JULIAN ASSANGE SUFFERING ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE’ BY BRITAIN, US, AUSTRALIA, SAYS UN
31 May 2019
The UN Rapporteur on Torture has issued an unprecedented statement on the persecution of the journalist and publisher Julian Assange.
THE ASSANGE ARREST IS A WARNING FROM HISTORY
13 April 2019
John Pilger describes the meaning of Julian Assange’s brutal arrest at the Ecuadorean embassy in London and says it is not only the extraordinary story of one man’s struggle but an echo of a past that carries a lesson for us all.
John Pilger invokes George Orwell in calling on his compatriots to stand up for the freedom of ‘a distinguished Australian’, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and for ‘real journalism of a kind now considered exotic’. Image © George Burchett 2019
VICTORY FOR THE CHAGOS ISLANDERS
25 February 2019
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has handed down a momentous judgement that says Britain’s colonial authority over the Chagos Islands is no longer legal. John Pilger, whose 2004 film, Stealing a Nation, alerted much of the world to the plight of the islanders, tells their story here.
In this analysis, John Pilger looks back over the Chavez years in Venezuela, including his own travels with Hugo Chavez, and the current US and European campaign to overthrow Nicolas Maduro in a ‘coup by media’ and to return Latin America to the 19th and 20th centuries.