John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a WAR ON JOURNALISM!

Going Underground’s Farhaan Ahmed talks to John Pilger after Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing, where it was decided that Julian would not face a full extradition hearing next year until after the 24th of February.
| Human Rights, Journalism, Julian Assange |

A Journey With Naomi Wolf

If you’re looking for a page-turner, a good rule of thumb is to steer clear of books based on doctoral dissertations. But if and when an academic work is published for a general audience, even if the prose isn’t compelling, the bare minimum we’d expect is for the writer to get the facts right. Unfortunately for polemicist and bestselling feminist author Naomi Wolf, her latest book Outrages —which grew out of the Ph.D. she completed at Oxford
| Books, Culture, Naomi Wolf |

After 3 years, accusations against Gaza World Vision head remain unproven

Mohammed Halabi, arrested in 2016 by Israel on accusations of diverting charity funds to Hamas, is still behind bars. Dozens of court hearings later, the state has yet to present evidence against him. By Antony Loewenstein “I’ve never heard of any case like this in Israel before,” says Maher Hanna. “Even in the [nuclear whistle-blower] Mordechai Vanunu case, […] The post After 3 years, accusations against Gaza World Vision head remain unproven appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Analysis, Gaza, hamas |

Ola Bini Was Friends with Julian Assange. He Has Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates' court in London Friday, saying his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, a friend of Assange's, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, is still in prison in Ecuador, after being arrested April 11, the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London,
| News |

Headlines for June 14, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accuses Iran of Attacking Oil Tankers, Federal Elections Commissioner Warns Trump over Foreign Help for Re-election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Step Down as White House Press Secretary, Federal Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired for Hatch Act Violations, Teen Mother and Premature Baby Found Neglected in Border Patrol Custody, Whole Villages Evacuated Amid Record Heat and Drought in India, Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal, Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Pleads
| News |

Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics

The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of … The post Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange case, Assange extradition to the US |

Quillette’s “Antifa Journalists” List Could’ve Gotten Me Killed

On May 15, a man named Eoin Lenihan posted a Twitter thread that promised to reveal the results of a bombshell new study. Presenting himself as an “online extremism researcher,” he invoked two of the right wing’s favorite bogeymen—antifa and “the media”—and claimed he could prove that one was in bed with the other. The right-wing media sat up and took notice—and then things quickly got out of hand. According to Lenihan, “We mapped the social
| Politics, Media, Quillette |

Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics

The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of Julian Assange. The process was certified by Sajid Javid, a man rather distracted of late. […]
| Extradiction, Julian Assange, Political Prisoners |

UK’s Decision to Pass Assange Extradition Request

“It seems like all the (Tory leadership) candidates are falling over themselves to show who is the most slavishly pro-American .” — Neil Clark on Sajid Javid’s decision to pass Assange extradition request to courts.
| Julian Assange, Justice, Political Prisoners |

UK Home Secretary gives green light to extradite Julian Assange to the US

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to sign a request by the US to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, giving the court the green light to consider the request. RSF reiterates its call on all relevant authorities to prioritise the protection of the role of journalism, including journalistic sources, in their treatment of Assange. On 13 June, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed a request
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Headlines for June 13, 2019

Two Oil Tankers Evacuated Near Strait of Hormuz After Reported Explosions, House Panel Holds Trump Officials in Contempt for Refusing Subpoenas on 2020 Census, Trump Jr. Testifies to Senate Intel Committee on Russia Trump Tower Meeting, Trump Says He'd Accept Dirt on Campaign Rivals from Foreigners, Trump Welcomes Polish President with F-35 Flyover of the White House, Houthi Rebel Attack on Saudi Airport Injures 26 Civilians, House Panel Grills Assistant Secretary of State over Saudi Weapon Sales, Hong Kong Lawmakers
| News |

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests

The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill.
| News |

Radical who refused to compromise

Julian Assange created WikiLeaks in 2006 and went on to publish the biggest leaks in history. From hero, he fell from grace and could now face extradition to the US. - 2019/05 / article
| News |

Trump Regime Formally Requests Assange’s Extradition to the US

A total of 18 charges against Assange, with reportedly more to come, are all about wanting truth-telling journalism the way it should be on vital domestic and geopolitical issues silenced. Trump regime hardliners want information about US wrongdoing suppressed. They … The post Trump Regime Formally Requests Assange’s Extradition to the US appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange case, Assange extradition to the US |

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The National Security Agency calls itself “ the world leader in cryptology ,” deploying its tens of thousands of employees ( the exact number is classified , as is its number of unfilled positions ) and estimated 11-figure budget (again, classified) to “outmaneuver those who would do us harm in cyberspace.” But the United States’ premier electronic-spying agency hasn’t been doing much outmaneuvering lately. In 2017, the NSA was forced to admit that some of its
| The Insecurity Complex, Cybersecurity, Military |

“Mirthless Laugh”: The Persecution And Torture Of Julian Assange

For anyone persuaded by the state-corporate campaign of sneers and smears depicting Julian Assange as a shit-smearing narcissist and rapist, the comments made by Nils Melzer, the UN’s special rapporteur on torture, must be deeply shocking. The BBC headline: Julian Assange subjected to psychological torture, UN expert says Melzer is Professor of International Law at […]
| Extradiction, Julian Assange, UK Media |

Headlines for June 11, 2019

The Intercept: Judge Collaborated with Prosecutors to Put Ex-President Lula and Others Behind Bars, DOJ Agrees to Hand Over Some Mueller Docs to House Dems, Trump Touts Trade Deal with Mexico, Renews Tariff Threats Against China, Kushner-Owned Co. Received $90 Million from Unknown Foreign Sources Since Start of Trump WH, Transportation Sec. Chao Helped Boost Projects Favorable to Husband Sen. McConnell, Migrants Held in Cramped Cells for 2.5 Weeks After Asylum Hearings as Part of "Remain in Mexico" Plan, Judge
| News |

A Soldier’s Defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

It’s a matter of principles over personalities. Whether one loves or hates Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is besides the point. The First Amendment freedom of the press is at stake now. In this case the government’s tool for oppression is the Espionage Act, an archaic relic from America’s repressive World War I-era legislation. Chelsea … Continue reading "A Soldier’s Defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange" The post A Soldier’s Defense of Chelsea Manning
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Trump’s Justice Department Preparing “Additional Indictment” Against Assange. Currently Facing 18 Spurious Charges

According to editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson :  “[The Trump administration] is so desperate to build its case against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it is using a diagnosed sociopath, a convicted conman and sex criminal, who was exposed by … The post Trump’s Justice Department Preparing “Additional Indictment” Against Assange. Currently Facing 18 Spurious Charges appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange extradition, Chelsea Manning |

Hacking Dirty Government Secrets Is Not a Crime

British goon cops acting at the request of the United States government entered Ecuador’s embassy in London, dragged out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and prepared to ship him across the pond. After this event last month, most of the mainstream media reacted with spiteful glee about Assange’s predicament and relief that the Department of Justice … Continue reading "Hacking Dirty Government Secrets Is Not a Crime" The post Hacking Dirty Government Secrets Is Not a
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When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves

Journalists did not appreciate the implications for themselves of the contrived and false indictment of Julian Assange by a corrupt US government.    It was obvious to a few of us that the indictment by the US government, a government constrained … The post When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves appeared first on Global Research .
| English, free press, journalism |

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Warns Julian Assange Could Die in Prison

In a June 1 interview with ABC Radio Adelaide, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer warned that Julian Assange could die in prison if his persecution is not stopped immediately. Last week, Melzer issued a scathing denunciation of Assange’s … The post UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Warns Julian Assange Could Die in Prison appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange, Nils Melzer |

Isolated, Surveilled, Expelled: How Ecuador Betrayed Julian Assange

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno gradually ratcheted up restrictions, surveillance, and threats on Julian Assange over the course of his presidential term to build a pretext for ultimately revoking asylum and inviting British police into Ecuador’s embassy.
| Featured, News |

Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange

A few corporate media publications have finally come out in very halfhearted support of Julian Assange – after years of stabbing him in the back at every opportunity. These outlets, including the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times, have found their voice very belatedly, only after the Trump administration revealed last week … Continue reading "Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange" The post Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out
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How Israeli police manipulated evidence to hide the targeting of Ayman Odeh

Palestinian lawmaker Ayman Odeh has long claimed that he was shot by Israeli police at Umm al-Hiran in 2017. But the police manipulated evidence, suggesting he was hit by stones or shrapnel. A new documentary shows how they hid the critical footage.
| Opinion, Ayman Odeh, Umm Al-Hiran |

Australia’s Media Raids and the Decline of Press Freedom Worldwide

Americans with insomnia and a Twitter account may have seen a disturbing sight on Tuesday night. Half a world away, the Australian Federal Police, the country’s equivalent of the FBI, raided the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the country’s equivalent of the BBC. John Lyons, the executive editor of ABC, published a blow-by-blow account on Twitter as AFP agents executed a search warrant against the media organization. At issue,
| Law, Politics, Press freedom |

Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks?

Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum from the government of Ecuador over fears that espionage charges were being prepared against him by … Continue reading "Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks?" The post Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original
| Uncategorized |

New evidence backs Arab MK’s claims that police shot him

An investigation by a London-based research center shows MK Ayman Odeh was shot with a sponge-tipped bullet during clashes in Umm al-Hiran in 2017. Police repeatedly claimed he was hit by a stone thrown by one of the protesters. New evidence suggests Israeli police shot Palestinian Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh in the head with a sponge-tipped bullet during […] The post New evidence backs Arab MK’s claims that police shot him appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Local Call, News, activestills |

Vanunu Mordechai’s 34th Year Captivity Continues at Facebook

At Facebook on Sunday, Israel’s nuclear whistle blower Vanunu Mordechai reported that for the 16thyear, after 18 years behind bars Vanunu is still “not to meet foreigners, not leave the country” and all Vanunu can “do is to continue to wait, continue to demand my freedom, from 1986-2019.” By Eileen Fleming Image is a screenshot taken from  Vanunu Mordechai’s Facebook Wall: Captivity, or being held captive, is a state wherein humans [or other animals] are confined to a particular
| Arab World, Bloggers, Commentary |

Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis

Donald Trump won the presidency–despite losing the popular vote by 2.8 million—with a campaign that careened wildly from one distraction to another. He has clung to this as a Twitter and governing strategy ever since. As there are 190 countries in the world, and the United States trades with most of them, trade wars so far have provided a shovel-ready supply of such diversions. So, here we are: Last Thursday, just in time to distract from the more potentially violent foreign ventures that are not going very
| Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Trade |

Booksmart Deserved Better

In the opening scene of Booksmart , a winsome comedy about two try-hards who set out to prove they can have fun on the eve of their high school graduation, Molly (Beanie Feldstein) wakes in the flamingo-pink Le Capris apartment complex to a pre-recorded pep talk. “Good morning, winner,” Maya Rudolph’s voice coos. “Visualize the mountain of your success and look down on everyone who has ever doubted you. Fuck those losers. Fuck them in their stupid, fucking faces.”
| Culture, Booksmart, Film |

Selected Articles: The Murdering of Julian Assange

Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed “volunteers” among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts).  Do not send us … The post Selected Articles: The Murdering of Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
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Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?

Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange . More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum … The post Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks? appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Donald Trump, free press |

Headlines for June 4, 2019

CBP Confirms 2 More Migrants' Deaths in Recent Days, Judge Denies Dem Request to Block Funding of Border Wall, Mexico, U.S. Lawmakers Hope to Avert Trump Tariff on Mexican Goods, U.S. Sends Border Patrol Agents to Guatemala, Trump Meets with Theresa May as Protesters Blast His U.K. Visit, Sudan: Death Toll from Anti-Protest Raid Mounts, as Transitional Gov't Sets Timeline for Election, Reports: Car Bomb Kills At Least 14 People in Northern Syria, Swedish Court Rejects Detention Request for Julian
| News |

Strange Defenders: Assange and the Press

In recent days, in response to the Trump administration’s issuance on May 23 of a 17-charge indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a number of prominent liberal columnists and Democratic politicians have come out with highly critical comments. Understandably, … The post Strange Defenders: Assange and the Press appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange, Mainstream media |

The Murdering of Julian Assange

If a lie is repeated often enough it becomes the truth in the minds of the braindead listeners. Its indoctrination of the public to demonize somebody or a group of people, or a country, who could become dangerous for the empire’s vicious and criminal endeavors. That’s what they are doing with Julian Assange. The post The Murdering of Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Mobile, Assange case |

Swedish court rejects Assange detention request

A Swedish court on June 3 rejected a request to detain Australian whistleblower Julian Assange over a 2010 rape case, complicating the prosecutor's efforts to request his transfer from Britain.
| World |

The Murdering of Julia Assange

Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh prison in the south-east of London. The prison is notorious for holding people who have never been charged with a crime indefinitely. It is also called the British version of Guantanamo, and, typically used to detain so-called terrorists, thus called by the […]
| Chelsea Manning, Extradiction, Incarceration |

The Murdering of Julian Assange

Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh prison in the south-east of London. The prison is notorious for holding people who have never been charged with a crime indefinitely. It is also called the British version of Guantanamo, and, typically used to detain so-called terrorists, thus called by the […]
| Chelsea Manning, Extradiction, Incarceration |

How YouTube Became a Breeding Ground for a Diabolical Lizard Cult

On March 25, Barbara Rogers shuffled into the Court of Commons Pleas in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, with her dark hair parted neatly down the middle. She wore a plain cardigan and skirt over stockings with flats. Lowering her head between hunched shoulders, she averted her eyes from the scrum of snapping cameras. The 44-year-old looked more like a dazed child than what she was alleged to be: a doomsday cultist who murdered the love of her life. The events that brought
| Politics, YouTube, Donald Trump |

Assange Indictment Marks Alarming New Stage in US Gov’t’s War on Leaks

Mexico City ( Committee to Protect Journalists) – The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the U.S. Justice Department’s indictment last week of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The administration of President Donald Trump disclosed 17 charges against Assange under the Espionage Act, relating to his receipt and publication of classified military documents and diplomatic […]
| censorship, journalism |

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange

Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system’s vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is finding its mark. While some in the cynical, narcissistic press corps still find little to commend […]
| Julian Assange, Political Prisoners, Sweden |

Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State

We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange . He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson , found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation … The post Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange |

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange

Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system’s vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange , like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is … The post Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange asylum, Assange in Ecuadorian embassy |

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It

Julian Assange’ s Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that “Assange’s health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him.” This jarring revelation has been reported by a small … The post Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange health, Julian Assange |

UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. “Coordinated” by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador

The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer , has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks … The post UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. “Coordinated” by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange torture, Belmarsh prison |

National Lawyers Guild Echoes Smear Campaign About Julian Assange

I have been a proud member of the National Lawyers Guild for over 30 years, beginning in law school, and serving as union staff of the SF/Bay Area Chapter for over a decade. The Guild was founded in 1937 as an organization of lawyers to defend FDR’s New Deal, and was the first racially integrated […]
| Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange |

Stop the Extradition: If Julian Assange Is Guilty of Espionage, So Too Are the New York Times, the Guardian and Numerous Other Media Outlets

My response to the outrageous and alarming decision by the US Justice Department, under Donald Trump, to charge Julian Assange of WikiLeaks under the Espionage Act, and how fundamentally it threatens press freedom, plus my call for the British government to refuse to extradite Assange to the US, and also to move him from Belmarsh, where his mental health is deteriorating.
| Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Donald Trump |