World Press Freedom Day 2019 : Australia’s imprisonment of journalist Behrouz Boochani

by Davey Heller, April 8th 2019 World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd is an opportunity to highlight the plight of Australia’s most well known targeted journalist Julian Assange but it is also a day to consider the plight of other journalists and whistleblowers in Australia. Classconscious.org intends to publish a series of article on […]

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Global emergency actions at U.S. Embassies to protest Assange arrest – Sunday 14th April

This website has put the call out for Emergency mobilisations to occur globally outside  U.S. Embassies and Consulates (USA actions will be at US Political Buildings/Offices.) on the following Sunday of an eviction of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy. (Suggested time 12PM)  If there are no US Embassies or Consulates in your city you […]

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May 3rd World Press Freedom Day – Stand for press freedom, Assange, Manning and others

High profile progressive journalists, media workers, labor figures and whistleblowers have endorsed initiatives as part of a Day Of Action For Journalists and Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and others on May 3rd to mark U.N. World Press Freedom Day, a day recognised around the world as a day to defend journalists […]

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

Classconscious.org are working with U.S. researcher and writer jimmysllama to mobilise 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 […]

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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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