Former CIA Officer Joshua Schulte Faces As Many as 80 Years in Prison After Being Convicted For Providing Information to Wikileaks

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Kiriakou

Accused CIA leaker Josh Schulte says gov mounted 'witch hunt'[Source: nypost.com]

A federal jury in New York last month convicted former CIA officer Joshua Schulte on nine felony counts under the Espionage Act for providing information to Wikileaks that became known as Vault 7.

Schulte has consistently denied that he was the source of the information.

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The persecution of Julian Assange

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 — Jonathan Cook

By Jonathan Cook

According to UN torture expert, the UK and US have colluded to publicly destroy the WikiLeaks founder – and deter others from exposing their crimes

Middle East Eye – 4 May 2022

The British home secretary, Priti Patel, will decide this month whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States, where he faces a sentence of up to 175 years – served most likely in strict, 24-hour isolation in a US super-max jail.

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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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The Houses of Dead and Crooked Souls

13 August 2021 — Origin: Edward Curtin

“A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.”      – Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

There is a vast and growing gulf between the world’s rich and poor.  An obscene gulf. If we can read houses, they will confirm this.  They offer a visible lesson in social class.

Houses stand before us like books on a shelf waiting to be read, and when the books are missing, as they are for a vast and growing multitude of the homeless exiled wandering ones and those imprisoned, their absence serves to indict the mansion-dwelling wealthy and to a lesser extent those whose homes serve to shield them from the truth of the ill-begotten gains of the wealthy elites who create the world’s suffering through their avarice, lies, and war making.

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Assange Prosecution Relied On False Testimony From A Diagnosed Sociopath And Convicted Pedophile

27 June 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

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SigurðurThe Icelandic newspaper Stundin reports that a key witness in the US prosecution of Julian Assange has admitted in an interview with the outlet that he fabricated critical accusations in the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder.

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Snowden declares ‘end of case against Julian Assange’ after newspaper reveals LIES by key witness in US extradition case

27 June 2021 — RT

Snowden declares 'end of case against Julian Assange' after newspaper reveals LIES by key witness in US extradition case

FILE PHOTO: Sigurdur Thordarson and Julian Assange ©  Sigurdur Thordarson Key accusations in the case against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison if extradited to the US, are reportedly based on testimony from a convicted fraudster who admitted to media he was lying.

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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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