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Professors blogg introduces to the Swedish audience a new article by notable feminist and writer Naomi Wolf, and that she published in The Huffington Post .
Naomi Wolf is world-wide known as a leading spokesperson of the Third wave of the feminist movement. Although the remarkable censorship exercised in circles of the Swedish media-apparatus against her article Karl Rove, Sweden, and the Eight Major Aberrations in the Police Sex Crime Reporting Process in the Assange Case , thousands of interested readers could find the way to her publication in these pages, mainly trough twittering by friendly sites all over.
Sweden used to enjoy a selective, well cultivated journalist body. Yet, at the shadow of the scandalous treatment in the main press and the State-controlled networks against Julian Assange and his project WikiLeaks, it has become fashionable that journalists would compete in giving the impression to ignore, wishing to ignore, or pretending taking no notice about this real assault against freedom of expression which currently take place in Sweden. For is not only the Assange case which characterizes the period in current Sweden, for many also serving as a dense covering smoke.
It is the time also in which the government does secret pacts, hidden to the Swedish Parliament, to sell information of Swedish citizens to foreign powers. It is the time under which notorious collaborators in the state-implicated violations of humans-rights, goes unpunished, and laugh cynically from their safety residences in the USA. Those making possible the CIA intervention in Swedish soil - such as top politicians in the former social democratic government - aimed to implement extraordinary renditions of political prisoners from Sweden. An euphemism which in fact means exactly - for the real life of many - to be transported like chained beasts in a ride to be end in brutal torture by the shameless cruelty of yet other docile regimes. It is also the time in which foreign embassies provide orders to local officials to do home-searching, looting and pillaging, after the design and profit interests of corporative-entertainment Inc.
And for the most part, Swedish journalists do not utter a single word
The creepy and accomplice silence of the media is devouring the soul of a country otherwise dignified by its beauty, its ethics, and its peace.
That is why I believe that every word in Naomi’s article - starting with the title - may serve as a reminding to every Swedish journalist that has turned their backs on their own professional call. "Cojones" means, according to Google, "särskilt, särskilt manligt". Guts, in other words.
A message to the coward and the opportunist. Those obeying a power deprived of authority;
Those abstaining to report, disclose or do further analyses of the secret wrong doings - and further lying – on behalf of a corrupted system: A political establishment determined to make prevalent infringements of Swedes’ personal integrity and its selling to foreign powers in exchange of miserable subservient positions of pseudo influence or illusions of command.
A system supported on the ideological behaviour of invertebrate politicians, media people and bloggers of a variety of colours, from blue and violet to reddish and light-green. All which have profited on their pretended advocacy for liberty of expression, free communication, "liberal" values, and "integrity", and when it comes the moment to fight for real they go and hide behind a ”Swedish consensus" - the politically correct synonymous for sheered chauvinism.
And a message to all of those miserable columnists which have misused these historic, hyper dramatic disclosures by Wikileaks on the brutal atrocities against civilians and journalists in Afghanistan or Iraq, etc, just to move forward their fanatic, obscurantist, pseudo-feminist political and ideological agenda.
In agreement with the author I link to the original version./Prof. Marcello Ferrada-Noli.
By Naomi Wolf:
"Now that the WikiLeaks releases about Tunisian corruption have directly sparked a peoples' uprising in Tunisia; now that Egypt is in the throes of pro-democracy protest driven in large measure by WikiLeaks' revelation in the Palestine Papers about US manipulation of Palestine, surely one would expect key U.S. news organizations and journalists to rally prominently to the defense of the right to publish that that site represents." Read further
Other articles in Professors blogg on the Swedish case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
3 February 2012. Loving the Masses - What the Occupy movement must learn from Sundance. By Naomi Wolf
2 February 2012. The further political exploitation of the "Case Assange". Even if the Swedish legal system would not be politically minded, the Swedish case VS. Assange is still political, and so are the government interferences in the legal case
2 February 2012. U.S. Attorney General E. Holder does not prosecute U.S. torturers; he prosecutes those who speak out about U.S. torture. Will Julian Assange be next? By Jennifer Robinson
1 February 2012. The extradition process initiated in Sweden against the WikiLeaks founder is to the uppermost extent POLITICAL
29 January 2012. Summary of recent analyses covering Human-Rights issues in the J Assange and B Manning cases. By Andrew Kreig
27 January 2012. Swedish government using media to interfere in the legal process against Julian Assange
31 December 2011. Human Rights concerns regarding the case against Julian Assange. By Jennifer Robinson
22 December 2011. New Swedish deceptive information about Assange and the prospective of extradition to US
18 December 2011. Distinguished Intellectuals, Professors, Officers and Politicians in Letter to Australian Foreign Minister: Highly Concerned Over Prospective Sweden's Rendition of Assange to US
1 December 2011. The “Duck Pond” Theses. Explaining Swedish journalism and the anti-Assange smear campaign
29 November 2011. Further devious reports on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. Update
27 November 2011. EC to stop Facebook's harvesting of personal information. But Swedish connection could be worse than ad-targeting operations
7 November 2011. NATO medals to Sweden. Can Sweden US-aligned stand guarantee fair extradition process?
4 November 2011. Sweden will grant extradition of Assange to the US. If not stopped by international political pressure
1 November 2011. "Bild and Clinton in conference before decision on Assange extradition" in Second-Opinion
29 October 2011. London “Cyberspace” Conference. USA, Sweden and UK foreign ministers meet on Assanges' extradition verdict day
5 October 2011. From demon exorcism to State-feminism. Further background on the Swedish case against Assange
3 October 2011. The Satanism-theses of Eva Lundgren and the psychiatric origins of Swedish State-Feminism. Part I
8 September 2011 (22.14). Wikileaks cable on procedures at UN Women would help explain Sweden’s feminists campaign against Assange
9 August 2011. A London journalist does interview on negative Swedish-media reporting of Assange case
3 August 2011. More on Feminism and State-Feminism. Strawman argumentation against critic to the state-feminism factor in the Assange case
29 July 2011. Pseudo-Science in Swedish Rape Trials. With an Introduction on the Origins of State-Feminism in Sweden
17 April 2011. Swedish authorities face yet another irregularity in their sex probe of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. By Andrew Kreig
15 April 2011. Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest. By Naomi Wolf
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. Part 3: "Men are animals"
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. Part 2: “Men that hate women”
15 April 2011. Rigged documentary on Julian Assange in the Swedish National Television. PART 1: The Political Agenda and Dirty Tricks
10 April 2011. Om Sverigedemokraternas utrikes politik är ”osvensk” vad är då Socialdemokraternas? Kampen för Assange och Mannings frihet fortsätter.
11 March 2011. Case Assange: Rights Activist Challenges Ethics of Swedish Courts, Media. By Andrew Kreig
26 Feb 2011. The Pirate Party should stand for their values. They should struggle for Assange and Wikileaks
18 Feb 2011. Anonymous Stop U.S. Business Plot Against, Bloggers, Unions, Rights Activists. Guest column by Andrew Kreig
13 Feb 2011. Karl Rove’s Swedish Connections: The Controversy And The Facts. Guest-article by Andrew Kreig
11 Feb 2011. Partner At Firm Counseling Assange’s Accusers Helped In CIA Torture Rendition. Guest-article by Andrew Kreig
10 Feb 2011. Karl Rove, Sweden, and the Eight Major Aberrations in the Police Sex Crime Reporting Process in the Assange Case. Guest-article by Naomi Wolf
4 Feb 2011. Key-witnesses severely contradict state-feminist Borgström & women-accusers in Sweden’s phony case against Assange
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