How It Starts

1 April 2020 — Craig Murray

The brevity of this post is out of proportion to the enormous importance of the subject. But I want to let you know I am thinking and working on it.

It is a recognised pattern for dictatorship to commence with emergency measures designed to combat a threat. Those emergency measures then become normalised and people exercising arbitrary power find it addictive. A new threat is then found to justify the continuation.

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Assange Bail Application Today

25 March 2020 — Craig Murray

Unfortunately I am in lockdown at home in Edinburgh and cannot get down to Westminster Magistrates Court for Julian Assange’s urgent bail application today. Several hearings ago, Magistrate Baraitser stated pre-emptively that she would not grant bail, before any application had been made. Today’s application will argue that Assange’s ill health puts him at extreme danger from COVID-19, and that prison conditions make it impossible to avoid infection.

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Reject Using My Unjust Conviction Against Julian Assange

15 March 2020 — LA Progressive

 

Julian AssangeIn 2015 I was wrongfully convicted of, and imprisoned for, violating the U.S. Espionage Act. Now, while there is no question that I stand in solidarity with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in a British court as he fights extradition, little did I know that my presence is also there as fodder to support extradition. If I am going to be used in such a way, there should at least be a modicum of truth to my inclusion. I found nothing reasonable about being persecuted and sentenced to prison under the Espionage Act.

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Doctors of Assange Reveals Reports on Mistreatment Have Intensified The Abuse

13 March 2020 — Angelof-truth.com

Doctors 4 Assange, who are the many doctors who sent a letter to the Home Secretary in Great Britain, tweeted a concerning statement today.  According to them, Craig Murray’s reporting on the trial of Assange only escalated his mistreatment rather than helping to aid Assange.

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Julian Assange News Links 13 March 2020

13 March 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

UPDATE: The Dutch Government’s Show-Trial About MH17
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/03/13/update-the-dutch-governments-show-trial-about-mh17/

Judge Releases Manning After Suicide Attempt, Effectively Fines Her Supporters $256,000
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/03/13/judge-releases-manning-after-suicide-attempt-effectively-fines-her-supporters-256000/

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Chelsea Manning Ordered Free From Prison — but Will Still Have to Pay Massive Fines

12 March 2020 — The Intercept

Chelsea Manning, a former United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents. Photographed in Washington DC.

Chelsea Manning, photographed in Washington, D.C., in January 2018. Photo: Jesse Dittmar/Redux

On Thursday afternoon, a District Court judge in Virginia orderedthat Chelsea Manning be released from jail, where she has been held since last May for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

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Julian Assange News Links 7 March 2020

7 March 2020 — The New Dark Age

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The Travesty Of Julian Assange’s Prosecution Raises Wider Issues

Australia: “Teachers for Assange and Manning” campaign in Melbourne
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/07/cfpe-m07.html

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Julian Assange Hearing – Your Help Wanted

6 March, 2020 — Craig Murray

Here is a list of things you can do to help. Everyone can do at least one of these.

1) Put 18 May firmly in your diary. The hearing stands adjourned until 18 May. Turn up on 18 May and join the protests there all day – show the world this is a political trial, and we know it. Woolwich Crown Court is walking distance from Plumstead Railway Station in South East London. If you feel able to do so, bring your tent and join the Free Assange Village that sets up on the grass banks around the court – there is loads of available space. But if you can just turn up for the day, that is just as valuable. Protests will roll on every day throughout the hearing which will continue for a minimum of three weeks.

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Julian Assange News Links 5 March 2020

5 March 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Julian Assange case is a retreat in civic progress and protection | Opinion
The Commercial Appeal
The case of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, violates not only Assange’s rights as a public servant but journalism as a whole.

Podcast: Kevin Gosztola Discusses the Latest Developments in the Case Against Julian Assange
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Assange: Empire of Surveillance and Imperialism

29 February 2020 — Resumen

By Katu Arkonada

The trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a perfect metaphor for how United States imperialism operates in the world today.The Armed Forces, the Department of State, and the CIA caused thousands of deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, but it’s the person who showed to the world those crimes who is going to be sentenced to 175 years in prison for 18 crimes (17 of them described in the Espionage Act of 1917, passed on the occasion of War World I).

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