downusg May 9, 2012, 06:01
Julian may be a flawed human being
aren’t we all
I really look to his actions:
he fights for the common people
he questions pompus authority
he is brave
he is intelligent
he gives me incentive to take action myself
Julian and Bradley Manning are REAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
their actions speak louder than any words!
the world needs to rid itself of all these paracites
no need to name them we all know who they are
Dana Caban May 9, 2012, 04:23
I am very pleased with your relentless work to make the world a better place for all
I would like to see some light to be shed on so called (Kurdistan the regional government) in north Iraq that with their dirty relation with USA and its allies.
I, myself a Kurd from northern Iraq, but live in Canada and I have written a book about them, If one day you would like to talk about them, I would be humbled to give you my insight.

Pierre Simon May 9, 2012, 00:53

Are you actually living the way you want the world to be?

That’s really the bottom line. Activism can also be an escape from self, while you are busy changing the world you never change becomes another "market opening".

Activism can also be « the tribute that vice pays to virtue », a subtle way of protecting the status quo.

What I see in these interviews is hope in disguise instead of real change from within.
Kgbriptyde May 9, 2012, 00:51
I don’t bank at a bank. I bank at a credit union and don’t use credit cards. I don’t have a penny of my retirement on wall street or any stock market. I don’t shop at mega marts, I buy fair trade. I don’t buy petroleum. Both of my trucks run on B100 biodiesel. I pay my taxes and mortgage and protest about how my tax dollars are spent, especially when it is to pay off dictators or fund the military grade weapons industry. I don’t blame the shark for eating the seal. I try to not give sharks seals to eat. I don’t point my finger at the businesses running the world (the oil industry, the IMC, wall street and the banking industry which includes the federal reserve system and credit cards) because I understand they are able because of the money we choose to give them. I don’t approve of what they do so I try to not be a hypocrite and give them my money and vote for and fund what I don’t believe in.
Global Perambulator May 9, 2012, 00:37
Another great show to inspire the movements for justice everywhere. Thank you Julian.
StealthDeath May 9, 2012, 00:29
I still cannot believe Bernie Ecclestone and his circus supported the dictator of Bahrain.
The Formula one teams have blood on their hands:
How can they drive?

Only Porsche and Force India did not participate in this slaughter.

Shame on you Formula 1 criminals!

Boycott Formula 1!
Vesna, Cro May 8, 2012, 22:15
Until a few days a go I haven’t even heard of these two Brave men!
Today I’m glad to know who they are! I see that they are Good, Noble and Courageous men who have suffered and are suffering a lot more for justice and freedom in their countries!
They remind me of Che Guevara! They have the same glow in their eyes when they talk about the fight against injustice and oppression!
In them I also see LOVE for the people and humanity and that gives me HOPE and raises my faith in better tomorrow and also Victory in the end!!!
I wish them the Strength not to kneel down and not to give up!!! This is just the beginning! It will be a long struggle for peace and justice!
You are not alone in that fight!!!
min729 May 8, 2012, 21:02
In my opinion, the Middle East won’t ever be ’free’ until they start freeing themselves from within. First step: liberate their women from slavery. This is very, very important!!!

A good exercise for these activists, and all activists around the world, is to look at what they are fighting for, objectively, and then look at their family/personal situation and or environment -

Are you actually living the way you want the world to be?

Julian, I love your show, I believe that this platform is extremely important at this time but I really do think that the women’s rights issue in the Middle East needs to be included in these "democracy" interviews!!

What is their definition of democracy?? Liberation for who??

McCan May 8, 2012, 20:35

Lifted from the net, you can continue the research if you wish..

"The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BCE (Before Common Era) and replaced the Roman calendar.The Julian calendar has a regular (common) year of 365 days divided into 12 months with a leap day added to the month of February every four years (leap year). This made the Julian average 365.25 days long on average, and needless to say, this extra .25 day caused several issues."
Israr Hussain May 8, 2012, 20:25
Julian Assange rocks