Julian Assange Newslinks 18 April 2019

18 April 2019 16:20 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange

Assange: Defamers and defenders slugging it out on divers media platforms (Part 1)
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The Latin American left’s setbacks: what does it all mean?

18 April 2019 — MROnline

Originally published: Venezuelanalysis by Alan Freeman (Interviewing Steve Ellner) (April 16, 2019)

Freeman: The progressive Latin American governments of the twenty-first century, the so-called Pink Tide governments, have over the recent past received heavy blows and have been replaced by conservative and right-wing governments in Brazil, Argentina and evidently Ecuador. What are people on the right saying about these setbacks for the left?

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Media Lens: Assange Arrest – Part 2: ‘A Definite Creep, A Probable Rapist’

18 April 2019 — Media Lens

In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday:

‘Indeed it’s difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour looks bad rather than illegal but who really knows? The Swedish prosecutors themselves say they believe these women’s stories but don’t believe these are crimes.’

‘Who really knows?’ The answer, of course, was and is that, in the absence of a trial, nobody except the people directly involved knows what really happened.

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Hundreds of peaceful climate change protesters arrested in UK By Paul Mitchell

18 April 2019 — WSWS

Around 400 peaceful climate change protesters have been arrested in the UK over the past three days.

According to the Metropolitan Police Service, 290 protesters at Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square were taken into custody in London on Monday and Tuesday. Protests in the Scottish capital Edinburgh led to 29 arrests.

Oxford Circus brought to a standstill

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International Rebellion Update #3 – The Empire Strikes Back

18 April 2019 — extinction/rebellion

by Douglas

Wednesday 17 Apr, Day 3 of International Rebellion

Dramatic events in London today ended in a resounding success for our brave, resilient and kind-hearted rebels. It’s easy to write about events, numbers and happenings – and today’s no exception, as we tenaciously held onto all four of our now cherished sites. But what might escape observation, despite being so much more important, is the way we do such things.

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Breaking News! Putin’s Vast Riches Hidden at Costco By Phil Butler

17 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


What if we all woke up one morning and everybody understood the Russian mentality? Just think, instead of listening to fairytales about Russia and Vladimir Putin, the world would be able to swiftly wade through mountains of negative bullshit to see the truth. This is the story of the “other” Vladimir Putin, the one whose meager salary and means were just revealed.

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The Race Towards Extinction: Climate Change versus the 5G Microwave Technology Roll Out

17 April 2019 — Global Research

By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null

By now, most of us should have come to realize that plant, animal and human life is not eternal on this planet. For several decades atmospheric scientists have been warning that the orgy of anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases, if it is permitted to continue at current rates, will bring life as we know to an end. Where scientists disagree, and where there remains growing debate, concerns the timeline before global warming’s acceleration cascades into runaway conditions leading towards our demise. Nevertheless, one thing seems certain, for anyone who bothers to follow the steady flow of climate change reports and updates, every year conditions are becoming more dire than the previous years. And as scientists consistently have had to reevaluate their earlier predictions, the situation is turning more drastic.

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