2019-12-02: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-12-02). Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy. wsws.org British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.

WSWS (2019-12-02). Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange. wsws.org The branch listened attentively as an SEP member reported the growing public concern over the plight of Assange and his declining health.

WSWS (2019-12-02). SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org "Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me"—Margaret Richardson…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-12-02). The Spanish Case Takes a Turn, Activities of Security Outfit Aimed at Wikileaks. Julian Assange in Video Conference? globalresearch.ca Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security …

WSWS (2019-12-02). Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting. wsws.org Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.

John Pilger (2019-12-02). Visiting Assange, Britain's Political Prisoner. counterpunch.org I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. More

World Socialist Web Site (2019-12-02). Hundreds Attend London Meeting to Demand Freedom for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Hundreds packed the St Pancras New Church in Euston Thursday night for a meeting demanding freedom for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange. | The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the …

WSWS (2019-12-02). Central Australian residents speak out in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org "Assange is a journalist, he's done nothing wrong and we need to get him back to Australia. There should be marches, rallies, protests and that sort of thing everywhere."

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-01). Criminalizing Speech and Press Freedoms. Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca The persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about waging war on truth-telling. | Chelsea Manning remains imprisoned for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent — for refusing to testify against Assange. | Her First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and …

John Pilger (2019-11-30). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. dissidentvoice.org I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. …

WSWS (2019-11-30). Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.

WSWS (2019-11-30). John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!" wsws.org The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.

Peter Biesterfeld (2019-11-29). Journalism is Not a Crime. dissidentvoice.org Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train ourselves to be passive in its presence. — Julian Assange In what Canadian news room is what's happening to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and to press freedom not worthy of the public's right to know? This week Swedish prosecutors dropped their sexual misconduct investigation …

pip.hinman (2019-11-28). Trump's impeachment and the US 'national interest'. greenleft.org.au democracy Barry SheppardIssue 1247 United States Donald Trump impeachment Letter from the USNovember 28, 2019The Democratic impeachment inquiry began when a "whistleblower" revealed that US P…

Staff (2019-11-28). Arundhati Roy: It's Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over. democracynow.org Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and other crimes in Kashmir after the region's special status was revoked in August. We speak to the acclaimed Indian author Arundhati Roy about the crackdown in Kashmir, rising authoritarianism in India and other issues.

Staff (2019-11-27). Headlines for November 27, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Knew of Whistleblower Complaint When He Released Ukraine Aid, Colombian Protesters Call for Second General Strike, Chilean President Seeks to Deploy Military to Streets Amid Protests, IACHR Says Commission Should Investigate Human Rights Abuse in Bolivia, Pompeo Calls on Egypt to Respect Press Freedom, After Raid of Mada Masr, Videos Emerge of Iran's Bloody Crackdown Against Protesters, Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi, Chemical Plant Explodes in Texas; Wildfires Rage near Santa Barbara, CA, New York City Council Votes to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes…

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…

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 …

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

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