"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Drop the Trumped-up Charges Against Julian Assange!

EXTRACT: But whatever the exact peculiarities of Swedish law, we are witnessing a transparent - almost surprisingly crude - attempt to set up Assange. And gag him. Responding to the latest efforts to deny Assange his freedom, his lawyer, Mark Stephens, declared that the case was turning into a “show trial” - an obviously correct observation - and that the Swedes “won’t abide by the umpire’s decision”, as they “clearly will not spare any expense” in order to keep Assange incarcerated. Indeed, the naked desperation of the Swedish and US authorities, and others, to ‘take out’ Assange would be near comical if it were not so monstrous - and deadly serious in its implications. It is not being over-dramatic to say that Assange is in danger of being murdered, assassinated or executed. At the very least, US imperialism and its allies hope to blacken or smear Assange’s name.

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