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Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in the mainstream media. Needless to say, the news I am talking about did not come through.

I listened in vain to ABC [ITAL]Radio National and watched in vain on ABC TV news – nothing heard, nothing seen. I have heard there has been some mention on local radio in Sydney, as well as on SBS TV. The [ITAL]Sydney Morning Herald and [ITAL]The Guardian have also had articles making mention. There may have been some coverage on other commercial outlets but I haven’t heard of any.

A few nights ago ABC was keen to have us know about someone called R. Kelly being convicted in the US on sex trafficking charges. Fair enough! However, they were not so interested in letting us know about the threats made by the US government to murder an Australian citizen. Definitely not interested in exploring the implications of such threats to not only Australian citizens but citizens of all countries.

The public broadcaster also seems even less interested in exploring the role of that citizen’s government and its attitude – in 2017or now.

Whether or not they knew about the plan, and if so did they agree to it, or as citizens would expect, did they oppose it in the strongest possible terms? If they weren’t informed, is the Australian government demanding of the US government that criminal charges be laid against those responsible?

It is probably too much to expect, because the citizen’s name is Julian Assange, and as far as the mainstream media and the government are concerned, the less said about him the better.

We can’t afford to get off side with the US if we want those nuclear submarines. However, it is more vital than ever that we have the name Julian Assange in our minds as we approach the final appeal by the US government to extradite him to the US on 25 October.

Roy Drew, Mullumbimby

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  1. Problem is people are holding him up as a kind of messiah. It’s shame all his good work disclosing war crimes was undone with his immature effort to buy off trump using supposed leaked Russian emails involving Hilary Clinton. That did it for me.

    • Leaked Russian emails? Now youre just parroting propaganda theres absolutely no evidence that the dnc emails came from Russia, its more likely they were leaked by disgruntled Bernie bros within the dnc.

      • It is neither fantasy nor propaganda from the Dems. there was plenty of evidence unearthed in the FBI inquiry into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election that Assange did conspire with the Russian GRU. to release highly damaging emails from Hilary Clinton at a pivotal time in the campaign. Assange lost any claim to the moral high ground after that one traitorous act, he deserves whatever is coming his way from the Americans.

  2. Hillary Clinton quote: “We came, We saw, He died” as recorded on YouTube referring to the destruction of Libya and the murder of Gaddafi by a member of the LIFF.
    Rod is using so called Russian leaked emails, crying crocodile tears because this WAR Monger did not become US President and in effect implying that Julian Assange
    deserves 175yearsin US Max. Prisons. Wikileaks role was/is to expose wrong doing wherever it may occur and the leaked EMs exposed how the Clinton Camp had
    rigged the Primary (preselection ballot) in Clintons favor. It’s called cheating Rod. Historically if you are going to destroy someone the first thing you do is to destroy their reputation, The CIA are experts at it! Julian Assange is one of the best people of this Century we need all people who cherish the TRUTH to get behind the efforts To Stop his extradition to the USA

  3. i support assanges efforts to expose hidden state secrets, its not a left v right thing, and he would have known the consequences of his actions. he really needed his media people to weave a more favourable narrative, because he has always come across as a bit of a [email protected]


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