Tag: Julian Assange

Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

Demonstrators dressed in Guantánamo Bay prisoner uniforms march past Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

“After years of indefinite detention without charge or trial; a history of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; and multiple attempts at a thoroughly failed and discredited military commission process, it is past time to close Guantánamo’s detention facility and end indefinite detention.”
—24 senators

Source: Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

Sovereignty eroded: Wiki cables show both Labor and Coalition culpable in Assange persecution – Michael West

Wikileaks all the way with USA

The Australian government’s treatment of Julian Assange has revealed more than a library of leaked documents ever could about how power is exercised in the relationship with the United States, writes Andrew Fowler.

Sovereignty eroded: Wiki cables show both Labor and Coalition culpable in Assange persecution – Michael West

Media dead silent as Wikileaks insider explodes the myths around Julian Assange – Michael West

Media dead silent as Wikileaks insider explodes the myths around Julian Assange

Bring Julian Assange home

It’s time to bring Julian Assange home. Torturing and punishing him has never been legitimate and serves absolutely no purpose.

It’s time to recognise that anonymous leaking is here to stay and promote the world changing benefits that this system of mass education will deliver.

How can I be sure anonymous leaking is here to stay? Like Gutenberg’s printing press, WikiLeaks is not a one-off unit, it is a model for how to approach and overcome an issue. Many printing presses were built after Gutenberg revealed the concept and they were soon powered, automated and churning out printed material in huge volumes.

The same has happened with Julian Assange’s concept of a mechanism and technologies that can support anonymous leaking. A group called The Freedom of The Press Foundation, founded among others by Daniel Ellsberg, the man famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers that exposed the lies about the War in Vietnam, created a freely available WikiLeaks-like system called SecureDrop that is now in use by many news organisations.

And a number of these SecureDrop implementations are multi-national and so shield the recipient from AFP-style raids as they exist out there … somewhere … out of AFP and Australian authority reach … out of the reach of any other nation attempting to clamp down on anonymous leaking.

The WikiLeaks style anonymous leaking genie is out of the bottle and is not going back in.

via Media dead silent as Wikileaks insider explodes the myths around Julian Assange – Michael West

Old Dog Thoughts- Threats and posturing to prove just how generous Racists really are. Julian Assange a real victim.

The fight against Fake News with Real, 29/7/19; I’m a proud white man and saint shot with the slings and arrows of Black Racists; Assange Vs the USA;

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Julian Assange Indictment

Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for breaching his bail after going into hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

via Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Julian Assange Indictment

The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People

If the government gets to define journalism, what’s to stop it from making similar rulings about any outlet whose coverage it doesn’t like?


Special Investigation- The psychology about getting Julian Assange.

Old Dog Thoughts- US lets loose the Dogs of Law after 6 years but keeps them chained for Tax evaders after the Paradise Papers

Andrew Bolt’s Blog, 12/4/19; Letting loose the Dogs of Law to hound one man; The Daily Telegraph’s eagerness to turn a profit deservedly landed it in court; What the Islamophobic promoters don’t want you to understand;

Snowden Speaks Out for Assange: ‘If You Would Deny a Thing to Your Enemy, It Is Not a Right’

Following confirmation that the U.S. Department of Justice does have a sealed complaint against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange—seemingly based on his work exposing the classified secrets of high-level U.S. government institutions and officials—NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on Friday afternoon spoke out against any arrest or prosecution of the journalist, saying that one “cannot support the prosecution of a publisher for publishing without narrowing the basic rights every newspaper relies on.” Snowden’s comments echoed those of other defenders of press freedoms, but carries special weight as someone, like Assange, who has sacrificed his freedom in the name of exposing the secrets of the world’s powerful.

Source: Snowden Speaks Out for Assange: ‘If You Would Deny a Thing to Your Enemy, It Is Not a Right’

Julian Assange and Wikileaks’ service to journalism should be applauded

12 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known.

What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything published in the world’s mainstream media.

via Julian Assange and Wikileaks’ service to journalism should be applauded

Former MI6 spy v WikiLeaks editor: Who really deserves 1st Amendment protection? — RT Op-ed

Protest in support of Assange in London, UK - 31 Jul 2018 © Brais G. Rouco/Global Look Press

If ‘Dirty Dossier’ author Christopher Steele deserves protection under the 1st Amendment but WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange doesn’t, then the concept of a free press is merely a distant memory.

via Former MI6 spy v WikiLeaks editor: Who really deserves 1st Amendment protection? — RT Op-ed

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

There are growing signs that the Ecuadorean government of Lenín Moreno is preparing to evict Assange and turn him over to British police. Moreno and his foreign minister, José Valencia, have confirmed they are in negotiations with the British government to “resolve” the fate of Assange. Moreno, who will visit Britain in a few weeks, calls Assange an “inherited problem” and “a stone in the shoe” and has referred to him as a “hacker.” It appears that under a Moreno government Assange is no longer welcome in Ecuador. His only hope now is safe passage to his native Australia or another country willing to give him asylum.

via The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

The long siege of Julian Assange

GREAT IDEAS in publishing are rare, but in 2006 Julian Assange came up with one.

Assange reasoned that the key structure that generated bad governance was conspiracy. To fight the conspiracies behind corrupt governments, he advocated a strategy to expose the conspirators and the conspiracies through a systematic use of leaks.

His subversive proposal was to build a website for whistleblowers where they could upload their information in safety and from where it could be collectively analysed by citizen journalists. The name he gave his whistleblower-enabling website was WikiLeaks.

via The long siege of Julian Assange

Isn’t it time Australia brought Julian Assange home?

What does all this mean? Over two years have passed without any further comment about the WGAD’s findings by the Turnbull Government. Now the Government is paying lip service to the existence and role of the WGAD – as it must as a conscientious member of the United Nations – but refusing publicly to accept or even acknowledge its findings in relation to Mr Assange’s detention, let alone in any way trying to address them.

Given our Government’s demonstrated capacity, when it puts its mind to it, to effect the early release of Australian citizens from curial processes and prisons in other countries – and given that the foundational proceedings against Assange by Sweden have now evaporated – it surely has an obligation to act on the findings of the WGAD and negotiate the safe repatriation of Mr Assange from England back to Australia.

via Isn’t it time Australia brought Julian Assange home?

The isolation of Julian Assange must stop

We call on the Government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now.

via The isolation of Julian Assange must stop

WikiLeaks: US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia Planned to Overthrow Syrian Govt. in 2006 AnonHQ

(MINTPRESS) Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis. The founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador …

Source: WikiLeaks: US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia Planned to Overthrow Syrian Govt. in 2006 AnonHQ

Who Is persecuting Julian Assange?

Britain Challenges Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuadorian Embassy as Sweden Vows to

Britain has announced plans to challenge Ecuador’s decision to provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy, saying the $18 million price tag for policing the Ecuadorean Embassy during Assange’s residency is “unacceptable” to the British taxpayer. In response, Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry released a statement saying it is saddened Assange’s confinement has lasted so long, adding that its government had offered “31 times” to facilitate an “open judicial process” in Sweden. This comes just a day after Swedish prosecutors dropped part of their sexual assault inquiry against Assange, but the most serious part of the probe remains in place even though he has never been formally charged. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for three years, where he’s received political asylum. He fears he will be extradited to the United States to face prosecution for his role at WikiLeaks if he leaves the embassy. We are joined by Carey Shenkman, a First Amendment and human rights lawyer. He, along with Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights, is representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

VIDEO: Julian Assange on NSA, TPP, British Nukes, Libyan Refugees and His Struggle for Freedom


In an hourlong discussion on “Democracy Now!” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says that the NSA can continue to spy on Americans in spite of legislation coming out of Congress and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is about corporate control.

Assange also discusses the security lapses revealed by a British nuclear submariner, Europe’s secret plan for refugee boats from Libya and the U.S. case against him.