Tuesday 4 May 2021

Truth is not a crime



You can watch Brian Eno introducing writers defending Julian Assange. He has been confined for eleven years and held today in Belmarsh prison, awaiting possible extradition from the UK to the USA. His 'crime'? Exposing war crimes.

Jan Woolf (at 11:38) introduces the clip of Reuters journalists filming the killing of civilians on a Baghdad street from a US gunship. We hear voices… “Nice ...look at that … right through the windscreen … they got a wounded kid in there … their fault for bringing their kids into battle.”

In Jan’s words, “As we creep out of our Covidian layers, liars claim the truth and your suffering continues. They're making an example of you Julian … In freeing you they would be freeing the truth.”