Revealed: UK Campaign to Force Assange From Ecuadorian Embassy

28 April 2021 — Consortium News Declassified UK 

A wide-ranging UK government campaign was brought to bear on Ecuador to press it to hand over WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, new information by Declassified UK reveals.

  • Prime minister Theresa May was told in March 2018 to ‘butter up’ Ecuador’s president in order to get Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy in London
  • Later in the year, May’s government spent £20,000 to bring Ecuadorian officials and defence minister to UK
  • British foreign minister arranged Daily Mail hit piece on WikiLeaks publisher days after his eviction from the embassy
  • Same minister gave Ecuador’s president a plate from Buckingham Palace gift shop to ‘say thank you’ for handing over Assange
  • National security adviser Richard Moore, now head of MI6, was in Ecuador two weeks before Assange was expelled from embassy

By Matt Kennard
Declassified UK 

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Iraq War Logs: 10th Anniversary

21 October 2020 — Assange Defense

Ten years ago today, WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history: the Iraq War Logs.

The Assange Defense Committee will release a video tomorrow to commemorate this anniversary. The video explores the background of the leaks, what was revealed, and their impact. Today, we want to give you a sneak preview of our video!

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WikiLeaks Revealed 15,000 Civilian Casualties

17 September 2020 — Assange Defense

It was another day of explosive testimony in Julian’s extradition hearing, with two witnesses taking the stand. Journalist John Slobada explained to the court the important journalistic contributions of WikiLeaks in revealing civilian casualties, while legal scholar Carey Shenkman stressed how the U.S. indictment of Julian is for a “political offense” and that Julian’s human rights are being violated.

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‘Absolute And Arbitrary Power’: Killing Extinction Rebellion And Julian Assange

9 September 2020 — Media Lens

The use and misuse of George Orwell’s truth-telling is so widespread that we can easily miss his intended meaning. For example, with perfect (Orwellian) irony, the BBC has a statue of Orwell outside Broadcasting House, bearing the inscription:

‘If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’

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Assange: Ask not for whom the bell tolls

9 September 2020 — Off Guardian

Philip Roddis

I began a recent post with this assertion:

The western world is inhabited by those who know we are ruled by sociopaths … and that much larger group which, taking at face value the surface forms of democracy informed by independent media, either cannot or will not accept this admittedly frightening truth.

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U.S. War On Journalism – Assange Fights Extradition In British Court

8 September 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Today the London show trial over the extradition of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange to the U.S. has begun. U.S. prosecutors claim that Assange’s publishing of evidence of U.S. war crimes has violated the U.S. Espionage Act.

Why an Australian publisher who worked from Europe and evidently published truthful evidence of war crimes should by guilty under a political U.S. law is beyond me.

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