China Newslinks 5 June 2019

5 June 2019 • 20:30 — The New Dark Age

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

Dollar dump? Russia & China agree to bilateral trade in national currencies during Putin-Xi meeting
https://www.rt.com/business/461147-russia-china-nuclear-reactors/

Trumponomics, American First, US-China Trade War–Audio Interview
https://jackrasmus.com/2019/06/05/trumponomics-american-first-us-china-trade-war-audio-interview/

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Julian Assange Newslinks 5 June 2019

5 June 2019 • 20:20 — The New Dark Age

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

Journalists now fair game as police raid state broadcaster following US hounding of Assange
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/gzbMGVzro6U/

The Quds Day Panic of 2019
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-quds-day-panic-of-2019/

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Australian Federal Police raid journalists over exposures of government spying, war crimes By Oscar Grenfell

5 June 2019 — WSWS

Over the past 24 hours, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have carried out two raids targeting separate media organisations, for their publication of articles exposing government spying plans and war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan.

Thousands of internal ABC emails being gone through by the AFP [source: Twitter @TheLyonsDen]

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After Assange’s Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material

5 June 2019 — Consortium News

Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who’ve challenged the state. Joe Lauria reports.

By Joe Lauria
in Sydney, Australia
Special to Consortium News

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Media analysis of Julian Assange’s superseding indictment

5 June 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

The precedent

Glenn Greenwald: The indictment of Assange is a blueprint for making journalists into felons

The argument offered by both the Trump administration and by some members of the self-styled “resistance” to Trump is, ironically, the same: that Assange isn’t a journalist at all and thus deserves no free press protections. But this claim overlooks the indictment’s real danger and, worse, displays a wholesale ignorance of the First Amendment. Press freedoms belong to everyone, not to a select, privileged group of citizens called “journalists.” Empowering prosecutors to decide who does or doesn’t deserve press protections would restrict “freedom of the press” to a small, cloistered priesthood of privileged citizens designated by the government as “journalists.” The First Amendment was written to avoid precisely that danger.

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