Mobilising journalists and media workers to demand the Australian Media Union speak out in defence of Julian Assange

Classconscious.org are mobilising media workers and journalists internationally to come out and publicly pressure the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to act and speak out in defence of Julian Assange. The MEAA is the Australian trade union representing media workers and journalists. We are supporting efforts to raise this demand publicly on May 3rd, […]

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Oppose the jailing of Chelsea Manning

by Davey Heller, 9th March 2009 As part of escalating attacks on Assange, Wikileaks and the free press under the Trump administration, courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed on Friday 8th March for refusing to cooperate with a secret grand jury subpoena. Manning has unsuccessfully attempted to legally challenge the subpoena and confirmed in court […]

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Moderators of ‘Trotskyist’ reddit forums blacklist the World Socialist Website.

In another blow to a free and open discussion, sharing of articles or the discussion of the WSWS has now been banned from the r/theTrotskyists and r/Trotskyism subreddits.

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San Francisco Labor Council passes motion in defence of Julian Assange

by Davey Heller, February 26th 2019 On February 11th, in an important development in building the campaign to Free Julian Assange in the international working class, the San Francisco Labor Council passed a  “Resolution in Support of the Defense of Whistleblower & Journalist Julian Assange”. The San Francisco Labor Council is affiliated with the AFL-CIO […]

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RESPONSE TO JAMES COGAN’S DEFENCE OF #UNITY4J ON FACEBOOK

By Davey Heller , 26 February 2019 On September 22nd 2018, James Cogan, Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia,  responded in a Facebook post to my article published on classconsious.org: “The I.C.F.I must expose the petit-bourgeois and far-right forces who have co-opted the campaign for Julian Assange: An appeal to ICFI members and […]

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The ‘no politics’ trap – leaving the gate open for the far-right in #Unity4J.

by Davey Heller 19th February 2019 The last decade has seen the paradox of large-scale political movements marching under the banner of ‘no politics’. Millions of people have mobilised so that the ‘people’ can take power back from the ‘elites’. This has been driven by the increasing crisis of capitalism and the consequent rise in […]

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Shooting the Messenger by Andrew Fowler: Book Review

by Owen Hsieh, January 23rd 2019 Published by Routledge Press , Shooting the Messenger: Criminalizing Journalism is a valuable contribution to understanding the decline of the media landscape in both the corporate and state press. Featuring a number of case studies, from the media coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions based on the weapons of […]

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VICE: Film Review – Black comedy showing the black heart of U.S. Imperialism

Vice is a Hollywood biography of former Vice President Dick Cheney. This black comedy paints a damning portrait, not only of the Machiavellian Cheney, but of the trail of horror left behind by U.S. Imperialism. For all the movie’s limitations, it contains moments that so viscerally capture the impact of these crimes that as a […]

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Jeremy Hammond, Stratfor Hacktivist, targeted in jail

Jeremy Hammond, a  member of the hacktivist network Anonymous is currently spending a decade in prison for disclosing information to Wikileaks about Stratfor which was published as The Global Intelligence Files. These revealed Stratfor was spying on human rights defenders on behalf of corporations and governments. Jeremy Hammond has just been found guilty of a bogus […]

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Protests in nine countries held on Nov 4th to defend Assange

Another round of significant global actions occurred on November 4th as part of the international campaign to oppose the persecution of Julian Assange and defend democratic rights. In response to a call out made by classconscious.org protests occurred in nine countries: Australia, Slovenia, Ireland, NZ, U.S, Canada, Brazil, Taiwan and Nepal. Perhaps the most significant […]

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