Coronavirus Spreads Over The Planet As Governments React Too Slowly

27 February 2020 — Moon of Alabama

After a uneven first response China did its very best to limit the spread of the nCov-19 virus and the Covid-19 disease the virus causes. The extreme quarantine, which began in mid January, has come at a great economic cost but bought the rest of the world time to prepare for the inevitable surfacing of the virus in other countries.

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USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 4

27 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Judge denies Assange’s request to sit with his lawyers

First week of hearings ends early; to return in earnest May 18th

The first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing at Woolwich Crown Court has ended a day earlier than expected, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser denying Julian Assange’s request to leave the glassed box known as a secure dock in the back of the courtroom.

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Julian Assange News Links 28 February 2020

28 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Julian Assange, Political Offences And Legal Restraints
https://orientalreview.org/2020/02/28/julian-assange-political-offences-and-legal-restraints/

Judge rules Assange cannot sit with lawyers during extradition hearing
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/assa-f28.html

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Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings

28 February 2020 — Counter Currents

Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court.  The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange’s case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th.  It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage does not put all heaven in a rage.  On Wednesday, Assange’s defence had requested whether he would be able to leave the confines of his glass cage and join his legal team. As Assange had explained in response to his nodding off during proceedings, “I cannot meaningfully communicate with my lawyers.”  There was little point in “asking” if he could follow proceedings without enabling his participation.

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Julian Assange: British justice in the dock

28 February 2020 — True Publica

Assange: British justice in the dock

By TruePublica Editor: Anyone following this case will know that justice is not the intention of the British state when it comes to Julian Assange and his impending extradition to the United States. What we are witnessing, if you can call it that – is the operation of a kangaroo court. This type of court is a court that ignores recognised standards of law or justice. The defendants in such courts are often denied access to legal representation and, in some cases, proper defence whilst prejudicial bias is a constant. Such proceedings are often held to give the appearance of a fair and just trial, even though the verdict is already decided before the trial actually begins. These are the conditions of one of the most important court cases currently underway in British legal history.

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Assange Courtroom Drama Speaks to This Illusion of Justice

27 February 2020 — 21st Century Wire

(Photo: Patrick Henningsen © 2020)

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

LONDON – Over the first two days of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition hearing, the majority of the drama has taken place in the well of the court, but that all changed on Wednesday as the focus gradually drifted to the back of the room, behind adjoined panels of bulletproof glass.

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Julian Assange News Links 26-27 February 2020

27 February 2020 • 20:30 — The New Dark Age

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Russia urges global, human rights agencies to undertake efforts to protect Assange
https://tass.com/politics/1124571

First They Came for Assange…
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ActivistPost/~3/PEcSwvo8PBI/first-they-came-for-assange.html

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Show Me The Words That Will Reorder the World, Or Else Keep Silent: The Ninth Newsletter (2020)

27 February 2020 — Tricontinental

N SankaraiahN. Sankaraiah reads the Communist Manifesto in Tamil, Chennai, India, 20 February 2020.

Keep Silent: The Ninth Newsletter (2020)

Dear Friends,

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

On the night before Red Books Day, on 21 February 2020, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, N. Sankaraiah – one of the thirty-two founders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) – read from M. Sivalingam’s new translation into Tamil of the Communist Manifesto. Comrade Sankaraiah, age 98, said that he had first read the Manifesto at age 18. Over the years, he returns to the book because each time he reads it the brazing prose teaches him something new. And something that – sadly – seems ageless.

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Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation

27 February 2020 — Global Research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation’s stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty.

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Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

27 February 2020 — Global Research

Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens.   

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