The improper persecution of Julian Assange continues despite the Bogus Swedish sex charges being dropped

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The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism are presented annually in Australia to recognise and reward the best in the craft. Finalists are selected by eminent journalists and photographers and overall winners judged by the Walkley Judging Board.

"In 2011, Wikileaks, with Julian Assange as its editor, received a Walkley Award in Australia for its outstanding contribution to journalism."

Assange exposed a crime by a US Blackhawk pilot who killed a group of innocent Iraqis, totally destroyed a wounded man who crawled through the dirt to attempt escape and then the criminal pilot shot up two children in the front of a van whose driver stopped to help the dead and wounded. The pilot also killed the children's father.

None of the Iraqis attacked by the helicopter pilot was armed. They were all civilians including two Reuters journalists.

"Walkley judges said Wikileaks applied new technology to “penetrate the inner workings of government to reveal an avalanche of inconvenient truths in a global publishing coup”. One of those many inconvenient truths was the exposure by video of US helicopter attacks in Baghdad that killed 11 civilians including two Reuters journalists."

https://www.walkleys.com/board-statement-4-16/

Statement of the Walkley Foundation Board
16 April 2019, Sydney

In 2011, Wikileaks, with Julian Assange as its editor, received a Walkley Award in Australia for its outstanding contribution to journalism. Walkley judges said Wikileaks applied new technology to “penetrate the inner workings of government to reveal an avalanche of inconvenient truths in a global publishing coup”. One of those many inconvenient truths was the exposure by video of US helicopter attacks in Baghdad that killed 11 civilians including two Reuters journalists.

Many mainstream journalists worked with Assange’s material to publish their own reports including media outlets such as the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Australia, The Guardian in the United Kingdom, The New York Times in the US, El Pais in Spain, Le Monde in France and Der Spiegel in Germany. There has been no attempt by the US Government to prosecute any of those journalists involved.

The Government is relying on one allegation against Assange—that he helped Chelsea Manning crack a password to access a US government computer—to seek his extradition from Britain to America where, if successful, he seems likely to face other, more serious charges that would constitute a direct assault on fundamental press freedoms.

Julian Assange’s personality and his more recent actions do not weaken the principle driving the Walkley Foundation’s concerns in this matter: that when he released the original Wikileaks material in 2010 Assange was assisting a whistleblower to reveal information in the public interest.

Given the potential adverse impact of this extradition attempt on a free, healthily functioning media, the Walkley Foundation Board urges the British and Australian governments to oppose Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.
 

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The collateral murder video. There was never any weapon visible in the hands of the victims and never any militant action by the victims.

Two children in the van suffered critical bullet wounds from the maniac helicopter pilot.

 

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Atrocities by the US military are always covered up.

I remember the highway of death atrocity when US pilots were howling with joy as they strafed and bombed a column of Iraqi military and civilians withdrawing from Kuwait.

The highway of death was a monstrous atrocity.

The USA did not want anybody to surrender. The US did not want tens of thousands of prisoners of war to look after. The entire group of tens of thousands of people was massacred with total inhumanity.

 
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