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A Letter Regarding the Immediate Release of Julian Assange to the US and the UK

To the governing body of the United Kingdom:

Now that Sweden has dropped all inquiries in the Julian Assange case, how can you arrest him for missing a bail appointment on charges that were never filed?  Please take a closer look at your case and the money you are wasting keeping him in the Embassy and release him. Truly, he did nothing wrong.  If in fact you are keeping him there to extradite him to the United States, stand up for yourself! Wikileaks published information, they did not steal it or hack the US government to get it. The UN ruling states that keeping Assange in the Embassy is inhumane. Is that really how you want the world to view the UK?

To President Trump and the Department of Justice:

You represent the American people and the Constitution of the United States that clearly states a right to freedom of speech and free press. By trying to charge wikileaks and Julian Assange, you are violating those rights. You were appointed to office to stand up for justice and the American way. By seeking to prosecute a news source such as Wikileaks, you violate the First Amendment which states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Wikileaks has done nothing wrong except publish information that the people of this country needed to know. Our government is controlled by the people, not the other way around. By going after a news organization like Wikileaks, you commit a great crime against the citizens of the United States.

Also, if you choose to prosecute Assange and the Wikileaks staff, you must also arrest any news organization that has published any leak over the past 10 years including but not limited to New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.

I ask that the United Kingdom and the United States drop this mess and release Assange to continue to publish and edit Wikileaks that he might once again be free. It is only right that he see his children and family again and feel the sun on his face. Even criminals in prison are allowed to go outside and exercise freely in the prison yards. By violating his human rights you violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was put in place on December 10, 1948.

By allowing Assange and his staff to be free once again, you do a great service to the people of our countries and the world.

Thank you.

A Concerned Citizen

 

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Why We Should Support Wikileaks.org

The Reasons to Support Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

I could go on and on talking about this particular subject, but I am going to try to just stick to the basic facts.

  1. Wikileaks informs the public. Most governments, whether its the US or not, hide things from the general public. Basically, the Shadow government does things that are illegal. A leaker such as Snowden, brings these crimes to light. Many consider these leakers to be traitors or spies, but in certain cases, they see something wrong going on and report it. Watergate is a good example. You had a leaker who talked to a journalist who exposed what was going on.
  2. Wikileaks is against war crimes. In 2010, Wikileaks and Julian Assange exposed the US government in Afghanistan. They were killing citizens and other heinous acts. Sometimes, war cannot be helped, but shooting sprees on citizens is wrong.
  3. Do you dislike Hillary Clinton? Why? Wikileaks exposed her criminal activities as well as John Podesta and #Pizzagate. Also we learned about #spiritcooking this way.  Do you support pedophilia?
  4. Wikileaks also brought to light the fact that Hillary and Obama created ISIS and armed them.  This again is criminal activity by government officials. This enables the public to see the truth and to get rid of the problem. As individuals, we can educate ourselves by researching these items on the web, which leads to us not being ignorant.
  5. Wikileaks has never been proven wrong in 10 years.  This a fact.
  6. Wikileaks has been attacked and Assange put in prison for exposing the truth.  Sweden made up lies about two fake rapes and Britian arrested him. Basically, they were considering expediting to the US to stand trial for “TELLING THE TRUTH”.  Julian is only the messenger. In fact, Edward Snowden was just a leaker who saw that the government was spying on it’s own citizens. Now he is in asylum in Russia.
  7. For the past 5 years, Assange has had to seek political asylum to avoid possible torture or death in the United States. Some say the US wouldn’t torture him, but Wikileaks exposed the US torturing Manning, so why wouldn’t they torture Assange to get names of leakers?
  8. Julian and Wikileaks are not rich. His huge legal fees has depleted any savings he had and if released, he would rely on us ot support him and his work.

In essence, everything Wikileaks has done in the past and will do in the future relies on our donations to the cause.  Please if you can afford to, go to justice4assange.com and donate. Or go to wikileaks.org and buy a t-shirt or book from their shop.free-assange

The Persecution of Julian Assange Continues…

Please imagine being confined to a room the size of a small office in an Embassy in a foreign land.  You are unable to see your family or your children or even see the sunlight.  It has been six long years since you were outside for more than 5 minutes and even the five minutes only took place a total of six times.  Your sleeping quarters are a converted women’s bathroom where you can barely fit a bed. You stare at the walls day in and day out until they are as familiar as the back of your eyelids. You are suffering healthwise because proper medical care is not allowed.  If you walk out the front door of this living hell you will be arrested, extradited and face torture, life in prison or worse, the death penalty. Why?  Because you published documents exposing injustice and crimes by an extremely powerful government.Cb-dN4oXIAAfz7u.jpgassange-office-tour-25.jpgliving.jpg

Imagine going days without affection or basic human interaction.  Imagine not knowing when it will all end.  Envision being innocent and trying to show the public what their governments are doing behind their backs and being in this position.  Not being able to see your children grow up or hug them is a travesty. The suffering would be immense, especially if you were an outdoors person to begin with.  Think about not being able to go near windows due to the possibility of a lone gunman targeting you.  Visualize hundreds of death threats and not being able to go where you please or even go out for dinner or go out on a date.

Then, just as it hope looms on the horizon, that same persecuting nation goes to the government of the embassy you sought asylum with and coerces them into putting you in solitary confinement indefinitely.  They have taken away your rights to internet access, the telephone and visitors.  You are not a prisoner.  You are a political refugee.  Now they are truly torturing you under international law and the Nelson Mandela Act.  Why?  Because fear makes them want to keep you quiet.  Fear of being exposed.Diq2eDVUEAECOTX

This sounds like some sort of crazy movie plot, doesn’t it?  Like something that happens on the screen, not in real life.  Maybe a John Grisham thriller comes to mind.  Unfortunately, the hero of this nasty plot is really living this nightmare.  Julian Assange has been illegally detained against 2 UN rulings for 8 years.  Six of which he has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London without fresh air, sunlight, proper exercise or decent medical care.  He took political asylum due to threats of extradition to the US where he faced torture, life in prison or the death penalty.DkvnHz0WwAE6X4x

As though his confinement is not persecution enough, the Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ordered him silenced and isolated on March 28th of this year.  Assange is a very social person as every human is.  According to the Nelson Mandela Act, anything over 15 days in solitary is considered torture.  So now, Mr. Assange faces indefinite isolation because the US government is afraid of what he can expose.  Many will argue who ordered this done, but the proof is in the pudding.  I wrote an article recently showing some evidence for the reader to decide. (You can read this article here.) The point being that someone in the current administration basically bribed Ecuador, regardless of who the guilty party is. The very government who gave asylum, under a new president, is now torturing the man they gave citizenship to and diplomatic status to.Julian-Assange-Embassy-724516

If you read my article How Solitary Confinement Effects the Human Mind, you come to the realization that people usually are affected permanently by isolation of this kind.  Very simply put, what they are doing to this journalist and publisher is cruel and unusual punishment.  It is a violation of human rights, free speech, and free press.  It is morally and ethically against every principle we have ever been taught.  An innocent man is sitting in a modern day Tower of London due to political persecution for simply telling the truth!

You would think this would take place in some 3rd world, uncivilized country but it is taking place right under everyone’s noses in London.  My very heart breaks with sorrow for what this courageous truth teller is enduring. Please, if you have a heart, write to your leaders, your lawmakers, your newspapers and demand this tragedy end now.

The address to write to President Trump or call him is listed below:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

or call and leave a message at

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Another suggestion is to reach out to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May at

House of Commons
London
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020 7219 5206

 

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Society Today: Immunity to Violence

dhuna01.jpgMany of us truly believe we are more civilized then what we call “The Old Days”. We cite that we no longer use torture devices like they did in the Dark Ages or have the Coliseum or publicly execute people and this part is true. People sometimes will ask how people could stand to watch these disgusting displays and applaud and enjoy it.  Well, our society really is no different. Let me explain.

Our society delves into this a completely different way then what they did then.  They watch it on television, in movies, online and on the news every day.  We see rape, murder, unadultered sex, sexual exploitation, war crimes, etc. and it’s all at a touch of a button.  How many of you have watched an action-packed movie and not thought twice about in the violence in it.  What about the new state of the art video games on your gaming consul or PC?  Do you think twice about the sex on day time television? No, you don’t.download.jpg

I remember as a teenager watching Robocop for the first time.  I was pretty innocent and naive back then I admit but there was a scene that literally made me vomit.  When the thugs cut off Robocops arm when he was a human it not only made me violently ill but would make me shudder every time I thought of it for days after.  Recently, I watched that movie for a second time.  The scene did not even phase me now.  This is a good example of what I am talking about.

People in the past saw violence, rape and torture so much they became immune.  In other words, they lost their ability to be shocked.  It was “normal” to watch it in public.  Just like it is now.  Our society today has become so unnaffected by the violence in the news, in the movies, on PCs and games that it no longer phases us.  In fact, most people don’t even pay attention to the constant barrage of killings and shootings on tv.  School shootings and other mass shootings have become so common that people pay attention for a day or two and move on to the next excitement.  Yes, many view it as exciting.  How did we as human beings stop caring about others?

We as human beings are social beings.  It only makes sense that seeing another of our species hurt would affect us right? You cannot interact with someone who is no longer alive or functional.  So, what causes us to stop caring? From very early on in our development we learned to adjust, to adapt to our surroundings, to survive.  Becoming desensitized to what is going around us is simply the mind’s way of surviving and protecting itself from being hurt.mobviolence.jpg

According to Wikipedia seen here:

“In psychology, desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative, aversive or positive stimulus after repeated exposure to it. It also occurs when an emotional response is repeatedly evoked in situations in which the action tendency that is associated with the emotion proves irrelevant or unnecessary.”

According to an article in Psychology Today, seen here:

“A study by the Indiana University School of Medicine examined young men and violent media exposure. There were visible alterations in MRI brain scans after only one week of playing a violent video game. In particular, there was a significant decrease in the activation of prefrontal portions of the brain and a greater activation of the amygdala.

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A quick neuroscience lesson: The prefrontal cortex is the so called “thinking part” of the brain which deals with concentrationdecision makingself-control and inhibition while the amygdala is part of the limbic system, the so called “emotion center” that serves many emotional functions, but can be the trigger for depressionanger, aggression and impulsive behavior.”

“The Virginia Tech Research Division showed students several non-violent movies, followed by super-violent movies. Results indicated violent films can increase hostile behavior.”

According to the nhi.gov site seen here:

By age 15, over 50 to 70% of youth report witnessing real-life violence or being assaulted in their lifetime, with rates varying based on the types of violence measured (Cisler et al. 2012Finkelhor et al. 2013). Most youth also experience violence through media, including television, movies and video games. For instance, the average 18-year old observes approximately 6,000 acts of violence on television and in movies in one year (Browne and Hamilton-Giachritsis 2005Center for Research Excellence 2009).

Also, the human brain trains itself to protect itself from anxiety and fear if there is no reason for it.  For instance, when i saw Robocop the first time, I hadn’t been exposed to much violence. My parents were very protective and kept me from viewing too much violence.  So when I saw it, it not only shocked me but I found it revolting and objectionable and it caused me fear.  After seeing more and more of this behavior on television and at the movies, my brains trained itself to react calmly because there was nothing to fear.  This is how I became immune to violence and sex.

This is an unfortunate happening.  I miss that innocence.  It’s not that I don’t care what happens to people, because I do very much but it’s commonplace.  My brain has protected me from the anxiety it causes.  It has stopped triggering the impulse to become sick and afraid. It happens to all of us but we need our society to realize what this immunity is doing.  We need to open our eyes once again and see that it is not right.  Our media needs to present murders and violence for what it is and not treat it as just another day.

We need to teach our children that violence is wrong.  We also need to retrain our brain to be appalled by the constant show of violence on tv and shut it off.  Very simply, we are no different than those “barbarians” who watched public executions and tortures and we need to change that behavior in ourselves.

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Why Unity is Necessary for Results in Freeing Assange

In recent days, there have been attacks on the #Unity4J movement. It doesn’t matter by who or even what side of the political spectrum did this. What matters is that attacks on fellow Assange supporters and on the Unity4J movement only hurt Julian Assange.  Yes, that’s right.  These attacks only help the deep state to keep him right where they want him, which is detained with deteriorating health.  Their goal is the slow murder of a journalist and publisher who believes in justice and what is right. The only way they will win this battle is using the divide and conquer strategy and so far, they have managed to divide many of us based on political affiliation.

Julian himself talked about unity:DmBtdR6XsAAB77vjulian tweet

“There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination in the response.” ~Julian Assange

According to Wikipedia seen here:

Tradition attributes the origin of the motto to Philip of Macedonia: διαίρει καὶ βασίλευε diaírei kài basíleue, in ancient Greek: «divide and rule»

Divide and rule (or divide and conquer, from Latin dīvide et imperā) in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting discord among the people. It was heavily used by British Empire in India and elsewhere.[1]

They used this strategy at Standing Rock to divide and conquer the movement as seen in this article:

“How do you conquer a nation?

Distract them with football games, political circuses and Black Friday sales. Keep them focused on their differences—economic, religious, environmental, political, racial—so they can never agree on anything. And then, when they’re so divided that they are incapable of joining forces against a common threat, start picking them off one by one.”

This is also working in the movement to Free Julian Assange.  Government Operatives posing as activists start with dropping seeds of doubt and pushing an agenda against what they call the “opposition.”  The opposition being people from what they call the “other side” or different political parties.  They use familiar terms to put them down which causes a break in forces.  Suddenly the movement is divided in half and its strength is half of what it once was.  Remember the old adage “There is strength in numbers.”  In this battle against the powers that be, it is more than true.

We are fighting against an extremely powerful foe, we are fighting against 2 of the strongest governments in the world.  We cannot be divided by our beliefs.  We cannot let politics come between us in this fight.  It will destroy us from within and thus take the life of a hero.  BnWq7XDZ

The above picture is a good example of what the power of the people against tyranny can do.  The persecution and abuse of Assange is exactly that, tyranny.  It is a fight for our rights as human beings to be treated fairly.  It is fight for free speech against a fascist state.  If we do not stand, we will inevitably fail in our endeavors.  Regardless, of our feelings towards another we need to act as one.

According to the Webster Dictionary, seen here the definition of unity is as follows:

  1. the quality or state of not being multiple
  2.  a condition of harmony
  3. the quality or state of being made one 

What comes to mind is the old truth as well, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.”  Do people not see that we are not fighting for a political side but for a man’s life? His life depends on us unifying and fighting together.  He has no chance at survival or freedom of we do not become as one in this battle.  No one person or small group can stand up against 2 governments so powerful and win.  We need everyone on the same side.  Do we really want to let Deep State win and destroy the only person willing to suffer that we know the truth?

I appeal to all those involved to take into consideration that Julian’s life is in danger and put aside their political differences to We need to save him before it’s too late! qKZuF_E0

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Is it the beginning of the End of Free Speech? First They Came for Assange

Julian Assange has been warning us for over a decade that free speech and free press were under attack and yet no one seemed to care.  Many journalists including myself have been warning the public that silencing Assange would set a precedent for future generations to invariably lose those rights.  Unfortunately, on March 28th,2018, President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador, (being coerced by the US government with threats to hold back funds), isolated Assange by removing his right to internet, phone and visitors. This essentially put an innocent publisher and journalist in solitary confinement. (Article on Disobedient Media seen here and my article on solitary confinement here  ) It continues on indefinitely without an end in sight.  Since then, many journalists have been suspended from social media, 3 were kidnapped and assassinated in Ecuador, 2 Reuter journalists have been imprisoned and much more. It makes me wonder who will be next on their agenda.2hfqji

Shortly after Assange was silenced, 3 journalists were murdered in Ecuador as seen here.  They were investigating violence along the Columbian border in Ecuador when they were effectively targeted and murdered.  Julian Assange wrote a letter while silenced and sent out through his lawyers expressing his sympathy (seen below). He was deeply affected by these murders.AUBpKaTK

Then there was the suspension of Lauri Love, Peter Van Buren, InfoWars and Alex Jones from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  This was a direct hit on free press and free speech from Silicon Valley.  An attempt was made to silence Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter but there was enough people who refused to allow this that Twitter reinstated her account. @WSWSUpdates has also been censored. ( Link found here).The ongoing attacks on journalists and Tweeters by @Jack and FB’s censoring of  journalists who publish the truth is just the beginning of internet censorship I am afraid.CaitOz

UK journalist, Tommy Robinson was imprisoned for telling the truth recently ( link here.) due to exposing pedophiles. Also, as stated by the Press Gazette in the article referenced here:

“Since the launch of Operation Weeting five years ago at least 67 UK journalists have been arrested and/or charged.”

“Over the last five years the UK has arrested more journalists than anywhere else in the Western world. Globally, the countries that compete with us include the likes of Eritrea and Iran.”

This article includes a list of the 67 journalists arrested in the past five years but does not include Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange who has been detained by the UK in the Ecuadorian Embassy as a political asylee for 6 years.  The British government has literally turned it into an alternative to the Tower of London for political prisoners. The UN ruled the detainment illegal as seen here

“United Nations panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been unlawfully detained at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to reports.”

In December of 2017, two Reuters journalists were imprisoned in Myhanmar as seen here.  The NY Times stated that imprisoned journalists have reached a record high in 2017 as seen here. Acoording to the New York Times:

“The number of journalists jailed around the world in connection with their work has reached a record high of 262, according to a new report, with just over half of them imprisoned in Turkey, China or Egypt.”

According to the Washington Post (seen here) 18 journalists were killed last year making it one of the most dangerous years recorded to be a journalist.  This same article states that there are over 182 journalists jailed worldwide which is a more current article than the Times.  Either way, writing for a living has become a threat rather than rewarding.  Just ask Julian Assange, who has been detained illegally for the last 8 years, spent 6 of those years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in a room no bigger than a large office without fresh air, sunlight and proper medical care.

As I said before, Assange has been talking about the reasons why we need to defend free speech for over a decade. One of his quotes states “The First Amendment unapologetically nurtures the democratization of knowledge. With the internet, it has reached its full potential.The US public defends free speech more passionately, but the First Amendment only truly lives through its repeated exercise. The First Amendment explicitly prevents the executive from attempting to restrict anyone’s ability to speak and publish freely. ”  There is much truth in this statement when the internet is not censored as it has been recently. Another quote from Julian: “I mean there’s enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world – within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It’s hard to see.”

“Our ability to communicate is important because from it derives everything that we think about as civilized in a civilization,every law, every regulation,every constitution & in fact every other right derives from the practice of communicating with each other.”–Julian Assange

Yet, if the free press obeys considerations above informing the public, we are no longer talking about a free press, and we are no longer talking about an informed public. ~Julian Assange

If you don’t speak up–if you give up what’s uniquely yours as a human being: if you surrender your consciousness,your independence,your sense of what’s right & what’s wrong –perhaps without knowing it, you become passive & controlled, unable to defend yourself & those you love. ~~Julian Assange

“Our ability to communicate is important because from it derives everything that we think about as civilized in a civilization,every law, every regulation,every constitution & in fact every other right derives from the practice of communicating with each other.”– @JulianAssange https://t.co/zElm37zw26

Julian Assange is literally a mentor of Free Speech and Free Press as he has stood strong and courageous against the US government for nearly a decade.  He has stood up for other’s rights and been a defender of whistleblowers.  His silencing is definitely setting the precedent for the silencing of other voices.  DmU6G0EU4AE5DBy.jpg

If we as a people do not stand up against the war on our rights to free speech and free press around the world, we will ultimately lose those inalienable rights and be ruled by governments that do not answer to the people. If you listen to this video of Julian talking about why free speech is so important, you will have a better understanding.

“If the law is put in charge of the right to communicate, then the law is put in charge of the law. Which is inherently corrupt” — Unreleased footage of from documentary filmmaker . New film about just released: (Wikileaks Art twitter post)

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In 2012, Julian Assange was quoted as saying:

“Will the United States of America return to & affirm the revolutionary values it was founded on or will it lurch off the precipice, dragging us all into a dangerous & opressive world in which journalists fall silent & citizens must whisper in the dark?” — (2012)

The world as we know it is changing drastically every day. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be for the better, as governments are waging war for more control through the silencing of our voices.  In fact, it appears as though the days of Nazi Germany are around the corner.  When will our governments take complete control of the media and require us to burn our books and our history?  Many in America are already taking down Confederate statues hoping to erase the Civil War from our history.  Will we allow our governments to control our minds in the future?  Propaganda and the brainwashing of the populace is more prevalent now then it ever was with the constant use of computers and TVs.  Independent journalists are the only real source of what was once known as journalism and good reporting.  When will put our foot down and say enough is enough?  Will we die and leave a legacy of inaction and sedentary? It is time to rise up and give our countries back to the people and not allow us to rule us like serfs and slaves.

“The world cannot afford, and the constitution does not permit, a muzzle placed on the work that transparency organisations do to inform the American and global public.” –Julian Assange

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” 
― George Orwell

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

“It is not so much freedom of speech but the right to truth that great men protect.” 
― Criss Jami

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A pardon for Assange? How It Can Be Done Explained

images (3).jpegWith the United States DoJ looking to prosecute Julian Assange on espionage charges  under the outdated Espionage Act of 1911, and also for theft of gocernment property and also the recent threat of eviction from the Ecuador Embassy in London, it has become obvious that it is time for President Trump to act. According to several different sources, Jeff Sessions has reopened the case against Assange.  Seen here, iamwikileaks.org explains the charges:

Trump DOJ charges

In an April 2017 address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s delivered a tirade against WikiLeaks, in which he declared the organisation a “hostile intelligence service” and said, “we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.”

Later that month, several media outlets reported that the Trump Department of Justice had prepared charges to prosecute WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, each with slightly different information about what the charges might entail.

The Washington Post reported that US officials are “taking a second look at a 2010 leak of diplomatic cables and military documents and investigating whether the group bears criminal responsibility for the more recent revelation of sensitive CIA cyber-tools, according to people familiar with the case.” During Manning’s court martial, the government’s lawyers attempted to prove that Assange “conspired” in the 2010 disclosures by “directing” Manning to leak certain documents. In her statement to the court explaining her actions, Manning directly rejected this claim, saying no one from WikiLeaks ever directed her, and the military judge acquitted her of “aiding the enemy.”

The Post also reported that prosecutors have been “drafting a memo possibly including conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act.” CNN reported that one of the key elements for investigators was related to WikiLeaks work assisting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump praised WikiLeaks for publishing documents from the DNC, even saying, “I love WikiLeaks”, encouraging them to leak more documents, and publicizing DNC disclosures. In an interview with AP after the charge announcement, however, Trump said that “it’s OK with” him if Assange is arrested.

According to The Guardian seen here:

US authorities has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks since at least 2010 when it released, in cooperation with publications including the Guardian, more than a quarter of a million classified cables from US embassies leaked by US army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Republican politicians expressed fury at the time, accusing Assange of treason, and Trump himself told an interviewer: “I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like death penalty or something.”

The April statement made by Mr. Sessions saying that arresting Assange is a priority was shortly after the publication of Vault7 by Wikileaks which is documentation regarding the spying on of citizens by the CIA.  This enraged the former CIA director at the time and he made several statements making it clear he wanted Assange and Wikileaks prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Due to the imminent danger that this has put the publisher Julian Assange in, we need to push President Trump to pardon him. He has a simple option available to him to help free and save Julian Assange,which is a preemptive pardon.  “Julian Assange has not been convicted yet!”, many have stated. Let me explain to you what a preemptive pardon does and is.

The word preemptive according dictionary.com is:

taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent:

And the definition according to the same site for pardon is:

Law.

  1. a release from the penalty of an offense; a remission of penalty, as by a governor.

the document by which such remission is declared.

So inevitably a preemptive pardon is a pardon before the courts have decided to convict.  In other words, President Trump could issue one in order to free Assange of charges written up by the DoJ.

According to Brown University found here:

The President’s pardon power is contained in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution: “The President…shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in the cases of impeachment.” (This exception has been attributed by some scholars to a 17th century English constitutional crisis that developed after King Charles II pardoned his friend, the Earl of Danby, who had been impeached by Parliament.) The pardon power is otherwise without limit. The president can pardon anyone for anything, subject only to judgment of public opinion. While it is clearly within the president’s power to issue a pardon in advance of an indictment or trial, it is also true that the pardon power had virtually always been used in a post-conviction context. 

 

My investigations into preemptive pardons led me here, where I learned of several preemptive pardons issued by former Presidents:

In the case of former President Richard Nixon, he was granted a pardon by President Gerald Ford for any crimes he might have committed during the Watergate scandal, even though Nixon wasn’t charged with or convicted of federal crimes. (This is known as a pre-emptive pardon.) Nixon was able to receive a pardon under the precedent of an 1866 Supreme Court ruling called Ex parte Garland, which allowed for a pardon granted by President Andrew Johnson to remain in force for a former Confederate politician.

Pre-emptive pardons remain rare. In addition to Ford’s Nixon pardon, President George H.W. Bush pardoned former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and former CIA official Duane Clarridge in late 1992 before they were tried on Iran-contra Affair charges. (Four others were convicted in the case and also pardoned.)

Though they remain rare, President Trump is perfectly capapble of issuing one in the case of Julian Assange.  This is just one of several options he has in regards to ending the persecution of this journalist.  Another one would be to order the DoJ to end the investigation and drop all charges and the grand jury against Wikileaks and Assange.  In any case, something must be done to aid Julian. His health is deteriorating quickly and he has been detained illegally against 2 UN rulings for nearly 8 years, 6 of which have been in the embassy without fresh air, sunlight or proper medical care.

Please contact President Trump at the White House and demand that he free Assange before it is too late at

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Who Was Really Behind the Silencing of Julian Assange?

Many have speculated on the reasons behind the silencing of Julian Assange and what country coerced Moreno or if the President of Ecuador did it on his own but the fact is that it really wasn’t over his tweets regarding Catalonia.  Nor do I believe that Spain had anything to do with it.  This article is to explain who I think was behind it and why.  I may make some enemies over this but the truth needs to be told. It was the United States, but not who you may think.  The Clintons had nothing to do with it.  The CIA undoubtedly had their hands in it but the answer is surprising to some but not to those of us who have watched this story unfold.104775233-2ED1-REQ-Assange-R1-101617.1910x1000

Let’s start with the latest article from the Financial Times seen here . According to this article:

“Ecuador said on Friday it would borrow over $1.1bn from international lenders including $500m in a repo operation with Goldman Sachs.”

I know you are asking what this has to do with Wikileaks and the silencing of Assange but I will explain.  If you watch Wikileaks’ Twitter at all, they recently posted this article with this statement attached:

goldman sachs

WL has been saying all along that the US used trade and money to coerce Ecuador into gagging Assange. So we now know that Goldman Sachs from Wall Street obviously had their hands in the agreement because they are now lending them money.  Next I will show you an article on how Goldman Sachs who for years was on the border of failing pulled out and why. Here is the link: Link between Goldman Sachs and the Trump administration

As we know according to this article from the Hill, Trump is very much involved with Goldman Sachs and naming it’s top officials.  This is what made me go, “HMMM!”  So many are saying Trump loves Wikileaks and it seemed so pre-election when he stated almost 150 times how much he cared for the organization.  The problem is, in April of 2017, he gave the go ahead to arrest Julian Assange when Sessions said he was making it a priority to take him into custody.  In my article, “Why It Is Dangerous for Assange to Come to the US” I outlined and showed the articles where these statements came from.  I also showed how the former CIA director, Mike Pompeo, (who is now the Secretary of State), did a 180 on Julian and his organization after the election and called not only for his immediate arrest but also called Wikileaks a “hostile non-state intelligence organization”. He compared them to a terrorist organization and was quoted as saying the following:

But Mr. Pompeo’s harshest words were reserved for Julian Assange, calling the WikiLeaks founder a “narcissist” and “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.” (quoted from this article: Pompeo article )

So we have proof that Trump’s state department may be behind the silencing of Assange.  Let’s also look at a former statement from our President in 2011 about Wikileaks and what should be done about Julian Assange in 2010 after Cablegate.  (link ) Here, as a business man, Donald Trump makes the statement:

“I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like death penalty or something,” Trump said during the quick exchange.

And here is the same statement: (link)

According to the truthful source based off of Wikileaks iamwikileaks :

Trump DOJ charges

In an April 2017 address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s delivered a tirade against WikiLeaks, in which he declared the organisation a “hostile intelligence service” and said, “we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.”

Later that month, several media outlets reported that the Trump Department of Justice had prepared charges to prosecute WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, each with slightly different information about what the charges might entail.

The Washington Post reported that US officials are “taking a second look at a 2010 leak of diplomatic cables and military documents and investigating whether the group bears criminal responsibility for the more recent revelation of sensitive CIA cyber-tools, according to people familiar with the case.” During Manning’s court martial, the government’s lawyers attempted to prove that Assange “conspired” in the 2010 disclosures by “directing” Manning to leak certain documents. In her statement to the court explaining her actions, Manning directly rejected this claim, saying no one from WikiLeaks ever directed her, and the military judge acquitted her of “aiding the enemy.”

The Post also reported that prosecutors have been “drafting a memo possibly including conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act.” CNN reported that one of the key elements for investigators was related to WikiLeaks work assisting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump praised WikiLeaks for publishing documents from the DNC, even saying, “I love WikiLeaks”, encouraging them to leak more documents, and publicizing DNC disclosures. In an interview with AP after the charge announcement, however, Trump said that “it’s OK with” him if Assange is arrested.

This is my final reason as to why he was silenced and by whom.  Days before Ecuador took Assange’s rights away to internet, visitors and the phone, Julian Assange had intentions of testifying on Cambridge Analytics.  Some question was his testimony was.  Here is the article from March 20th in the Washington Times. (Cambridge Analytics and Julian Assange )

Regardless of what he was going to prove, Assange was coincidentally isolated days after his intended statement.  I find it rather odd as well that if President Trump truly felt the way he said he did about Wikileaks before his election, that he has done nothing about Assange’s illegal detainment or his solitary confinement for the last 5 months.  In fact, it angers me.  I voted for this man and am ashamed that he is allowing this infringement of first amendment rights and human rights to continue. Looking at all this information, I want you to decide if this is right.

It is time for either the President of the United States to step up and do what is right in this situation or take full responsibility for the evil act that has been placed upon Assange since March 28th, 2018 as his own doing,  It is time we hold Trump accountable for what is happening to this publisher and journalist. It is time we call on Donald Trump to end the persecution of a journalist that has lasted nearly 8 years.  If we do nothing, we are as guilty as the politicians who have instilled this evil on Julian.

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Why It Is Dangerous For Julian Assange to Come to the United States

1C6006092-110810-julian-assange-11a.today-inline-largeThere are some clear statements from senior officials in the United States government regarding Julian Assange, including death threats and the State Department’s intentions towards this publisher.  This article will outline some of these things and show you why 1. Julian Assange took political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in the first place and 2. Why Assange is still in danger even under the Trump’s state department.  Please bear with me as this might get long.

I will start with the beginning and what made Assange choose to seek political asylum from the United States to begin with.  Both of these items can be found here DkvnHz0WwAE6X4xDljYz6UW4AMLcqR.jpg

The top tweet includes proof that there is a sealed indictment against Assange and that they intend to torture him.  The second one shows their intentions to pass him around from country to country for him to face charges for upwards of 25 years.  I am sure if you have educated yourself on Assange’s plight you know that he simply published documents given to him by whistleblowers and did nothing illegal that other media hasn’t done in the past and are still doing. (Examples are the NY Times and the Washington Post).

Another statement made by Burton in these emails is as follows:

Burton also says he “would pursue [c]onspiracy and [p]olitical [t]errorism charges and declassify the death of a source someone which [he] could link to Wiki” (1074383). Burton’s strategy is to: “[b]ankrupt the arsehole first,” Burton states, “ruin his life. Give him 7-12 yrs for conspiracy.”

“The owner [Julian Assange] is a peacenik. He needs his head dunked in a full toilet bowl at Gitmo.”

This man’s hatred of a journalist and publisher seems to consume him as he spews his animosity for Assange in emails. Upon reading this, one can completely understand Assange’s decision to seek asylum.  He had no other choice as Britian’s agreement with the United States government found here states:

The treaty has been claimed to be one-sided[3] because it allows the US to extradite UK citizens and others for offences committed against US law, even though the alleged offence may have been committed in the UK by a person living and working in the UK (see for example the NatWest Three), and there being no reciprocal right; and issues about the level of proof required being less to extradite from the UK to the US rather than vice versa.[4]

Among other provisions Part 2 of the Act: Extradition to category 2 territories (non-European Arrest warrant territories) removed the requirement on the USA to provide prima facie evidence in extraditions from the UK, requiring instead only reasonable suspicion.[5]

In other words, the United Kingdom is required by the UK-US treaty of 2003 to extradite regardless even if only on suspicion of an illegal act against the US government by any person.  This is incredibly unjust and a despicable act of overreach and use of government power on the United States’ part.

Some will say there is no longer any danger under the Trump administration of this happening.  However, in April of 2017, the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions stated it was a priority to arrest Assange as seen here .  Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, who was CIA director at the time made this statement as seen here :

“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said. 

But Mr. Pompeo’s harshest words were reserved for Julian Assange, calling the WikiLeaks founder a “narcissist” and “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Both of these individuals have incredible power in the US government and seek to destroy Assange.  The current CIA director, Gina Haspel is also known for her torture techniques in the past as seen here

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains.

President Trump gave Jeff Sessions the go ahead regarding the arrest of Julian Assange as well as seen here.

The US President performed a U-turn saying “it’s ok with me” if  is arrested after praising WikiLeaks during his election campaign.

Add to all this the fact that Trump’s state department coerced the country of Ecuador into silencing Assange on March 28th as well as putting his asylum in danger and you have a detailed scenario of what will happen to the creator of Wikileaks.  There is no question that the safest place for Julian is any where other than the United States of America.

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Just My Opinion on Things Assange

I just felt the need to share my thoughts on some things regarding Julian Assange.  First of all, I will talk about the recent offer for immunity for him to testify in a closed door meeting with the Senate Intel Committee and then a few other points going on.1706-ASSANGE-House-Arrest

I don’t trust the Senate Intel Committee to share the truth with us or to not use this against Assange. Let me explain why. In 2017, under the Intel Act of 2018 seen here , the SIC voted nearly unanimously that this be included in the Bill to go before Senate:

SEC. 623. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON WIKILEAKS.

It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.

Basically, this is a repeat on words from Mike Pompeo when he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC quoted from NBC News.

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo blistered WikiLeaks in a speech Thursday, calling WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service” aided by Russia and accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making “common cause with dictators.”

Mike Pompeo’s blistering statement in fact replicated what the SIC would later add to the Intel Bill.

On top of that, we all know that Feinstein has been an Assange hater from the beginning and she is on that committee.  What good could come from him testifying behind a closed door to this committee?  I fear for his safety on this issue/

Rand Paul is asking for complete immunity from all charges for Julian to testify before the Senate and Congress.  I believe this is a good idea as long as Assange does not have to actually appear there but in a random place outside the United States.  I would fear for his life and that someone would assassinate him.

My feelings on the matter is he should be granted immunity from charges without having to testify.  He has done enough for justice and government transparency.  In fact, he works harder in a day then our entire legislative branch does in a year’s time.  He is a modern day hero and does not deserve the torture and human rights violations he is being put through.  They are slowly martyring an innocent man.

I am also tired of hearing people say “Trust the Plan” or that Trump will free him when the time is right.  The time was right the day Trump took office.  Julian’s health is deteriorating at an alarming rate and he has been in solitary confinement for almost 5 months.  The time to free him was YESTERDAY.  By not speaking on this issue, Trump is as guilty as the administration who saw to it he was detained on fake allegations.  Here are a few quotes making my point:

Passivity is the same as defending injustice. ~Deepak Chopra

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. ~Desmond Tutu

In the case of Assange, the US and UK governments are the elephants and Julian is the mouse. Only this elephant intends on squashing the mouse for exposing their evil.

Also in recent days, we have seen that the silencing of Assange is setting a precedent to silence other journalists.  This will continue because people are passive and refuse to fight against injustice.  There are a few thousand supporters around the world who are truly fighting for justice for Julian but there is not enough people raising their voice in his defense.  Please don’t be passive.  Don’t have his blood on your hands.  Stand up and raise hell in his defense.

I will finish this with a quote from Assange.

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.”

The Gagging of a Hero

Julian Assange has been gagged since March 28th of 2018 with no access to internet, phone or visitors. As though it is not bad enough that he has been detained illegally against two UN rulings without sunlight, fresh air, proper medical care or proper exercise since 2012, they have silenced him indefinitely, This is completely against his human rights and is considered torture under the UN Nelson Mandela Rules revised in 2017 as seen here link

“Rule 43
1. In no circumstances may restrictions or disciplinary sanctions amount to
torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The following
practices, in particular, shall be prohibited:
(a) Indefinite solitary confinement;
(b) Prolonged solitary confinement;”

“Rule 44
For the purpose of these rules, solitary confinement shall refer to the
confinement of prisoners for 22 hours or more a day without meaningful human
contact. Prolonged solitary confinement shall refer to solitary confinement for a
time period in excess of 15 consecutive days.
Rule 45
1. Solitary confinement shall be used only in exceptional cases as a last resort,
for as short a time as possible and subject to independent review, and only pursuant
to the authorization by a competent authority. It shall not be imposed by virtue of a
prisoner’s sentence.
2. The imposition of solitary confinement should be prohibited in the case of
prisoners with mental or physical disabilities when their conditions would be
exacerbated by such measures. The prohibition of the use of solitary confinement
and similar measures in cases involving women and children, as referred to in other
United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, 28
continues to apply.”DCkvVAiVoAA3AWp

Assange, not being a prisoner but a political refugee, should not even have to comprehend solitary confinement, but his access to the outside world has been removed nonetheless.  Political Asylum should be protection, not punishment.

According to USLegal.com:  US legal link

Political asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. A nation or embassy that affords such protection is also called asylum. 

Note the word protection. Julian Assange sought asylum for protection from being arrested by the US government due to the threat of treason as seen here:

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The US government is still seeking the extradition and arrest of Assange and he is still in danger of torture because Gina Haspel the current CIA head is known for her torture techniques in the past. in a Wikileaks tweet, her enjoyment in torture is exposed.

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Julian has committed no crime.  They accuse him of espionage simply because he published documents given to him by whistleblowers that exposed their war crimes, government criminal activity and the CIA spying on citizens.  Because all three are illegal for a government to participate in, it seems they are seeking vengeance for Wikileaks exposing them.

6 years ago, the Ecuador government of President Correa gave Julian Assange the status of a political asylee and gave him refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London.  Under Lenin Moreno, his status is being threatened and according to anonymous sources will be revoked soon.  On August 8th of this year according to telesurtv telesur link  Moreno stated the following:

The agreement has to be one that defends Mr. Assange’s life, human rights and international norms,” Moreno said.

“If we arrive at an agreement of that sort, we would be delighted to ask Mr. Assange to abandon the embassy and submit himself to the appropriate trial for not appearing before the British courts which is preferable to spending six years locked up in an embassy.”

 

However, he has in the past stated that extradition was okay if Assange’s life was not threatened.  Either way the gagging of Assange is against his human rights and is a form of torture.  (read my article How Solitary Confinement Effects the Mind: Plight of Julian Assange ) The fact is that his isolation must be removed soon or the damage done will be irreversible, making it hard for Julian Assange to come back into society the same person.

It appears that the reason for his gag order according to some is that the US State Dept coerced Ecuador into gagging Assange by threatening their trade agreement and offering them military support along their borders.  As the US is now buying more of it’s oil from Ecuador, it appears to be true.

Lenin Moreno, according to the Guardian, (guardian article ):

“Let’s not forget the conditions of his asylum prevent him from speaking about politics or intervening in the politics of other countries. That’s why we cut his communication,”

However, there was never such an agreement made.  Simply put, not only is Moreno guilty of torturing Julian, violating his human rights, going against international law by gagging him, but also infringing on his freedom of speech and yet, you hear nothing from countries who claim to support all this on this atrocity.

The silencing of Assange is setting a precedent against other independent journalists.  Social Media has begun purging journalists who rely on it to make money and survive.  By gagging Julian, Ecuador has made the oppression of Free Speech and Free Speech a norm.  If Assange is extradited to the US and prosecuted, it will become a precedent for the prosecution of journalists worldwide who expose governments and believe in government transparency.

We, as human beings, cannot let this happen. If we allow the ill-treatment of one, it will affect all of us. Soon, free speech will be a thing of a past.  Journalism will be nothing more than propaganda and a memory.  Speaking your mind about things you disagree with will be a crime that is punishable.  If we do nothing about it, future generations will suffer for our complacency.  Can you live with that? I can’t.

What can we do about this?  It’s simple.  Make our voices heard through letters, phone calls, petitions and demonstrations.  We need to make our leaders in the US, the UK, Ecuador and Assange’s home country of Australia, hear our outcry.  We cannot stop until Julian Assange once again can feel the sun in his face, hold his children in his arms and kiss his dear mother’s cheek.

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