John Pilger of Green Left Weekly
states on their home page, "Australia has the most restrictive media in the western world. Censorship by omission denies Australians their democratic right to make sense of whole stratas of political and foreign policy. That's why Green Left Weekly is a beacon, doing a job of honourable journalism, as an agent of people, not power."
Shortly prior to that country offering Julian Assange diplomatic asylum
, Christine Assange
visited Quito in Ecuador, to discuss her son's fate with the country's foreign minister and President Rafael Correa.
On Green Left TV
, a telephone interview (above) was held with Christine Assange on her son, Julian, and also her impressions of Ecuador from her recent visit to that country.
An extract reads, "I was so impressed with what's happening in Ecuador, not only with their constitution, but they explained to me that their success indicators are not GDP, their success indicators are how any money that it made in Ecuador flows back to the people, and to protect their environment and to protect their sovereignty, and the happiness of the people, the health of the people, their human rights record. These are their success indicators."
"Ecuador is actually proving that a democracy which is truly participatory, that protects the environment, and protects the people, can actually work economically.
"That gives real hope, because it actually works in practicality, it is not just a theory, and its a true people's democracy and I really recommend that everyone have a look at it, and see what they take away from it."