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Judge Delays Decision Whether To Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/11/27/judge-delays-decision-whether-to-u...

"A hearing was held in Alexandria on Tuesday on a motion to make public the sealed US charges against Julian Assange. Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News was in the courtoom and filed this report."

Sean in Ottawa

About Assange:

I feel no obligation to like him to be progressive. Not at all. And I don't feel obliged to like anyone else.

Still my sense is that he is anti-authoritarian as is wikileaks. I also think that he hates Clinton and mis-used his position to play favourites. The role of something like wikileaks is a dangerous one if it does not provide the same approach to all parties. Assange ended up following an agenda-- not a Trump one I think but an anti-Clinton one.

Still, I do not think he is necessarily a Trump supporter

 

NDPP

 Wikileaks publishes whatever materials of public interest or mportance  they receive. With 100% accuracy it has been observed.  The CIA Vault 7 release for instance is a recent example of incalculable public importance. The DNC emails were another example. They reveal much about the rank corruption and crookedness of American political culture.  

Had WL received a similar trove of Trump emails I have no doubt they would have published those also. There is no lack of obvious animus towards WikiLeaks from the Trump administration it should be observed. 'A hostile intelligence agency' WL was likened to.

It is revolting to see so many captured and collaborating with reactionary political agendas while so many who should know better  stand by in silent acquiesence rather than take a stand. Unfortunately moral and ethical cowardice is a very Canadian characteristic. A very wise and observant Haida elder of my acquaintance used to describe it as typical of a 'colonial mentality.' 

Interesting how fervent some can be about things they clearly know next to nothing about.

WWWTT

I don’t know NDPP? I don’t see what u see in this guy? 

I still personally think this character is a CIA operative and wiki leaks is some kind of front, not what it appears. 

This guys demise is moving in slow motion so much so that it may never happen 

NDPP

WWWTT: Unless and until you have some actual knowledge of WL or Assange I'm afraid your analysis Assange is a CIA agent etc isn't of particular importance or interest to me. I suggest such important matters involving someone's life and work and whether or not you support a struggle should not be judged in such a cursory and off-hand matter without the due diligence of actually learning something about it. If I told you I think that the Chinese government was a CIA front, what would you think? Exactly...

NDPP

Luke Harding Is A Notorious Fraud - Guardian is Not A Serious Paper

https://twitter.com/KennardMatt/status/1067481126489522176

"Luke Harding is a notorious fraud who has published falsehoods over and over again about Assange/WikiLeaks. Same with Carole Cadwalladr. Nothing ever happens because their conspiraloon nonsense fits with agenda of the liberal elite. Guardian is not a serious paper any longer."

 

"If Luke Harding's latest turns out to be a fabrication, as it appears to be, it wouldn't be the first time in recent weeks he and the Guardian pumped out bogus intel propaganda to help the US build its case vs Assange..."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1067588256798310401

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'Neocon progressives', that's rich. Again, Assange is nothing but a Republican troll. He's a weasel. I hope he rots in a cold cement jail cell.

Your oceans of tears for this Republican agent makes YOU a 'neocon progressive'

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/27/politics/mueller-stone-corsi-wikileaks/in...

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

WWWTT: Unless and until you have some actual knowledge of WL or Assange I'm afraid your analysis Assange is a CIA agent etc isn't of particular importance or interest to me. I suggest such important matters involving someone's life and work and whether or not you support a struggle should not be judged in such a cursory and off-hand matter without the due diligence of actually learning something about it. If I told you I think that the Chinese government was a CIA front, what would you think? Exactly...

You could be right?

You obviously spend a lot more time reading about this Assange character and wikileaks than I.

But cmon, Chinese communist government is a cia front???? I thinks that's a wi tad of a stretch ;)

NDPP

Yes. Both contentions are absurd but no end of similar nonsense is regularly disseminated. And believed!

Guardian Walks Away From Fake 'Manafort Visited Assange at Embassy Story'

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1067718469683167232

"With stealth edits..."

 

Tbe Intercept

https://twitter.com/Theintercept/status/1067548094701756417

"If Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange at the embassy, there would be ample amounts of video and other photographic proof demonstrating that this happened. The Guardian provides none of that, writes Glenn Greenwald."

josh

From the Guardian article:

Manafort’s 2016 visit to Assange lasted about 40 minutes, one source said, adding that the American was casually dressed when he exited the embassy, wearing sandy-coloured chinos, a cardigan and a light-coloured shirt.

Now the source could be wrong.  But that the Guardian was not provided with photos or video, by itself, does not make the story wrong.

NDPP

The revised title and stealth editing after the fact alert us all to the likelihood that this serial liar the Guardian has been caught out once again. The trouble is that those with certain political agendas and obvious animus,  favour the lying narratives over truthful ones. Except when caught or challenged. The Guardian, WaPo and NYT are famous for their relentless mendacity and deceptions. 

Prisoner For Free Speech

https://mondediplo.com/2016/12/01editorial

"What the 'left' cannot forgive Assange for is WikiLeaks' publication of stolen emails from [Crooked] Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. They believe this favoured Russian designs and Trump's election, and forget that, in this matter, WikiLeaks only unveiled her efforts to sabotage Bernie Sanders' campaign during the Democratic primaries. In 2016 media around the  world, especially in the US, eagerly relayed the information, as they had done with previous leaks, without editors being called foreign spies or threatened with imprisonment."

Noops

NDPP wrote:

 Wikileaks publishes whatever materials of public interest or mportance  they receive. With 100% accuracy it has been observed.  The CIA Vault 7 release for instance is a recent example of incalculable public importance. The DNC emails were another example. They reveal much about the rank corruption and crookedness of American political culture.  

Both Assange and Chomsky are 9/11 gatekeepers.
How can you defend that???

NDPP

I'm not defending '911 gatekeepers'. Why don't you elaborate on the issue in one of the 911 threads?

NDPP

Guardian Pushes Fake News On Assange

https://youtu.be/jsaJS8MMtsQ

"RT Correspondent Caleb Maupin explains why WikiLeaks is preparing to sue the Guardian after the newspaper published claims that Julian Assange secretly met with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in London's Ecuadorean Embassy in the years 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Former UK MP George Galloway and Investigative journalist Gareth Porter, joins host Anya Parampil to discuss the paper, specifically reporter Luke Harding's questionable record."

NDPP

Yanis Varoufakis on Julian Assange and the Political Economy and Future of Europe

https://youtu.be/Viic4ffkNfU

"First they'll get Julian. Then they'll get you..."

NDPP

The Guardian Fake News Story Proves That the Media Can't Be Trusted

https://t.co/kcN5xWwKcP

"The Guardian did not make a mistake in vilifying Assange without a shred of evidence. It did what it is designed to do..."

NDPP

Empire Files: Randy Credico Exclusive Tell-All With Abby Martin on Wikileaks & Roger Stone

https://youtu.be/PCCEeK0cofs

"In this exclusive extended interview, Randy Credico tells his side of the story on his role in the Russian investigation, his upcoming interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the true nature of his relationship with Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone."

NDPP

CrossTalk: Julian Assange's Trials

https://youtu.be/8ubLAtsqHEk

"The fate of Julian Assange is unclear. Washington is determined tht he be sent to the US to face criminal charges, most likely under the 1917 Espionage Act. The British government is more than happy to make this happen. What we are watching unfold in front of our eyes is the criminalization of journalism."

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/bQPDfN2kveA

"Politico caught running CIA propaganda about Assange."

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Jimmy Dore is a hack. A failed comedian. The poor man's version of Dennis Miller. Don't take this asshole seriously. He's a joke.

NDPP

Julian Assange Denounces His Illegal Detention in Ecuadorian Embassy

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/14/assa-d14.html

"WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange spoke out against the repressive conditions that have been imposed upon him in Ecuador's London embassy and the ongoing efforts to free him into British and US custody at a court hearing on Wednesday. Assange's appearance in the video link indicated the deterioration of his health. He warned that his ongoing detention and the conditions in the protocol had created 'a situation that will inevitably lead to a health crisis for me, resulting in my death or hospitalisation or a political excuse to illegally hand me over to the British, and therefore to the US, where I face a potential life sentence..."

NDPP

Watch New Julian Assange Vigil (Dec 16)

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2018/12/16/watch-new-julian-assange-vigil-f...

Dan Ellsberg, Mike Gravel, John Kiriakou, Caitlin Johnstone, Ray McGovern and more...

 

NDPP

John Pilger Says Julian Assange 'in very good spirits' After his Visit (and vid)

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1076638399589744641

"Pilger said the 'extraordinary resilience' of Julian Assange given his circumstances is something to behold. He looked very, very pale. He urgently needs a comprehensive diagnosis..."

 

#Unity4J  (Full Vigil) Dec 22, 2018

https://youtu.be/gkkr6j7_d4g

"Julian Assange's status is more precarious than ever. Join some of his most high profile supporters for updates, analysis and calls to action to support this most significant publisher."

NDPP

Protection For Julian Assange - Allow Departure to a Safe Country

https://medium.com/@LandoFree/protects-for-julian-assange-allow-departur...

"...36 members of the German Bundestag, the Dutch Parliament and the European Parliament urge UN Secretary Genral Antonio Gutteres, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno and British Prime Minister Theresa May to 'protect' the journalist and founder of the WikiLeaks disclosure platform Julian Assange. In the context of the medical condition of Assange, who has been living in forced asylum at the embassy in London for six years, a 'rapid solution' is necessary, says Sahra Wagenknecht, chairman of the parliamentary group 'Die Linke' of the German Bundestag, as well as other parliamentarians on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

The constant and arbitrary threat by Great Britain and the USA, the years of imprisonment, the continuing separation from his family and friends, the prevention of adequate medical care and the recent isolation of Assange since March this year are serious and outrageous violations of human rights..."

German MPs Express Solidarity in Embassy Visit to Julian Assange

https://youtu.be/pBV3u5CiUsg

"UK has to take measures in line with law, not US Admin..."

 

Please forward this information to your MP, MLA and/or media, concerned human rights organizations and other relevant parties.

NDPP

UN Issues Statement Demanding UK Immediately Cease Trying to Arrest Julian Assange

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1076097591593652225

"UN human rights experts today repeated a demand that the UK abides by its international obligations and immediately allows Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to walk free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been for over six years, fearing arrest by British authorities if he leaves and extradited to the US..."

NDPP

#Unity4J Online Vigil 10.0

https://youtu.be/JKyEGjZE-ug

Updates, analysis and calls to action...

NDPP

Greenwald: Five Weeks After the Guardian's Viral Blockbuster Assange/Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged

https://t.co/PvHYD56DYv

"...None of this is an aberration. Quite the contrary, it has become par for the Trump/Russia course. One major story after the next falls apart, and there is no accountability, reckoning or transparency..."

NDPP

#Unity4J Online Vigil in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks 11.0

https://youtu.be/qbnWSEFCJ6g

Free Julian Assange!

NDPP

Daniel Ellsberg on Assange/WikiLeaks

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1082361652987809792

"Every attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time."

NDPP

#Unity4J Online Vigil 12.0

https://t.co/8hBlNTkuLh

In support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

NDPP

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Prize

https://worldbeyondwar.org/mairead-maguire-nominates-julian-assange-for-...

"Julian Assange meets all the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize. Through his release of hidden information to the public we are no longer naive to the atrocities of war, we are no longer oblivious to the connections between Big Business, the acquisition of resources and the spoils of war..."

NDPP

European Parliamentarians Demand Release of Assange

https://twitter.com/DefendAssange/status/1086397647978680322

"36 members of the German Bundestag, the Dutch Parliament & European Parliament wrote an open letter & demanded the protection and immediate release of Julian Assange to a country that is safe for him."

 

#Unity4J Online Vigil 13.0

https://youtu.be/VFfqTa2BSUg

"In support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks."

NDPP

Julian Assange Issues 'Urgent' Legal Challenge Against US Extradition Plans

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/24/assa-j24.html

"...Assange's legal team yesterday announced an 'urgent' application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) based in Washington, to direct the Trump administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Assange..."

NDPP

Unity4J 14.0

https://youtu.be/eQ0gfRj9EYk

Online vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

NDPP

#Unity4J 15.0 Online Vigil

https://youtu.be/5bApuivbTCU

In support of Julian Assange!

NDPP

#Unity4J 16.0 Online Vigil

https://youtu.be/t7e7cbGmP48

Free Julian Assange!

NDPP

Kalima Horra (Your Say) with George Galloway

https://youtu.be/yoff9e1usYA

"Justice for Julian Assange: a test for Western democracy."

Failed. Miserably.

NDPP

#Unity4J 17.0

https://youtu.be/JEHwfpPWjGE

Online vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

@14:30

josh

Perhaps Cohen’s most explosive claim is that he heard Roger Stone tell Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s plans to release hacked emails during the presidential campaign — the most direct allegation yet that Trump was in the loop about WikiLeaks’s plans

https://www.vox.com/2019/2/27/18242619/michael-cohen-opening-statement-trump-russia-mueller

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Hopefully the testimony by Michael Cohen will put both the Cotton candyhead Trump and Republican troll Assange in orange jumpsuits soon. This is getting good.

NDPP

"Anybody who believes Julian Assange was able to phone Roger Stone from inside the Ecuadorean Embassy with neither CGCQ, NSA, CIA or FBI intercepting the call, is severely deluded - combined budget of these agencies - $41 billion. Michael Cohen's testimony is obviously nonsense."

https://twitter.com/CraigMurrayOrg/status/1100660998409736192

Craig Murray, is the ex UK Ambassador who received the thumbdrive containing emails leaked by a DNC insider appalled by corrupt practices and the party's sabotage of Bernie Sanders. These were then published by WikiLeaks.

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lol...Cohen's testimony is nonsense, That's is one of the most hilarious thing I have read here. 

He's spilling the beans on the Trump crime syndicate and if he knows anything about wikileaks, which he most definitely does, hopefully Donald, Don Jr, Eric, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Roger Stone,Manafort AND Assange  will be thrown into a federal prison very soon.

NDPP

STATEMENT on Michael Cohen Testimony To Congress

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1100820252450082818

"Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has never had a telephone call with Roger Stone. Wikileaks publicly teased its pending publication on [CROOKED!] Hillary Clinton and published 30 k of her emails on 16, March 2016." READ HERE...

Fascinating. So corrupt. 

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Assange will rot in prison. Beautifu,Excellent. Where he belongs. Throw away the key. Have fun in a federal prison, hopefully Walla Walla,Sing Sing or San Quentin. Ciao you Republican troll.

contrarianna

alan smithee wrote:

Assange will rot in prison. Beautifu,Excellent. Where he belongs. Throw away the key. Have fun in a federal prison, hopefully Walla Walla,Sing Sing or San Quentin. Ciao you Republican troll.

Another wallow in hate from a fascistically-minded "progressive" who supports the bi-partisan Trump Republican-Democrat prosecution of Assange, for printing leaked emails of corruption that are 100% accurate and resulted in one corrupt DNC official losing her job.

But, no, wait, apparently he's NOT fascistically-minded after all, he doesn't want to imprison for life in solitary ALL whistleblowers and publishers, merely those publishers who print verified FACTS he doesn't like, and doesn't want people to see.

Sooo  much better if people who ran the US thought like this--(uhh, oh yeah, they do).

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contrarianna wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

Assange will rot in prison. Beautifu,Excellent. Where he belongs. Throw away the key. Have fun in a federal prison, hopefully Walla Walla,Sing Sing or San Quentin. Ciao you Republican troll.

Another wallow in hate from a fascistically-minded "progressive" who supports the bi-partisan Trump Republican-Democrat prosecution of Assange, for printing leaked emails of corruption that are 100% accurate and resulted in one corrupt DNC official losing her job.

But, no, wait, apparently he's NOT fascistically-minded after all, he doesn't want to imprison for life in solitary ALL whistleblowers and publishers, merely those publishers who print verified FACTS he doesn't like, and doesn't want people to see.

Sooo  much better if people who ran the US thought like this--(uhh, oh yeah, they do).

lol....seriously,this man played a roll in creating Donald Trump's presidency. Hence he's a Republican troll..To hell with him.

NDPP

Disclosing Subpoena For Testimony, Chelsea Manning Vows to Fight 

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1101462831965200384

"Former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been subpoenaed to testify against WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange and vows to fight it..."

 

Australian Government Refuses to Defend Julian Assange

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/assa-m01.html

"Amid growing demands for the freedom of Julian Assange, senior representatives of Australia's Liberal-National Coalition government last week reiterated their refusal to provide legal or diplomatic assistance to the WikiLeaks founder. The brazen denial of Assange's rights as an Australian citizen underscores the importance of the rallies called by the importance of the rallies called by the Socialist Equality Party in Sydney on March 3 and Melbourne on March 10, demanding that the government intervene to secure his safe passage to Australia with a guarantee against extradition to the US..."

 

Unity4J 18.0

https://youtu.be/yFAOAYMoG3M

"Online vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks."

contrarianna

alan smithee wrote:

contrarianna wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

Assange will rot in prison. Beautifu,Excellent. Where he belongs. Throw away the key. Have fun in a federal prison, hopefully Walla Walla,Sing Sing or San Quentin. Ciao you Republican troll.

Another wallow in hate from a fascistically-minded "progressive" who supports the bi-partisan Trump Republican-Democrat prosecution of Assange, for printing leaked emails of corruption that are 100% accurate and resulted in one corrupt DNC official losing her job.

But, no, wait, apparently he's NOT fascistically-minded after all, he doesn't want to imprison for life in solitary ALL whistleblowers and publishers, merely those publishers who print verified FACTS he doesn't like, and doesn't want people to see.

Sooo  much better if people who ran the US thought like this--(uhh, oh yeah, they do).

lol....seriously,this man played a roll in creating Donald Trump's presidency. Hence he's a Republican troll..To hell with him.

This post is really for the consideration of rational readers since smithee, spouting obscenities, had before  called me a "Republican" and "troll" and claimed he wouldn't respond anymore.  Amusingly, during the first few of my 12 years here I was often called a "Liberal" for criticizing the rightward drift of the NDP.  I suppose it's only a matter of time before I'm labeled a "Russian troll".

As far as "trolling" goes, compare the content-vacant gleeful incitement I responded to, versus  my (at least rudimentary) argument against political and censorship-driven imprisonment. 

The "case" for Assange's further imprisonment seems to be that he aided Trump by Wikileaks publishing leaked emails that put Clinton and the DNC in a bad light.  That they put Clinton and the DNC in a bad light is undeniable; that they resulted in Trump's election is highly debatable--but not relevant to the desire for censorship-based imprisonment.

The passion for imprisonment seems to be partly based on the assumed bias of the publisher--the claim that Assange favoured Trump over Clinton in the election.  I'd guess that this is quite likely true given Clinton's past role in targetting Assange and that out of self-interest (and his very self-deluded hope} that the Trump-led administration would drop the already extant sealed indictement against him instead what they did--ramping up the persecution.

I would hope that most people would not endorse imprisonment based on the political bias of publishers (gosh, what could go wrong there!).

It's as if CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Washington Post, RT, Guardian, BBC, etc, didn't promote or denigrate politcal figures according to their bias, or have a state-centric political bias that shapes what they publish.  A major difference being that they often, to varying degrees, publish false information--unlike the Wikileak's main site for leaks.

A subset of the Wikileaks is biased  narrative is that Wikileaks/Assange timed the release of emails to hurt Clinton, as another reason to justify imprisonment. Whether it did or not, it's hardly a leap of imagination to think this happens with corporaate media regularly.
A particularly glaring case of timing bias governing publication is the NYT suppressing publication of NYT story mass illegal domestic surveiilence which could have affected the GW Bush re-election: 

One of the most notorious examples was in mid-2004 when the New York Times discovered - thanks to a courageous DOJ whistleblower - that the Bush administration was eavesdropping on the electronic communications of Americans without the warrants required by the criminal law. But after George Bush summoned to the Oval Office the paper's publisher (Arthur Sulzberger) and executive editor (Bill Keller) and directed them to conceal what they had learned, the NYT complied by sitting on the story for a-year-and-a-half: until late December, 2005, long after Bush had been safely re-elected.... https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/07/saudi-arabia-drone...

Should these NYT editors be imprisoned for life for delaying the publication of something that might have hurt the re-election of GW Bush, the greatest war criminal--so far--in the 21st century (now fawned over by many Democrats for simply being not-Trump)?

Despite the repugnant nature of the editors decision, I believe most thinking people would consider it a slide far down the slippery slope to totalitarianism, and that it would give a green light for arbitrary journalist oppression for anyone in power.

The Trump administration, so far, still lags far behind GW Bush's body count and wars of aggression.  This could change very quickly with his fattened coterie of Bush-era neocon and  hawks Pompeo, Bolton, Abrams, Pence etc. that shape the foreign policy of the  Criminal-in Chief.  Unfortunately, there is little real objection on this account from the so-called Resistence (  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/24/so-called-trump-resistance-... ) on this, and often endorsment and egging on from the "liberal" press and minion states like Canada, as Bolton's "Troika of Tyranny" is targetted for regime change by the "Democracy of Decency (tm)".

The apparatus for security state and corporate surveillance and censorship/suppression/persecution has increased under the Trump administration, and most other states in the world. This is not a departure in kind from previous administrations but largely a matter of tighter corporate/state coalescence and technological advance. (ie. when they can do it, they will--and make big money too). The push to destroy voices that do not toe a particular partisan line, or bipartisan state-centric foreign policy, will no doubt proceed with increasing sophistication and, most unfortunately, with the avid approval of so many "progressives" as long as the victims are those they don't like. This a very major contribution to the growing tyranny.

NDPP

Pilger: 'Julian Assange Will Never Obey Big Brother' (and vid)

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/pilg-m04.html

"This is Room 101..."

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