Assange/Wikileaks Newslinks 20 August 2012

20 August 2012 — williambowles.info

Julian Assange demands end to US witch-hunt
World Socialist Web Site Today at 16:54 About 200 police lined the streets around the Ecuadorean embassy in London as the WikiLeaks editor addressed hundreds of supporters and media representatives.

Thousands mass outside Ecuadorean embassy to support Assange
World Socialist Web Site Today at 16:54 Two thousand protesters massed outside the Ecuadorean embassy in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Plenty of evidence exists that US has it in for Assange
Morning Star Today at 16:18 It is at best a half truth to say that the reason for US anger against Julian Assange is that he published secret diplomatic cables.

Ecuador’s decision on Assange split Swedish society
Voice of Russia, News Today at 15:40 The fact that Ecuador granted asylum to Julian Assange provoked a negative response in the Swedish society. The reasons for this decision are too vague, associate professor at the Department of Law of Lund University Christoffer Wong says. At the same time the founder of WikiLeaks is supposed to be tried in Sweden for sexual assault. Wong explained Swedish point of view on Julian Assange’s case in an exclusive interview for the Voice of Russia.

Tariq Ali: Why Ecuador supports Wikileaks and Assange’s rights
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 14:21
August 20, 2012 — GreenLeftTV/Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — ‘Why is it that an Australian, facing prosecution from a European country, decides to appeal for asylum to a South American republic?’ Tariq Ali asked and eloquently answered this important question when he spoke outside the embassy of Ecuador in London on August 19, 2012. Ali spoke just before Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addressed the press and supporters from the balcony of the embassy, where he has been granted political asylum by the progressive government of Ecuador.

Latin America supports Julian Assange
Voice of Russia, News Today at 13:29 South American countries have pledged support for Ecuador in its stand-off over Julian Assange with Great Britain. Experts view this as a gesture of solidarity in fighting for sovereignty and condemn London’s double-standard policy.

UK seeks diplomacy over Assange
BBC News Today at 13:29 The UK insists it will not grant Julian Assange ‘safe passage’ to Ecuador as it seeks a diplomatic solution to him being given asylum.

End the WikiLeaks Witch Hunt: Julian Assange’s Full Address from the Ecuadorean Embassy
Democracy Now! Today at 13:11
In his first public appearance since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange calls for President Obama to end his war on whistleblowers. ‘The United States must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks.

Media reaction to Julian Assange’s balcony speech
BBC News Today at 11:36 What did the press make of Julian Assange‘s reappearance?

South American foreign ministers back Ecuador on Assange
Voice of Russia, News Today at 03:03 Ecuador‘s decision to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum has been backed by foreign ministers from countries across South America.

South American bloc adopts resolution on UK threats to Ecuador
The Greanville Post Today at 02:19 The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has unanimously adopted a seven-point resolution supporting Ecuador’s right to grant Julian Assange asylum and condemning British threats to raid a sovereign state’s embassy in order to arrest him. Foreign ministers of the 12-member bloc took part in an extraordinary meeting in Guayaquil, […]

Rusbridger’s Lies are Sacred and Neo-Con Comment is Free
Craig MurrayToday at 00:49 Today’s Guardian editorial quotes directly from my speech at the Ecuadorean Embassy, in a sneering way:

Imperialist lawlessness and the witch-hunt against Julian Assange
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 21:22 This article co-written by Barry Grey Assange has said, with every justification, that he fears for his life. Everyone but the willfully blind knows that Assange is the victim of a witch-hunt, yet this has not stopped the nominally liberal media from continuing to back extradition and denounce Assange. :::::::: Britain’s […]

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