and for each unharmful gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
...we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
- Bob Dylan
As we go to air, the Wikileaks controversy continues to dominate the news, and we turn now to look at broader issues around the leaked material.
With the focus entirely on the personality and legal debacle of Julian Assange, the embattled whistle blower and arguably greater victim in all of this is PFC Bradley Manning, who has been locked in an isolation cell for the past seven months under extremely restrictive conditions which amount to torture. He is prevented from exercising in his cell and has been forcibly medicated with anti-depressants.
Bradley Manning is accused of being the source for the leaked Baghdad "Collateral Murder" video which thrust Wikileaks into the international spotlight in April 2010.
Meanwhile, there are ongoing questions regarding the integrity of Julian Assange because of his sweeping dismissal of 9/11 conspiracy theories. Here are his exact words as transcribed by Matthew Bell of the Belfast Telegraph on 19 July 2010: "I'm constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.".
Michel Chossudovsky has probed into the origins of Wikileaks and observes the following:
Wikileaks' geopolitical focus on "oppressive regimes" in Eurasia and the Middle East was "appealing" to America's elites, i.e. it seemingly matched stated US foreign policy objectives. Moreover, the composition of the Wikileaks team (which included Chinese dissidents), not to mention the methodology of "exposing secrets" of foreign governments, were in tune with the practices of US covert operations geared towards triggering "regime change" and fostering "color revolutions" in different parts of the World.
Today we welcome to the show veteran broadcaster and media professional Anthony Lawson to discuss these matters and more. Anthony recently posted a video on youtube highly critical of Assange, suggesting that "if Julian Assange did not already exist then the CIA and Mossad would need to invent him". This viewpoint, which is shared by a variety of independent researchers, stems from the observation that the bulk of material leaked seems to prop up US foreign policy objectives while leaving Israel completely untouched.
Anthony pulls no punches in this interview, so fasten your seat belts folks!
It is our opinion nonetheless that the case of PFC Manning is a clear instance of a genuine whistle blower risking his career for the sake of transparency, justice and freedom.
Wishing you the very best of Christmases from the crew at TNRA, may we suggest you also visit the Bradley Manning support network where you can leave a donation for this brave young man.
I was once an keen follower of Truth News, and was in the process of arranging to make regular financial contributions…but the show appears to be no longer consistent, nor able, for some reason, to keep up with events and current affairs. Once you could set your clock to the weekly program, but now you can’t. Its been almost six weeks since the last broadcast, important events are happening in the world every day which are ignored. If the show was more consistent and we weren’t bombarded with U.S. advertisements (that have no relevance to Australians and are clearly there as punishment for those who have not financially contributed) I’m sure the show’s popularity would increase. But if it continues on its present trajectory, I fear it is doomed. Such a pity.
By Eugene on 2015 05 23 - 16:49:16
From the entry 'Does HIV really cause AIDS?'.
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By OZE on 2015 05 13 - 18:46:03
From the entry 'STOP ACTA: things you can do right now'.
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By Concern on 2015 05 12 - 14:20:14
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Hello truth news still a excellent presentation of varied subjects best hopes for the future also just like a request for further topics on national standards economics and production of industrial equipment and basic infrastructure that reflects our nation state and is it possible too have a central kind of hub for governance the current system is based on majority international free trade and capitalism the resources of this land should be controlled from a national level for the people.
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By OZE on 2015 05 06 - 14:48:18
From the entry '3 way discussion on guns, your rights and the Nanny State'.
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By Custom Flag on 2015 05 05 - 04:36:56
From the entry 'Who controls the world, and what can you do about it?'.
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By Lou Coppola on 2015 05 01 - 11:50:12
From the entry 'Viera Scheibner responds to recent media attacks on vaccine refusers'.
Re first hour that I have just enjoyed listening to. Hereward Fenton’s wrap-up of diverse reported facts on the recent spate of unexplained airline disasters is a gripping tale. His integration of these facts into speculation about repercussions leading to a push for new pilotless technology (elimination of ‘human error’) is interesting IMO, but where will it all lead? Such questions are valid reflection, not ‘conspiracy theory’. Mainstream media don’t want ordinary people to reflect too deeply and so try to nip this in the bud through their mantra of “conspiracy theory”. My subscription to TNRA is well worth it, because I am receiving a good “reflection service” by a commentator who is able to think the unthinkable unlike most people pacified by escapist free to air TV. And the most unthinkable event in our lives to date is that 9-11 was an orchestrated event engineered by secret and unaccountable government agencies for obvious political and military purposes. Like, fascism. Mainstream media won’t even entertain that thought! But, to quote Aristotle, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”. And another quote from Aristotle for you Hereward. It is about the human capacity for reflection, that you possess in abundance. I remember learning of Aristotle’s idea that the most noble thing a man (as in hu-man) could do, was to reflect. I think it comes from this of his quotes “The ultimate value of life depends on awareness and the power of contemplation rather than mere survival”. I get paid for provision of ‘engineering services’ but this robs me of time for researching and reflecting on news stories like the ones on which you comment here. So I am very happy to subscribe. You are providing ‘reflection services’ and that is a noble profession in which you excel. thanks for the show!
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