“Yes, the planet got destroyed. But for a beautiful moment in time we created a lot of value for shareholders.”
(The New Yorker)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Nestlé whistleblower Yasmine Motarjemi and Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto have been jointly awarded for the second annual GUE/NGL prize for ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information.’ Earlier this year, Courage nominated Julian Assange for the award, based on his contributions to journalism and whistleblower protections, his dire circumstances and need for public support, and what his case means for journalists and whistleblowers around the world.
Named in honour of the murdered Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the three have been honoured for their work in exposing the truth, and for their courage in risking their careers and personal freedom. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire will accept the award on behalf of Julian Assange.
|Dearest Friends and Lovebirds,
Can you help us spread the love this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got four recent shareable projects that are all about love… and just for good measure, a special message of hate! First, the love:
* In the immortal words of Costa-Rican-born Chavela Vargas, “We Mexicans are born wherever the fuck we want.” Same with Americans, for that matter.
We wouldn’t be with the times if we didn’t ask you to also share some hate too, even for Valentine’s Day – and we can think of nobody better to hate on than Facebook, which is still being used to drive people apart and manipulate elections, including the disastrous one in Brazil. Help spread the hate of Facebook itself by liking and sharing this new video of a “Facebook Exec” (really our own Mike Bonanno) accepting the Motherfucker Award for the “company that fucked up our reality most in 2018.” If you don’t have a F acebook account (well done!) you can still watch it on YouTube.