2019-04-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-04-20). Formerly-jailed Australian journalist fronts corporate media attack on Julian Assange. wsws.org Peter Greste, once incarcerated by the US-backed Egyptian junta, is using his reputation as a victim of attacks on press freedom to support the Washington-led efforts to suppress WikiLeaks.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to workers Thursday at the Warren Stamping plant outside of Detroit about the importance of the defense of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

WSWS (2019-04-20). CIA director called out for complicity in torture. wsws.org US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Australia: University of Melbourne IYSSE holds successful meeting in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org Students at the meeting voted unanimously for a resolution to fight for the freedom of the WikiLeaks publisher.

Jimmysllama (2019-04-19). Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year. mintpressnews.com Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). CN Radio—Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more →

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-19). Julian Assange as Neuroses. dissidentvoice.org Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an …

John W. Whitehead (2019-04-19). From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State. counterpunch.org "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, More

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-19). Julian Assange as Neuroses. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims. consortiumnews.com The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). With Assange in Jail, Join Us for the 26th Vigil. consortiumnews.com Please join us for a live webcast of the 26th Vigil for Julian Assange. From 4pm to 7pm EST. Read more →

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…

RT (2019-04-19). Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'. rt.com A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it.

RT (2019-04-19). Trump's whistleblower protection agency under investigation for attacking…WHISTLEBLOWERS. rt.com In an ironic twist, the agency tasked with protecting those who blow the lid on illegal activity inside the government is ITSELF being accused of retaliating against whistleblowers — can anyone protect them from the protectors?

John McEvoy (2019-04-18). 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. thecanary.co Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-18). 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US. thecanary.co The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Reese Erlich (2019-04-18). Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial? progressive.org "I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."

James Wright (2019-04-18). In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange. thecanary.co The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright

Consortiumnews (2019-04-18). ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did. consortiumnews.com The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more →

David Rovics (2019-04-18). If I Had a Hacker. dissidentvoice.org After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. This past week has been one of those weeks when the internet seemed to explode, as it does every so often. Analyzing the patterns in which the rubble hit the ground after the …

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-04-18). Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland. globalresearch.ca Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …

Lee Camp (2019-04-18). Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced. mintpressnews.com You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-18). Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

Media Lens (2019-04-18). Assange Arrest: "A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist" dissidentvoice.org In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: 'Indeed it's difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour …

Media Lens (2019-04-17). Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property" dissidentvoice.org If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean— acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange. consortiumnews.com Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more →

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-17). The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan. mintpressnews.com The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. dissidentvoice.org Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …

Peter Koenig (2019-04-17). Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom. dissidentvoice.org Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …

James Petras (2019-04-17). Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War. dissidentvoice.org For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange. consortiumnews.com The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more →

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-17). UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'. thecanary.co British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition. consortiumnews.com The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure. democracynow.org The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…

United Nations (2019-04-17). Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report. un.org Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know? consortiumnews.com That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more →

C. J. Hopkins (2019-04-16). Uncle Tom's Empire. dissidentvoice.org I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …

ACLU (2019-04-15). The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms. aclu.org The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Fight Back (2019-04-15). ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…

James Risen (2019-04-15). Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say. theintercept.com "Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-14). Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange. thegrayzone.com Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…

unitedEditor (2019-04-13). What Wikileaks and Assange have revealed to the world. uwidata.com UWI reviews Wikileaks most important revelations On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks co-founder and editor Julian Assange was imprisoned. After his Ecuadorian citizenship being annulled, he was arrested inside the South American country's embassy in London where he had lived for 7 years. His next court date is set to take place on May 2. While …

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2019. democracynow.org Julian Assange's Lawyers Vow to Fight His Extradition to the United States, Ecuadorean Ex-President Criticizes Successor for Allowing Assange to Be Arrested, Trump Claims "I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks" Despite Praising Site Repeatedly in 2016, Sudanese Protesters Denounce Military Rule, Call for Civilian Government, Report: White House Pushed Plan to Send Migrants to Sanctuary Cities to Punish Dems, Official Who Compared Family Detention Centers to Summer Camps Set to Become Head of ICE, More Offshore Drilling Feared as Senate Confirms Ex-Oil Lobbyist to Head Interior, Report: Amazon, Netflix, IBM, Chevron Paid…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-12). Julian Assange arrested: The warmakers' assault on free press. liberationnews.org Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's arrest by UK authorities on behalf of the United States is a craven attempt by the Pentagon war machine and the rest of the imperial establishment to silence one of their most prominent critics.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

unitedEditor (2019-04-11). Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe? uwidata.com Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-11). Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage. shadowproof.com April 11, 2019 (3: 02 PM): This article has been updated to include a statement from Chelsea Manning's attorneys. |
| The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist—and more broadly, a media organization—for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. | Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom and arrested by British police on April 11. The expulsion and arrest…

2019-04-20: Social Media Postees

Formerly-jailed Australian journalist fronts corporate media attack on Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
Peter Greste, once incarcerated by the US-backed Egyptian junta, is using his reputation as a victim of attacks on press freedom to support the Washington-led efforts to suppress WikiLeaks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/gres-a20.html

CIA director called out for complicity in torture
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/hasp-a20.html

Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to workers Thursday at the Warren Stamping plant outside of Detroit about the importance of the defense of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/warr-a20.html

Australia: University of Melbourne IYSSE holds successful meeting in defence of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
Students at the meeting voted unanimously for a resolution to fight for the freedom of the WikiLeaks publisher.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/iysa-a20.html

Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.
mintpressnews.com/before-ousting-assange-moreno-government-spied-on-the-journalist-for-over-a-year/257621/

Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Arreaza-Decries-Ecuadors-Persecution-of-Patino–20190419-0009.html

UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/uk-blurring-two-very-different-extradition-claims/

Julian Assange as Neuroses
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-as-neuroses/5674957

With Assange in Jail, Join Us for the 26th Vigil
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
Please join us for a live webcast of the 26th Vigil for Julian Assange. From 4pm to 7pm EST. Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/with-assange-in-jail-join-us-for-the-26th-vigil/

CN Radio–Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/cn-radio-episode-7-francis-boyle-on-extradition-of-julian-assange/

Julian Assange as Neuroses
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-as-neuroses/

From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/from-jesus-christ-to-julian-assange-when-dissidents-become-enemies-of-the-state/

Trump's whistleblower protection agency under investigation for attacking…WHISTLEBLOWERS
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
In an ironic twist, the agency tasked with protecting those who blow the lid on illegal activity inside the government is ITSELF being accused of retaliating against whistleblowers — can anyone protect them from the protectors? | …
rt.com/usa/456999-whistleblower-protection-agency-attacks-whistleblowers/

Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it. | …
rt.com/usa/456964-mueller-assange-intelligence-professionals/

'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/18/out-traitor-out-ecuadorians-respond-to-their-governments-betrayal-of-julian-assange/

Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-of-the-press-in-britain-imprisoning-julian-assange-arrest-of-journalists-in-northern-ireland/5674867

In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/18/in-less-than-three-minutes-the-bbc-broadcasts-seven-apparent-fabrications-about-julian-assange/

ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-18
The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/18/all-journalists-do-what-julian-assange-did/

Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-04-18
"I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."
progressive.org/dispatches/can-julian-assange-get-a-fair-trial-erlich-190418/

13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/04/18/13-civil-liberties-organisations-warn-against-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-us/

If I Had a Hacker
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. This past week has been one of those weeks when the internet seemed to explode, as it does every so often. Analyzing the patterns in which the rubble hit the ground after the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/if-i-had-a-hacker/

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.
mintpressnews.com/nearly-100000-pentagon-whistleblower-complaints-silenced/257594/

Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-18
(CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

Debunking the “Assange is a Russian Agent” Smear

Assange Arrest: "A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: 'Indeed it's difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-a-definite-creep-a-probable-rapist/

Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-part-1-so-now-hes-our-property/

How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/how-ecuadors-president-gave-up-assange/

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assanges-victory/

Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-arrested-murdering-human-rights-freedom-of-speech-murdering-freedom/

VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/video-european-parliament-debates-assange-extradition/

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War
James Petras | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-and-the-agenda-for-global-war/

The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.
mintpressnews.com/assange-poop-smear-concocted-cover-ecuadors-4-2-b-imf-loan/257554/

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/vips-fault-mueller-probe-criticize-refusal-to-interview-assange/

UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/17/uk-military-veteran-eternally-grateful-to-manning-and-assange-for-profound-impact-on-his-life/

ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-17
The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/17/icc_makes_dangerous_decision_to_drop

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-17
Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1036791

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/if-your-country-were-committing-war-crimes-would-you-want-to-know/

Uncle Tom's Empire
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/uncle-toms-empire/

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-15
The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/assange-indictment-and-press-freedoms

ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/14/ilps-condemns-arrest-julian-assange-demands-his-immediate-release-journalist

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-coup-usa-vs-iran/

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
"Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.
theintercept.com/2019/04/15/julian-assange-health-medical-care/

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/14/lenin-moreno-julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador/

What Wikileaks and Assange have revealed to the world
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-13
UWI reviews Wikileaks most important revelations On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks co-founder and editor Julian Assange was imprisoned. After his Ecuadorian citizenship being annulled, he was arrested inside the South American country's embassy in London where he had lived for 7 years. His next court date is set to take place on May 2. While …
uwidata.com/3068-what-wikileaks-and-assange-have-revealed-to-the-world/

John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-assange-arrest-warning-history

Julian Assange arrested: The warmakers' assault on free press
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-12
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's arrest by UK authorities on behalf of the United States is a craven attempt by the Pentagon war machine and the rest of the imperial establishment to silence one of their most prominent critics.
liberationnews.org/julian-assange-arrested-the-warmakers-assault-on-free-press/

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/chomsky_arrest_of_assange_is_scandalous

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-11
April 11, 2019 (3: 02 PM): This article has been updated to include a statement from Chelsea Manning's attorneys. | | The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist–and more broadly, a media organization–for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. | Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom and arrested by British police on April 11. The expulsion and arrest…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/11/justice-department-charges-julian-assange-with-computer-crime-but-alleges-conspiracy-to-abet-espionage/

Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-11
Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …
uwidata.com/3057-julian-assange-arrested-in-london-who-is-still-safe/

2019-04-19: News Headlines

Jimmysllama (2019-04-19). Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year. mintpressnews.com Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…

John W. Whitehead (2019-04-19). From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State. counterpunch.org "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). CN Radio—Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more →

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-19). Julian Assange as Neuroses. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims. consortiumnews.com The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). With Assange in Jail, Join Us for the 26th Vigil. consortiumnews.com Please join us for a live webcast of the 26th Vigil for Julian Assange. From 4pm to 7pm EST. Read more →

WSWS (2019-04-19). Teachers demand freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org Teachers have been in the forefront of a wave of global strikes and struggles over the last year, which terrifies the ruling class and is motivating its attack on free speech and democratic rights.

WorkWeek Radio (2019-04-19). Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal. indybay.org KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prosecute Christine Baker and her daugher but is defending Baker against illegal retaliations against an investigator and whistl…

WSWS (2019-04-19). Socialist Equality Party intervenes at Paris rally in defence of Assange. wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members intervened at the rally on Saturday in defence of Assange at the invitation of the alternative news site Le Grand Soir.

WSWS (2019-04-19). Growing popular support for Julian Assange in Australia. wsws.org Since Assange's illegal arrest by the British police last Thursday, 75,000 more people have signed a petition demanding that the Australian government take action to defend the WikiLeaks founder.

WSWS (2019-04-19). Australian filmmaker James Ricketson demands release of Julian Assange. wsws.org Ricketson was arrested in Cambodia in 2017 and imprisoned for 15 months on bogus claims that he was spying for "foreign states."

RT (2019-04-19). Trump's whistleblower protection agency under investigation for attacking…WHISTLEBLOWERS. rt.com In an ironic twist, the agency tasked with protecting those who blow the lid on illegal activity inside the government is ITSELF being accused of retaliating against whistleblowers — can anyone protect them from the protectors?

RT (2019-04-19). Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'. rt.com A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it.

WSWS (2019-04-19). US preparing more charges against Julian Assange. wsws.org A report by CNN confirms the warnings made by the WSWS that if the journalist is extradited to the United States, additional, possibly capital, charges would be brought against him.

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-04-18). Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland. globalresearch.ca Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …

teleSUR (2019-04-18). Ecuador: Ricardo Patiño, Latest Victim of 'Lawfare' Persecution. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Ecuadorean Attorney General's office announced the solicitation of a Red Notice request to Interpol for the capture of the foreign minister under former President Rafael Correa, Ricardo Patiño. As the goverment ramps up its attacks on the opposition, this opposition leader and vocal critic of the current government President Lenin Moreno has come under the gaze of lawfare attacks. | Who is Ricardo Patiño, and why is the Ecuadorean government af…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-18). ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did. consortiumnews.com The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more →

David Rovics (2019-04-18). If I Had a Hacker. dissidentvoice.org After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. This past week has been one of those weeks when the internet seemed to explode, as it does every so often. Analyzing the patterns in which the rubble hit the ground after the …

Reese Erlich (2019-04-18). Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial? progressive.org "I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-18). 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US. thecanary.co The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi

John McEvoy (2019-04-18). 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. thecanary.co Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy

James Wright (2019-04-18). In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange. thecanary.co The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright

Lee Camp (2019-04-18). Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced. mintpressnews.com You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-18). Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

Media Lens (2019-04-18). Assange Arrest: "A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist" dissidentvoice.org In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: 'Indeed it's difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange. consortiumnews.com The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more →

Media Lens (2019-04-17). Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property" dissidentvoice.org If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean— acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-17). UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'. thecanary.co British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition. consortiumnews.com The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more →

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. dissidentvoice.org Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-17). The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan. mintpressnews.com The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.

Peter Koenig (2019-04-17). Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom. dissidentvoice.org Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …

James Petras (2019-04-17). Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War. dissidentvoice.org For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange. consortiumnews.com Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure. democracynow.org The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…

United Nations (2019-04-17). Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report. un.org Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.

C. J. Hopkins (2019-04-16). Uncle Tom's Empire. dissidentvoice.org I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know? consortiumnews.com That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more →

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

ACLU (2019-04-15). The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms. aclu.org The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…

Fight Back (2019-04-15). ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…

James Risen (2019-04-15). Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say. theintercept.com "Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-14). Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange. thegrayzone.com Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

unitedEditor (2019-04-13). What Wikileaks and Assange have revealed to the world. uwidata.com UWI reviews Wikileaks most important revelations On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks co-founder and editor Julian Assange was imprisoned. After his Ecuadorian citizenship being annulled, he was arrested inside the South American country's embassy in London where he had lived for 7 years. His next court date is set to take place on May 2. While …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2019. democracynow.org Julian Assange's Lawyers Vow to Fight His Extradition to the United States, Ecuadorean Ex-President Criticizes Successor for Allowing Assange to Be Arrested, Trump Claims "I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks" Despite Praising Site Repeatedly in 2016, Sudanese Protesters Denounce Military Rule, Call for Civilian Government, Report: White House Pushed Plan to Send Migrants to Sanctuary Cities to Punish Dems, Official Who Compared Family Detention Centers to Summer Camps Set to Become Head of ICE, More Offshore Drilling Feared as Senate Confirms Ex-Oil Lobbyist to Head Interior, Report: Amazon, Netflix, IBM, Chevron Paid…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-12). Julian Assange arrested: The warmakers' assault on free press. liberationnews.org Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's arrest by UK authorities on behalf of the United States is a craven attempt by the Pentagon war machine and the rest of the imperial establishment to silence one of their most prominent critics.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-11). Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage. shadowproof.com April 11, 2019 (3: 02 PM): This article has been updated to include a statement from Chelsea Manning's attorneys. |
| The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist—and more broadly, a media organization—for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. | Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom and arrested by British police on April 11. The expulsion and arrest…

2019-04-19: Social Media Postees

Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.
mintpressnews.com/before-ousting-assange-moreno-government-spied-on-the-journalist-for-over-a-year/257621/

CN Radio–Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/cn-radio-episode-7-francis-boyle-on-extradition-of-julian-assange/

From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/from-jesus-christ-to-julian-assange-when-dissidents-become-enemies-of-the-state/

Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Arreaza-Decries-Ecuadors-Persecution-of-Patino–20190419-0009.html

Julian Assange as Neuroses
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-as-neuroses/5674957

With Assange in Jail, Join Us for the 26th Vigil
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
Please join us for a live webcast of the 26th Vigil for Julian Assange. From 4pm to 7pm EST. Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/with-assange-in-jail-join-us-for-the-26th-vigil/

UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/19/uk-blurring-two-very-different-extradition-claims/

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson demands release of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Ricketson was arrested in Cambodia in 2017 and imprisoned for 15 months on bogus claims that he was spying for "foreign states."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/rick-a19.html

Socialist Equality Party intervenes at Paris rally in defence of Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Socialist Equality Party members intervened at the rally on Saturday in defence of Assange at the invitation of the alternative news site Le Grand Soir.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/pari-a19.html

Trump's whistleblower protection agency under investigation for attacking…WHISTLEBLOWERS
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
In an ironic twist, the agency tasked with protecting those who blow the lid on illegal activity inside the government is ITSELF being accused of retaliating against whistleblowers — can anyone protect them from the protectors? | …
rt.com/usa/456999-whistleblower-protection-agency-attacks-whistleblowers/

US preparing more charges against Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
A report by CNN confirms the warnings made by the WSWS that if the journalist is extradited to the United States, additional, possibly capital, charges would be brought against him.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/more-a19.html

Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it. | …
rt.com/usa/456964-mueller-assange-intelligence-professionals/

Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-04-19
KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prosecute Christine Baker and her daugher but is defending Baker against illegal retaliations against an investigator and whistl…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/17/18822783.php

Teachers demand freedom for Assange and Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Teachers have been in the forefront of a wave of global strikes and struggles over the last year, which terrifies the ruling class and is motivating its attack on free speech and democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/teac-a19.html

Growing popular support for Julian Assange in Australia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Since Assange's illegal arrest by the British police last Thursday, 75,000 more people have signed a petition demanding that the Australian government take action to defend the WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/aust-a19.html

Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-04-18
"I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."
progressive.org/dispatches/can-julian-assange-get-a-fair-trial-erlich-190418/

13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/04/18/13-civil-liberties-organisations-warn-against-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-us/

ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-18
The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/18/all-journalists-do-what-julian-assange-did/

If I Had a Hacker
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. This past week has been one of those weeks when the internet seemed to explode, as it does every so often. Analyzing the patterns in which the rubble hit the ground after the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/if-i-had-a-hacker/

'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/18/out-traitor-out-ecuadorians-respond-to-their-governments-betrayal-of-julian-assange/

In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/18/in-less-than-three-minutes-the-bbc-broadcasts-seven-apparent-fabrications-about-julian-assange/

Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-of-the-press-in-britain-imprisoning-julian-assange-arrest-of-journalists-in-northern-ireland/5674867

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.
mintpressnews.com/nearly-100000-pentagon-whistleblower-complaints-silenced/257594/

Assange Arrest: "A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: 'Indeed it's difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-a-definite-creep-a-probable-rapist/

Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-18
(CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

Debunking the “Assange is a Russian Agent” Smear

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/vips-fault-mueller-probe-criticize-refusal-to-interview-assange/

Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-part-1-so-now-hes-our-property/

Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-arrested-murdering-human-rights-freedom-of-speech-murdering-freedom/

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assanges-victory/

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War
James Petras | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-and-the-agenda-for-global-war/

UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/17/uk-military-veteran-eternally-grateful-to-manning-and-assange-for-profound-impact-on-his-life/

How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/how-ecuadors-president-gave-up-assange/

The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.
mintpressnews.com/assange-poop-smear-concocted-cover-ecuadors-4-2-b-imf-loan/257554/

VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/video-european-parliament-debates-assange-extradition/

ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-17
The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/17/icc_makes_dangerous_decision_to_drop

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-17
Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1036791

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/if-your-country-were-committing-war-crimes-would-you-want-to-know/

Uncle Tom's Empire
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/uncle-toms-empire/

ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/14/ilps-condemns-arrest-julian-assange-demands-his-immediate-release-journalist

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-coup-usa-vs-iran/

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-15
The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/assange-indictment-and-press-freedoms

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
"Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.
theintercept.com/2019/04/15/julian-assange-health-medical-care/

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/14/lenin-moreno-julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador/

What Wikileaks and Assange have revealed to the world
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-13
UWI reviews Wikileaks most important revelations On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks co-founder and editor Julian Assange was imprisoned. After his Ecuadorian citizenship being annulled, he was arrested inside the South American country's embassy in London where he had lived for 7 years. His next court date is set to take place on May 2. While …
uwidata.com/3068-what-wikileaks-and-assange-have-revealed-to-the-world/

John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-assange-arrest-warning-history

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/chomsky_arrest_of_assange_is_scandalous

Julian Assange arrested: The warmakers' assault on free press
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-12
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's arrest by UK authorities on behalf of the United States is a craven attempt by the Pentagon war machine and the rest of the imperial establishment to silence one of their most prominent critics.
liberationnews.org/julian-assange-arrested-the-warmakers-assault-on-free-press/

Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-11
Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …
uwidata.com/3057-julian-assange-arrested-in-london-who-is-still-safe/

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-11
April 11, 2019 (3: 02 PM): This article has been updated to include a statement from Chelsea Manning's attorneys. | | The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist–and more broadly, a media organization–for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. | Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom and arrested by British police on April 11. The expulsion and arrest…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/11/justice-department-charges-julian-assange-with-computer-crime-but-alleges-conspiracy-to-abet-espionage/

2019-04-18: News Headlines

John McEvoy (2019-04-18). 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. thecanary.co Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-18). 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US. thecanary.co The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Michael Howard (2019-04-18). Assange and the Cowardice of Power. counterpunch.org Trump has never heard of WikiLeaks, the publishing organization whose work he repeatedly and unequivocally touted during the 2016 election campaign. "I know nothing about WikiLeaks," he told reporters after Julian Assange was illegally arrested, after being illegally detained for seven years, in London. "It's not my thing and I know there is something having More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-18). ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did. consortiumnews.com The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more →

Renee Parsons (2019-04-18). Revisiting "Collateral Murder". Released by Wikileaks in 2010. globalresearch.ca In watching the grotesque arrest of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuador Embassy, it occurred to me that this 'show' in broad daylight was a deliberate attempt to intimidate and convey a message of omnipotent power and control. | Instead, …

Reese Erlich (2019-04-18). Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial? progressive.org "I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-04-18). Assange: Between Gratitude and Betrayal. counterpunch.org Julian Assange was arrested in England on Thursday, April 11, and is feared to be extradited to the United States to face charges for his actions during the Obama administration. According to an editorial in the Washington Post in 2011, such a conviction "would also cause collateral damage to the liberties of the U.S. media More

James Wright (2019-04-18). In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange. thecanary.co The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright

Oscar Grenfell (2019-04-18). Unsealed Affidavit Demonstrates US Seeking to Prosecute Assange for His Journalism. globalresearch.ca An affidavit unsealed by US prosecutors on Monday has underscored the unlawful character of the Trump administration's request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be extradited to the US in the wake of his illegal expulsion from Ecuador's London embassy and …

Lee Camp (2019-04-18). Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced. mintpressnews.com You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.

WSWS (2019-04-18). Ecuadorian police repress mass march demanding Julian Assange's freedom. wsws.org Called under the slogan "not one less right," the march brought thousands into the streets of Quito where they confronted mounted police, dogs and tear gas.

WSWS (2019-04-18). Britain's Socialist Workers Party renews "rape allegations" witch-hunt of Julian Assange. wsws.org The SWP have joined in the efforts to railroad Assange and blacken his name, justifying a course of action that would end with the WikiLeaks editor facing a show trial in the US.

WPFDA (2019-04-18). May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning. indybay.org On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…

John Knotts (2019-04-18). Why the Democrats collude with Ukraine? indybay.org Rudy Giuliani's shocking statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could expose a plot between the government of Ukraine and the US Democrats is in fact the tip of the iceberg.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-18). Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

WorkWeek Radio (2019-04-18). Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal. indybay.org KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prosecute Christine Baker and her daugher but is defending Baker against illegal retaliations against an investigator and whistl…

WSWS (2019-04-18). Julian Assange's extraordinary record of investigative journalism. wsws.org A review of WikiLeaks publishing activities demonstrates that Assange has played an unparalleled role in the exposure of wars, diplomatic intrigues and illegal surveillance operations.

WSWS (2019-04-18). Why the defense of Julian Assange is necessary for all workers. wsws.org The following statement in defense of Julian Assange was issued by the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Rank-and-File Committees.

Richard Ward (2019-04-18). All Will be Punished. counterpunch.org The image of London police dragging Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy was so disturbing and resonant on so many levels, one hardly knows where to begin. First, this person, this Moreno, has disgraced and degraded himself beyond historical repair. His name will be forever synonymous with betrayal of the most abject, vicious, and cowardly More

Vijay Prashad (2019-04-17). To Ola Bini, a Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle. counterpunch.org Dear Ola, The last time we had a long conversation, it was about the night. We were at a hotel in South America, where the ambient noise near your room was fairly loud. By ambient noise, I mean music. There was a band playing, a bar in motion, people happy for the evening. You said More

Media Lens (2019-04-17). Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property" dissidentvoice.org If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean— acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-17). The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan. mintpressnews.com The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.

Peter Koenig (2019-04-17). Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom. dissidentvoice.org Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …

James Petras (2019-04-17). Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War. dissidentvoice.org For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition. consortiumnews.com The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more →

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-17). UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'. thecanary.co British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange. consortiumnews.com The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more →

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. dissidentvoice.org Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange. consortiumnews.com Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more →

Prof. James Petras (2019-04-17). Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War. globalresearch.ca Introduction | For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). | Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure. democracynow.org The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…

John Leicester (2019-04-17). After exposing tennis crooks, whistleblower spurned by fellow players. peoplesworld.org ORDINO, Andorra (AP)—As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within, and testified about dishonest fellow professionals who, in part thanks to his evidence, are now banned. But instead, …

United Nations (2019-04-17). Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report. un.org Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.

WSWS (2019-04-17). SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org Sri Lankan media outlets, including Veerakesari, Sri Lanka's main Tamil-language daily newspaper, covered the SEP and IYSSE demonstration in Colombo.

WSWS (2019-04-17). Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism. wsws.org The extradition request is a pseudo-legal figleaf for an extraordinary rendition operation.

James Bovard (2019-04-17). Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out" counterpunch.org The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public. More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-17). Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange. counterpunch.org "Your honour, I represent the United States government". The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium itself, an effort now only garnished by the issue of skipping bail in 2012. Would the More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know? consortiumnews.com That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Ex-UK Ambassador Says. consortiumnews.com Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more →

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-16). Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad. thecanary.co Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi

C. J. Hopkins (2019-04-16). Uncle Tom's Empire. dissidentvoice.org I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future. consortiumnews.com The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more →

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-15). The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere. dissidentvoice.org Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …

ACLU (2019-04-15). The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms. aclu.org The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). We've Got the Assange Story Covered. consortiumnews.com Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more →

Fight Back (2019-04-15). ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

James Risen (2019-04-15). Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say. theintercept.com "Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.

John Pilger (2019-04-15). The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History. dissidentvoice.org The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …

Staff (2019-04-14). Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy? therealnews.com A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…

2019-04-18: Social Media Postees

'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
Protests swept the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on 16 and 17 April, as thousands took to the streets in response to the Lenín Moreno … | Read more 'Out, traitor, out!' Ecuadorians respond to their government's betrayal of Julian Assange. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/18/out-traitor-out-ecuadorians-respond-to-their-governments-betrayal-of-julian-assange/

13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations have issued a statement warning of "serious world-wide implications for freedom of the press" as a result … | Read more 13 civil liberties organisations warn against extradition of Julian Assange to the US | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/04/18/13-civil-liberties-organisations-warn-against-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-us/

Unsealed Affidavit Demonstrates US Seeking to Prosecute Assange for His Journalism
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
An affidavit unsealed by US prosecutors on Monday has underscored the unlawful character of the Trump administration's request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be extradited to the US in the wake of his illegal expulsion from Ecuador's London embassy and …
globalresearch.ca/unsealed-affidavit-demonstrates-us-seeking-prosecute-assange-journalism/5674829

ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-18
The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source's identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time. Parry is… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/18/all-journalists-do-what-julian-assange-did/

Assange: Between Gratitude and Betrayal
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-18
Julian Assange was arrested in England on Thursday, April 11, and is feared to be extradited to the United States to face charges for his actions during the Obama administration. According to an editorial in the Washington Post in 2011, such a conviction…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/18/assange-between-gratitude-and-betrayal/

Foreign Correspondent: Can Wikileaks' Julian Assange Get a Fair Trial?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-04-18
"I'm sure he's going to get a kangaroo court. I don't see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense."
progressive.org/dispatches/can-julian-assange-get-a-fair-trial-erlich-190418/

Assange and the Cowardice of Power
Michael Howard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-18
Trump has never heard of WikiLeaks, the publishing organization whose work he repeatedly and unequivocally touted during the 2016 election campaign. "I know nothing about WikiLeaks," he told reporters after Julian Assange was illegally arrested, after being illegally detained for seven years, in London.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/18/assange-and-the-cowardice-of-power/

Revisiting "Collateral Murder". Released by Wikileaks in 2010
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
In watching the grotesque arrest of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuador Embassy, it occurred to me that this 'show' in broad daylight was a deliberate attempt to intimidate and convey a message of omnipotent power and control. | Instead, …
globalresearch.ca/revisiting-collateral-murder-released-by-wikileaks-in-2010/5674808

All Will be Punished
Richard Ward | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-18
The image of London police dragging Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy was so disturbing and resonant on so many levels, one hardly knows where to begin. First, this person, this Moreno, has disgraced and degraded himself beyond historical repair. His name will be forever synonymous with betrayal of the most abject, vicious, and cowardly…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/18/all-will-be-punished/

In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
The BBC has broadcast seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange in less than three minutes. In an interview, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel … | Read more In less than three minutes, the BBC broadcasts seven apparent fabrications about Julian Assange | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/18/in-less-than-three-minutes-the-bbc-broadcasts-seven-apparent-fabrications-about-julian-assange/

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
You would think, in this topsy-turvy world, if there were one organization we could trust with a trillion dollars a year of our taxpayer money, it would be the Department of Unauthorized Highly Secretive Mass Human Murder.
mintpressnews.com/nearly-100000-pentagon-whistleblower-complaints-silenced/257594/

May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning
WPFDA | indybay.org | 2019-04-18
On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/16/18822766.php

Britain's Socialist Workers Party renews "rape allegations" witch-hunt of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-18
The SWP have joined in the efforts to railroad Assange and blacken his name, justifying a course of action that would end with the WikiLeaks editor facing a show trial in the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/soci-a18.html

Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-04-18
KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prosecute Christine Baker and her daugher but is defending Baker against illegal retaliations against an investigator and whistl…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/17/18822783.php

Ecuadorian police repress mass march demanding Julian Assange's freedom
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-18
Called under the slogan "not one less right," the march brought thousands into the streets of Quito where they confronted mounted police, dogs and tear gas.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/ecua-a18.html

Why the Democrats collude with Ukraine?
John Knotts | indybay.org | 2019-04-18
Rudy Giuliani's shocking statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could expose a plot between the government of Ukraine and the US Democrats is in fact the tip of the iceberg.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/18/18822801.php

Why the defense of Julian Assange is necessary for all workers
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-18
The following statement in defense of Julian Assange was issued by the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Rank-and-File Committees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/assa-a18.html

Julian Assange's extraordinary record of investigative journalism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-18
A review of WikiLeaks publishing activities demonstrates that Assange has played an unparalleled role in the exposure of wars, diplomatic intrigues and illegal surveillance operations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/asre-a18.html

Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-18
(CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

Debunking the “Assange is a Russian Agent” Smear

To Ola Bini, a Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Dear Ola, The last time we had a long conversation, it was about the night. We were at a hotel in South America, where the ambient noise near your room was fairly loud. By ambient noise, I mean music. There was a band playing, a bar in motion, people happy for the evening. You said…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/to-ola-bini-a-political-prisoner-caught-up-in-the-assange-debacle/

Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-part-1-so-now-hes-our-property/

The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.
mintpressnews.com/assange-poop-smear-concocted-cover-ecuadors-4-2-b-imf-loan/257554/

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The bug in Mueller's report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/vips-fault-mueller-probe-criticize-refusal-to-interview-assange/

UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
British military veteran Mike Lyons is the latest to throw his support behind award-winning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The current chair of the Veterans for … | Read more UK military veteran 'eternally grateful' to Manning and Assange for 'profound impact on his life' | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/17/uk-military-veteran-eternally-grateful-to-manning-and-assange-for-profound-impact-on-his-life/

VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange's fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/video-european-parliament-debates-assange-extradition/

Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
"Your honour, I represent the United States government". The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium itself, an effort now only garnished by the issue of skipping bail in 2012. Would the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/delegitimising-journalism-the-effort-to-relabel-julian-assange/

Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out"
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/washingtons-biggest-fairy-tale-truth-will-out/

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assanges-victory/

How Ecuador's President Gave Up Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone's Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/17/how-ecuadors-president-gave-up-assange/

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War
James Petras | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by 'leading' …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-and-the-agenda-for-global-war/

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Introduction | For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). | Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-agenda-global-war/5674743

Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-arrested-murdering-human-rights-freedom-of-speech-murdering-freedom/

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-17
Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan's State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an "encouraging reduction" in the level of abuse since 2016.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1036791

ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-17
The International Criminal Court has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and other actors in Afghanistan. The court suggested the U.S.'s lack of cooperation with the investigation was behind the decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. revoked the visa of the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in A…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/17/icc_makes_dangerous_decision_to_drop

After exposing tennis crooks, whistleblower spurned by fellow players
John Leicester | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-17
ORDINO, Andorra (AP)–As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within, and testified about dishonest fellow professionals who, in part thanks to his evidence, are now banned. But instead, …
peoplesworld.org/article/after-exposing-tennis-crooks-whistleblower-spurned-by-fellow-players/

SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
Sri Lankan media outlets, including Veerakesari, Sri Lanka's main Tamil-language daily newspaper, covered the SEP and IYSSE demonstration in Colombo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/rall-a17.html

Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The extradition request is a pseudo-legal figleaf for an extraordinary rendition operation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/assa-a17.html

Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Ex-UK Ambassador Says
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/assanges-judge-a-disgrace-to-the-bench-former-uk-ambassador-says/

Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/16/assange-must-answer-for-what-he-has-done-says-hillary-clinton-who-backed-devastating-wars-abroad/

Uncle Tom's Empire
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/uncle-toms-empire/

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/if-your-country-were-committing-war-crimes-would-you-want-to-know/

Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/julian-assanges-nightmarish-future/

ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/14/ilps-condemns-arrest-julian-assange-demands-his-immediate-release-journalist

The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-assange-arrest-is-a-warning-from-history/

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-is-a-threat-to-journalists-everywhere/

We've Got the Assange Story Covered
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/weve-got-the-assange-story-covered/

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-coup-usa-vs-iran/

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-15
The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/assange-indictment-and-press-freedoms

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
"Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.
theintercept.com/2019/04/15/julian-assange-health-medical-care/

Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-14
A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…
therealnews.com/stories/assange-indictment-a-threat-to-the-foundation-of-us-democracy

2019-04-17: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-04-17). To Ola Bini, a Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle. counterpunch.org Dear Ola, The last time we had a long conversation, it was about the night. We were at a hotel in South America, where the ambient noise near your room was fairly loud. By ambient noise, I mean music. There was a band playing, a bar in motion, people happy for the evening. You said More

teleSUR (2019-04-17). Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, in an exclusive interview with the BBC, stated that Julian Assange could be an agent of Russia, who has selectively never revealed information about Moscow amid leaking information about other nations. | RELATED: | Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award | Moreno also discredited Assange as a journalist and accused the WikiLeaks chief of working to preserve Russia and expose other countries, as evidenced by his interfering with the Vatican, the United Stat…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-17). Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange. counterpunch.org "Your honour, I represent the United States government". The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium itself, an effort now only garnished by the issue of skipping bail in 2012. Would the More

Peter Koenig (2019-04-17). Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom. dissidentvoice.org Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …

James Bovard (2019-04-17). Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out" counterpunch.org The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public. More

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. dissidentvoice.org Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …

Media Lens (2019-04-17). Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property" dissidentvoice.org If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean— acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. globalresearch.ca Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. | Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal To Interview Assange. consortiumnews.com The bug in Mueller's report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in… Read more →

WSWS (2019-04-17). SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org Sri Lankan media outlets, including Veerakesari, Sri Lanka's main Tamil-language daily newspaper, covered the SEP and IYSSE demonstration in Colombo.

WSWS (2019-04-17). Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism. wsws.org The extradition request is a pseudo-legal figleaf for an extraordinary rendition operation.

WSWS (2019-04-17). Over 140 attend lecture by Christoph Vandreier in Michigan on "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It" wsws.org Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North related the arrest and persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the global turn to authoritarianism.

WPFDA (2019-04-17). May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning. indybay.org On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…

WSWS (2019-04-17). The media's role in persecuting Julian Assange. wsws.org The newspapers, the broadcast news, and, perhaps worst of all, the late-night talk shows have targeted crude insults against a persecuted man who cannot defend himself.

Kenn Orphan (2019-04-16). A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award. telesurenglish.net Julian Assange has been awarded the 2019 European United Left-Nordic Green Left Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information, WikiLeaks informed Tuesday. | RELATED: | The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History | The award is given to individuals "uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public" and to honor "individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted" for such actions. Thus recognizing Assange's work through WikiLeaks. | The prize i…

Peter Koenig (2019-04-16). Julian Assange Arrested — Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech — Murdering Freedom. globalresearch.ca Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 …

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-16). Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad. thecanary.co Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-16). The Ordeal of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org The scenes of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he was clutching a copy of "History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal have sent shockwaves of horror and an avalanche of condemnation from all around the world. Although Lenin Moreno has been working towards More

Deena Stryker (2019-04-16). From Tribe, to King, to 'Democracy' to Mafia. The Criminalization of US Politics. globalresearch.ca The dramatic arrest of Julian Assange, hauled bodily from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, will be touted as an example of 'rules-based' politics, and yet his 'crime' is to have revealed the underside of modern democracy. | The problem is no …

Richard Rubenstein (2019-04-16). Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange. counterpunch.org Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know? consortiumnews.com That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more →

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-16). Assange Used Ecuadorian Embassy for Spying? Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Unacceptable actions need a veneer of plausibility to make them appear justifiable, no matter how outrageous they are in the cold light of day. | The US unjustifiably justifies naked aggression and other hostile actions on the phony pretexts of humanitarian …

C. J. Hopkins (2019-04-16). Uncle Tom's Empire. dissidentvoice.org I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says. consortiumnews.com Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more →

Taryn Fivek (2019-04-16). Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes. workers.org No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-04-16). Prominent WikiLeaks supporter Somerset Bean speaks out in defence of Assange. wsws.org "The powers that be want to use the persecution of a successful and effective publisher as a warning to us all not to challenge their power and their crimes."

WSWS (2019-04-16). Australian political establishment rejects calls for defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org Both the ruling Liberal-National Coalition and opposition Labor Party have doubled down on their support for Washington's decade-long operation to lock Assange away.

WSWS (2019-04-16). SEP (Sri Lanka) calls urgent picket to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org The protest called by the SEP and IYSSE will be held at 4 pm today at Fort Railway Station, Colombo.

WSWS (2019-04-16). Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown. wsws.org The arrest of Ola Beni, carried out on the sole evidence of his having visited Assange, signals that the Ecuadorian government is preparing broader political repression.

WSWS (2019-04-16). US workers demand the release of Julian Assange. wsws.org Workers in the United States have reacted with outrage over the jailing of Julian Assange and the efforts of the Trump administration to illegally seize the WikiLeaks founder and subject him to detention, possible torture and even death.

WSWS (2019-04-16). Youth at climate rally in Leeds, England speak out to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke about the arrest and imprisoning of Julian Assange with young people who attended last Friday's rally against climate change in Leeds, England.

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-15). Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison. thecanary.co Dozens of people attended a demonstration to express solidarity with Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison, on Sunday 14 April. The Canary attended the event, … | Read more Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future. consortiumnews.com The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more →

ACLU (2019-04-15). The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms. aclu.org The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-15). Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. thecanary.co Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Whitney Webb (2019-04-15). After Assange's Arrest, Ecuador's Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint. mintpressnews.com The recent violation of Assange's rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.

Fight Back (2019-04-15). ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). We've Got the Assange Story Covered. consortiumnews.com Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more →

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-15). The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere. dissidentvoice.org Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …

John Pilger (2019-04-15). The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History. dissidentvoice.org The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Tom Coburg (2019-04-15). Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice'. thecanary.co This article was written for The Canary by Australian barrister Greg Barns, a long-time legal adviser to Julian Assange. Barns is known for his … | Read more Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice' | By Tom Coburg

James Wright (2019-04-15). On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative. thecanary.co On 14 April, UK lawyer for Julian Assange, Jennifer Robinson, collapsed the official narrative on Sky News. "Refused to give assurances" about US extradition … | Read more On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative | By James Wright

RT (2019-04-15). 'Journalistic freedoms may be under threat': John Oliver slams US media for Assange coverage. rt.com Late night TV host John Oliver is not the greatest friend to WikiLeaks, but the comedian broke ranks with the mainstream press and took to the air with a ringing defense of the organization's founder, Julian Assange.

James Risen (2019-04-15). Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say. theintercept.com "Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-14). CHRIS HEDGES: The Martyrdom of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire's prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of… Read more →

STAFF (2019-04-14). Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy? therealnews.com A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…

Edward Curtin (2019-04-14). A Marriage of Conscience: Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. dissidentvoice.org "About suffering they were never wrong," wrote W. H. Auden in the poem "Musée Des Beaux Arts." These lines occurred to me last week when all eyes were focused on the brutal British seizure of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. No one should have been surprised by this despicable spectacle carried out …

Kim Petersen (2019-04-14). What Now Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange? dissidentvoice.org Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to …

2019-04-17: Social Media Postees

To Ola Bini, a Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Dear Ola, The last time we had a long conversation, it was about the night. We were at a hotel in South America, where the ambient noise near your room was fairly loud. By ambient noise, I mean music. There was a band playing, a bar in motion, people happy for the evening. You said…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/to-ola-bini-a-political-prisoner-caught-up-in-the-assange-debacle/

Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
"Your honour, I represent the United States government". The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium itself, an effort now only garnished by the issue of skipping bail in 2012. Would the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/delegitimising-journalism-the-effort-to-relabel-julian-assange/

Assange Arrest, Part 1: "So Now He's Our Property"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed — then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-arrest-part-1-so-now-hes-our-property/

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assanges-victory/

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. | Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assanges-victory/5674692

Julian Assange Arrested: Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-17
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April — the storming by UK police of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/julian-assange-arrested-murdering-human-rights-freedom-of-speech-murdering-freedom/

Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out"
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/washingtons-biggest-fairy-tale-truth-will-out/

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal To Interview Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The bug in Mueller's report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/vips-fault-mueller-probe-criticize-refusal-to-interview-assange/

Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, in an exclusive interview with the BBC, stated that Julian Assange could be an agent of Russia, who has selectively never revealed information about Moscow amid leaking information about other nations. | RELATED: | Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award | Moreno also discredited Assange as a journalist and accused the WikiLeaks chief of working to preserve Russia and expose other countries, as evidenced by his interfering with the Vatican, the United Stat…
telesurenglish.net/news/Moreno-Assange-is-an-Informational-Terrorist-Russian-Agent-20190417-0013.html

Over 140 attend lecture by Christoph Vandreier in Michigan on "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North related the arrest and persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the global turn to authoritarianism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/uofm-a17.html

May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning
WPFDA | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/16/18822766.php

The media's role in persecuting Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The newspapers, the broadcast news, and, perhaps worst of all, the late-night talk shows have targeted crude insults against a persecuted man who cannot defend himself.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/medi-a17.html

Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The extradition request is a pseudo-legal figleaf for an extraordinary rendition operation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/assa-a17.html

SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
Sri Lankan media outlets, including Veerakesari, Sri Lanka's main Tamil-language daily newspaper, covered the SEP and IYSSE demonstration in Colombo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/rall-a17.html

A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/a-land-uncharted-the-persecution-of-julian-assange/

Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
Julian Assange has been awarded the 2019 European United Left-Nordic Green Left Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information, WikiLeaks informed Tuesday. | RELATED: | The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History | The award is given to individuals "uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public" and to honor "individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted" for such actions. Thus recognizing Assange's work through WikiLeaks. | The prize i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Julian-Assange-Wins-2019-EU-Journalism-Award-20190416-0035.html

From Tribe, to King, to 'Democracy' to Mafia. The Criminalization of US Politics
Deena Stryker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
The dramatic arrest of Julian Assange, hauled bodily from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, will be touted as an example of 'rules-based' politics, and yet his 'crime' is to have revealed the underside of modern democracy. | The problem is no …
globalresearch.ca/tribe-king-democracy-mafia/5674526

Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes
Taryn Fivek | workers.org | 2019-04-16
No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/16/manning-assange-wikileaks-and-u-s-war-crimes/

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/if-your-country-were-committing-war-crimes-would-you-want-to-know/

Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/assanges-judge-a-disgrace-to-the-bench-former-uk-ambassador-says/

Assange Used Ecuadorian Embassy for Spying? Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Unacceptable actions need a veneer of plausibility to make them appear justifiable, no matter how outrageous they are in the cold light of day. | The US unjustifiably justifies naked aggression and other hostile actions on the phony pretexts of humanitarian …
globalresearch.ca/assange-used-ecuadorian-embassy-spying/5674622

The Ordeal of Julian Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
The scenes of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he was clutching a copy of "History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal have sent shockwaves of horror and an avalanche of condemnation from all around the world. Although Lenin Moreno has been working towards…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/the-ordeal-of-julian-assange/

Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/16/assange-must-answer-for-what-he-has-done-says-hillary-clinton-who-backed-devastating-wars-abroad/

Julian Assange Arrested — Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech — Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-arrested-human-rights-freedom-speech/5674581

Uncle Tom's Empire
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
I don't normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical "hot take" professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/uncle-toms-empire/

Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/julian-and-martin-reflections-on-the-arrest-of-assange/

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls urgent picket to defend Assange and Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
The protest called by the SEP and IYSSE will be held at 4 pm today at Fort Railway Station, Colombo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/pick-a16.html

Australian political establishment rejects calls for defence of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
Both the ruling Liberal-National Coalition and opposition Labor Party have doubled down on their support for Washington's decade-long operation to lock Assange away.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/aust-a16.html

Youth at climate rally in Leeds, England speak out to defend Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
WSWS reporters spoke about the arrest and imprisoning of Julian Assange with young people who attended last Friday's rally against climate change in Leeds, England.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/leed-a16.html

Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
The arrest of Ola Beni, carried out on the sole evidence of his having visited Assange, signals that the Ecuadorian government is preparing broader political repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/ecua-a16.html

US workers demand the release of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
Workers in the United States have reacted with outrage over the jailing of Julian Assange and the efforts of the Trump administration to illegally seize the WikiLeaks founder and subject him to detention, possible torture and even death.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/assa-a16.html

Prominent WikiLeaks supporter Somerset Bean speaks out in defence of Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
"The powers that be want to use the persecution of a successful and effective publisher as a warning to us all not to challenge their power and their crimes."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/bean-a16.html

Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/15/hillary-clinton-ally-suggests-assange-is-a-fascist-but-twitter-hits-back/

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-is-a-threat-to-journalists-everywhere/

We've Got the Assange Story Covered
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/weve-got-the-assange-story-covered/

ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/14/ilps-condemns-arrest-julian-assange-demands-his-immediate-release-journalist

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-coup-usa-vs-iran/

On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
On 14 April, UK lawyer for Julian Assange, Jennifer Robinson, collapsed the official narrative on Sky News. "Refused to give assurances" about US extradition … | Read more On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/04/15/on-sky-news-an-inconvenient-fact-from-julian-assanges-lawyer-collapses-the-official-narrative/

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-15
The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/assange-indictment-and-press-freedoms

The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-assange-arrest-is-a-warning-from-history/

After Assange's Arrest, Ecuador's Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-15
The recent violation of Assange's rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.
mintpressnews.com/with-assange-arrest-ecuador-creeps-further-towards-authoritarianism/257381/

Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/julian-assanges-nightmarish-future/

Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice'
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
This article was written for The Canary by Australian barrister Greg Barns, a long-time legal adviser to Julian Assange. Barns is known for his … | Read more Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice' | By Tom Coburg…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/15/assanges-australian-legal-adviser-tells-the-canary-we-are-now-all-on-notice/

Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Dozens of people attended a demonstration to express solidarity with Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison, on Sunday 14 April. The Canary attended the event, … | Read more Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/15/demonstrators-denounce-the-arrest-of-julian-assange-outside-belmarsh-prison/

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
"Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.
theintercept.com/2019/04/15/julian-assange-health-medical-care/

'Journalistic freedoms may be under threat': John Oliver slams US media for Assange coverage
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
Late night TV host John Oliver is not the greatest friend to WikiLeaks, but the comedian broke ranks with the mainstream press and took to the air with a ringing defense of the organization's founder, Julian Assange. | …
rt.com/usa/456645-oliver-assange-arrest-coverage/

CHRIS HEDGES: The Martyrdom of Julian Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-14
Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire's prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/14/chris-hedges-the-martyrdom-of-julian-assange/

Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy?
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-14
A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…
therealnews.com/stories/assange-indictment-a-threat-to-the-foundation-of-us-democracy

What Now Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/what-now-should-people-of-conscience-do-to-protect-julian-assange/

A Marriage of Conscience: Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
"About suffering they were never wrong," wrote W. H. Auden in the poem "Musée Des Beaux Arts." These lines occurred to me last week when all eyes were focused on the brutal British seizure of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. No one should have been surprised by this despicable spectacle carried out …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/a-marriage-of-conscience-julian-assange-and-chelsea-manning/

2019-04-16: News Headlines

Richard Rubenstein (2019-04-16). Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange. counterpunch.org Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the More

Chris Hedges (2019-04-16). First Julian Assange, Then Us. truthdig.com In a recent episode of "On Contact," Chris Hedges spoke with historian and Truthdig contributor Vijay Prashad about the arrest of Julian Assange and its possible ramifications. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the interview at the bottom of…

Taryn Fivek (2019-04-16). Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes. workers.org No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org

Kenn Orphan (2019-04-16). A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-16). The Ordeal of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org The scenes of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he was clutching a copy of "History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal have sent shockwaves of horror and an avalanche of condemnation from all around the world. Although Lenin Moreno has been working towards More

Eric London (2019-04-16). Julian Assange's Life Is in Danger. globalresearch.ca Following Thursday's arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, the governments of the US, Britain and Ecuador are engaged in a conspiracy to facilitate the whistleblower's extraordinary rendition to the US. Julian Assange's life and liberty are in imminent …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know? consortiumnews.com That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more →

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-04-16). Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth. globalresearch.ca On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See 'Arrest update — SW1'. Upon arrival at a London police station, Julian …

Peter Koenig (2019-04-16). Julian Assange Arrested — Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech — Murdering Freedom. globalresearch.ca Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-16). Assange Used Ecuadorian Embassy for Spying? Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Unacceptable actions need a veneer of plausibility to make them appear justifiable, no matter how outrageous they are in the cold light of day. | The US unjustifiably justifies naked aggression and other hostile actions on the phony pretexts of humanitarian …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says. consortiumnews.com Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more →

WSWS (2019-04-16). SEP (Sri Lanka) calls urgent picket to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org The protest called by the SEP and IYSSE will be held at 4 pm today at Fort Railway Station, Colombo.

WSWS (2019-04-16). Prominent WikiLeaks supporter Somerset Bean speaks out in defence of Assange. wsws.org "The powers that be want to use the persecution of a successful and effective publisher as a warning to us all not to challenge their power and their crimes."

WPFDA (2019-04-16). May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning. indybay.org On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…

WSWS (2019-04-16). Australian political establishment rejects calls for defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org Both the ruling Liberal-National Coalition and opposition Labor Party have doubled down on their support for Washington's decade-long operation to lock Assange away.

WSWS (2019-04-16). Youth at climate rally in Leeds, England speak out to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke about the arrest and imprisoning of Julian Assange with young people who attended last Friday's rally against climate change in Leeds, England.

WSWS (2019-04-16). US workers demand the release of Julian Assange. wsws.org Workers in the United States have reacted with outrage over the jailing of Julian Assange and the efforts of the Trump administration to illegally seize the WikiLeaks founder and subject him to detention, possible torture and even death.

WSWS (2019-04-16). Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown. wsws.org The arrest of Ola Beni, carried out on the sole evidence of his having visited Assange, signals that the Ecuadorian government is preparing broader political repression.

Fight Back (2019-04-15). ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). We've Got the Assange Story Covered. consortiumnews.com Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more →

Whitney Webb (2019-04-15). After Assange's Arrest, Ecuador's Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint. mintpressnews.com The recent violation of Assange's rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.

Richard Galustian (2019-04-15). Sex, Lies and Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Introductory Note by Richard Galustian | This link to an Australian TV documentary proves, to anyone with a brain watching it, that the rape charges in Sweden against Julian Assange are a total construct of 'the US Government'; a lie; a …

John Pilger (2019-04-15). The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History. dissidentvoice.org The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …

Giorgio Agamben (2019-04-15). Punishing the Past, Impeding the Future: the Arrest of Assange. counterpunch.org I met Assange two years ago at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and remembering what he had told me during our encounter I think one can understand why he was arrested today. Assange mentioned to me that he was investigating how Google was planning to make use of the immense quantity of information at More

Tom Coburg (2019-04-15). Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice'. thecanary.co This article was written for The Canary by Australian barrister Greg Barns, a long-time legal adviser to Julian Assange. Barns is known for his … | Read more Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice' | By Tom Coburg

Consortiumnews (2019-04-15). Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future. consortiumnews.com The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more →

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-15). Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. thecanary.co Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-15). The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere. dissidentvoice.org Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …

ACLU (2019-04-15). The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms. aclu.org The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-15). Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison. thecanary.co Dozens of people attended a demonstration to express solidarity with Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison, on Sunday 14 April. The Canary attended the event, … | Read more Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison | By Mohamed Elmaazi

James Wright (2019-04-15). On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative. thecanary.co On 14 April, UK lawyer for Julian Assange, Jennifer Robinson, collapsed the official narrative on Sky News. "Refused to give assurances" about US extradition … | Read more On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative | By James Wright

WSWS (2019-04-15). Supporters protesting outside Belmarsh prison speak out in defense of Julian Assange. wsws.org Protesters at Saturday's demonstration to demand the release of Julian Assange from Belmarsh prison spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.

James Risen (2019-04-15). Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say. theintercept.com "Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.

WSWS (2019-04-15). UK Labour leads "rape" smears against Julian Assange demanding Swedish extradition. wsws.org This is the Blairites' answer to global public outrage over Assange's brutal seizure from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday.

WSWS (2019-04-15). German media denounce Assange. wsws.org Reading the comments of the German media on the arrest of Julian Assange, one can only conclude that democracy and press freedom in Germany are in a dire state.

WSWS (2019-04-15). New Zealand rally demands freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org Tom Peters from the Socialist Equality Group (NZ) told the rally that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's life will be in danger if he is extradited from Britain to the US.

RT (2019-04-15). 'Journalistic freedoms may be under threat': John Oliver slams US media for Assange coverage. rt.com Late night TV host John Oliver is not the greatest friend to WikiLeaks, but the comedian broke ranks with the mainstream press and took to the air with a ringing defense of the organization's founder, Julian Assange.

WSWS (2019-04-15). Protest outside London's Belmarsh prison demands release of Julian Assange. wsws.org The WikiLeaks founder has been held at the maximum-security prison since his forcible seizure and arrest last Thursday.

WSWS (2019-04-15). Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange! wsws.org What is being presented as an extradition request by the US is so loaded with illegality that it would be more precise to call it an extraordinary rendition.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-14). CHRIS HEDGES: The Martyrdom of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire's prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of… Read more →

Michael Howard (2019-04-14). Assange and the Cowardice of Power. dissidentvoice.org Donald Trump has never heard of WikiLeaks, the publishing organization whose work he repeatedly and unequivocally touted during the 2016 election campaign. "I know nothing about WikiLeaks," he told reporters after Julian Assange was illegally arrested, after being illegally detained for seven years, in London. "It's not my thing and I know there is something …

Edward Curtin (2019-04-14). A Marriage of Conscience: Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. dissidentvoice.org "About suffering they were never wrong," wrote W. H. Auden in the poem "Musée Des Beaux Arts." These lines occurred to me last week when all eyes were focused on the brutal British seizure of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. No one should have been surprised by this despicable spectacle carried out …

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-14). Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange. thegrayzone.com Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…

STAFF (2019-04-14). Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy? therealnews.com A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…

Julian Vigo (2019-04-14). Why Julian Assange Matters for the Freedom of the Press. dissidentvoice.org There is no one issue that unites those of us on the left so firmly with the right as the topic of freedom of the press. And the case of Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, encapsulates perfectly this dilemma that seems to have many drinking the Kool-Aid of Russiagate which seems to have an endless season …

Kim Petersen (2019-04-14). What Now Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange? dissidentvoice.org Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to …

RT (2019-04-14). 'Clearly a joke': White House explains away Trump's 'I love WikiLeaks' comments. rt.com The recent arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has put the White House in the awkward position of having to explain away US President Donald Trump's previous praise for the whistleblowing website.

Charles Glass (2019-04-14). Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes. theintercept.com If Trump's Justice Department ups the ante to charge Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, he may spend the rest of his life in prison.

T.P. Wilkinson (2019-04-14). Phoenix in Knightsbridge. dissidentvoice.org (Photo: Screengrab) If the circumstances surrounding the seizure of Mr Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London are correctly viewed, that is compared to appropriately comparable phenomena, then what we have is an audacious daylight act of state terrorism, comparable to the routines developed in Vietnam during the war the US waged against that …

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First Julian Assange, Then Us
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-04-16
In a recent episode of "On Contact," Chris Hedges spoke with historian and Truthdig contributor Vijay Prashad about the arrest of Julian Assange and its possible ramifications. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the interview at the bottom of…
truthdig.com/articles/first-julian-assange-then-us/

Julian Assange's Life Is in Danger
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Following Thursday's arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, the governments of the US, Britain and Ecuador are engaged in a conspiracy to facilitate the whistleblower's extraordinary rendition to the US. Julian Assange's life and liberty are in imminent …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assanges-life-danger/5674603

Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/julian-and-martin-reflections-on-the-arrest-of-assange/

Julian Assange Arrested — Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech — Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-arrested-human-rights-freedom-speech/5674581

Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes
Taryn Fivek | workers.org | 2019-04-16
No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/16/manning-assange-wikileaks-and-u-s-war-crimes/

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/if-your-country-were-committing-war-crimes-would-you-want-to-know/

Assange Used Ecuadorian Embassy for Spying? Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Unacceptable actions need a veneer of plausibility to make them appear justifiable, no matter how outrageous they are in the cold light of day. | The US unjustifiably justifies naked aggression and other hostile actions on the phony pretexts of humanitarian …
globalresearch.ca/assange-used-ecuadorian-embassy-spying/5674622

The Ordeal of Julian Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
The scenes of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he was clutching a copy of "History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal have sent shockwaves of horror and an avalanche of condemnation from all around the world. Although Lenin Moreno has been working towards…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/the-ordeal-of-julian-assange/

Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/assanges-judge-a-disgrace-to-the-bench-former-uk-ambassador-says/

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See 'Arrest update — SW1'. Upon arrival at a London police station, Julian …
globalresearch.ca/defending-julian-assange-defending-truth/5674588

A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/a-land-uncharted-the-persecution-of-julian-assange/

US workers demand the release of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
Workers in the United States have reacted with outrage over the jailing of Julian Assange and the efforts of the Trump administration to illegally seize the WikiLeaks founder and subject him to detention, possible torture and even death.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/assa-a16.html

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls urgent picket to defend Assange and Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
The protest called by the SEP and IYSSE will be held at 4 pm today at Fort Railway Station, Colombo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/pick-a16.html

May 3rd Day Of Action For Journalists &Whistleblowers -Stand Up For Assange & Manning
WPFDA | indybay.org | 2019-04-16
On World Press Freedom Day on May 3 actions will take place around the world to demand the freedom of Journalist Julian Assange, Whistleblower Chelsea Manning and all jailed journalists and whistleblowers…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/16/18822766.php

Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
The arrest of Ola Beni, carried out on the sole evidence of his having visited Assange, signals that the Ecuadorian government is preparing broader political repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/ecua-a16.html

Prominent WikiLeaks supporter Somerset Bean speaks out in defence of Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
"The powers that be want to use the persecution of a successful and effective publisher as a warning to us all not to challenge their power and their crimes."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/bean-a16.html

Australian political establishment rejects calls for defence of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
Both the ruling Liberal-National Coalition and opposition Labor Party have doubled down on their support for Washington's decade-long operation to lock Assange away.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/aust-a16.html

Youth at climate rally in Leeds, England speak out to defend Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
WSWS reporters spoke about the arrest and imprisoning of Julian Assange with young people who attended last Friday's rally against climate change in Leeds, England.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/leed-a16.html

Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Dozens of people attended a demonstration to express solidarity with Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison, on Sunday 14 April. The Canary attended the event, … | Read more Demonstrators denounce the arrest of Julian Assange outside Belmarsh prison | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/15/demonstrators-denounce-the-arrest-of-julian-assange-outside-belmarsh-prison/

The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-assange-arrest-is-a-warning-from-history/

After Assange's Arrest, Ecuador's Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-15
The recent violation of Assange's rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.
mintpressnews.com/with-assange-arrest-ecuador-creeps-further-towards-authoritarianism/257381/

Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice'
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
This article was written for The Canary by Australian barrister Greg Barns, a long-time legal adviser to Julian Assange. Barns is known for his … | Read more Assange's Australian legal adviser tells The Canary 'We are now all on notice' | By Tom Coburg…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/15/assanges-australian-legal-adviser-tells-the-canary-we-are-now-all-on-notice/

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-is-a-threat-to-journalists-everywhere/

On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
On 14 April, UK lawyer for Julian Assange, Jennifer Robinson, collapsed the official narrative on Sky News. "Refused to give assurances" about US extradition … | Read more On Sky News, an inconvenient fact from Julian Assange's lawyer collapses the official narrative | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/04/15/on-sky-news-an-inconvenient-fact-from-julian-assanges-lawyer-collapses-the-official-narrative/

Sex, Lies and Julian Assange
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-15
Introductory Note by Richard Galustian | This link to an Australian TV documentary proves, to anyone with a brain watching it, that the rape charges in Sweden against Julian Assange are a total construct of 'the US Government'; a lie; a …
globalresearch.ca/sex-lies-and-julian-assange/5674544

ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, Demands his immediate release as journalist
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 14 statement from the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). | We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release. | Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime chang…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/14/ilps-condemns-arrest-julian-assange-demands-his-immediate-release-journalist

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-15
The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association. | This piece originally appeared at Just Security. | What to make of the indictment of Julian Assange? | The Justice Department hasn't crossed the line that many feared it would: It hasn't charged Julian Assange for publishing truthful information about matters of public concern. That kind of prosecution would have been unprecedented in the nation's history and…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/assange-indictment-and-press-freedoms

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-coup-usa-vs-iran/

Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/15/hillary-clinton-ally-suggests-assange-is-a-fascist-but-twitter-hits-back/

Punishing the Past, Impeding the Future: the Arrest of Assange
Giorgio Agamben | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-15
I met Assange two years ago at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and remembering what he had told me during our encounter I think one can understand why he was arrested today. Assange mentioned to me that he was investigating how Google was planning to make use of the immense quantity of information at…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/15/punishing-the-past-impeding-the-future-the-arrest-of-assange/

Julian Assange's Nightmarish Future
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK's Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/julian-assanges-nightmarish-future/

We've Got the Assange Story Covered
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-15
Consortium News is providing blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case. Here's how you can help. Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the corporate media turns its attention to it after Assange's… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/15/weve-got-the-assange-story-covered/

German media denounce Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
Reading the comments of the German media on the arrest of Julian Assange, one can only conclude that democracy and press freedom in Germany are in a dire state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/germ-a15.html

Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange!
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
What is being presented as an extradition request by the US is so loaded with illegality that it would be more precise to call it an extraordinary rendition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/pers-a15.html

'Journalistic freedoms may be under threat': John Oliver slams US media for Assange coverage
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
Late night TV host John Oliver is not the greatest friend to WikiLeaks, but the comedian broke ranks with the mainstream press and took to the air with a ringing defense of the organization's founder, Julian Assange. | …
rt.com/usa/456645-oliver-assange-arrest-coverage/

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
"Whatever you think of his politics, he is a human being, and under international law, he deserved to be treated fairly," said Dr. Sean Love.
theintercept.com/2019/04/15/julian-assange-health-medical-care/

Supporters protesting outside Belmarsh prison speak out in defense of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
Protesters at Saturday's demonstration to demand the release of Julian Assange from Belmarsh prison spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/ints-a15.html

UK Labour leads "rape" smears against Julian Assange demanding Swedish extradition
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
This is the Blairites' answer to global public outrage over Assange's brutal seizure from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/ukas-a15.html

Protest outside London's Belmarsh prison demands release of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
The WikiLeaks founder has been held at the maximum-security prison since his forcible seizure and arrest last Thursday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/belm-a15.html

New Zealand rally demands freedom for Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
Tom Peters from the Socialist Equality Group (NZ) told the rally that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's life will be in danger if he is extradited from Britain to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/15/nzpr-a15.html

CHRIS HEDGES: The Martyrdom of Julian Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-14
Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire's prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/14/chris-hedges-the-martyrdom-of-julian-assange/

Why Julian Assange Matters for the Freedom of the Press
Julian Vigo | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
There is no one issue that unites those of us on the left so firmly with the right as the topic of freedom of the press. And the case of Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, encapsulates perfectly this dilemma that seems to have many drinking the Kool-Aid of Russiagate which seems to have an endless season …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/why-julian-assange-matters-for-the-freedom-of-the-press/

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's Lenin to Give Up Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/14/lenin-moreno-julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador/

A Marriage of Conscience: Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
"About suffering they were never wrong," wrote W. H. Auden in the poem "Musée Des Beaux Arts." These lines occurred to me last week when all eyes were focused on the brutal British seizure of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. No one should have been surprised by this despicable spectacle carried out …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/a-marriage-of-conscience-julian-assange-and-chelsea-manning/

Assange and the Cowardice of Power
Michael Howard | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
Donald Trump has never heard of WikiLeaks, the publishing organization whose work he repeatedly and unequivocally touted during the 2016 election campaign. "I know nothing about WikiLeaks," he told reporters after Julian Assange was illegally arrested, after being illegally detained for seven years, in London. "It's not my thing and I know there is something …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/assange-and-the-cowardice-of-power/

What Now Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/what-now-should-people-of-conscience-do-to-protect-julian-assange/

Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy?
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-14
A panel discussion between FAIR's Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption…
therealnews.com/stories/assange-indictment-a-threat-to-the-foundation-of-us-democracy

Phoenix in Knightsbridge
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-14
(Photo: Screengrab) If the circumstances surrounding the seizure of Mr Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London are correctly viewed, that is compared to appropriately comparable phenomena, then what we have is an audacious daylight act of state terrorism, comparable to the routines developed in Vietnam during the war the US waged against that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/phoenix-in-knightsbridge/

Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes
Charles Glass | theintercept.com | 2019-04-14
If Trump's Justice Department ups the ante to charge Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, he may spend the rest of his life in prison.
theintercept.com/2019/04/14/julian-assange-languishes-in-prison-as-his-journalistic-collaborators-brandish-their-prizes/

'Clearly a joke': White House explains away Trump's 'I love WikiLeaks' comments
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-14
The recent arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has put the White House in the awkward position of having to explain away US President Donald Trump's previous praise for the whistleblowing website. | …
rt.com/usa/456501-trump-love-wikileaks-assange-joke/