To Be Assanged: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

29 February 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Assange, verb. Use: To be assanged. 
Meaning: when the nationless alliance of elites imprison a dissident by using their power to manipulate vagaries in the laws of their respective nations. 
Eg “I have information on war crimes that I should leak but I don’t want to be assanged.”

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day Four

28 February 2020 — Craig Murray

Please try this experiment for me.

Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and engagement: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”.

Now try asking this question out loud, in a tone of hostility and incredulity bordering on sarcasm: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”.

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Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings

28 February 2020 — Counter Currents

Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court.  The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange’s case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th.  It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage does not put all heaven in a rage.  On Wednesday, Assange’s defence had requested whether he would be able to leave the confines of his glass cage and join his legal team. As Assange had explained in response to his nodding off during proceedings, “I cannot meaningfully communicate with my lawyers.”  There was little point in “asking” if he could follow proceedings without enabling his participation.

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Julian Assange: British justice in the dock

28 February 2020 — True Publica

Assange: British justice in the dock

By TruePublica Editor: Anyone following this case will know that justice is not the intention of the British state when it comes to Julian Assange and his impending extradition to the United States. What we are witnessing, if you can call it that – is the operation of a kangaroo court. This type of court is a court that ignores recognised standards of law or justice. The defendants in such courts are often denied access to legal representation and, in some cases, proper defence whilst prejudicial bias is a constant. Such proceedings are often held to give the appearance of a fair and just trial, even though the verdict is already decided before the trial actually begins. These are the conditions of one of the most important court cases currently underway in British legal history.

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Assange Courtroom Drama Speaks to This Illusion of Justice

27 February 2020 — 21st Century Wire

(Photo: Patrick Henningsen © 2020)

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

LONDON – Over the first two days of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition hearing, the majority of the drama has taken place in the well of the court, but that all changed on Wednesday as the focus gradually drifted to the back of the room, behind adjoined panels of bulletproof glass.

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USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 4

27 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Judge denies Assange’s request to sit with his lawyers

First week of hearings ends early; to return in earnest May 18th

The first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing at Woolwich Crown Court has ended a day earlier than expected, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser denying Julian Assange’s request to leave the glassed box known as a secure dock in the back of the courtroom.

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Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

27 February 2020 — Global Research

Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens.   

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – The Assange Hearing Day 3

27 February 2020 — Craig Murray

In yesterday’s proceedings in court, the prosecution adopted arguments so stark and apparently unreasonable I have been fretting on how to write them up in a way that does not seem like caricature or unfair exaggeration on my part. What has been happening in this court has long moved beyond caricature. All I can do is give you my personal assurance that what I recount actually is what happened.

USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 3

26 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Defense: Julian Assange cannot be extradited for a political offense

Assange on lack of access: “I am as much a participant in these proceedings as I am watching Wimbledon”

In day three of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London, the defense argued that the WikiLeaks publisher must not be sent to the United States because the US-UK Extradition Treaty precludes extradition for a “political offense.”

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The British Kangaroo Court Proceedings Against Julian Assange

26 February 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Britain is currently holding an obscene show trial against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The hearing is designed to end with the extradition of Assange to the United States or with his death. In the U.S. he would be accused of a conspiracy to reveal secrets and put into jail for the rest of his life.

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