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Free Julian Assange


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2021 May 9, 11:11am   20,796 views  177 comments

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https://greenwald.substack.com/p/antony-blinken-continues-to-lecture

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.


This is one of Trump's failings as well. He should have pardoned both Assange and Snowden.

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126   RWSGFY   2023 Sep 19, 9:38pm  

The_Deplorable says






Nah, fuck these two fakes.
127   NuttBoxer   2023 Sep 20, 8:12am  

They put their lives on the line for your freedom. More than you've ever done for yourself Benedict.
129   Patrick   2023 Nov 2, 11:46am  

https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/breaking-tucker-carlson-went-to-see


Tucker Carlson Went To See Julian Assange At Belmarsh Prison

Will This Be The Interview Of The Century?






132   RWSGFY   2023 Nov 12, 6:40pm  

Nah, let him rot. He refused to publish any dirt on CCP
and USSR leaders when given the opportunity. This kind of blind spot tell you everything you need to know wrt whose asset he really is.
133   The_Deplorable   2023 Nov 12, 6:57pm  

RWSGFY says
"Nah, let him rot. He refused to publish any dirt on CCP and USSR leaders when given the opportunity..."

The USSR does not exist - it fell apart over 30 years ago... Besides, who are you to tell Julian Assange what to publish?
135   Patrick   2023 Dec 2, 2:47pm  

https://twitter.com/LizCrokin/status/1730653313400508545


Tucker Carlson told Roseanne Barr that former CIA Director Mike Pompeo tried to have Wikileaks founder Julian Assange murdered.

“They are torturing him to death in front of all of us...Mike Pompeo tried to have him murdered and that’s a criminal act. He's not even charged with a crime in the United States…He tried to have Julian Assange murdered, poisoned in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and that’s a fact.”

So why would the Pompeo and the CIA want Assange dead?

Epstein met with Joe Biden’s current CIA Chief, William Burns, after his child sex crime conviction. Also, when Epstein was serving his first jail sentence, which started in 2006, he sent his bodyguard to CIA headquarters for an alleged special training course. The bodyguard was given a book with a message to be delivered to Epstein, according to Bradley Edwards’ book Relentless Pursuit. Edwards is an attorney who has represented dozens of Epstein victims.

Furthermore, Assange released the Podesta E-mails exposing Pizzagate.

Jeffrey Epstein is Pizzagate!
143   RayAmerica   2023 Dec 27, 8:21am  

The video that really got Julian Assange in trouble with the USA's establishment warmongers:

Massacre Caught on Tape: US Military Confirms Authenticity of Their Own Chilling Video Showing Killing of Journalists

https://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/6/massacre_caught_on_tape_us_military
144   The_Deplorable   2023 Dec 27, 1:00pm  

RayAmerica says

"The video that really got Julian Assange in trouble with the USA's establishment... Massacre Caught on Tape: US Military Confirms Authenticity of Their Own Chilling Video Showing Killing of Journalists
https://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/6/massacre_caught_on_tape_us_military

And this because...


145   RayAmerica   2024 Jan 2, 10:57am  

Journalist/Documentarian John Pilger Dies at 84

From the start, Pilger was a dedicated supporter of Julian Assange, and, an early opponent of the Viet Nam War. Although not a fan of Donald Trump, Pilger once said that Hillary Clinton was 'far more dangerous than Trump.' Pilger was also a prolific author. His videos, along with much of his writings, etc. can be viewed for free by going here:

https://johnpilger.com/

If you are not familiar with Pilger, his work is definitely worth spending some time to investigate.
147   Patrick   2024 Jan 7, 3:15pm  

https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/934


H.Res.934 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that regular journalistic activities are protected under the First Amendment, and that the United States ought to drop all charges against and attempts to extradite Julian Assange.
118th Congress (2023-2024)

Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-9] (Introduced 12/13/2023)
Committees: House - Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


Sounds good to me.

Full text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/934/text
148   Patrick   2024 Jan 7, 3:17pm  


Whereas the disclosure of this information promoted public transparency through the exposure of the hiring of child prostitutes by Defense Department contractors, friendly fire incidents, human rights abuses, civilian killings, and United States use of psychological warfare;

Whereas, in 2018, Mr. Assange was charged with one count under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for alleged conspiracy to help a United States Army intelligence analyst access Defense Department computers without authorization;

Whereas the charge under the CFAA was despite the fact that said intelligence analyst already had access to the mentioned computer, that the purported breaching of the Defense Department computers was impossible, and that there was no proof Mr. Assange had any contact with said intelligence analyst;
150   Bd6r   2024 Jan 20, 1:00am  

Any bets as to St Trump pardoning Assange when he gets elected? Or will it be another choice of an asshat such as Pompeo as CIA chief who will plot to murder him?
152   NuttBoxer   2024 Jan 23, 8:38am  

Bd6r says

Any bets as to St Trump pardoning Assange when he gets elected? Or will it be another choice of an asshat such as Pompeo as CIA chief who will plot to murder him?


Won't happen, he's part of the establishment. Don't believe me, see how many pardons he issued for Assange last go-round.
155   AD   2024 Feb 18, 9:51pm  

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Assange is still in Belmarsh Prison in London.

Deep State career bureaucracy wants him in the USA for an espionage trial since they charge he got Chelsea Manning to provide him video that was marked classified.

Since Deep State wants him, then likely Biden is putting pressure on British government to get the courts to allow Assange to be extradited to the USA.

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160   Patrick   2024 Feb 28, 12:22pm  

https://nakedemperor.substack.com/p/todays-must-reads-28-february-2024?triedRedirect=true


Members of the Bundestag demand the immediate release of Julian Assange. “The political show trial against Assange must be ended immediately,” says the MPs’ letter, which is available exclusively to the Frankfurter Rundschau. “He is entitled to a fair trial before the European Court of Human Rights.” 75 members of the Bundestag from the traffic light parties signed the appeal. The appeal was coordinated by the Green MP Max Lucks, Frank Schwabe from the SPD and the FDP MP Ulrich Lechte. “His case is emblematic of the state of press freedom in Europe,” said Lucks. “My British colleagues should contact their government and join us in demanding a hearing before the ECHR.”
161   Patrick   2024 Mar 5, 2:29pm  

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/03/rep-thomas-massie-bring-julian-assanges-brother-bidens/


Rep. Thomas Massie to Bring Julian Assange’s Brother to Biden’s State of the Union Address

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