How many of you are following the Julian Assange Extradition hearnings presently taking place at The Old Bailey? Probably very few because the MSM are hardly reporting it. I doubt that many of my FB ‘friends’ or Twitter followers are either. No blame on them because there is systematic banning in place. One of the only daily reports is coming from ex-ambassador Craig Murray who states:
“My (Assange) blog has never been so systematically subject to shadow banning from Twitter and Facebook as now. Normally about 50 percent of my blog readers arrive from Twitter and 40 percent from Facebook. During the trial it has been 3 percent from Twitter and 9 percent from Facebook. That is a fall from 90 percent to 12 percent. In the February hearings Facebook and Twitter were between them sending me over 200,000 readers a day. Now they are between them sending me 3,000 readers a day. To be plain that is very much less than my normal daily traffic from them just in ordinary times. It is the insidious nature of this censorship that is especially sinister — people believe they have successfully shared my articles on Twitter and Facebook, while those corporations hide from them that in fact it went into nobody’s timeline. My own family have not been getting their notifications of my posts on either platform.”
Please follow Craig here:
The Trump regime want to incarcerate Julian in a Colorado high security prison which has been described by its own warden as a ‘living hell, offering a ‘fate worse than death.”
Meanwhile Noam Chomsky has been prevented from testifying on behalf of Julian. It’s great that yesterday Ai Weiwei attended the hearings and before him Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers). Respect also to John Pilger for his attendance and many others who turn up outside the court every day to offer their solidarity to a journalist they want to silence for exposing hideous war crimes.