In a Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in modern history. Assange has been charged with 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of the New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon […]
| Democracy, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks |

Marc Lamont Hill was ‘hurt’ and ‘indignant’ to be fired by CNN for calling for equal rights ‘from river to sea’

After Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the U.N. last November calling for equal rights in Palestine, his employer CNN called the next day and fired him. "They said, 'Your speech was not in line with our values,'" he recalls to Palestinian journalist Janna Jihad. "I said, which part of the speech? They said, The speech." Hill was shocked. "I'm prone to saying crazy shit. I just didn't do it that day!"
| News, Anti-Semitism, CNN |

Spying on Julian Assange

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about More The post Spying on Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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In Crisis of Democracy, We All Must Become Julian Assange

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in history. Assange has been charged on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of The New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration More The post In Crisis of Democracy, We All Must Become Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big […]
| Activism, Julian Assange, Media |

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about […]
| Ecuador, Julian Assange, Media |

Julian Assange: US Coopts Patriotic Opposition in Ecuador, Former President Correa goes against Wikileaks Founder

Former President Rafael Correa’s claim that Julian Assange abused his political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to influence the US’ 2016 elections and his publicly proclaimed admiration for Hillary amount to nothing less than the completion of America’s … The post Julian Assange: US Coopts Patriotic Opposition in Ecuador, Former President Correa goes against Wikileaks Founder appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Ecuador, Julian Assange |

History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate

Nozomi Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to “the youth who grew up on the Internet,” then added, “The future of civilization depends on great acts of courage inspired by the heart.” Hayase is a psychologist, essayist, and activist, and her book is a chronological collection of her essays about WikiLeaks, More
| articles 2015 |

History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate

Nozomi Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to “the youth who grew up on the Internet,” then added, “The future of civilization depends on great acts of courage inspired by the heart.” Hayase is a psychologist, essayist, and activist, and her book is a chronological collection of her essays about WikiLeaks, More
| articles 2015 |

Nick Clegg: the Facebook fixer

He quit Westminster after failing to realign British politics. Now the former Lib Dem leader has taken on an even bigger challenge at Facebook. Has he sold out – or can he really be the missing link between government and Big Tech? Two months ago, on a bright spring morning in Paris, Nick Clegg set off for a meeting among various
| News |

Media Intrigue: Spying on Julian Assange

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about is to wade in the insensibility of it all. … The post Media Intrigue: Spying on Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, CNN, Julian Assange |

London’s ‘Media Freedom’ Conference Smacks of Irony: Critics Barred, No Mention of Jailed Assange

Irony is the word which comes to mind at the mention of the “Global Conference for Media Freedom” co-hosted by the UK and Canadian foreign ministers. Everything about this twilight zone gathering smacked of irony. Irony that governments which support … The post London’s ‘Media Freedom’ Conference Smacks of Irony: Critics Barred, No Mention of Jailed Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange, journalism |

CIA Pushes for Expansion of Secrecy Law to Stifle Public Criticism

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent … The post CIA Pushes for Expansion of Secrecy Law to Stifle Public Criticism appeared first on Global Research .
| English, CIA, Intelligence Identities Protection Act |

Three Months Since Arrest of WikiLeaks Publisher: UK Government Holds “Media Freedom” Conference While Imprisoning Assange

Thursday marked three months since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into London’s Belmarsh Prison, where he is being held pending extradition to the United States and a drumhead trial on Espionage Act charges … The post Three Months Since Arrest of WikiLeaks Publisher: UK Government Holds “Media Freedom” Conference While Imprisoning Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange, Press freedom |

GCHQ’s centenary: the art of espionage in a digital age

Sophisticated hackers and unprecedented data collection are only some of the challenges that Britain’s intelligence service will face in the next 100 years.  In 1844 Giuseppe Mazzini, an activist fighting for Italian unification, fled to London on release from prison in Paris. Mazzini thought he’d be safe away from Europe’s mainland, but shortly after the young Italian arrived in London, the Foreign Office began spying
| News |

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons and the USS LIBERTY

This week another fact emerged regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons and their attack on the USS Liberty, America’s premier surveillance ship during the Six-Day War By Eileen Fleming In October 2007, this American began to learn about the USA Government cover-up of Israel’s 8 June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty while navigating in international waters during The Six Day War. In June 2005, I learned about Israel’s WMD directly from nuclear whistleblower Mordechai
| Arab World, Bloggers, Commentary |

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted by Twitter

One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals. Any Assange supporter […]
| Freedom of Expression/Speech, Julian Assange, Media |

UK agencies played key role in Italian mistaken identity case

Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe wrongly arrested based on tipoffs from NCA and GCHQ The acquittal of Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe by an Italian court of being a human trafficking kingpin is a major embarrassment for Britain’s National Crime Agency and the GCHQ intelligence service. Berhe’s arrest in 2016 was trumpeted as a major coup in the battle against international people-smuggling, but unbeknown to them at the time, the Italian and British authorities had mistaken the Eritrean for one of
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Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill The post Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism appeared first on Shadowproof .
| Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter |

Trump Assembles His Gang of Social-Media Deplorables

Donald Trump’s war against the media reached perhaps its weirdest point on Thursday afternoon when the president hosted a “social media summit” that excluded Facebook and Twitter, but included a number of right-wing conspiracy-mongers, provocateurs, and grifters. Defending the summit earlier in the day, he argued that he would be showcasing the future of media—and burying its past. “A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression
| Politics, Donald Trump, Social Media |

Swedish Prosecutors: ‘It’s Not on the Cards’ to Interview Assange – After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years

Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange , founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson ,”…it … The post Swedish Prosecutors: ‘It’s Not on the Cards’ to Interview Assange – After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange case, Julian Assange |

Bike crash kills South African man set to be first 'Afronaut'

Mandla Maseko, a DJ who won the chance to be the first black African in space, has died in a motorbike accident A South African man who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash before turning his dream into reality. Mandla Maseko, a part-time DJ and candidate officer with the South African air force, was nicknamed “Afronaut” after landing a coveted seat to fly 103km (64 miles) into
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Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange

With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. *** Eight months from now one of the most consequential extradition … The post Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Augusto Pinochet, extradition |

UK's Largest Forensic Science Company Forced to Pay Ransom to Hackers Following Cyber Attack

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) suspended work with the company after its IT systems were the target of what the company described as a “sophisticated” ransomware virus at the beginning of June.
| Europe |

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More

In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
| News |

How To Spot A Twitter Troll

UPDATE: Britain’s GCHQ are currently advertising to recruit more trolls to carry out precisely the activity I outline here. As their advertisement puts it: We are looking to recruit individuals who can contribute to a step change in the UK’s … The post How To Spot A Twitter Troll appeared first on Global Research .
| English, troll, Twitter |

Democratic Rot and the Origins of American Conspiracism

At the end of 2016, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, The Oxford English Dictionary made “post-truth” its word of the year, Merriam-Webster picked “surreal,” and Dictionary.com chose “xenophobia.” Loath to put too fine a point on it, the American Dialect Society went with “dumpster fire.” At least in recent times, official words of the year have tried to capture the political and social anxieties of their moment, and the ascent
| July-August 2019, Magazine, Books & The Arts |

Can the Left Win YouTube?

Ke­vin Peterson is deliberate when he speaks. He pauses frequently, as though chewing over his next thought. In life as on YouTube, where he is one of a growing number of leftists and progressives who have attracted large online followings, he is disarmingly sincere. He tends to understate the case, introduce caveats, and admit uncertainty. He embeds these habits in the sign-off on his video essays—“DAS JUS ME DOE”—a phrase that is also featured on his merchandise. He then adds, “What do you think?”
| Politics, YouTube, Donald Trump |

The “American Democracy” and the Torture of Julian Assange

In a few days July 4th will be upon us. We will hear endless nonsense from insouciant speakers and editorialists about what a great democracy we are, having won our freedom from being a British colony.   One thing the United … The post The “American Democracy” and the Torture of Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange case, Julian Assange |

Selected Articles: Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? Click to donate or click here to become a member of Global Research . . . * * * Capitalist Development and Community Demolitions … The post Selected Articles: Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange
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Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like … The post Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange |

Ransomware Victims Told ‘Don’t Pay Up’ as UK Police Go After Cyber Criminals as Young as 13

The number of people in UK law enforcement working on cyber crime has risen from 70 to 1,000 in the last seven years. The National Crime Agency said they believed there had been 976,000 cyber attacks in the UK last year.
| Tech |

Assange and Trump: Real Hero, Fake Villain

The rapid descent of the nation, the system and the planet under the domain of private-profit-first capitalism continues with opposition growing but still far too much acceptance that only agrees to new employees at the level of state rule who represent the same class interests but in more polite forms. This means some benefits for […]
| Capitalism, Chelsea Manning, Donald Trump |

US launches cyberattack on Kata’ib Hezbollah communications

The United States has launched a cyberattack on Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah militia in an attempt to cripple its communications and limit its military capabilities. Although the attack took place last Sunday, reports have only just emerged. The group’s ability to control rocket fire was the target of the attack, the success of which is not clear, but there are reports from Iran that it did not succeed in halting communications. Kata’ib Hezbollah, which has forces in Iraq, Syria and
| Asia & Americas, Lebanon, Middle East |

Ola Bini, Privacy Activist and Julian Assange Friend, Speaks Out After Release from Ecuadorian Jail

Last week, an Ecuadorian judge ordered the release of Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, who spent more than two months in jail without charge. Bini is a friend of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. He was arrested in Quito on the same day that Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. We speak with Ola Bini in Quito, where he remains under investigation for allegedly hacking the Ecuadorian government. He says, "Through
| News |

The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospects

Standing back a little and surveying the events of the last couple of weeks, gives a bleak view of the current state of western democracy. We have seen what appears to be the most unconvincing of false flags in the … The post The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospects appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Assange extradition, Iran |

The Big Winner in Trump’s anti-Iran Sanctions? Russia

By Stasa Salacanin | – Reinstated sanctions on Iran have brought a new complexity to Tehran’s relations with those countries which supported the deal, especially Russia. A new reality has forced both countries to face tough decisions, testing the strength of their bilateral partnership. Many assume that Tehran, facing maximum pressure and isolation, does not […]
| Iran, Russia |

The Shaving Kit: Manufacturing The Julian Assange Witch-Hunt

Last week, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed the US extradition request to hand over Julian Assange, who is charged with 18 counts of violating the US Espionage Act. Assange’s immediate fate now lies in the hands of the British justice system. Javid ‘consistently voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas’, […]
| Corporate media, Ecuador, Julian Assange |

Exposed: The Pentagon’s Cyberwar Against Russia

Five years before Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to investigate the allegation that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and had conspired with the Trump campaign, the Pentagon had been waging secret cyberattacks against Russia’s electrical grid. The cyberwar … The post Exposed: The Pentagon’s Cyberwar Against Russia appeared first on Global Research .
| English, cyberattack, cyberwar |

US Foreign Policy Exposed

In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points to a foreign policy that violates international law and standards, perpetrates wars and conflict and … Continue reading "US Foreign Policy Exposed" The post US Foreign Policy Exposed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original
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Julian Assange Indictment "Criminalizes the News Gathering Process," Says Pentagon Papers Lawyer

A London judge has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appear before a court in February 2020 to face a full extradition hearing. Prosecutors in the U.S. have indicted Assange on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. This is the first-ever case of a journalist or publisher being indicted under the World War I-era law. Assange said that his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors a U.S. request for his extradition. Assange is currently
| News |

US Foreign Policy Exposed

In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points … The post US Foreign Policy Exposed appeared first on Global Research .
| English, foreign policy, United States |

US Foreign Policy Exposed

Protest against US Foreign Policy in the Philippines (Source EPA) In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points to a foreign policy that […]
| Iran, Jeremy Corbyn, Julian Assange |

Julia Armfield’s salt slow is a dark take on life’s most threatening anxieties

salt slow  takes hold of the jittering uncertainty of modern life and picks apart its meaning. Fantasies have always provided escapism. They expose the darker parts of life that we’d rather not confront through plain realism, instead using magic and the unexplainable as metaphors for life’s cruelties. The short story, a crafty, nimble shape that runs without explanation, eagerly welcomes
| News |

Washington sees opening of first Palestinian museum

The first Palestinian museum in Washington DC opened its doors Sunday, displaying priceless collections of art and documents gathered from around the world for visitors. The Museum of Palestinian People (MPP) is the second museum of its kind in the United States and is currently showcasing work by five artists. The temporary exhibit is called “Reimagining a Future” and features art by talents such as Ahmed Hmeedat, Manal Deeb, Mohammad Musallam, Dalia Elcharbini and Haya Zaatry. With the motto, “Many
| News |

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 |