UN Torture Expert: “collective persecution” of Julian Assange must end now

31 May 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzner, has published a scathing condemnation of the “deliberate and concerted abuse inflicted for years” on Julian Assange, calling on the UK government not to extradite him to the United States, where Melzner fears Assange “would be exposed to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights.”
Continue reading

Julian Assange Newslinks 31 May 2019

31 May 2019 • 20:15 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

The Noir Detective, Julian Assange and What Comes Next
https://ghionjournal.com/the-noir-detective-julian-assange-and-what-comes-next/

The UN Torture Report On Assange Is An Indictment Of Our Entire Society
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/05/31/the-un-torture-report-on-assange-is-an-indictment-of-our-entire-society/

Continue reading

Ukraine’s New President Volodymyr Zelensky: Wing-Clipped in Rare, Public “Diplomatic” Document By Joris De Draeck

31 May 2019 — Global Research

Joint statement by civil society representatives on the first political steps of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

It’s not too often we get a behind-the-scenes look at “diplomacy” in all its ugliest of forms. Given the mess Ukraine is in – as witnessed by the election of a completely nonsensical presidential candidate – it may come as no surprise such a veil-uncovering look originated there.

Continue reading

Venezuela Newslinks 31 May 2019

31 May 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

US Hints at Sanctions Against Venezuela CLAP Food Programme. Bolivarian Militia to Protect CLAP
https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-hints-sanctions-against-venezuela-clap-food-programme-maduro-incorporates-militia/5679136

Communiqué: To Struggle with the People for Peace, Democracy, Sovereignty and Solidarity
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/communique-to-struggle-with-the-people-for-peace-democracy-sovereignty-and-solidarity/

Continue reading

Death of South Africa’s Lonmin Mining House. “Murder by Money” By Prof. Patrick Bond

30 May 2019 — Global Research

Autopsy reveals the British-South African corpse’s poisoning by microfinance, ‘development finance’ and corporate finance

The death of the 110-year old mining house Lonmin at a London shareholders meeting on May 28 occurred not through bankruptcy or nationalisation, as would have been logical at various points in time. It was the result of a takeover – generally understood as a rip-off of investors and workers – by an extremely jejune (7 year-old) South African corporation, Sibanye-Stillwater. The latter’s chief executive, Neil Froneman, is known for extreme aggression in both corporate takeovers and workplace cost-cutting, with by far the highest fatality rate in the mining industry.

Continue reading