Acceptable Censorship: The extradition farce and media silence on Julian Assange

When do we ever hear about “responsible journalism”? When is morality ever evoked as the guiding tenet of this work? The reference to “disobedient, moral journalism” at the top of the printed issue is borrowed from John Pilger’s article this past September, “The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange”. Pilger invokes “the exceptions, the dissidents …… Continue reading Acceptable Censorship: The extradition farce and media silence on Julian Assange

The Spoils of War

A decade after publication, what have we really learned from the Afghan and Iraq War Diaries? By Lital KhaikinPublished in Volume 1, Issue 5 of The SparkplugDecember 2020 “Dead Bastards” What has changed about the memory of the wrongfully murdered civilians in Iraq since the words of a US Air force crew resounded around the… Continue reading The Spoils of War

Exposing the Show Trial Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Assange’s first extradition hearing took place in London over several weeks from February to September 2020.  A decision regarding his extradition is expected to be handed down in the New Year – on January 4, 2021. By Elizabeth LeierPublished in Volume 1, Issue 5 of The SparkplugDecember 2020 This hearing is the culmination of a… Continue reading Exposing the Show Trial Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange