The Deep State vs. WikiLeaks By Pepe Escobar

19 April 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The non-stop demonization of Julian Assange will proceed unabated, faithful to guidelines established over a decade ago, Pepe Escobar writes.

The Made by FBI indictment of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals.

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Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel A Review By Alison Weir

24 April 2019 — Global Research – If Americans Knew

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is incarcerated in a UK prison that has been called “Britain’s Guantanamo.” His crime was exposing actions the US government, the media, the Democratic–Clinton machine, Israel, and others wanted kept hidden, including war crimes and torture.

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Edward Snowden on Julian Assange’s arrest and indictment

23 April 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

On Motherboard’s CYBER Podcast

Motherboard:

…speaking of press freedom, there’s something that’s happened recently in the news with Julian Assange, and I know people immediately thought of you as well because you’re in asylum right now…

What was your perspective of how the us media has been dealing with this situation in particular, and how do you think this affects press freedom?

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Statewatch News Online, 15 April 2019 (09/19)

15 April 2019 — Statewatch

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/apr/email-15-april.pdf

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Statewatch: Italy’s redefinition of sea rescue as a crime draws on EU policy for inspiration

STATEWATCH NEWS

1.   EU: Europol’s anti-terrorist unit demands removal of adverts, books, and more from web archives
2.   EU: Council wants a “comprehensive study” on data retention to get “a future legislative initiative”
3.   EU: Terrorist content online: Civil Liberties Committee improves but proposal still dangerous
4.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (2-8.4.19)
5.   EU: MEPs make last-ditch attempt to halt mandatory fingerprinting of all ID holders
6.   EP: Civil Liberties Committee to adopt new Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard
7.  Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (26.3-1.4.19)

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Another UK/US ‘deep state’ organisation working under cover as a British think tank

5 April 2019 — True Publica

Another UK/US 'deep state' organisation working under cover as a British think tank

By TruePublica: Think tanks can be dangerous organisations – and in Britain and America, many of them are just that. Their role is often to amplify a corporate message, to influence outcomes, which could be anything from climate science denial and greenwashing the crimes of fossil fuel and chemical Co’s, to dislodging public interest regulation with all manner of fact distorting reports and bogus studies running against public safety. Not all think tanks are bad – but the fact is, many of them are.

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EU: ‘Fingerprinting Regulation’ approved now we need your help to monitor its implementation

4 April 2019 — Statewatch

Statewatch News Online, 4 April 2019 

‘Fingerprinting Regulation’ approved – now we need your help to monitor its implementation

On 4 April the European Parliament voted in favour of a Regulation that introduces a requirement for the mandatory fingerprinting of all national identity card holders in the EU – but this is not the end of the story, because now the measures will be implemented by national governments. We need your support to continue monitoring this dangerous new law.

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Australian government sets global precedent with online censorship bill By Mike Head

4 April 2019 — WSWS

In the wake of the fascist attack in New Zealand, the Australian government is bulldozing unprecedented laws through parliament this week that will threaten all social media platforms with severe criminal penalties if they host what government authorities consider “abhorrent violent” material.

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Ten Years Since the Death of Ian Tomlinson, the Police Have Done Nothing to Regain Public Trust by Sam Walton

1 April 2019 — Novara Media

On 1 April 2009, in the midst of a huge protest against the G20 summit in London, newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was violently assaulted by Metropolitan police officer Simon Harwood. This was an unprovoked attack, causing severe internal bleeding that led to Tomlinson’s death.

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Statewatch News Online, 1 April 2019 (08/19)

1 April 2019 — Statewatch

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/mar/email-1-apr.pdf

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STATEWATCH NEWS

1.    EU: New Roles for Frontex agreed – including returning non-EU nationals to non-EU countries
2.    Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (19-25.3.18
3.   EU: “Policing in a Connected World”: Council to help police access “Novel Actionable Information”
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“We Refuse to Be Intimidated by Our University”: the King’s College Activists Fighting Back Against Racial Profiling

30 March 2019 — Novara Media

At a time of heightened racism, in the UK and globally, King’s College London (KCL) – an institute of higher education which claims to perpetuate values of justice and freedom – has decided to actively enforce a policy of racial and political profiling. 

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