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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" UK is now talking about media freedom"
In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.RWSGFYPlease show me where I can find the Surkovleaks leaked emails. I will read them. I have found a synopsis of the emails, but I need the emails to verify that the conclusion I'm being given is correct.We live in a world where everybody can do the groundwork research, and in which we know our media lies, and deceives the public. The synopsis may be correct, but I cannot tell without original documentation, and neither can you. I need to know if what is said is true, or deceptive. Where are the original emails?
In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.
Trump should have pardoned Assange when he had the chance.
"Last week Australia’s Prime Minister Albanese asked "the US government to call off its prosecution of Assange." "...enough is enough. There is nothing to be served by his ongoing incarceration. Last November, Albanese told Parliament that his "position is clear and has been made clear to the U.S. administration: That it is time that this matter be brought to a close." https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/london-brazils-lula-calls-efforts-free-assange-99143160 "
Biden has approved a $735 million weapons sale to Israel. Israel will be paying for the weapons using money from foreign aid given to them by America. According to experts, Israel needs these weapons so they can shoot down Hamas rockets that were given to them by Iran, who paid for them using money given to them by America. "Yeah, it's all pretty straightforward," said one Middle East expert. "Not confusing in the least."According to sources, Iran bought weapons technology with $1.8 billion in cash given to them by the Obama administration. They then provided those weapons to Hamas terrorists in Gaza in order to kill Jews. Israel is responding with weapons systems purchased with American foreign aid dollars from the Trump administration. ...
"Chris Hedges... might be right on Assange..."
"Chris Hedges... might be right on Assange..." That is good enough given the topic. He is calling for the immediate release of Julian Assange!
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange declined to publish thousands of Russian government documents in 2016, according to a report Thursday.The organization, which brands itself specializing in "censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption," declined Russian government data that would have amounted to thousands of pages. ...WikiLeaks has been lauded for publishing troves of U.S. government information, ranging from diplomatic cables to apparent CIA cyber-weapons. ..."They do not care about the causes of the people they claim to represent," he (Pompeo) said. "If they did, they would focus instead on autocratic regimes in this world that actually suppress free speech and dissent. Instead, they choose to exploit the legitimate secrets of democratic governments, which has — so far — proven to be a much safer approach than provoking a tyrant."
He worked for every Establishment and Wealth-funded Leftoid Newpaper and Foundation in the USA, from NYT to the Nation. Thinks the Christian Right is the biggest threat.
Nah, let that FSB/KGB asset rot.
"WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange declined to publish thousands of Russian government documents in 2016, according to a report Thursday."
Oh bullshit. He worked for the NY Times for a long time until he quit because they wouldn't allow him to report honestly on the Iraq War. He's an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Christian Church.
Give me a list of "every Establishment and Wealth-funded Leftoid Newpaper and Foundation in the USA"? I hate exaggeration.
Hedges is kind of a moron in terms of economics, but he's not moral scum at least. He's kind of like Jimmy Dore, in that he's kind of stupid about certain things, but he's not a fucking monster. He's no Rachael Maddow or Cenk Uygur. He just doesn't understand economics, he's as childish about economics as Noam Chomsky is. It's a disease of the educated.
Truthdig, NYT, NPR, and Type Media Center (a foundation set up by the Nation magazine, a prog rag) for starters. He's also worked for Salon, Globalresearch.ca, Commondreams, and of course RT which is Russian propaganda (but should be watched to get a different POV)
He's also a Zero Population Growth nutcase, believes in just about every single Global Warming/Climate Change Bullshit story, and you can verify this yourself by browsing through his articles.
Just because somebody is "Banished from the Mainstream" doesn't make them good people.
Nah, let that FSB/KGB asset rot.You make some good points, then you shoot yourself in the foot with obvious emotion based comments like this.
Tucker Carlson Went To See Julian Assange At Belmarsh PrisonWill This Be The Interview Of The Century?
"Nah, let him rot. He refused to publish any dirt on CCP and USSR leaders when given the opportunity..."
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