2019-11-25: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-25). Julian Assange Could Die in Prison, Doctors Warn. truthdig.com More than 60 doctors have written an open letter saying they fear Julian Assange's health is so bad that the WikiLeaks founder could die inside a top-security British jail. | The 48-year-old Australian is still fighting a US bid to extradite him from Britain on charges filed under the Espionage Act that could see him given a sentence of up to 17…

John Pilger (2019-11-25). John Pilger: The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now. mintpressnews.com Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect". | It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the thugs who dragged Assange out of the Ecuadorean embassy in April may one day come for them. | A common refrain was echoed by the Guardian last week. The extradition of Assange, said the paper, "is not a question of how wise Mr. Assange is, still less how likable. It's not about his charact…

John Pilger (2019-11-25). The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now. counterpunch.org Newspapers and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially theirright to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect". It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the thugs who dragged Assange out of the Ecuadorean embassy in April may one day come for them. More

WSWS (2019-11-25). An open letter from doctors: Julian Assange "could die in prison" wsws.org "Were such urgent assessment and treatment not to take place, we have real concerns, on the evidence currently available, that Mr Assange could die in prison."

WSWS (2019-11-25). Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson addresses public meetings in Australia. wsws.org Robinson warned that the US attempt to prosecute Assange for publishing the truth was setting a "terrifying precedent" for all journalists and media organisations.

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-25). Torturing and Killing Julian Assange Slowly. globalresearch.ca In cahoots with the Trump regime, Britain is killing Assange slowly for the "crime" of truth-telling journalism the way it's supposed to be. | Isolated in maximum security solitary confinement, denied vitally needed medical and dental treatment, and reportedly given 3-quinuclidinyl …

WSWS (2019-11-25). Clinical Psychologist Lissa Johnson on Julian Assange: "A maximum security prison is no place to treat a torture victim" wsws.org Australian clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson is a lead signatory to the open letter by medical doctors in defence of Julian Assange.

WSWS (2019-11-25). Doctors demand "urgent" medical intervention to save Julian Assange's life. wsws.org More than 65 eminent medical doctors from the UK and around the world have issued an open letter calling for urgent action to protect the life of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange.

WSWS (2019-11-25). Leaked email on alleged chemical attack shows 2018 strikes against Syria based on lies. wsws.org A whistleblower's memo establishes that the July 2018 OPCW report on the alleged chemical attack in Douma falsified the findings of investigators to justify the attack on Syrian government forces carried out by the US, the UK and France.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-25). Warning Julian Assange 'Could Die in Prison', 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder. commondreams.org Following an urgent warning from the United Nations that Julian Assange's treatment in prison may amount to life-threatening torture, more than 60 doctors from around the world called on British officials to ensure the Wikileaks founder receives medical attention, at the risk that he may otherwise die in prison. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_assange.jpg

WSWS (2019-11-23). Interviews with Alice Springs workers and youth about public meeting to defend Assange and Manning. wsws.org Popular support in Alice Springs for imprisoned journalist Julian Assange is matched by a deep distrust of government authorities and the major parliamentary parties.

RT (2019-11-22). 'I want a Senate impeachment trial', Trump says in live TV phone call. rt.com President Donald Trump has said that he wants to be tried by the Senate if the House votes to impeach him. Trump told Fox & Friends that he would like to see impeachment democrats like "nut job" Adam Schiff testify. | While the Republican-controlled Senate could shoot down any articles of impeachment presented by the House, Trump told the Fox show by phone on Friday that he would like to see the inquiry against him go to a Senate trial. | "I want a trial," the president said. "I want to see Adam Schiff testify about the whistleblower — who's a fake whistleblower," he continued, referring to the intelligen…

Staff (2019-11-22). U.N. Rapporteur: Julian Assange Has Faced Psychological Torture; He Should Not Be Extradited to U.S. democracynow.org This week Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation into sexual assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, stemming from 2010. Assange, who has always denied the allegations, took refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden on the charges. British authorities dragged him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in April and he has since been jailed in London's Belmarsh prison on charges related to skipping of bail in 2012, when he first entered the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over the now-dropped sexual assault charges. The United States…

Staff (2019-11-22). "In Defense of Julian Assange": Why WikiLeaks Founder's Case Threatens Press Freedom. democracynow.org This week Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation into sexual assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, stemming from 2010. Assange, who has always denied the allegations, took refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden on the charges. British authorities dragged him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in April and he has since been jailed in London's Belmarsh prison on charges related to skipping of bail in 2012, when he first entered the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over the now-dropped sexual assault charges. The United States…

RT (2019-11-21). Craig Murray on Assange: "Swedes should be ashamed of the way they've been played by the CIA" dissidentvoice.org "The Swedish people should be ashamed of the way they've been played by the CIA." | Craig Murray reacts to the prosecutor dropping the rape case against Julian Assange which he believes was a "political fit up from the start."

Fred_F (2019-11-21). Assange's case 'a threat to free speech worldwide'. greenleft.org.au civil liberties Jim McIlroyIssue 1246 Australia Julian Assange SydneyNovember 21, 2019Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, believes the United States' applicatio…

Aaron Maté (2019-11-18). Whistleblower: OPCW suppressed Syria chemical evidence after US pressure. thegrayzone.com A second whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has come forward to accuse top OPCW officials…

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

CounterSpin (2019-10-04). Dana Gold on Whistleblower Protections, Craig Aaron on Net Neutrality Setback. fair.org Media…

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