How can you feign anger over others’ attacks on a free press when you imprison Assange as punishment for his vital revelations about U.S. officials?Continuing his world tour doling out righteous lectures to the world, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday proclaimed — in a sermon you have to hear to believe — that few things are more sacred in a democracy than “independent journalism.” ...That the Biden administration is such a stalwart believer in the sanctity of independent journalism and is devoted to defending it wherever it is threatened would come as a great surprise to many, many people. Among them would be Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and the person responsible for breaking more major stories about the actions of top U.S. officials than virtually all U.S. journalists employed in the corporate press combined.Currently, Assange is sitting in a cell in the British high-security Belmarsh prison because the Biden administration is not only trying to extradite him to stand trial on espionage charges for having published documents embarrassing to the U.S. Government and the Democratic Party but also has appealed a British judge's January ruling rejecting that extradition request. The Biden administration is doing all of this, noted The New York Times, despite the fact that “human rights and civil liberties groups had asked the [administration] to abandon the effort to prosecute Mr. Assange, arguing that the case . . . could establish a precedent posing a grave threat to press freedoms” — press freedoms, exactly the value which Blinken just righteously spent the week celebrating and vowing to uphold. ...It is hardly new for the U.S. to dole out lectures which the rest of the world recognizes as complete farces. In 2015, then-President Obama was prancing around India giving lectures on the importance of human rights, only to cut short his trip to fly to Saudi Arabia, where he met numerous top officials of the U.S. Government to pay homage to Saudi King Abdullah, their long-time close and highly repressive ally whose totalitarian regime Obama did so much to fortify.
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Whether you like or hate Julian, if we allow telling the truth about government misconduct to become a crime, the powerful will be left completely unchallenged. That’s really what this is about.
Have they become fans of government misconduct?
I was hoping Trump would pardon him, but he cucked too.
Julian Assange Case: Key Witness Admits He Lied, US Media Ignores Exculpatory RevelationsSigurdur Ingi Thordarson admitted to an Icelandic newspaper that he lied about being asked to hack computers in order to get immunity and misrepresented his ties with the Wikileaks founder.
Fortwaynemobile saysI was hoping Trump would pardon him, but he cucked too.This suggests that Trump was either a distraction planted by the Uniparty, or a coward.
Our government is really a criminal syndicate
Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald15hThere are people who sincerely support withdrawal but also are angry about how Biden did it. Fine.But a huge sector of institutional DC and the corporate press are pretending to be angry about the "planning" when, in reality, they are angry this war is ending & the US leaving
FLASHBACK 'CIRCA 2010': THE TRUTH ABOUT AFGHANISTAN... #FREEASSANGE
This is one of Trump's failings as well. He should have pardoned both Assange and Snowden.
09/28/21•BIG TECH › VIEWSThe Plot to Kill Julian Assange: Report Reveals CIA Plan to Kidnap, Assassinate WikiLeaks FounderMore than 30 former officials say former CIA Director Mike Pompeo wanted to get even with WikiLeaks following its publication of sensitive CIA hacking tools, which the agency considered “the largest data loss in CIA history.”
More than 30 former officials say former CIA Director Mike Pompeo wanted to get even with WikiLeaks following its publication of sensitive CIA hacking tools,
October 19, 2021Rights groups request US drops Assange extradition requestA new joint letter.Two dozen human and civil rights, and press freedom groups have sent a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to drop the extradition appeal and dismiss the indictment of Julian Assange.Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, continues to be the subject of criminal and extradition proceedings in the US under the the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, note the organizations that signed the letter, Index on Censorship, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Amnesty International USA being among them.There has been widespread criticism of the charges brought against Assange under the Espionage Act, since they are seen as criminalizing journalistic practices such as reporting about information leaked from governments – one of the hallmarks of free press and democracy.The request to US authorities to abandon the attempt to extradite and prosecute the Australian whistleblower and journalist, who is held in the UK, is not the first of its kind – the original was made in February. This letter comes after news reports that kidnapping or killing of Assange was on the table in 2017 when the CIA discussed these options – and that was even before he was charged in the US.Citing Yahoo News and announcing its support for the letter, EFF said that the CIA also had plans to spy on persons associated with WikiLeaks.The letter states that there is even more urgency to the request now considering the Yahoo News revelations about CIA activities, which the groups said heightened their concerns “about the motivations behind this prosecution, and about the dangerous precedent that is being set.”The letter reiterates that the different organizations behind it have different views on Assange and WikiLeaks, but agree that the case against him represents “a grave threat” to press freedom in the US and internationally, and if seen through, would create a precedent that would put other journalists and publishers at risk going forward.The letter also notes that media outlets, both those supportive and critical of Assange and his work, have opposed the charges against him.The extradition request has been denied by a UK judge once, but the US decided to appeal and a hearing is set to take place next week.
https://www.covidglobalnews.live/health/julian-assange-had-a-stroke-in-belmarsh-prison/?source=patrick.net I bet they "vaccinated" him.
Why Julian Assange is such an unpopular causeHe compels us to publicly assume the knowledge we prefer to ignore
rump, along with his creation of the murderous vaxx,
This is more nuanced. I believe in early stages of plandemic no one knew what is going on, and being careful was fine. Trump was also likely fed BS by the court "scientists" - same "scientists" who feed BS to the D's now. He could not have known the problems with vaxx because he is not a vaccine scientist. Having said that, he should have followed up on this himself and figured out that there is a reason why there were 0 vaccines against coronaviruses.
They are just mascots for a criminal group.
I will also note that Trump did not pardon him. Instead, Trump pardoned mostly useless individuals.
you know that the US didn't bomb Libya to prevent a humanitarian crisis
He should have faced all of his accusers, and blew everyone up with the truth bombs.
richwicks says you know that the US didn't bomb Libya to prevent a humanitarian crisisWas it for some pipeline deal?
Eric Holder saysrichwicks says you know that the US didn't bomb Libya to prevent a humanitarian crisisWas it for some pipeline deal?I don't know. There's multiple reasons. France wanted it for some reason, it prevented Qaddafi from introducing the new gold dinar which could have competed against the US dollar, Libya's gold was all stolen, and it opened up the floodgates for massive immigration into Europe.That's the results of it. I don't know of any pipeline, but that could have been part of the deal.
Julian Assange Suffers Stroke; Father Says He Was Vaxxed In PrisonChris MenahanInformationLiberationDec. 13, 2021
https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62735&source=patrick.net Julian Assange Suffers Stroke; Father Says He Was Vaxxed In PrisonChris MenahanInformationLiberationDec. 13, 2021I'm not surprised. What better was to murder a political dissident than with a "health" measure that just so happens to kill him?That's vaxx vial serial numbers beginning with 4, probably.
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