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Free Julian Assange!
"As of today - start of the 73rd UN General Assembly - 957 days have passed since the UN ruled Julian Assange is unlawfully and arbitrarily detained by the UK authorities and must be released and compensated."
Assange Last Video Before Communications Cut At Ecuadorian Embassy
"Julian Assange's last talk, given to UK security experts 6 months ago, was released today at the World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona."
Plot twist: he was free all along!
Extraordinary and Deliberate Lies from The Guardian
"...It is very serious indeed when a newspaper like the Guardian prints a tissue of deliberate lies in order to spread fake news on behalf of the security services. I cannot find words eloquent enough to express the depth of my contempt for Hardin and Katherine Viner, who have betrayed completely the values of journalism. The aim of the piece is evidently to add a further layer to the fake news of Wikileaks' (non existent) relationship to Russia as part of the 'Hillary didn't lose' narrative. I am, frankly, rather shocked."
The Jimmy Dore Show
"WikiLeaks reveals real reason Julian Assange is being abandoned."
Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, the UK and Julian Assange's Fate
"The current state of negotiations are blurry. On Wednesday, Moreno claimed that Ecuadorean and British officials were nattering over permitting Assange to leave the embassy 'in the medium term.' His lawyers have been notified of the process but nothing else is forthcoming.
What tends to be written about Assange is itself a product of the dissimulation that he has attempted to banish from political conservation. His variant of the Midas touch is less turning things to gold than simulacrums of truth. A piece on the Australian SBS site notes how, 'Previous sexual assault charges filed against him in Sweden have been dropped.' The stopper here is that he was never charged, being merely a subject of interest who needed to be questioned. The rest is an awkward concocted silence.
Assange, more significantly for the geopolitical boffins, took a dump in the imperium's water closet, and now faces the consequences. Should Assange even maintain a sense of psychic composure after this relentless attempt to dissolve his will, history should record it as one of those infrequent secular miracles that the human spirit can provide."
Ecuador Rolls Back Julian Assange Isolation After UN Meets With President Moreno
"Julian Assange's communications partly restored by Ecuadorean government. Ecuador has informed Mr Assage that the government intends to continue Moreno's policy of restricting him from expressing his opinions under threat of expulsion. His lawyers are considering his legal options and will make a statement in due course..."
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's Assault on Human Rights and Judicial Independence
"Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga is an Ecuadorian legal scholar who teaches human rights andd constitutional law at the Central European University in Hungary. He talks to Joe Emersberger about Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's assault on human rights and judicial independence. The impunity with which Moreno has trampled the rights of Julian Assange is also discussed."
Leading US House Democrat Demands That Ecuador's President 'Hand Over' Julian Assange
"...One Wednesday, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee sent a threatening letter to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno insisting that he 'hand over' Assange to the 'proper authorities' as a precondition for improving relations with the United States. Eliot Engel's role makes ever more explicit the leading role being played by the Democrats in the drive to lock away Assange for good and silence Wikileaks..."
Julian Assange Takes Legal Action Against Ecuadorian Government
"Lawyers have filed a lawsuit in Quito Ecuador seeking a ruling against the threat by the Ecuadorian government that it will renege on its political asylum for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, and evict him from its embassy in London, unless he meets harsh new terms and conditions outlined in a so-called 'Special Protocol..."
Break-In Attemped At Embassy, Fears Raised of Abduction
"An attempted break-in at Julian Assange's residence inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Oct 29, and the absence of a security detail, have increased fears about the safety of the Wikileaks publisher..."
'Slow Assassination': Julian Assange's Mother's Emotional Speech About Son's Embassy Ordeal (audio)
"As fears for Assange's health have grown, his mother Christine spoke about how her son is undergoing a 'slow and cruel assassination'...'The modern-day cage for political prisoners is no longer the Tower of London, it is the Ecuadorian Embassy. For the past 6 years, the UK government has refused his request for access to basic health needs, fresh air, exercise, sunshine for Vitamin D, and access to proper medical and dental care. As a result his health has severely deteriorated..."
Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK
The West is Failing Julian Assange
"While the media focused on Julian Assange's cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he could then be turned over to the US, as Stefania Maurizi explains...
'In the last 6 years that Assange has been languishing in the embassy, not a single major western media has deigned to say: we shouldn't keep an individual confined with no end in sight...It's time to stop the persecution."
Killing the Messenger: Truth in a Time of Universal Deceit
"When telling the truth is a revolutionary act, journalists and whistleblowers are targets. When politicians attack freedom of speech, media becomes weaponized. And here we are..."
'Two Cheeks of the Same Backside' (and vid)
"In the Unity 4J vigil, George Galloway says what surprises him most about the state Julian is in..."
"Interpol has rejected a request to issue a 'Red Notice' by the new government of Ecuador to arrest its former president Rafael Correa, whose administration gave Julian Assange asylum. Correa, who now lives in Belgium, argued that the request was for political purposes."
WikiLeaks Exposes US Embassies Stockpiling Spy Gear (and vid)
"The US Embassy Shopping List, a collection of over 16,000 procurement requests filed by US embassies around the globe, was published by WikiLeaks on Friday..."