The Discernable Interviews

Free Julian Assange! With Julian's father John Shipton and ADF whistle-blower David McBride

1hr 43min

7 September 2022

Father of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, John Shipton, and whistle-blower David McBride join Discernable for an exclusive deep dive into government secrets.

Do we still believe that Western governments are more noble than Chinese, Russian and other world governments? Who exactly are ‘the good guys’ and ‘the bad guys’ on the world stage? Are government secrets and warmongering the price to pay for our free democracies?

David McBride served in both the British and Australian armed forces and is currently facing jail for leaking classified information to the ABC and alleging war crimes by Australian soldiers in the Middle East.

John Shipton continues to fight for his son’s freedom, and notes massive cross-party support in parliaments around the world calling for his freedom.

In this joint interview we discussed:

  • How governments are incentivised to start and prolong wars
  • How governments use fear and anxiety to sell their policies
  • The war crimes in the leaked ‘collateral damage’ video and other leaked cables
  • War crimes committed by Australia and the USA targeting civilian water supplies and using depleted uranium rounds
  • Allied air strikes designed to cover evidence of war crimes
  • When media won’t report against government
  • Why are the crimes Julian Assange revealed not being prosecuted?
  • The duty to report a crime
  • Why will Australia not defend an Australian citizen?
  • All political parties are adopting a ‘free Assange platform’
  • The cult of ‘Five Eyes’ controlled by the USA
  • David McBride reveals war crime cover-ups
  • Do Aussies care about principles or not?
  • Refreshing and renewing parliaments with cross-party groups
  • The future for Millennials and GenZ fighting for truth
  • FriendlyJordies behind the scenes