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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Jerome Corsi, who successfully defended himself against an indictment from Mueller related to Wikileaks, says that Assange can finally give testimony in regards to Seth Rich's murder:



    Timestamp 3:20, he says this:

    Quote Julian Assange can come back and prove that Russia was not involved in stealing the Democrats' emails, and I think Julian Assange can come back and open up the Seth Rich case, where he has suggested time and again that it was this Democratic National Committee employee who was murdered in Washington during the 2016 campaign who supplied him the emails. That will complete the circle on "no collusion."
    This is much bigger than a 1st Amendment issue, which will also undoubtedly be part of any court proceedings. Freedom of the press is protected in the US by the 1st Amendment, which is the same amendment that grants freedom of speech, including "hate speech," and yet how many countries in the West proudly ban "hateful words" and then turn around and complain about this without a hint of irony? It just goes to show who is really determining the talking points, and it isn't any rational consideration of our actual constitutional rights. The right to say offensive things, whether it be against authority or anyone else, is why freedom of speech had to be protected in the first place, and that story is every bit as long and terrible of a struggle as freedom of the press. It's just politically convenient to complain about freedom of the press on this issue all of a sudden, when so much more is at stake right now.

    Why did Assange release everything he did in the first place? Was the WMD and Iraq fiasco not the doing of the Bush cabal? Was the mess created in Libya and Syria not fueled by the Clinton Foundation's pay-for-play schemes, including illegal weapons and technology transfers, and hiring the US military out like a prostitute to do the bidding of private interests? Did Wikileaks not release all of this kind of information in order to expose and stop these people? It's too late to run away and hide now. Try to enjoy the show.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Fake News, now Fake Memes!

    Please show us all where Q - or MAGA/Trump supporters - have said, "Do nothing!"?

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    That is true, I have never seen that. It is the one truly sour note in the article.

    Trust The Plan is likely the what leads to adding that as it can lead some people to simply sit back and trust the plan, buy tee-shirts, share the Q plan, 'like' memes and videos and so on.

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    Julian Assange’s Nightmarish Future

    By Elizabeth Vos
    Special to Consortium News

    April 15, 2019

    While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England and a U.S. extradition request — he is being held in a maximum-security prison in London that has been called the “UK’s Guantanamo Bay” and has been used to detain alleged terrorists, sometimes indefinitely.

    The reputation of HM Prison Belmarsh raises natural concerns about the wellbeing of the WikiLeaks publisher there.

    “While many prisoners at Belmarsh say it’s difficult to see a doctor or a nurse, these services are available at the facility,” reports Bloomberg News, regarding the possibility of Assange receiving overdue medical attention.

    Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh had been used to detain high-profile national security prisoners indefinitely without charge under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act of 2001, passed six weeks after 9/11, until the House of Lords ruled it violated the British Human Rights Act.

    Assange was found guilty on Thursday of skipping bail. On May 2 he is scheduled to participate in a court hearing via video link on the U.S. extradition request.

    Assange’s name now tops the alphabetical roster of notables who have done time at Belmarsh or who are still there. The list includes notorious gangsters, serial killers and drug traffickers. Ronnie Biggs of the 1963 Great Train Robbery was imprisoned there. Others are subjects of high-profile scandal, such as Richard Tomlinson, imprisoned for six months in 1997 after he gave a synopsis of a proposed book detailing his career with MI6 to an Australian publisher. Andy Coulson, a former press secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron, was imprisoned for a few months for the phone hacking scandal that engulfed News of the World while he was editor there.

    One mainstay of the inmate population are convicted terrorists. Abu Hamza al-Masri, an Egyptian cleric, was at Belmarsh until his extradition to the United States where he is serving life in prison on 11 counts of terrorism. Rams Mohammed, Muktar Said Ibrahim and Yasin Hassan Omar were were all incarcerated there for their roles in the 2005 attempted bombings of the London underground. Anjou Choudhry completed his sentence at Belmarsh for promoting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are identified as Islamic terrorists convicted of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London.

    There is legitimate concern about how Assange will fare inside Belmarsh. A 2018 survey by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons found that “91 percent of men said they had problems when they arrived at Belmarsh, which was higher than at other local prisons and more than at our last inspection,” Business Insider reported.

    In 2009, the same prison authority had found “extremely high” amount of force used to control inmates at the prison.

    Detainees were “unable to see the intelligence evidence against them and are confined to their cells for up to 22 hours a day. Their solicitors say they have been ‘entombed in concrete,’ BBC reported in 2004.

    The 2018 chief inspector’s report said the prison contains a “High Security Unit (HSU) within the already-high-security premises, which the report described as a ‘prison within a prison.’” The report went on to state that:

    “The role of the high security unit (HSU) remained unclear. We were told it was for high risk category A prisoners, but such men are held in main locations in other high security prisons and we did not understand why the approach was different at Belmarsh. We noted that two of the men held were only standard risk category A prisoners and that in December 2017 two men from the main prison had been held in the HSU segregation unit. The conditions and the regime in the HSU provided prisoners with an intense custodial experience in which they could exercise little self-determination, and we were concerned that prisoners could be located there without any oversight process or redress.”

    Describing the use of solitary confinement, the chief inspector’s report found: “Conditions in the unit were reasonable, but some prisoners could not have a shower or exercise every day. Those who could only be unlocked in the presence of several officers were most affected.” The report repeatedly described concerns that arose due to staff shortages, and added in a separate section: “We remained concerned about this use of designated cells, where men were held in prolonged solitary confinement on an impoverished regime.”

    Individual accounts from former Belmarsh inmates published by CAGE, an advocacy group against human rights abuses that occurred as a result of the “war on Terror,” described their experiences. An anonymous prisoner who was later acquitted said: “The prison system is run in such a way as to humiliate and degrade the inmate as much as possible. The process of dehumanisation starts immediately.” In the wake of Assange’s imprisonment, CAGE published a statement, saying in part: “The UK is doing the U.S.’s dirty work by persecuting a man who exposed war crimes.”

    Vigils and protests in support of Assange were held outside the prison on April 14 and April 15.

    The last time Assange was held in a British prison, in 2010, he says that he was given food containing metal objects that severely damaged a tooth. This was at London’s HM Prison Wandsworth. The incident caused serious injury and he did not receive proper medical treatment during the six and a half years of his confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy. A medical report published by WikiLeaks in 2015 describes Assange’s version of the event:

    Please finish here, the article is long and with about 40 links, images and a video of Mike Pompeo speaking.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Never give up on your silly, silly dreams.

    You mustn't be afraid to dream a little BIGGER, darling.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    That video is great.

    Hey, look on the bright side. At least we're all one step closer to finally getting rid of those pesky nationalist borders now, so we can all be one happy global community together. If the UK and Australia pretend hard enough that Americans are refugees from the Middle East or Africa, you all might even enjoy getting screwed by us!

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    Yeah, love it Rachel - the Juice Media sticks it to everyone.

    Interesting that Julian Assange's cameo on episode 20 has been censored by youtube -
    parody called as a copystrike - go figure.

    Some content is Aussie-centric focusing on the ludicrous revolving door parade of personalities
    masquerading as the leadership of this country (6 changes in 12 years usually through leadership challenges,
    not elections.)



    The censored version -




    and then the full version ( season 2 RAP NEWS 20) -

    https://thejuicemedia.com/season-2/

    I'm not sure how they managed to record this - some green screening is evident,
    but I like that it shows Assange has a sense of humor and doesn't take himself too seriously.

    For those who aren't familiar with Aussie pop icon Johnny Farnam -


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    Quote Posted by angelfire (here)
    I've been wondering if this was about to happen: New Wikileaks release

    https://nationandstate.com/2019/04/1...G4IAgpZGsgx0do
    What's with the scientology stuff being classified? Listened to the beginning of one of them. Sounds like Hubbard presenting specific auditing techniques to an unspecified audience.

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    I know their cases are vastly different but I cannot help but contrast Mr Assange's case to Mr Gary McKinnon's...





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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Pilger at his best and with a damning indictment of The Guardian:

    https://independentaustralia.net/lif..._7cCM.facebook

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    My Friend Julian Assange – Alicia Castro, ex ambassador in London (April 14)

    The entire article is interesting for its perspective (total sweetheart btw) but want to highlight this detail in particular -

    Quote The last times I saw him, his situation was worrisome. He was being spied on, and had a ribbon hanging from his neck with a series of pen drives. We talked in the dining room, around that table where we met for the first time, raising the volume of the radio and writing part of what we wanted to say, exchanging two notebooks and covering our heads to avoid cameras and microphones. He would never give up.
    “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ~ Orwell, 1984

    Assange is too smart to know the passwords for his security file. I wonder what is on those pen drives? Something he didn’t want them to get their hands on, concerning now that he’s in their custody. Or maybe it’s a good thing, maybe it’s a trap Assange has set, maybe he did say something about a panic button but he never intended to push it and they’ll trigger it themselves. Or maybe it’s false information. Hope so.


    ***

    Another informative video from Jimmy Dore -




    PS

    A couple of old Juice Media videos featuring Julian Assange.



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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Quote Posted by Ascension (here)
    Quote Posted by angelfire (here)
    I've been wondering if this was about to happen: New Wikileaks release

    https://nationandstate.com/2019/04/1...G4IAgpZGsgx0do
    What's with the scientology stuff being classified? Listened to the beginning of one of them. Sounds like Hubbard presenting specific auditing techniques to an unspecified audience.
    Scientology manuals on how to perform audits are highly classified and have been for decades, long before information could be quickly disseminated by the internet. Auditors are ranked at different levels. If they want to study for the next level, they have to go to a scientology center, get the manual from a safe and there are very strict protocols about what they can do with it until it is returned to the safe. I guess Wikileaks just made things a bit easier for people who want to understand auditing and perform it in a therapeutic environment instead of within an authoritarian cult.

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    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    My initial reaction, when I saw the first photo of Julian Assange being removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy was ... that's not Julian Assange.

    Exactly what i thought.

    I personally believe it to be Russel Crowe.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    TigaHawk please do not loose credibility. Here are the google photo's of Russel Crowe :

    https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=r...JUTBIqM:&vet=1

    Whereas the analysis of the Hillary Clinton doubles was very impressive, I think it is better to conclude that it is Assange that was taken out of the Ecuadorian embassy. And like investigative journalist Jim Stone admit to "eating crow" ( I regulary learn new english expressions :-) ) for heralding since years that Assange is dead.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Fourwinds10.com posted :

    04/15/2019
    Assange Held At "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" As UN Urges Fair Trial
    http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_d...p?q=1555342558

    04/15/2019
    Ecuador Hacked After Julian Assange Arrest
    http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_d...p?q=1555344675

    04/16/2019
    LIST OF WIKILEAKS FILES THAT HAVE BEEN DUMPED
    http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_d...p?q=1555257118

    note: the doc dump list downloads each file opened.

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    From https://gizmodo.com/ecuador-claims-i...ack-1834070219

    Ecuador Claims It's Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

    Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse.

    According to AFP, the 40 million number comes courtesy of Ecuador’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies, Patricio Real, who said the attacks began shortly after the arrest on April 11:
    Patricio Real, Ecuador’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies, said the attacks, which began on Thursday, had “principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the United Kingdom,” as well as from the South American country itself.

    ... Javier Jara, undersecretary of the electronic government department of the telecommunications ministry, said the country had suffered “volumetric attacks” that blocked access to the internet following “threats from those groups linked to Julian Assange.”
    Volumetric attacks are a type of distributed denial of service attack, in which attackers flood servers with requests in an attempt to overload them and prevent access by legitimate users; the 40 million number should be understood not as the number of independently coordinated attacks, but the cumulative number of automated attempts to disrupt targeted systems. Sites for the foreign ministry, central bank, President Lenin Moreno’s office, tax authorities, and myriad other government websites were targeted, AFP wrote.

    No institutions reported successful attempts to steal or destroy data, the news agency added.

    Assange, the founder of international non-profit and secrets-leaking organization Wikileaks, had originally sought and received asylum in the embassy in 2012. At the time, UK authorities were seeking to extradite Assange to Sweden, where authorities were investigating two separate accounts he had committed sexual assault and rape; Assange sought to portray the allegations as a pretext to secure his extradition to the U.S., where he would face prosecution for leaking government and military secrets.
    Swedish authorities later dropped the investigation, but the UK continued to seek his arrest for skipping bail. Assange remained in the embassy, over time apparently wearing out Ecuador’s patience; while he was there, Wikileaks released caches of hacked emails from Democratic Party email systems, Assange’s Twitter DMs with Donald Trump Jr. (in which he begged for an ambassadorship) leaked, and the official Wikileaks Twitter account began posting far-right diatribes.

    The embassy reportedly cut off his internet access in 2018 for alleged political meddling, which the government said followed requests that he stop damaging its relationship with other countries. Moreno has referred to Assange as an “inherited problem” from his predecessor, Rafael Correa, and accused Assange of personally hacking him.

    As it turns out, the U.S. did secretly charge Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning in an attempt to break into a protected Department of Defense computer network (the Secret Internet Protocol Network, SIPRNet) using another username. That attempt failed, but Manning eventually provided Wikileaks with of hundreds of thousands of government files, which it released in 2010. Those ranged from diplomatic cables to other data implicating U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan in covering up civilian casualties, enabling torture, and perhaps most infamously, opening fire in Baghdad from Apache gunships, killing at least a dozen, including two Reuters journalists.

    The leaks humiliated the U.S. government, and there has been considerable discussion over whether Assange really conspired with Manning to break into SIPRNet or the charges are just revenge served cold. If Assange is extradited to the U.S. and convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison on those charges. As the Verge noted, the indictment is unusually weak on the evidence (and possibly outside the statute of limitations), though CBS News reported prosecutors are weighing additional charges.

    If extradited on the specific hacking charge alone, however, the Verge reported that legal experts say the U.S. cannot simply slap him with additional charges like espionage—which Assange’s lawyers claim could earn him the death penalty.

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Graham Moore on SGT Report - After a short blurb in the beginning about Assange, discusses Brexit in depth. Go to 19:14 where he discusses his take on JA

    Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light!

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    In this video, Amazing Polly has some interesting information on a "surprising client" that fits with this thread. Cannot say more or it is a spoiler.

    Spygate Swamp Lawyer Has a Surprising Client

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    Default Re: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

    Tracy Beanz has some information she put together recently. Includes Bradley/Chelsea Manning lawsuit against the government, Assange, investigation of Huma Abedin, her husbands laptop and more.

    Manning bombshell at the end.

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    Rand Paul Proposes Immunity for Assange in Exchange for Testimony
    Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnew...B6szyOHHyylu7s

    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposes the potential offering of immunity from prosecution for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exchange for the latter’s testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

    In a story reported first by Gateway Pundit, the constitutionally-minded senator suggested the compromise as a way of getting valuable information Assange might have without causing him greater harm.

    “I think that he should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for coming to the United States and testifying,” Senator Paul told the Gateway Pundit. “I think he’s been someone who has released a lot of information, and you can debate whether or not any of that has caused harm, but I think really he has information that is probably pertinent to the hacking of the Democratic emails that would be nice to hear.”

    Last August, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Assange in care of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he was living in asylum. The letter requests that Assange consent to a “closed interview with bipartisan Committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location.”

    The meeting proposed by Burr was for the purpose of ascertaining whether Assange had any pertinent intelligence related to the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    On April 11, Assange was physically dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British police after officials of the Ecuadorian government withdrew their political protection of the WikiLeaks founder.

    A day earlier, April 10, the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, tweeted the reason for the country’s asylum for Assange: “Ours is a government respectful of the principles of international law, and of the institution of the right of asylum. Granting or withdrawing asylum is a sovereign right of the Ecuadorian state, according to international law," Moreno said in the prerecorded message.

    Now that Assange is no longer safely sequestered inside a foreign embassy, officials of the United States are attempting to extradite Assange in order to try him for a variety of crimes he’s alleged to have committed in connection with the Afghan Papers.

    A brief recap of the case against Julian Assange and the role played by WikiLeaks is in order if one is to understand the numerous questionable actions taken by the governments of Ecuador, the U.K., and the United States that have resulted in the arrest of Assange and his potential extradition.

    First thing, however, no matter what one may think of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, or the information that has been released on that website, it must be recalled that Assange has been under arrest (or constructively so) for about nine years without being formally charged with any crime and without being brought before a magistrate to challenge his detention.

    In late July 2010, WikiLeaks released the so-called Afghan War Diary. These documents are a collection of internal U.S. military logs of the war in Afghanistan.

    Next, on August 18, 2010 (two days before allegations of sexual impropriety were raised), Anders Hellner, a senior policy adviser to the Swedish Foreign Policy Institute, told Swedish TV News Rapport:

    The situation is escalating because an official Swedish party which is represented at the European Parliament (the Pirate Party, which had announced it would host WikiLeaks servers) is taking up what the U.S views is a very controversial role. The Americans are looking to stop this somehow.

    It isn’t too much of a strain of credulity to believe that the United States would want to retaliate against Assange for the revelations contained in the Afghan War Diary, particularly those related to the aid given to the Taliban and al-Qaeda by Pakistan, our ersatz “ally” in the War on Terror, and the disclosure of the number of civilian casualties precipitated by the military action of the United States and other “coalition” forces.

    Given the bipartisan celebration of Assange’s arrest, it’s unlikely that Senator Paul’s proposal will gain any traction among many of his colleagues in Congress. Paul’s famous father is another story, however.

    In April 2018, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and Doug Stafford, chief strategist for Senator Rand Paul, co-authored an “open letter” petitioning the Ecuadorian government to restore Assange’s access to communication and requesting that the government of the United States “end the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges against the publisher and all other staff members.”

    After a recitation of historic and moral defense of the freedom of expression, Paul’s letter ends with a paean to the principle and its dearness to the Founding Fathers: “The Founding Fathers would have protected WikiLeaks at all costs and it is time that we inherit their spirit.”

    I’ll see Ron Paul’s Founding Father quote and raise him a quote from one of the Founding Generation’s favorite writings, Cato’s Letters, written by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon.

    In Cato’s Letter No. 15, published on February 24, 1721, Thomas Gordon writes, “Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty; they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them.”

    So, shouldn’t anyone suggesting Assange is a traitor (he’s not American) and that WikiLeaks published propaganda be anxious to hear from the now-arrested journalist and political prisoner?

    As of the publishing of this article, no member of Congress has publicly supported Senator Paul’s proposed immunity for Julian Assange in exchange for his testimony.

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