Two Whistleblowers

Katharine Gun and Julian Assange

Please take a look.

— Trailer for the new British movie “Official Secrets,” based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion, by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell (2008). Keira Knightley plays Gun, the GCHQ intelligence officer who leaked a memo on efforts to compromise U.N. Security Council non-permanent members who would vote on a resolution to approve the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

— And from

Judge Denies Assange Extention on Extradition Hearing.” Coverage by Joe Lauria of the hearing in London Monday on the appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for additional time to prepare his opposition from Britain to the United States.

EDITORIAL: Don’t Railroad Julian Assange to Virginia.” Commentary on the U.S. government request to have Assange extradited to Virginia to stand trial.

— And from

Craig Murray on Julian Assange.” Edward Curtin begins: “I rarely post other people‚Äôs articles here, but this one should be read by every person with an ounce of conscience left. There is no doubt that the U.S. and U.K. governments, monsters of cruelty and injustice, are torturing and trying to kill Julian Assange for exposing their evil actions all around the world. Please read this and join in defense of a most courageous and suffering man of truth.”

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