PEN America and the betrayal of Julian Assange


— Scheer Post

NILS Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he has been mercilessly attacked, stand in stark contrast to the widespread complicity of many human rights and press organisations, including PEN America, which has become a de facto subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee.

Those in power, as Noam Chomsky points out, divide the world into ‘worthy’ and ‘unworthy’ victims. They weep crocodile tears over the plight of Uyghur Muslims persecuted in China while demonising and…

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