Julian Assange News Links 25 February 2020

25 February 2020 • 23:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

UK inexplicably bars WikiLeaks editor from extradition hearing day after Assange handcuffed 11 times & STRIPPED twice

Assange lawyer brings up claim US mulled ‘kidnapping and poisoning’ of publisher – here’s what we know
https://on.rt.com/abnr

‘Lies, lies and more lies’: Lawyer slams day 2 of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing, here is how it went down
https://on.rt.com/abni

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Syria – Army Moves To Liberate M4 Highway – Turkish Russian Standoff Continues

25 February 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The Syrian Arab Army continues its campaign to liberate Idleb governorate. The current main area of operation is in the southeast of the terrorist held area where the SAA attacks in a northern and western direction. The aim of the operation is to bring the M4 highway from Latakia to Aleppo under government control.
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Defense debunks US claims of reckless dump and Assange-Manning conspiracy

25 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Mark Summers QC, arguing for Julian Assange’s legal defense, spent the second day of Assange’s extradition hearing at Woolwich Crown Court thoroughly debunking two key allegations the US government makes against Assange in its extradition request. The US has alleged that Assange attempted to help Manning conceal her identity, and it has alleged that Assange and WikiLeaks released the full unredacted State Department cables in 2011 with a reckless disregard for the harm it could cause.
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JP Morgan Economists Warn of ‘Catastrophic Outcomes’ of Human-Caused Climate Crisis

21 February 2020 — Common Dreams

“Don’t want to hear Greta Thunberg or Extinction Rebellion? Try J.P. Morgan instead.”

Protesters picket outside a Chase Bank branch in November 2019. An Extinction Rebellion campaigner released a leaked document from the bank Thursday in which JP Morgan Chase economists warned the company’s investment in fossil fuels is contributing to the climate crisis. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Climate campaigners on Friday expressed hope that policymakers who are stalling on taking decisive climate action would reconsider their stance in light of new warnings from an unlikely source: two economists at J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Syria News Links 25 February 2020

25 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Overt Trump Regime Support for Al-Qaeda Offshoots in Syria, ISIS-Daesh Et Al are Pentagon/CIA Proxies
https://www.globalresearch.ca/overt-trump-regime-support-al-qaeda-offshoot/5704675

Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia In Syria Will Not Work
http://infobrics.org/post/30425/

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Erdogan requests talks on Syria

25 February 2020 — InfoRos

Ankara faces a deadlock and tries to save its face amid a sour game in Idlib

Yuri Veselov, military observer

Erdogan requests talks on Syria February 2020 was an unfortunate period in Turkey’s policy towards Syria. A powerful offensive by the Syrian government army in the Idlib province entailed the capture of almost half of the province’s territory and control establishment over the international Damascus-Aleppo highway. At least four of Turkey’s largest observation posts found themselves deep in Syrian-controlled areas.

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Julian Assange and the Imperium’s Face: Day One of the Extradition Hearings

25 February 2020 — Counter Currents

If we are to believe it, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, the man behind showing the ugliness of power, is the one responsible for having abused it.  It is a running theme in the US case against this Australian publisher, who has been given the coating of common criminality hiding the obvious point: that the mission is to make journalism on official secrets, notably those covering atrocity and abuse, a crime.

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Switzerland at the Heart of a Far-Reaching Surveillance Network Facilitating the U.S.-Backed Operation Condor

24 February 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Ramona Wadi

The atrocities of Operation Condor – the U.S.-backed covert plan by Argentina, Chile, Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia to eliminate left-wing influence in Latin America – have been gradually revealed through declassified documents that detail the diplomatic manoeuvring and state terror that left tens of thousands of people killed, tortured and disappeared. Argentina is estimated to have the highest death toll with over 30,000 dictatorship opponents killed and disappeared. The Videla dictatorship in Argentina worked in close collaboration with Chile’s dictator Augusto Pinochet, who had ushered in a violent neoliberal experiment in Chile and a far reaching network of international surveillance to keep tabs on, and eliminate, any traces of organised resistance to the dictatorship that had the potential to form abroad.

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Doctors treating Julian Assange in London faced intimidation and state surveillance

25 February 2020 — True Publica

By Laura Tieman: This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer-reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the US extradition hearing in London that may decide Assange’s fate.

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 1

25 February 2020 — Craig Murray

Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positioning and of their architecture was to facilitate public access in the belief that it is vital that justice can be seen by the public.

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