The Assange Case Explained Simply

One of the most common reasons I hear from people on their reluctance to wade into the Assange debate is that they don’t understand it. It looks like a complicated issue to them, so they leave it to the experts.

In reality, the complexity of this case is a complete illusion. It’s very, very simple. It only looks complicated because many years of media distortion have made it appear so.

The US government is trying to extradite a journalist and prosecute him under the Espionage Act for exposing its war crimes with the long-term goal of normalizing this practice.

That’s it. That’s the whole entire thing. So simple you can sum it up in a single sentence. In a single breath.

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Written by Caitlin Johnstone


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  2. Yep, it doesn't bother them in the least BEING a gang of cutthroat, thieving, war criminal thugs. They just can't handle being EXPOSED as a gang of cutthroat, thieving, war criminal thugs.

  3. I appreciate your coverage of the Assange case. It's even scarier than prosecuting a journalist. They're also prosecuting a publisher. This case has a chilling effect on even citizen journalists & small (independent) publications when it's arguably the most important time in history that we all maintain our 1st amendment rights. The rush of media platforms (even Twitch) to censor us is terrifying. The fact that they're pushing HC for '24 now gives all of this a crystal clear context. We're screwed.

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