Suzie Dawson, asylum-seeking journalist and current President of the Internet Party of New Zealand, is critically ill in Moscow. Dawson is seeking asylum in Russia after being targeted by New Zealand intelligence agencies as a result of her activism in the Occupy movement and against the TPP, among other causes.
On March 28, Julian Assange, Editor of Wikileaks, had his internet disconnected by the Ecuadorian government, shutting down his communications with the outside world. US based journalist Elizabeth Lea Vos, Editor-in-Chief of Disobedient Media, who was one of the panellists at an online vigil held for Assange hours after the imposition of the ban, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, about the latest restrictions placed on Assange and its implications for press freedom around the world.
When news of the cut in communications emerged yesterday, friends and supporters of Assange immediately leapt into action, with Kim Dotcom and Suzie Dawson organizing an online vigil under the banner of #ReconnectJulian. Meanwhile, supporters on the ground in London gathered in front of the embassy, live streaming as they stood in solidarity for hours, metres from the confined Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief.
Disobedient Media previously reported on the Senate’s passage of legislation that reauthorized a section of controversial FISA law. Since publishing that article, President Trump tweeted that he had signed off on the legislation, despite widespread calls to veto the bill. On the same day, Suzie Dawson and this author discussed an important Snowden file that sheds light on NSA resistance to Congressional oversight and raises concern regarding issues like FISA.
The carnival of media hysteria which portrays Trump as a figurehead to be despised, while sanctifying the policies of the Clintons and Obamas and even the Bushes of the world who are of the same ilk. The problem is not even that the media excuses the bad policy of corrupt statesmen: it is that the media charade pretends to be emotionally invested in one figure against the other in order to maintain the status quo.
This author collaborated with Dawson in examining Snowden files that, though published, had not been publicized at this time.
Suzie Dawson, leader of New Zealand’s Internet Party, spoke with the German Pirate Party this weekend as part of their annual conference. […]
anyone who supports, allies, or works with Wikileaks is a potential target for complicated, sometimes entirely fabricated, character assassination. In the case of Assange and Todd and Clare, the fabricated allegations of pedophilia were proven to be blatantly false. This casts light on other smears surrounding Wikileaks supporters, and suggests that the organization poses a serious threat to establishment interests.
Disobedient Media previously reported on the Internet Party of New Zealand’s Anti Spy Bill events which have featured a number of […]
Suzie Dawson of the Internet Party hosted the second Anti Spy Bill event late yesterday evening. During the proceedings, Kim DotCom spoke with CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou.
Disobedient Media spoke this evening with Suzie Dawson of the New Zealand Internet Party , regarding the upcoming live drafting event of the Anti Spy Bill