public have the right to know as criminality is occurring at the highest levels and civilians are being murdered. Those in the highest positions are unaccountable as privatisation is expanding control over public assets and removing the right to know.  The public/private nexus is blurred.  The public are very concerned at the lack of accountability, the pedophile rings, the human trafficking, the drug trade and the buying of access to politicans by private interests.  At the highest levels surveillance technologies are being given the ‘green light’ to enable the collection of data to profile people so that they can be targeted if they do not comply.  We live in a democracy and We The People do not want surveillance, corruption or control by unaccountable shadow figures.

Disclosure is essential and will save lives.  It will enable the world to redirect resources into solving the climate challenges and to evolve our civilisation in ways that promote peace.   The corrupt practices have to stop and be held to account by the International Criminal Court.

Whistleblowers are incredibly courageous as the can lose their lives, there is no money involved, it is about the public interest and this gives credibility to their actions.  The public interest is central as all governments are supposed to be acting in respect of what the people want.

Julian Assange is not in good shape, he has been jailed without trial when habeus corpus is a right (to be placed before a judge, and to be informed about charges) and his incarceration in the Embassy through legal means is against international law. He has not been protected by his own government which raises questions of allegiances and foreign interference. 

Unlawful interception of communications is against the law.  Freedom of speech and privacy is the secret war. 

Julian Assange Interview 2013 On Edward Snowden on ‘This Week’: “Asylum is a Right We All Have”


Roger Waters from Pink Floyd Sings for the Release of Julian Assange

I am a fan of Pink Floyd who were indeed ahead of their time.  Roger Walters is a talented and insightful artist who was invited to play as part of the calls to release Julian Assange who clearly is operating in the public interest.  He is a prisoner of conscience.  I note John Pilger, an Australian journalist has organised this event. t would be nice to hear of Australian artists doing the same.  He has not received equal consular support given his situation and the alliances that appear to take precedence over sovereignty.  

It is the highest love to stop tyranny.  The United States if it believes in democracy and human rights has an opportunity to demonstrate this. Its leaving of the UN Human Rights Council, along with Israel, is very concerning and sends a message that they are not defenders of human rights which is civilian protections.  I spoke in my video about resurrection, I sense that is how they turn around the war crimes and corruption.  You cannot speak values and not live them, if you do then the world loses respect and you lose face (as the Chinese say). 

I add to the calls for the release of whistleblowers and those who truly represent the people above self interest.  It takes enormous courage to reveal secrets, r crimes and criminality.  It is a duty to reveal corruption. In many respects these whistleblowers are doing the job of the ‘opposition’ who no longer is opposing but compromising in order to gain re-election, this is not in the public interest.

This case should be taken to an international Criminal Court, a precedent started whereby citizens can defend themselves against criminal allegations by foreign governments. He is not a US citizen I would place him in the realm of as a global citizen.  

Videos in this article can be found by pasting the link below.


Roger Waters ‘Serenades’ British Home Secretary, Calling for Release of Julian Assange

Roger Waters ‘Serenades’ British Home Secretary, Calling for Release of Julian Assange

Thousands of supporters gathered last night outside the British Home Office demanding to end to the unlawful detention and persecution of Julian Assange, who is currently being held in London’s notorious Belmarsh Prison. 

Crowds cheered as award-winning journalist John Pilger introduced Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, performing on a small stage whilst serenading the British Home Secretary Priti Patel with an acoustic rendition of “Wish You Were Here.” Watch:

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VIDEO: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters performs ‘Wish You Were Here’ outside the UK Home Office in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange @Ruptly

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After crowds chanted “Free, free Julian Assange,” Waters spoke to the crowd saying that he was “ashamed to be an Englishman” after the UK extraordinary rendition of Assange from Ecuadorian sovereign soil.

21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen was on site reporting on the event and remarked on the crowd dynamics and the lack oj mainstream media presence, saying, “About one hour before the speakers arrived there were only a few hundred people around a small makeshift stage, but that soon turned into a few thousand ten minutes beforehand. This was an incredibly well-organized event, but interestingly, there was almost no mainstream media presence to speak of – no big UK print or broadcast names were in the press pit – which in itself is amazing considering the musical and cultural stature of someone like (Roger) Waters. But those who did attend were party to something really historic.”

SEE ALSO: Julian Assange: Deprivation of Justice and Double Standards in Belmarsh Prison

Watch the full performance by Roger Waters, including the introduction by John Pilger here:

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In addition, Gabriel Shipton, the brother of Julian Assange, also spoke outside UK Home Office protest, describing the cruel conditions of the detention suffered by his brother. Watch:

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Assange was apprehended and jailed for violating bail conditions following nearly seven years in residence under political asylum Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Assange is now being lined up for extradition from the UK to the US, supposedly for his role in the 2010 leaks in conjunction with US Army intelligence whistleblower Chelsea Manning who is also currently being held in custody in the US as federal officials attempt to force Manning under duress to help federal prosecutors create new charges to convict Assange with.

READ MORE ASSANGE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Assange/Wikileaks Files

9/11 Whistleblower Philip Marshall Found Dead After Implicating Bush Administration

In the public interest.  I find this very distressing how those speaking up can be murdered.  That says we are dealing definitely with a crime scene.   His case is featured in a video below this story.

Those who are killed I am sure want their story to come out.  Is there any mistake we find their stories. I don’t think so.

9/11 Researcher Philip Marshall Found Dead: His Book Implicated Bush Administration

9/11 Researcher Philip Marshall Found Dead: His Book Implicated Bush Administration

RELATED: 9/11 and Philip Marshall Murder-Suicide Questions: My Trip To Murphys

Another ‘murder/suicide’?

Before Its News

“Philip Marshall wrote about conspiracy. Was he a victim of one? ‘9/11 Truther’ Philip Marshall and his entire family were recently found dead of gunshot wounds in what authorities are calling a murder suicide.

Marshall was a former airline pilot and a ‘9/11 Conspiracy Theorist’ and book writer who believed that the Bush administration, with cooperation from Saudi intelligence, had committed the ‘false flag’ terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Marshall was also a former CIA and DEA pilot during the Iran/Contra Scandal. Marshall lived in fear for his life while writing his 9/11 Truther book implicating the United States government and George W. Bush in the ‘false flag’ attacks. Has the US government begun an all out assault on whistle blowers and so-called truthers?” (…) Read more

The story below is from The Mail Online and The Santa Barbara View

A pilot who wrote a conspiracy theory book about 9/11 is dead after he shot his two teenage children and family dog before turning the gun on himself. Micalia Phillips, 14, and her 17-year-old brother Alex, were also found dead at the home inside the gated Forrest Meadows community.

The former airline pilot’s controversial conspiracy book The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror was released last year.

While he was writing it, Marshall believed that his life was in danger because of the allegations involved.

According to Santa Barbara View, during the editing and pre-marketing process of Marshall’s book, he expressed some degree of paranoia because the nonfiction work accused the George W. Bush administration of being in cahoots with the Saudi intelligence community in training the hijackers who died in the planes used in the attacks.

“Think about this,” Marshall said last year in a written statement, “The official version about some ghost (Osama bin Laden) in some cave on the other side of the world defeating our entire military establishment on U.S. soil is absolutely preposterous.”

Marshall went on to say: “The true reason the attack was successful is because of an inside military stand-down and a coordinated training operation that prepared the hijackers to fly heavy commercial airliners. We have dozens of FBI documents to prove that this flight training was conducted California, Florida and Arizona in the 18 months leading up to the attack.”

The veteran pilot confided that he was concerned about his 10-year, independent 9/11 study and most recent book since they pointed to the Saudis and the Bush intelligence community as the executioners of the attack that defeated all U.S. military defenses on Sept. 11, 2001.

Marshall said he knew his book might cause some people to take issue with him.

READ MORE PHILIP MARSHALL NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Philip Marshall Files

Philip Marshall, a veteran airline captain and former government “special activities” contract pilot, had authored three books on Top Secret America, a group presently conducting business as the United States Intelligence Community. Marshall is the leading aviation expert on the September 11th attack, as well as a masterful storyteller. In his final book “The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror,” a 2012 publication Marshall theorized it wasn’t al-Qaida but rather U.S. and Saudi government officials who orchestrated 9/11. In February 2013, he was found dead along with his two children in their home in California. Reports indicate all 3 died of gunshot wounds. Police regarded the case as a double murder- suicide case. But many pieces do not add up. Simply, a loving father and devoted husband would kill his children before turning the gun on himself. Besides, prior to his death, he had confided to his closest that he was terrified of his family being targeted by secret agents. This movie looks into this whistleblower’s investigations and tries to find out what he could have possibly found that cost his life and that of his loved ones.

Whistle-Blower McBride States Government Acting as a Totalitarian

In the public interest, courtesy of the Guardian.

I don’t think the government is acting. The suppression of the truth is perverting the course of justice, in my view.

A notable extract from below:

Boyle, the ATO whistleblower, similarly made an internal disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Act to the ATO. His complaint was investigated and dismissed, according to the ABC and the Nine Entertainment newspapers. Boyle then went public.

There are attempts to have people complain internally to ensure no public scrutiny, but if they are not able to act neutrally or seek to protect themselves then inevitably if the problem is not resolved, it escalates.  The lack of values is a core issue.  It is all very well to have mission statements and assert publicly the organisation has values but not act on it due to interference or fear. 

The issue in my own experience is reporting suspected corruption to regulators to be told the complaint is dismissed or not even investigated when evidence is available.  I perceive this practice is widespread and deeply problematic. There are other questions around underfunding regulators so that complaints are delayed.

Whistleblower protections ‘a sham’, says lawyer whose leaks led to ABC raids

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David McBride, who leaked information on special forces, says government is acting like a ‘totalitarian regime’

Leaks from whistleblower David McBride prompted this week’s raids on the ABC
 Leaks from whistleblower David McBride prompted this week’s raids on the ABC Photograph: Alexandra Back/Fairfax Media

The military lawyer whose leaks prompted this week’s police raids on the ABC has criticised Australia’s whistleblower protections as a “sham”, saying the government is acting like a “totalitarian regime” to shield itself from criticism.

David McBride is facing lengthy jail time for providing documents to the public broadcaster on the conduct of special forces in Afghanistan, which prompted the Wednesday raids.

McBride is far from alone in his plight. Witness K and Bernard Collaery, who revealed Australia’s unlawful 2004 spy operation against Timor-Leste, are facing two years behind bars for their actions, and the Australian Taxation Office whistleblower, Richard Boyle, is facing a lengthy jail sentence for exposing aggressive debt collection tactics that were destroying the lives of vulnerable taxpayers.

In all three cases, the whistleblowers went through the appropriate steps to raise their concerns internally within government, before frustration at inaction led them into going public. They believed doing so would help afford them protections under Australia’s whistleblower regime.

“I made an internal complaint, I even went to the police first, I invoked whistleblower protections,” McBride told Guardian Australia.

“It’s all a sham.”

McBride said the inaction on his complaints led him to the ABC.

The lawyer says he was simply acting on his duty to report illegal conduct, and only wanted to protect Australia’s interest.

“I think it says everything about the problem today that if you describe my situation without saying my nationality, you would think we were talking about China or Russia,” McBride said.

“The idea that someone who basically suggested something was going wrong from within an organisation … is put in jail forever as a spy, that’s what totalitarian regimes do.

“There’s no suggestion that I’m actually damaging national security. I think the government is damaging national security, and yet they’re treating me as if I’m a terrorist.”

McBride’s comments again raise concerns about the ability of whistleblower protections to help those wanting to expose government wrongdoing.

In the case of Witness K and Collaery, the pair aired their concerns internally as required.

Witness K sought and obtained permission to talk to his lawyer, Collaery, about an illegal spy operation bugging Timor-Leste’s government during sensitive oil negotiations, raising his concerns through the inspector-general of intelligence and security.

Frustrated by the inaction, they contacted a series of journalists. Both are now facing two years behind bars for doing so.

Boyle, the ATO whistleblower, similarly made an internal disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Act to the ATO. His complaint was investigated and dismissed, according to the ABC and the Nine Entertainment newspapers. Boyle then went public.

“It says the government of Australia actually only cares about the government of Australia, and doesn’t actually care about Australia anymore,” McBride said.

“So if you speak out against the government, you’re a really bad person, even if you’re sticking up for the nation.”

“They’ve forgotten that they’re actually meant to work for the people of Australia.”