HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIAN
La lotta continua
La lotta continua
[Photograph 2010: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian]
Dear readers of Professors blogg,
Because of some treatment-complications ensuing an accident with my racing bicycle in Italy I was unable to edit updates in Professors blog during these two month. Now it is all back to normal. At the times around that episode I was engaged in the following items: a) preparing the publication of a new Naomi Wolf’s column, b) preparing the filling upon the Swedish Broadcast Authority regarding the rigged documentary on Assange, d) completing the analysis of such documentary.
Several things have happened around the Assange case during the last weeks. I will light up here those I found most interesting.
1In the reporting front we have seen the debut of the formidable site “Sweden Versus Assange”. This is a highly professional source of updated background information on the case, style-eclectic and with a valuable objective profile. The site is also aesthetically appealing, with sober colour-matching and comfortable fonts. A journalistic delight that Professors blog sincerely recommends as valuable source to its readers.
A new legal-team has taken Julian Assange’ defence. Just their names says it all: Gareth Peirce, the world-famous British human rights advocate, and Ben Emmerson, also known for human-rights related legal assignments, such as UN special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights. The Guardian (8 March 2011) presented Gareth Peirce among the "top 100 women" with the text "Lawyer whose battles against miscarriages of justice have changed legal history". She had recently issued a statement to The Nation manifesting:
“The history of this case is as unfortunate as it is possible to imagine, in which encounters, undoubtedly believed by all parties at the time to be private, became inappropriately the subject of publicity and thereafter in consequence no doubt the more difficult to resolve. Each of the human beings involved deserves respect and consideration. It is hoped that whatever steps as are required to be taken in the future will be taken thoughtfully, with sensitivity and with such respect.”
[Photograph above of lawyer Peirce by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images]
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. "The matter is therefore dismissed from further processing" reads the verdict, however in normal cases (all the cases rest except Assange's) the establishment would have ruled at least according to the "conflict of interests" praxis referring to police procedures (4th chapter, 13 § 10 compared to 7th chapter, 6 and 9 §§ The Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure. Cited by Ccwlja).
The Assange case had occasioned during the last weeks a renewed public discussion on the European arrest warrant, called by The Guardian “European law's blunt instrument“. The analysis also taken in up in the post “Problems with the EAW” at the Sweden vs. Assange site.
In other developments, notable human-rights attorney and journalist Andrew Kreig have recently elaborated on the US administration policy against whistleblowers. Professors blog will now publish his updated column from June 2011 referring to the “Obama crusades against critics”. Andrew Kreig has also published in Justice Integrity Project a hard hitting article named Learning from Heroes Who Fought the Mafia. Highly recommended.
Not so difficult getting into a road-acident with this Bianchi-Campagnolo from 1979
The following material will be published in the following issues of Professors blog:
- Naomi Wolf's article “The shielding of sex-crime accusers is a Victorian relic. Women are moral adults and should be treated as such”
- Andrew Kreig’s article “June NSA Trial Looms, Obama DOJ Crusades Against Critics”
- Swedish documentary against Assange reported to the Broadcasting Authority
- Trial by the media. New statistics on the official campaign of the mainstream media against Assange in Sweden
Previously in Professors blogg:
17 April 2011. Swedish authorities face yet another irregularity in their sex probe of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. By Andrew Kreig
15 April 2011. Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest. By Naomi Wolf
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. Part 3: "Men are animals"
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. Part 2: “Men that hate women”
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. PART 1: The Political Agenda and Dirty Tricks
10 April 2011. Om Sverigedemokraternas utrikes politik är ”osvensk” vad är då Socialdemokraternas? Kampen för Assange och Mannings frihet fortsätter.
11 March 2011. Case Assange: Rights Activist Challenges Ethics of Swedish Courts, Media. By Andrew Kreig
26 Feb 2011. The Pirate Party should stand for their values. They should struggle for Assange and Wikileaks
18 Feb 2011. Anonymous Stop U.S. Business Plot Against, Bloggers, Unions, Rights Activists. Guest column by Andrew Kreig
13 Feb 2011. Karl Rove’s Swedish Connections: The Controversy And The Facts. Guest-article by Andrew Kreig
11 Feb 2011. Partner At Firm Counseling Assange’s Accusers Helped In CIA Torture Rendition. Guest-article by Andrew Kreig
10 Feb 2011. Karl Rove, Sweden, and the Eight Major Aberrations in the Police Sex Crime Reporting Process in the Assange Case. Guest-article by Naomi Wolf
4 Feb 2011. Key-witnesses severely contradict state-feminist Borgström & women-accusers in Sweden’s phony case against Assange