Wikileaks Newslinks 17 August 2012

17 August 2012

Ecuador determined to save Assange
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 10:27

Assange Facts
Bella Calidonia Today at 10:20 Due to ongoing media distortion and the inability of the MSM to report this case adequately, we publish this from Occupy London…   Filed under: Antifascism, Arts & Culture, Autonomism, […]

UK threatens to storm Ecuadorean embassy to seize Assange
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:53 The UK government has threatened to invade the Ecuadorian embassy in pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“Julian has shown us things that really needed to be known”
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:53 About 150 supporters of Julian Assange demonstrated outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London yesterday.

Assange still on wanted list – Interpol
Voice of Russia, News Today at 08:38 Interpol has confirmed the status of fugitive WikiLeak’s founder Julian Asange, who has taken shelter at the Ecuador embassy in London, as a most-wanted criminal.

Ecuador calls special USAN meeting
Voice of Russia, News Today at 08:34 Ecuador has called an extraordinary meeting of the Union of South American Nations’ foreign chiefs to discuss the international row that ensued after it granted political asylum to WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange, Interfax has cited Brazil’s foreign ministry as saying.

Assange asylum ruling criticised
BBC News Today at 08:31 The UK and Sweden criticise Ecuador for granting asylum to Wikileaks’ Julian Assange as the diplomatic row over what to do with him intensifies.

OAS foreign chiefs to discuss Assange row
Voice of Russia, News Today at 08:16 Organization of American States’ foreign ministers may discuss the Ecuador-UK relationship, specifically the situation around WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange at a session on August 23.

Ecuador’s foreign minister: ‘Why we support Assange’
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Today at 08:12

The text below is translated from the official Spanish transcript of the press statement issued by Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino on August 16, explaining Ecuador’s decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange.

Ecuador may turn to ICC over Assange
Voice of Russia, News Today at 07:38 Ecuador may turn to the International Criminal Court unless the UK agrees to let the founder of the WikiLeaks scandalous website, Julian Assange, fly to Quito.

Assange mother: Ecuador a shining light to world, other govt’s should follow suit
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert Today at 07:32

‘UK made a huge mistake threatening Ecuador’ – analyst
Russiatoday.ru Today at 07:32

British threats to storm Ecuador’s embassy in order to arrest Julian Assange, in violation of international law, set a dangerous precedent, analyst Mark Weisbrot told RT. Ecuador granting Assange asylum is a blow to…

Papers says Assange must defend self
BBC News Today at 07:11 Ecuador’s decision on Julian Assange occupies papers

VIDEO: Assange mother ‘shocked’ by UK
BBC News Today at 06:43 Julian Assange’s mother, Christine, says the UK has been ”exposed as nothing but a puppet state of the US”, as Ecuador grants asylum to the Wikileaks founder.

Ecuador determined to save Assange
Voice of Russia, NewsToday at 06:37 Ecuador will look for ways to take Assange out of the UK within international law, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said.

Assange supporters occupy Melbourne’s UK consulate
Russiatoday.ru Today at 06:34

Four activists supporting embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange conducted a sit-in protest on Friday inside the UK Consulate in Melbourne, Australia, as 20 others rallied downstairs. The protesters cleared out…

Ricardo Patiño Aroca: Why Ecuador granted Julian Assange political asylum
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 06:32

Telesur English, August 16, 2012 — The Ecuadorian community in London gathered outside their embassy in London to join Assange’s supporters.

By Ricardo Patiño Aroca, Ecuador’s foreign minister; translated from the Spanish by WikiLeaks Press

August 16, 2012 — On June 19, 2012, the Australian national Mr. Julian Assange appeared at the premises of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to request that the Ecuadorean State provide him with diplomatic protection, thus invoking the existing Diplomatic Asylum rules.”

UK authorities won’t storm Ecuador Embassy over Assange
Voice of Russia, News Today at 05:46 The UK authorities do not intend to storm the Embassy of Ecuador to seize WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This was stated by British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Protesters support Assange
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:44

Ecuador to Washington and Britain: Go to Hell
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 22:41TGP STAFF By Stephen Lendman Editor’s Note: We perfectly understand our colleague’s doubts and reservations regarding Julian Assange’s dealings with major Western media—all tainted and complicit in imperial crimes by definition. However, in his defense, we think that he thought his information, even if heavily redacted, was going to prove an embarrasment to the empire and its […]

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