I wish you all a wonderful life, and much triumphs in your honourable cause of Human Rights for all.
As some of you knew already, I had a vascular episode about two weeks ago, December 2011. During examinations while at the Stroke ward, a CT scanner showed a partial stenosis of a vertebralis arteria, which would indicate possible influence in a cerebellum region. On January the 1st 2012, after only a couple of days back at home from the hospital, I suffered a new episode, and thus transported anew to the emergency ward. I have not communicated this before in the hope everything would soon comeback to normal.
It will not be that soon, seemingly. After a conference today I am obliged to reach the conclusion that I have unfortunately to interrupt my writing activities, even in the low pace as I have lately maintained. This means that I will now “close down” the Professors blogg, as well as my participation in other publications elsewhere.
The blog has survived the lasts weeks solely thanks the valuable contributions of guest columnist Andrew Kreig, Media and Human-Rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson, and author Naomi Wolf (whom agreed the 5 of January 2011 the republication in Professor blogg of her article The Streets of 2012). Other materials published in the period and authored by me. corresponded in fact to submissions before the said episode. I thank to these mentioned colleagues, warm and genuinely.
There are four drafts I had prepared previously in December 2011 around the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. I hope that in some way or another this material will be published elsewhere not so long in the future.
My main purpose in these articles is trying to persuade serious Swedish Assange allies of the necessity of enlarging the supportive social force for this cause, instead of further isolating in Sweden the cause of Assange through alienating important societal groups or individuals that may feel wrongly identified as hostile.
My conviction is still that the campaign in Sweden against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been initiated/implemented by a limited number of political officials, a limited number of journalists, or a limited number of opportunist feminist activists. Altogether they do not represent Sweden as a whole, their political parties as a whole, all Swedish feminists, or the total ranks in the journalist collegium. The main part have not yet express their opinion and as the happenings approach they will most certain feel ethically obliged to declare their stand, about what is truth, what is justice, and what is history.
Above all, the singular instigators of the nasty campaign against Assange do not represent the noble Swedish people at large; a Nation that – as I have repeatedly characterized in the Professors blogg - is for the most part amiable and sincere, hard working and honest.