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NDPP

"A year ago Trump's CIA vowed to 'end' WikiLeaks after it began publishing the largest leak in CIA history. Vault 7."

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/999038161539002368

Too bad so many here side with CIA.

josh

Roger Stone sought to get information on Clinton from Assange.

https://mobile.twitter.com/shelbyholliday/status/999740468807307264

NDPP

SpyGate

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/999341072835850240

"Shortly before he was silenced 56 days ago Julian Assange was investigating the UK's involvement in what has now become known as 'Spygate'..."

'Just Be Fair'  -   by Stefania Maurizi

https://t.co/6KlYap0lFT

"...I don't think I have ever seen another media organisation targeted by the full force of the State as WikiLeaks is. Media like the Guardian should not assist governments and other powerful entities in smashing WikiLeaks. That's not what journalism is supposed to do."

josh

what has now become known as 'Spygate'..."

Only "known" as that by Trump and his defenders.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/389346-former-rnc-chair-on-trump-fbi-spygate-claim-republicans-are-complicit-in-this

NDPP

Julian Assange 'In Jeopardy' of Being Forced Into UK/US Detention

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/25/assa-m25.html

"According to a CNN report today, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in imminent danger of being forced to leave the Ecuador embassy in London. He would face arrest by British authorities and possible extradition to the US, where he could face life imprisonment or execution on espionage charges. CNN said that 'multiple sources with knowledge' of Assange's 'unusually bad' situation warned that he could be removed from the embassy 'any day now'..."

NDPP

Blumenthal: 'US Fears Julian Assange and his Revelations'

https://youtu.be/3Ez3OH6EmfM

Notice how similarly venomous some Canadian 'progressives' sound to the US elite reactionary officials whose interests they apparently support.

NDPP

#Free Assange

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/1003322617909137409

"Startling discussion with former CIA officer John Kiriakou on the situation of Julian Assange.

'This is a human-rights issue.'

Mobo2000

Ug, this is not good.   Thanks for the updates, NDPP.

NDPP

John Pilger and Courage Foundation Announce 'Urgent Campaign' to Free Assange

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/05/pilg-j05.html

"The Courage Foundation announces an urgent campaign to support Julian Assange and demand his freedom. Keep an eye on our liveblog for updates..."

NDPP

Conspiracy Builds To Force Assange Out of Ecuadorian Embassy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49590.htm

"With each passing day, the danger facing Julian Assange increases..."

NDPP

The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/09/the-eerie-silence-around-the-assange-...

"There is a silence among many who call themselves left. The silence is Julian Assange. As every fake accusation has fallen away, every bogus smear shown to be the work of political enemies, Julian stands vindicated as one who has exposed a system that threatens humanity..."

PM Theresa May, Free Julian Assange!

https://email.number10.gov.uk

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"With each passing day, the danger facing Julian Assange increases..."

That could as easily have been from three years ago.  When will the Shadowy Forces drop the other shoe, NDPP?

NDPP

Assange's Lawyer Calls Out Government: 'Ashamed To Be Australian' (and vid)

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/06/14/assanges-lawyer-calls-out-governme...

 Julian Assange's lawyer, Australian-born Jennfer Robinson shocks and surprises the Aussie morning host duo, with one very burning question: Why hasn't Assange's home country come to his defense?

 

SEP Rally To Free Julian Assange

https://www.facebook.com/SocialistEqualityPartyAustralia/videos/19713217...

Free Assange! Fight Internet Censorship! John Pilger and other speakers

NDPP

Going Underground: Julian Assange's Lawyer on 6 Years of Arbitrary Detention (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/430067-assange-lawyer-global-...

"In this episode, we ask Julian Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson is Australia will rescue its citizen - as this week marks six years of his incarceration in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London."

 

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1009252400400515073

"As I write this, demonstrations around the world are taking place in protest of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange's arbitrary detention. People who disrupt dominant narratives will always be attacked and vilified..."

Free Assange! Free Media! Free Speech!

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He's not being detained.  He chose to hide out, and he can choose to leave any time.  Can we at least stop pretending he's been thrown in solitary?  If nothing else, it's a giant insult to people who ARE or HAVE BEEN actually detained.

NDPP

Julian Assange Arbitrarily Detained By Sweden and the UK, UN Expert Panel Finds

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17013

Justice For Assange

https://justice4assange.com/

NDPP

US Democratic Senators Demand Eviction of Julian Assange From Ecuador's Embassy

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/28/assa-j28.html

"Ten Democratic Party senators have issued a reprehensible call for the Trump administration to demand that the Ecuadorian government renege on the political asylum it provided WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange six years ago and evict him from its London embassy. He would then be detained by British police, while US agencies filed extradition warrants.

The letter of the senators was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, ahead of his visit to Ecuador today and top-level talks with the small country's president, Lenin Moreno. The signatories are a roll-call of leading congressional Democrats. The letter declares: 'It is imperative that you raise US concerns with President Moreno about Ecuador's continued support for Mr Assange at a time when WikiLeaks continues its efforts to undermine democratic processes globally...'

A large number of self-styled 'left' and 'liberal' media publications, political organizations, and individuals have seized upon the claims of the US intelligence agencies and the Democratic Party to justify abandoning any defence of Assange, WikiLeaks and freedom of speech. They have joined with the US state and now label Julian Assange as a 'Russian agent', 'a known Kremlin asset,' or as one particularly foul individual stated, 'Putin's bitch'. 

All those who repeat this slander of Assange, or who remain silent as it is ramped up are assisting the US state apparatus in a far-reaching and ominous assault on fundamental democratic rights."
 

NDPP

G Galloway on WikiLeaks (and vid)

https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/1016059150403555329

"...WikiLeaks, I think I'm right in saying, has never once published anything that might turn out to be untrue. There cannot be a newspaper or a media organization anywhere in the world that can say that. Anywhere. The more you think about that fact the more astounding that is...So they hate WikiLeaks because it's never been wrong."

NDPP

#Unity4J 2.0 Online Vigil in Support of Julian Assange

https://youtu.be/PHdOmRVwnAM

"Friends of Julian Assange are bringing together a diverse group of high profile supporters of all political stripes in this online vigil event to advocate for Julian's freedom and protection..."

voice of the damned

NDPP wrote:

G Galloway on WikiLeaks (and vid)

https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/1016059150403555329

"...WikiLeaks, I think I'm right in saying, has never once published anything that might turn out to be untrue. There cannot be a newspaper or a media organization anywhere in the world that can say that. Anywhere. The more you think about that fact the more astounding that is...So they hate WikiLeaks because it's never been wrong."

Isn't that just because wikileaks only publishes the original documents themselves, without claiming to analyze the contents or make extrapolations?

If I find some old lecture-notes of Einstein's, and publish them under the heading "Einstein's lecture notes from a physics class at Princeton University", that is quite likely to be a true statement, as far as it goes.

But if I then say "See, I'm a better science journalist than those guys at Scientific American, because they sometimes make mistakes when disucssing Einstein and his theories", well, I think we can all see what's wrong with that comparison.

NDPP

"Big Win for Julian Assange as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights finds right to seek asylum in embassies and that states must give safe passage to embassy asylees."

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1017754266486919170

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

But did they stop short of promising Wi-Fi?

voice of the damned

NDPP wrote:

"Big Win for Julian Assange as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights finds right to seek asylum in embassies and that states must give safe passage to embassy asylees."

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1017754266486919170

Does this decision bind the UK to give Assange safe passage if and when he leaves the Ecuadoran embassy? Because going by the name of the organization, I'm speculating that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights doesn't have jurisdiction across the Atlantic.

NDPP

I'm sure the court has canvassed all the relevant law pertaining to the question posed by Ecuador. But it's an advisory opinion not a judgement with an enforcement mechanism. Earlier a ruling handed down by a UN tribunal instructing that UK actions were illegal has simply been ignored. So given the outrages already perpetrated in this case it is quite obvious international law is absolutely irrelevant, of no effect  and can be trashed at every turn. Might makes right stands a far better chance of prevailing I'd say, no matter what the advisory judgement says. And the brainwashed stupidos who believe whatever they read in the Guardian will cheer it all on too.

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Isn't that just because wikileaks only publishes the original documents themselves, without claiming to analyze the contents or make extrapolations?

And they choose what they want to publish. Or not publish.

 

NorthReport
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And they choose what they want to publish. Or not publish.

So, like the infamous "MSM".

bekayne

bekayne wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Isn't that just because wikileaks only publishes the original documents themselves, without claiming to analyze the contents or make extrapolations?

And they choose what they want to publish. Or not publish.

 

http://emma.best/2018/07/20/a-note-on-the-manafort-texts/

This cache of Manafort texts (links at the bottom) is made up of more than 285,000 SMS messages and iMessages (over 7,200 pages) sent and received by one of Paul Manafort’s daughters. Several years ago, the phone was hacked and a database of the messages became available in certain circles. Some outlets have previously reported on some of these messages, such as ones implicating Paul Manafort in the commission of murders, but other messages have gone largely overlooked. This is largely due to one thing:

The public haven’t had access to the messages, and the press haven’t had access to an easily searchable version – instead only to an unwieldy database.

This was nearly not the case, however – WikiLeaks had a copy of the database, but ultimately didn’t publish it, despite its newsworthiness and their willingness to publish unredacted information on the Democrats. Their unexplained decision not to put the database into a searchable format and make it public struck me as questionable at the time, but in light of the disclosure of their preference for the GOP it has become not only questionable, but hypocritical.

NDPP

Ecuador To Hand Over Assange to UK 'In Coming Weeks or Days', Own Sources Tell RT

https://on.rt.com/9apj

"The above report that UK and Ecuador are preparing to turn Assange over to UK appears to be true. Big question is whether the US will indict him & seek his extradition, the way Sessions and Pompeo vowed they would. Can't wait to see how many fake press freedom defenders support that." - Glenn Greenwald.

NDPP

Possible Hand-Over of Julian Assange to the UK May Be Imminent

https://t.co/NXqhHqLkYS

"...The failure on the part of the establishment media to defend Julian Assange, who has been trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, has been denied communcations with the outside world since March, and appears to be facing imminent expulsion and arrest, is astonishing. The extradition of this publisher - the maniacal goal of the US government - would set a legal precedent that would criminalize any journalistic oversight or investigation of the corporate state. It would turn leakers and whistleblowing into treason. It would shroud in total secrecy the actions of the ruling, global elites.

As described by Hedges, the Western legacy press has become analgous to the attack dogs of the establishment, especially since the 2016 US Presidential election cycle, becoming almost rabid following the loss of Clinton to Trump. Their predatory focus on Assange - as opposed to the right to publish as a journalist - has astounded many and forced the public to reconcile with the true face of the media as state-sanctioned propaganda.

All legitimate press across the globe must advocate for a politically imprisoned journalist to be protected by the rule of international law which has found his confinement to be illegal, deserving of immediate cessation and recompense..."

Free Julian Assange!

josh
NDPP

Ecuador President To Hand Assange Over to UK During London Visit - Greenwald

https://on.rt.com/9ata

"The Ecuadorian leader is also expected to use his trip to the British Isles to 'finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange. Under this agreement, the WikiLeaks founder could be ejected from the Ecuadorian Embassy and handed over to the UK authorities 'as early as this week', Greenwald says:

'Any journalist who cheers when the Session DOJ indicts WikiLeaks and Assange for publishing docs - as they vowed to do - should just never again pretend to believe in press freedom. Same for those who supported the DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks for 'publishing' documents.' - Glenn Greenwald-

"Whenever governments go after the press, they find examples that will set a precedent but have a unique set of facts that dissuade the rest of the media from defending against the assault. Assange is perfect for that, we're all sitting back and watching them boil us.' -Ryan Grim-

Here in Canaduh the chumps go further. They cheer it on. 

NDPP

Inside WikiLeaks : Working With the Publisher that Changed the World

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/inside-wikileaks-working-with-the-pub...

"From the very beginning, I have witnessed the virulent attacks against Assange and his staff and the drastic failure of mainstream and non mainstream journalists to seek factual information..."

 

Petition: Change.org -   End Julian Assange's Isolation

https://www.change.org/p/end-julian-assange-s-isolation

"We demand that Julian Assange's isolation ends NOW!"

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NDPP wrote:

Ecuador President To Hand Assange Over to UK During London Visit - Greenwald

https://on.rt.com/9ata

"The Ecuadorian leader is also expected to use his trip to the British Isles to 'finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange. Under this agreement, the WikiLeaks founder could be ejected from the Ecuadorian Embassy and handed over to the UK authorities 'as early as this week', Greenwald says:

'Any journalist who cheers when the Session DOJ indicts WikiLeaks and Assange for publishing docs - as they vowed to do - should just never again pretend to believe in press freedom. Same for those who supported the DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks for 'publishing' documents.' - Glenn Greenwald-

"Whenever governments go after the press, they find examples that will set a precedent but have a unique set of facts that dissuade the rest of the media from defending against the assault. Assange is perfect for that, we're all sitting back and watching them boil us.' -Ryan Grim-

Here in Canaduh the chumps go further. They cheer it on. 

I don't believe that Assange should be prosecuted for anything that Wikilieaks revealed, even if his journalistic ethics are highly questionable, which I think they are. I agree with Greenwald that freedom of the press to reveal the bad behaviour of governments is fundamental to any sort of democracy, and must be defended, whether we're talking about Julian Assange or Seymour Hersh. I don't read or listen to Canadian pundits very much. Are most of them supporting the prosecution of Assange?

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/L7_2M9DqOFQ

Julian Assange prosecution threatens everyone's press freedom.

NorthReport
voice of the damned

NorthReport wrote:

Trump will protect him so Russia will take him in so he can join his buddy Snowden

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/julian-assange-free-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy-evict-london-uk-a8460531.html%3famp

I disagree with your contemptuous tone toward Snowden, who it seems to me was a genuine whistleblower in the original sense, ie. exposing specific governmental wrongdoing.

Not crazy about his Russian protectors, but he really didn't have very many options about where to go after he went on the run.

And FWIW, I don't think Trump will do anything to protect Assange.

 

mmphosis
NDPP

Judges Hear Warning on Prosecution of WikiLeaks

https://www.courthousenews.com/judges-hear-warning-on-prosecution-of-wik...

"I think the prosecution of him would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers. I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between the New York Times and WikiLeaks..."

 

George Galloway: Assange's Extradition Will Be The 'Most Acute Crisis' the UK will Ever Face

https://twitter.com/talkRADIO/status/1022486024876957696

NorthReport

Assange is about as popular as Trump or Zuckerberg

NDPP

Hardly comparable.

josh

NDPP wrote:

Judges Hear Warning on Prosecution of WikiLeaks

https://www.courthousenews.com/judges-hear-warning-on-prosecution-of-wik...

"I think the prosecution of him would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers. I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between the New York Times and WikiLeaks..."

 

George Galloway: Assange's Extradition Will Be The 'Most Acute Crisis' the UK will Ever Face

https://twitter.com/talkRADIO/status/1022486024876957696

Worse than the blitz?  Thatcherism?

josh

I'm not interested in going after Assange, if all he did was to receive the hacked information.  Besides, he's small potatoes.

NDPP

Ecuador Refuses to Give Assurances of Julian Assange's Political Asylum Rights

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/27/assa-j27.html

"Ecuador's apparent refusal to affirm the fundamental right of asylum under international law is a further warning that, as previously reported, the Ecuadorian government is engaged in secretive discussions with the British and American governments on plans to hand Assange over to them..."

josh

Not exactly news, but Wikileaks wanted Trump to win and, of course, acted to help him.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/399547-activist-publishes-11000-wikileaks-twitter-direct-messages?amp&__twitter_impression=true

NDPP

United in Solidarity for Julian Assange (and vid)

https://unity4j.com

Online vigil for Julian Assange - Part 4

 

The War of Wikileaks Assange and other Outlets Exposing the Inner Workings of Power

https://youtu.be/4EVPBwrj3RI

Barrett Brown, publisher and journalist talks to Chris Hedges about the US government's war on Wikileaks, Assange and other outlets exposing the inner workings of power.

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Ecuador President To Hand Assange Over to UK During London Visit - Greenwald

Wasn't that a week ago?

What happened?  Do you know, NDPP?  Was he handed over as Greenwald claimed?

Or was that just more "Chicken Little" bullshit?

NDPP

Can't wait, eh redneck?

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I'm not saying "hurry up and hand him over".

I'm just asking whether Greenwald was full of shit.

Has he apologized, at least?  Corrected his brain fart?  Anything?

josh

Assange has been handed over for some two years now.  

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