Assange saga: Real journalism is criminally insane

7 January 2021 — Asia Times

Ultimate aim of the post-truth Inquisition of whistleblower Julian Assange is his termination inside America’s gulag penal system

A mural of Australia’s Julian Assange is seen in Melbourne on January 5 after a magistrate in London ruled that the WikiLeaks founder should not be extradited to the US to face espionage charges for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010. Photo: AFP / William West

Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonder-walls.

The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in theory, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of the event that started the Raging Twenties: the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani.

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Judge Railroads Assange As Legal Team Objects To Fresh Extradition Request

7 September 2020 — The Dissenter

Report from Day 1 of trial portion of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

Kevin Gosztola

Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected a request by the legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to remove conduct from a fresh extradition request brought by the United States.

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Assange Indictment: Old Wine in Older Bottles

30 July 2020 — Off Guardian

Binoy Kampmark

Demonstrators supporting Julian Assange hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written. But the scribes are far from original. Repeated rituals of administrative hearings that have no common purpose other than to string things out before the axe are being enacted.

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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.

Julian Assange and the Imperium’s Face: Day One of the Extradition Hearings

25 February 2020 — Counter Currents

If we are to believe it, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, the man behind showing the ugliness of power, is the one responsible for having abused it.  It is a running theme in the US case against this Australian publisher, who has been given the coating of common criminality hiding the obvious point: that the mission is to make journalism on official secrets, notably those covering atrocity and abuse, a crime.

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