Julian Assange Newslinks 20-24 June 2019

24 June 2019 — The New Dark Age


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The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange by Chris Hedges

18 June 2019 — Truthdig

On Friday morning I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison and dressed in a pale-blue prison shirt, appeared on a video screen directly in front of me. Assange, his gray hair and beard neatly trimmed, slipped on heavy, dark-frame glasses at the start of the proceedings. He listened intently as Ben Brandon, the prosecutor, seated at a narrow wooden table, listed the crimes he allegedly had committed and called for his extradition to the United States to face charges that could result in a sentence of 175 years. The charges include the release of unredacted classified material that posed a “grave” threat to “human intelligence sources” and “the largest compromises of confidential information in the history of the United States.” After the prosecutor’s presentation, Assange’s attorney, Mark Summers, seated at the same table, called the charges “an outrageous and full-frontal assault on journalistic rights.”

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This Assange Supporter Excoriating The Press Is The Best Thing You’ll Watch All Day By Caitlin JohnsonThis Assange Supporter Excoriating The Press Is The Best Thing You’ll Watch All Day by Caitlin Johnstone

14 June 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

Julian Assange’s latest US extradition hearing was a brief affair which saw the WikiLeaks founder’s next hearing scheduled for sometime after the end of February, nearly at the end of his 50-week sentence for a bail conditions violation. According to Reuters Assange was lucid and spirited enough to argue with the prosecution a bit, telling the American lawyer via videolink, “I didn’t break any password whatsoever.”

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Julian Assange Newslinks 13-14 June 2019

14 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Julian Assange extradition case ‘outrageous assault on journalism’

‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek

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‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek

14 June 2019 — RT

‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek

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The UK’s decision to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US should be taken as a warning to all liberals who still have any faith in ‘American liberal democracy,’ says cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

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Britain: Home Secretary signs US extradition request for Assange By Rob Smith

14 June 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Image: WikiLeaks

The day before yesterday, the UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid certified the request from the US to extradite Julian Assange for allegations of hacking and sharing classified American government documents. We wholeheartedly oppose his extradition and defend Assange’s freedom of speech.

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British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US

13 June 2019 — RT

Britain’s Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday.

He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.

Isolated, Surveilled, Expelled: How Ecuador Betrayed Julian Assange

10 June 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

The expulsion of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s embassy in London on 11 April 2019 marked the culmination of President Lenín Moreno’s years-long effort to renege on Ecuador’s commitment to protect the WikiLeaks publisher from the United States’ persecution. By the time he took office on 24 May 2017, Moreno had already begun working on undermining Assange’s protections, a process that Moreno’s predecessor Rafael Correa, who granted Assange asylum in 2012, called “one of the greatest betrayals in Latin American history.”

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Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War By James Petras

8 June 2019 — Greanville Post

In the most immediate sense, notes Petras, the silencing of Assange and his group are essential to the thuggish imperial takeover of Venezuela

For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world’s most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co- workers at Wilkileaks (WL).

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