Julian Assange’s father warns WikiLeaks’ publisher’s health is “declining rapidly” in Belmarsh Prison By Oscar Grenfell

20 August 2019 — WSWS

In an interview on August 16 with 3CR, a Melbourne community radio station, Julian Assange’s father John Shipton stated that the WikiLeaks founder’s health is continuing to deteriorate in Britain’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison.

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After Epstein – Assange?

16 August 2019 — True Publica

After Epstein - Assange?

By TruePublica: For everything that now happens in the next stage of the Jeffrey Epstein story, one thing is guaranteed – almost no-one will really believe what the authorities say. The central core of distrust in America is the state itself. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Bin-Laden, Gaddafi and others are all modern-day stories washed in propaganda, drenched in disinformation and repeated with a smattering of outright lies. Trust in politicians has slumped to all-time lows as it has for the mainstream media and more recently in news swirling around the bubbles of social media. The truth is now harder to get to than ever before.

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The ABC documentary “Hero or Villain”: Undermining the defence of Julian Assange By James Cogan

12 August 2019 — WSWS

A two-part documentary on Julian Assange by the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) “Four Corners” program, which went to air last month, has been rightly condemned by prominent figures in the campaign to defend the persecuted WikiLeaks publisher.

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State Censorship: seizing journalists notes, restricting press freedom

10th August 2019 — True Publica

By TruePublica: In our recent article entitled – Rise of the Techno Stasi-State we asked the question was that too strong a news headline after the High Court decided the government’s architecture of mass surveillance over the population was perfectly legal. The legal representative, Chamberlain QC, said on the High Court steps after Liberty-Human-Rights lost the challenge said: “the possibility of abuse of power necessarily exercised in secret and the generally chilling effect on individuals’ communications and expression of ideas is caused by the existence of such powers.” Slowly, Britain’s authorities are shutting down press freedom – without a murmur from the mainstream media.

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Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange By Oscar Grenfell

10 August 2019 — WSWS

At a Sydney “Politics in the Pub” meeting on Thursday night, award-winning Australian journalist Mark Davis revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.

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Chelsea Manning faces $441,000 in fines and another year in jail for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks By Niles Niemuth

9 August 2019 — WSWS

Federal District Judge Anthony Trenga rejected a motion Monday from imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning to reconsider the imposition of daily fines for her principled refusal to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring frame up charges against WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange.

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Julian Assange News Links 6 August 2019

6 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

Sri Lanka: Colombo University students call for release of Julian Assange

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) members have won important support from Colombo …

Jailed Sri Lankan writer Shakthika Sathkumara defends Julian Assange

Imprisoned Sri Lankan writer, Shakthika Sathkumara spoke out last week in defence of jailed WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange.

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8chan: Another Mass Shooting, Another Internet Purge This is the third “mass casualty event” in less than a year that was immediately followed up by censorship of the internet

5 August 2019 — Off Guardian

Kit Knightly

Last year, after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the new social-media platform Gab was attacked in the press and bullied off the internet. Earlier this year, following the Christ Church mosque attack, New Zealand briefly totally blocked access to several websites.

Yesterday, two men allegedly killed 30 people at a store in Dayton Ohio, and a mall in El Paso Texas.

Today 8chan has been totally shut down.

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