Democracy Now! on May 25, 2017
https://democracynow.org – In Britain, police are expanding their investigation into Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 and left dozens injured. Many of those killed were young girls. While the Manchester story has dominated international headlines, far less attention has been paid to other stories this week involving the deaths of civilians. In Syria and Iraq, U.S.-led or backed airstrikes have killed dozens of civilians in the last week alone. Meanwhile, in Yemen, the human rights group Reprieve says U.S. Navy SEALs killed five civilians during a raid Tuesday night on a village in Ma’rib governorate. To talk more about how the media covers civilian casualties, we speak with two of the founders of The Intercept: Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald.
Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere
https://democracynow.org – Swedish prosecutors recently dropped the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has always denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It’s not clear whether he will emerge any time soon. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed that the U.S. has prepared a warrant for Assange, calling his arrest a “priority.” To talk more about Julian Assange, we speak with two of the founders of The Intercept: Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald.
from the archives:
John Pilger: The Manchester Concert Attack, Trump, Saudi Arabia and WikiLeaks
Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story by John Pilger + Pilger: Julian Assange is Cleared of Rape Charges, but Far From Free
Swedish Prosecutors Drop Case On Julian Assange + Assange: I Will Not Forgive Or Forget
Trump’s Tomahawks, Double Standards – Using Chemical and Radioactive Weapons for Profit? by Felicity Arbuthnot
Glenn Greenwald: Prosecuting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All
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Very good interview. Very grave issues.
The savagery of neo-liberal/neo-con ambition is unequivocally genocidal in scope. It is institutionalized social psychopathy.
There is no moral distance between PNAC-politics (so-called ‘politics’) and European fascism.
We remembered Guernica in April, eighty years after the ‘experimental’ atrocity. The mantra of the cenotaph ritualists is “we remember.”
No ~ we do not remember, we merely repeat. We are a sick species.