DAY TWO — ‘CIA Tried to Kill Assange;’ US: ‘He’s Only Moderately Depressed & Won’t Go to Isolation’

28 October 2021 — Consortium News

The two-day U.S. appeal against the denial of extradition of Julian Assange has ended in London with the U.S. promising humane prison conditions and Assange’s lawyers saying the CIA tried to kill him.

Stella Moris, Julian Assange’s partner, addressing his supporters outside the High Court on Thursday during the U.S. appeal hearing in London. (Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign)

Consortium News had remote video access to the courtroom for the two-day hearing.

By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News


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COVID-19: Moderna Gets Its Miracle

28 October 2021 — Unlimited Hangout

COVID-19 erased the regulatory and trial-related hurdles that Moderna could never surmount before. Yet, how did Moderna know that COVID-19 would create those conditions months before anyone else, and why did they later claim that their vaccine being tested in NIH trials was different than their commercial candidate?

by Whitney Webb

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‘Left problem’ is not cozying up to bad guys but supporting imperialism

28 October 2021 — Yves Engler

The Breach article photo

Left media should explore a wide range of critical ideas. But it should try to avoid ‘punching down’ too often.

Recently new left outlet The Breach published a long interview with Columbia University PhD student Barnaby Raine “on the resurgence of ‘tankie’ and ‘campist’ politics” titled “Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?”

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Being a Child in Yemen Is the Stuff of Nightmares: The Forty-Third Newsletter (2021)

28 October 2021 — Tricontinental

Murad Subay (Yemen), Fuck War, 2018.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – along with other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – began to bomb Yemen. These countries entered a conflict that had been ongoing for at least a year as a civil war escalated between the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the Ansar Allah movement of the Zaidi Shia, and al-Qaeda. The GCC – led by the Saudi monarchy – wanted to prevent any Shia political project, whether aligned with Iran or not, from taking power along Saudi Arabia’s border. The attack on Yemen can be described, therefore, as an attack by the Sunni monarchs against the possibility of what they feared would be a Shia political project coming to power on the Arabian Peninsula.

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COP-out 26

28 October 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

by michael roberts

This weekend, COP26 meets in Glasgow, Scotland.  Every country in the world is supposed to be represented in meetings designed to achieve agreement on limiting and reducing greenhouse gas emissions so that the planet does not overheat and cause widespread damage to the environment, species and human livelihoods across the planet.

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Julian Assange News Links 28 October 2021

28 October 2021 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

Defense chronology surrounding Assange’s family and Dr Kopelman

Declaration of Assange attorney Gareth Peirce on Prof Kopelman

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Anti-War Pro-Peace Resources Database Free to All

27 October 2021 — World Beyond War

World BEYOND War’s Technology Director Marc Eliot Stein, working with the rest of our staff, has created an online database, easy to use and available to all at

This is a collection of what we believe are the very best, most useful resources on numerous important topics. For example, if you choose the topic “Environment”, you’ll find 106 resources of all types on a page that looks like this:

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DAY ONE: Assange Lawyer in Fiery Rebuttal at Day’s Conclusion

27 October 2021 — Consortium News

Edward Fitzgerald QC, a lawyer for Julian Assange, ended the first day of the U.S. appeal with a thunderous response to the case put forward by a prosecutor for the United States.

Assange supporters on Oct. 23 outside the Royal Courts of Justice ahead of the U.S. extradition appeal hearing. (Don’t Extradite Assange campaign)

Consortium News has remote video access to the courtroom for the two-day hearing.

By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News


A lawyer for Julian Assange responded forcefully to the U.S. presentation at the High Court in London on Wednesday, sweeping aside arguments that the lower court judge had followed the lead of a biased expert witness and that Assange was faking his suicidal urges.

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UnHerd – Why is Tony Blair obsessed with vaccine passports?

22 October 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

He’s at it again. For the third time, Tony Blair and his Institute are calling on the Government to introduce Covid passes as “a matter of priority”, asserting that they will reduce cases to a
“fraction” of their current rate. With so many things he might be turning his attention to at this time, the former PM’s obsession with vaccine passports is starting to seem odd.

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