2022-06-18: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Report: US MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drone Sale to Ukraine Has Been Paused. news.antiwar.com Reuters reported on Friday that a Biden administration plan to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine The MQ-1C Gray Eagle can be armed with hellfire missiles and can fly for about 30 hours. If sold to Kyiv, the drone would give Ukrainian forces the capabilities to carry out airstrikes deep inside Russian territory. | Sources told Reuters that the plan to sell the drones to Ukraine was…

Editor (2022-06-18). The truth never mattered at Guantánamo. mronline.org The deceit and lies and cover-ups of the worst moments in post-9/11 history have created an endless stage of hypocrisy for all the world to see.

_____ (2022-06-18). Home Secretary Signs Assange Extradition Order. popularresistance.org British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Friday signed an extradition order to send Julian Assange to stand trial in America. | WikiLeaks called it a "dark day for press freedom" and said "the decision will be appealed." The extradition order landed on Patel's desk after the U.K. Supreme Court refused to hear Assange's appeal against a High Court victory for the United States. | The U.S. had appealed a magistrate court's decision in January last year not to extradite Assange because it would be oppressive to do so based on Assange's health and the dire conditions of U.S. solitary confinement. The High Court decided…

Editor (2022-06-18). Stella Assange: 'We Are Going to Fight This'. scheerpost.com By Joe Lauria / Julian Assange's wife and one of his lawyers on Friday vowed to fight the decision of British Home Secretary Priti Patel to sign an extradition order earlier in the day sending imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States to face trial on espionage and computer intrusion charges. | "This is the outcome that we have been concerned about for the last decade," Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson told a London press conference. "This decision is a grave threat to fr…

____ (2022-06-18). British home secretary approves Assange's U.S. extradition. ecns.cn British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, the Home Office confirmed on Friday."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Martin Williams (2022-06-18). UK Extradition of Assange Makes Mockery of 'World Press Freedom Day'. commondreams.org Journalism is under attack—yet MPs will line up on Tuesday to pay lip service to 'World Press Freedom Day.'

Victoria Torres (2022-06-18). UK Home Secretary Approves Extradition of Julian Assange to the US. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 17, the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, Priti Patel approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange to the United States, where he potentially faces a 175-year sentence under the draconian Espionage Act. |

| Assange has been accused of 18 charges in the US, of which 17 are associated with espionage. He has been accused of publishing on WikiLeaks large amounts of confidential US military documents and diplomatic cables which, according to the US, have put lives at risk. However, the US authorities have not been able to provide evidence of a single US perso…

Maxyyjones (2022-06-17). Glenn Greenwald: The UK's Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK's Freedom Lectures Are a Farce. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack | People protest with t-shirts and easter eggs at Largo di Torre Argentina to demand Julian Assange's freedom against extradition, on April 11, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati &#1 ; Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) | The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assangewas extended and escalated on Friday morning.The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.'s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thous…

Staff (2022-06-17). Morocco backed by NATO states, with Turkish drones: Algeria dragged into worsening Western Sahara conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The HinduJune 14, 2022 The Western Sahara dispute and why Algeria-Spain ties have soured ==== Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Bayraktars And Harops: Is Morocco A Rising Drone Power? ==== Morocco has controlled the disputed Western Sahara territory for decades while the Polisario Front comprised of indigenous people continues …

Jason Ditz (2022-06-17). Drones Attack US-Backed Syrian Rebels at US Base. news.antiwar.com A spokesman for Maghawit al-Thawra, a US-backed rebel group, reports they were attacked with drone strikes overnight on Wednesday, Maghawit al-Thawra was The group is not sure who…

Editors (2022-06-17). UK Government Approves Extraditing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Same Country that "Plotted to Assassinate" Him. covertactionmagazine.com UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Assange faces …

Trevor Timm (2022-06-17). All People Who Believe in Press Freedoms Must Condemn the Extradition of Julian Assange. commondreams.org Biden's Justice Department is ignoring the dire warnings of virtually every major civil liberties and human rights organization in the country.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-17). 'Sad Day for Western Democracy': Chomsky, Ellsberg, Others Denounce Assange Extradition. commondreams.org "The U.K.'s decision to extradite Julian Assange to the nation that plotted to assassinate him—the nation that wants to imprison him for 175 years for publishing truthful information in the public interest—is an abomination."

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