Guest Column: Assange in Court

Former UK ambassador, Craig Murray: “Julian is being tortured.”
By Craig Murray [Excerpted from original column here.]

A man of true stature stands forth publicly to testify to the US and UK atrocity-laden treatment of an Australian journalist of heroic stature. End the UK and US demolition of the Bill of Rights and torture of Julian Assange. If we stand by as cowards watching his destruction, we will suffer the same or worse fate.— bw


I have received scores of requests to republish and/or translate this article. It is absolutely free to use and reproduce and I should be delighted if everybody does; the world should know what is being done to Julian. So far, over 200,000 people have read it on this blogsite alone and it has already been reproduced on myriad other sites, some with much bigger readerships than my own. I have seen translations into German, Spanish and French and at least extracts in Catalan and Turkish. I only ask that you reproduce it complete or, if edits are made, plainly indicate them. Many thanks.


I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.

Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was Julian’s condition. I was badly shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

But his physical appearance was not as shocking as his mental deterioration. When asked to give his name and date of birth, he struggled visibly over several seconds to recall both. I will come to the important content of his statement at the end of proceedings in due course, but his difficulty in making it was very evident; it was a real struggle for him to articulate the words and focus his train of thought.

Until yesterday I had always been quietly sceptical of those who claimed that Julian’s treatment amounted to torture – even of Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture – and sceptical of those who suggested he may be subject to debilitating drug treatments. But having attended the trials in Uzbekistan of several victims of extreme torture, and having worked with survivors from Sierra Leone and elsewhere, I can tell you that yesterday changed my mind entirely and Julian exhibited exactly the symptoms of a torture victim brought blinking into the light, particularly in terms of disorientation, confusion, and the real struggle to assert free will through the fog of learned helplessness. Continue reading

Guest Column: Free Doreen Hendrickson… and the American 300 Million!

Spread World Net Daily’s latest piece on judicial tyranny imposed on innocent mom
by Shane Trejo, Pete Hendrickson, et al

WND_Doreen“In a case with major implications for free speech and due process, an appeal by Doreen Hendrickson, a mother jailed last year on “contempt of court” charges for refusing a federal court order to perjure herself, was officially denied.

“The court claimed that it did not have to rule on the illegality or unconstitutionality of the court order that was supposedly violated, or on whether it was appropriate for the trial court to instruct the jury not to consider the legality of the demands.

Contempt_Legality“If the ruling is allowed to stand, observers and legal experts warned of potentially devastating consequences to the rule of law, due process of law, judicial integrity, freedom of speech, and all of Americans’ constitutionally protected rights.

“Basically, the government can now force anyone to say anything, under oath, critics of the ruling observed. The attorney representing Hendrickson, Mark Cedrone, even compared the government’s efforts to force his client to say what the government wants to Islamic Shariah law demanding the affirmation of Allah.” Continue reading

Guest Column: Stand Up for Doreen, Big Time!

Flyer document linked here, Please forward to America

Threatened with Jail for Refusing to Lie!
Court Watchers Unite

CtCDoreen Hendrickson,
wife of Pete Hendrickson, author of
Cracking the Code:
The Fascinating Truth About Taxation in America,
has a court hearing set for:

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12 Noon
231 W. Lafayette, Detroit, 2nd floor
Victoria Roberts courtroom
… for sentencing on a contempt of court charge

This is a case of retaliation against Doreen’s husband for his book, which clearly defines the difference between taxable income and earnings that are not taxable under the IRS Code. Though numerous attempts have been made to discredit and suppress the book, especially through deliberate misrepresentation of its contents by government officials, nothing actually revealed in the book has ever been disputed. Continue reading

Guest Column: Stand for Doreen

Notice from David Lonier

Per Doreen, 12/9/14:
This hearing has been adjourned without further information.
Stay tuned for further updates.
For background, ref. Brian Wright’s booklet:
The Motor City Witchcraft Trial(s)

Doreen Hendrickson’s
Sentencing Hearing
On a Contempt of Court Charge

Set for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
1:30 PM
Federal Court Building
231 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226

2nd Floor, Victoria Roberts Courtroom

If you value your freedom, there is no valid excuse
for not attending this hearing to support Doreen
who is fighting for one of our most sacred rights…

Our Right to Speak, not only Freely, But Truthfully!

Can a Judge order anyone to commit perjury
under penalty for not doing so?
That’s what this case is all about.
Our Freedom hangs in the Balance!

Press Release Here

For a detailed summary of the ordeal of Doreen Hendrickson:

Per Doreen, 12/9/14:
This hearing has been adjourned without further information.
Stay tuned for further updates.
For background, ref. Brian Wright’s booklet:
The Motor City Witchcraft Trial(s)