Posts Tagged ‘Assange’

Trump Approved Pardon Offer to Assange In Exchange For Source of DNC Leaks

by Admin · Published October 23, 2020 · Updated October 23, 2020 https://sputniknews.com/uk/202009181080502815-trump-approved-of-pardon-offer-to-assange-in-exchange-for-source-of-dnc-leaks-jen-robinson-says/ Comment: Evidently Assange still has a lot of integrity to turn down this deal of a lifetime to protect his source from abuse. Assange has been terribly abused in prison and basically tortured. Hits: 6

Persecuting Assange Is A Blow To Reporting And Human Rights Advocacy

Above photo: Chip Gibbons. CounterSpin interview with Chip Gibbons on Assange extradition. Janine Jackson interviewed Defending Rights & Dissent’s Chip Gibbons about Julian Assange’s extradition hearing for the October 9, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: If it were not for a tiny handful of journalists—ShadowProof’s Kevin Gosztola preeminent among them—Americans might be utterly […]

Ten Reasons Why The Assange Trial Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Above photo: Julian Assange (back) listened in the dock as James Lewis (front, centre) opened the hearing with the US position. The Ecuadorian diplomat who gave Julian Assange political asylum reports from the extradition hearing against the WikiLeaks journalist, and explains why it is “the most important case against the freedom of expression in an […]

John Pilger: Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

Above photo: John Pilger, a writer, journalist and supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to people as he arrives at the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, in London, Sept. 14, 2020. Matt Dunham | AP. John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He recently […]

On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing

[embedded content] Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray’s exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to […]

FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange

Above photo: Photo by groovysoup on Flickr. After arrest in Ecuador Embassy. “One record of [Assange’s] entire archive” was effectively purloined, and without it, attorney Gareth Peirce mentioned it has made putting together a defense in his extradition case more difficult. The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government’s help in seizing legally […]

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom The testimony portion of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, taking place in the United Kingdom, concluded after four weeks. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who presided over the hearing, will not announce her decision until January. Until then, Assange will remain in detention in Belmarsh […]

‘You are Dust, You Are Dead, We’re Coming To Get You’- Julian Assange Is Hearing Voices

The Facts: All restrictions on restaurants and other business in Florida have been lifted, and so have local fines against people who refuse to wear masks after the CDC released new survival rates. Reflect On: Why are opinions and narratives that oppose the WHO being censored, ridiculed, and largely ignored? Why aren’t they discussed openly […]

UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Spy On Assange

Above photo: Footage secretly recorded by UC Global of Julian Assange meeting with Lowell Bergman. From The Grayzone. An IT expert who worked for UC Global, the Spanish security company which engaged in an espionage operation against Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuador embassy, refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems with […]

Report: Bad Day For Julian Assange

Above photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein. Today was the worst day for the defence since the start of the trial, as their expert witnesses failed to cope with the sheer aggression of cross-examination by the US Government and found themselves backing away from maintaining propositions they knew to be true. It was uncomfortable viewing. It was not […]

Assange Faces ‘Torturous’ Months In Tiny Cell If Extradited

Assange Faces ‘Torturous’ Months In Tiny Cell If Extradited Above photo: PA Wire/Victoria Jones. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could be left “twiddling his thumbs” in a cell the size of a parking space if extradited to the US, a court has heard. The 49-year-old is fighting extradition to the US on charges related to leaks […]

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds protest against Assange extradition

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange It happened outside the Assange’s trial at the Old Bailey in London. Assange is fighting an attempt by American prosecutors to extradite him to the US to stand trial on spying charges. US prosecutors […]

Report: Julian Assange Hearing

Report: Julian Assange Hearing Above photo: Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei stands with protestors outside Old Bailey. Kirsty Wigglesworth. It is hard to believe, but Judge Baraitser on Friday ruled that there will be no closing speeches in the Assange extradition hearing. She accepted the proposal initially put forward by counsel for the […]

Report, Thursday, September 24: Julian Assange

Above photo: Elizabeth Cook/AP. During the hearing of medical evidence the last three days, the British government has been caught twice directly telling important lies about events in Belmarsh prison, each lie proven by documentary evidence. The common factor has been the medical records kept by Dr Daly, head of the jail’s medical services. There […]

The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

Starting on September 7th, the extradition proceedings for Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange continued in London’s Old Bailey court. The hearings, the first part of which ended in February and were set to resume in May, were delayed for four months due to the ongoing health crisis. This left the publisher to languish in the notorious […]

Report, Wednesday, September 23: Julian Assange

On Wednesday the trap sprang shut, as Judge Baraitser insisted the witnesses must finish next week, and that no time would be permitted for preparation of closing arguments, which must be heard the immediate following Monday. This brought the closest the defence have come to a protest, with the defence pointing out they have still […]

‘We Demand The Immediate Release Of Julian Assange’

‘We Demand The Immediate Release Of Julian Assange’ Above image: Max Gede. PI Council Members support the freedom of Julian Assange against the unlawful and dangerous extradition trial against him currently taking place in London. “Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence […]

What’s The Difference Between ‘Villain’ Assange And ‘Intrepid’ Woodward?

Above photo: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hosting Bod Woodward in 2012. Twitter. The next time you see a mainstream-media talking-head fawn over Woodward, just remember that if they had any backbone, any moral core, they would be fawning over Assange instead. The completely fair super awesome trial of Julian Assange continues in the U.K. as I write this. […]

The US Is Using The Guardian To Justify Jailing Assange For Life

Why is the paper so silent? Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis […]

Report, Tuesday, September 22: Julian Assange Hearing

Above photo:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images. When Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, the US Government burgled the office of his psychiatrist to look for medical evidence to discredit him. Julian Assange has been obliged to submit himself, while in a mentally and physically weakened state and in conditions of the harshest incarceration, to examination by psychiatrists appointed by […]

Psychiatrist: Julian Assange Is ‘Preparing To Kill Himself In Prison’

A disturbing testimony from a psychiatrist outlines that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in such a bad state in prison that he should be considered at ‘high risk’ of suicide. The Daily Mail reports that Professor Michael Kopelman testified during an extradition hearing in London that Assange has “begun making preparations to end his own […]

Call For Assange’s Immediate Release

Thirteen Former Presidents Urge United Kingdom Government to Immediately Free Julian Assange. Heads of state, prime ministers, parliamentarians, members of Congress, ministers and other politicians demand Assange be set free. Check here for the latest update to this list.  As Julian Assange fights U.S. extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, […]

Greenwashing The US military, Julian Assange, RIP Kevin Zeese

The weather is getting more extreme by the year and conversations about climate change are growing along with it. So when Michael Moore made the movie ‘Planet of the Humans’, criticizing the corporate co-optation of the green movement, he came under attack from well-connected activists. Lee Camp reports on how Bill McKibben, one of the […]

September 18: Julian Assange Hearing Report

Above photo: Nicky Hager: Assange’s Redactions Protected Informants New Zealand investigative journalist Nicky Hager took to stand to testify about using WikiLeaks documents in his work. Hager published Other People’s Wars, New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, and said that WikiLeaks-released military and diplomatic files “greatly increased my understanding of the conduct of […]

Day 12: Julian Assange Hearing

Above photo: Matt Dunham. A less dramatic day, but marked by a brazen and persistent display of this US Government’s insistence that it has the right to prosecute any journalist and publication, anywhere in the world, for publication of US classified information. This explicitly underlay the entire line of questioning in the afternoon session. The […]

VIDEO: “Pardoning Assange by Trump would make a strong statement against how the USG has been framing other truthers like Gen. Mike Flynn” — RDS

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Kafka On Acid: The Trial Of Julian Assange

Julian Assange needs to wake before dawn to get from Belmarsh Prison to the Old Bailey courthouse, where his extradition hearing resumed on 7 September, for four weeks. He gets dressed for court only to be strip-searched before being placed in a ventilated coffin Serco van for a 90-minute trip across London in peak-hour traffic. […]

News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism

Above photo: Garry Knight. The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled “Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again” about the WikiLeaks founder’s correct interjection that he never put anyone’s lives in danger with the publication of the Manning leaks a decade ago. It’s actually a rather shocking smear piece for the SMH, who has been one of […]

Assange Court Report September 16: Afternoon

Celebrated whistleblower defends Assange in court. A famous Vietnam era whistleblower, 89-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, has told a court that he feels “a great identification,” with both Julian Assange and his source Chelsea Manning, who, he said, “were willing to suffer the risk of imprisonment or even death to get information to the American public.” Ellsberg, […]

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange Above photo: Daniel Ellsberg. By Christopher Michel. At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative. Ellsberg also said “Julian Assange could not get a remotely fair trial” in the United States. *To support Kevin Gosztola’s reporting on Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, become a paid subscriber of The Dissenter or go to shadowproof.com/donate. […]

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