John Pilger on the betrayal of Julian Assange by Australia, that country’s service to UK and American empire, and the fate of the free press.
Australia, writes Rick Sterling, should be proud of its three native sons that were willing to speak truth to power no matter the consequences.
Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of