Julian Assange News Links 25 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 — The New Dark Age

Assange Hearing Day
https://popularresistance.org/assange-hearing-day/

British High Court Opens Door For Assange To Appeal To Supreme Court
https://popularresistance.org/british-high-court-opens-door-for-assange-to-appeal-to-supreme-court/

Julian Assange can ask Supreme Court to consider extradition casea
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60108379

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day Oh God It Never Ends

Monday, 24 January 2022 — Craig Murray

It feels like a recurring nightmare. On the sadly misnamed sleeper train once again, down to London and a dash to the Royal Courts of Justice to hear yet another judgement intoned. Julian not in court again and not in good health; Stella battling on but fighting to keep her health as well; Gareth Peirce her calm and unstoppable self; my friends from Wikileaks marshaling legal and media resources and remaining determinedly resolute and cheerful.

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Viral Video Circulates as Julian Spends 1,000th Day in Belmarsh

5 January 2022 — Assange Defense

As the world waits for news on yet another round of legal battles over Julian Assange’s extradition, we have reached a somber milestone. Today is the 1,000th day Julian has spent in London’s notorious Belmarsh Prison.

Julian’s fiancée Stella Moris marks Julian’s 1,000th day in Belmarsh. (Twitter)

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Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

27 December 2021 — MintPress News

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he has been mercilessly attacked, stand in stark contrast to the widespread complicity of many human rights and press organizations, including PEN America, which has become a de facto subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee.

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Voices of Concern: Aussies for Assange’s Return

23 December 2021 — South Front

Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their voice.  It might be said that a few have even found their conscience.

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The Assange Issue Is NOT Complicated: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

15 December 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

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The most powerful regime on the planet imprisoning a journalist for journalistic activity is as brazen and obvious an act of tyranny as you could possibly come up with, and yet you still get pseudoleft pundits acting like you’re some kind of weird freak for expecting them to oppose it.

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Julian Assange – If He Had Written About Russia or China, He Would Have Been Hero and Nobel Prize Candidate

14 December 2021 — Global Research

By Peter Koenig and Ramon Freire

In a miserable travesty of justice which is actually no surprise in our decayed western civilization – or rather non-civilization, Julian Assange is about to be extradited to the United States from the UK’s most notorious Maximum-Security Prison, Belmarsh.

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THE JUDICIAL KIDNAPPING OF JULIAN ASSANGE

14 December 2021 — John Pilger

In the crudest, most political judgement in memory, two High Court judges in London have ordered the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where a trial in a kangaroo court awaits him, followed by a life lost in a barbaric prison system.

“Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us” – Jean-Paul Sartre

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Your Man Back in the Public Gallery: Assange Extradition, US Appeal Result

13 December, 2021 — Craig Murray

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On Thursday afternoon I was in Edinburgh High Court to get back my passport, which had been confiscated during my own court proceedings avowedly to stop me going to Spain to testify in the trial of David Morales of UC Global. He stands accused by whistleblowers in his own company of spying on Julian Assange, his lawyers and other associates (including myself), on behalf of the CIA, and in engaging with them on plans to kidnap or assassinate Assange.

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Julian Assange

10 December 2021 — Expose Facts

I’m writing to share our statement on today’s UK court ruling on the extradition of Julian Assange. I hope you’ll join us in speaking out for press freedom and human rights.

A British court today ruled that Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face Espionage Act charges. We condemn this decision, and reiterate our condemnation of the United States’ outrageous prosecution of Assange.

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Assange ruling a dangerous precedent for journalists and British justice

10 December 2021 — Jonathan Cook

English High Court decision paving the way for extradition will make it even harder for journalists to hold the US to account

Middle East Eye – 10 December 2021

On Friday, the English High Court paved the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States and tried over the publication of hundreds of thousands of documents, some of which contained evidence of US and British war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Assange Plans To Appeal High Court Decision Backing Extradition To United States

10 December 2021 — The Dissenter

BY KEVIN GOSZTOLA

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange | Photo by Cancillería Ecuador

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plan to appeal to the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom after the country’s appeals court overturned a decision that blocked the extradition of Assange to the United States.

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Imprisoning Drone Whistleblower In Isolation Unit May Jeopardize US Appeal In Assange Extradition Case

20 October 2021 — The Dissenter

BY KEVIN GOSZTOLA

A few weeks before the United States government’s appeal hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case, the Federal Bureau of Prisons imprisoned drone whistleblower Daniel Hale in a unit established for prisoners considered to be terrorists or “high-risk inmates.”

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Netflix To Launch WikiLeaks Smear Job Three Days Before Assange Court Date

14 October 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

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Netflix will begin streaming a brazen hatchet job on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for its American subscribers on October 24th, just three days prior to a significant court date in Assange’s fight against extradition from the UK to the United States on October 27th.

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Report On CIA Plans To Kidnap Assange Shows Clearest Evidence Yet Of Improper Pressure On Prosecutors

29 September 2021 — The Dissenter

PompaoScreen shot from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event, where CIA Director Mike Pompeo singled out WikiLeaks. | Fair use for news commentary.

Though District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against the United States’ extradition request, she rejected the argument from the legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that hostility within U.S. intelligence agencies “translated into improper pressure on federal prosecutors to bring charges.”

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CIA & White House Sketched Plans to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange!

27 September 2021 — Assange Defense

Julian Assange is trending again, and this time it’s because a major media outlet has exposed the CIA’s shocking ideas for how to silence him.

Yahoo! News interviewed more than 30 former U.S. officials and reported that the CIA and White House discussed various options for kidnapping or killing Julian Assange in London. We have a full breakdown of the story and reactions here.

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Assange: the most important press freedom case of the 21st century

23 August 2021 — Morning Star Online

Punishment by process is the US policy on Julian Assange, just as the failure he predicted in Afghanistan comes true, writes JOHN REES

Assange is now in his third year of detention in Belmarsh High Security prison. He has not been convicted of anything. His case has not yet staggered from the Magistrate’s Court, the lowest court in the land, to the Appeal Court. It has never and will never appear before a jury.

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