What A Nationalist Really Is: Trump Made a Boo Boo

trump.jpgIn a recent speech, President Donald Trump called himself a nationalist and all his supporters followed suit. However, I am not sure Trump understood the word he was using. I think he meant US First as in being a patriot not what it really means.  Let me explain…

According to Miriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of nationalism is:

“loyalty and devotion to a nation especially : a sense of national consciousness (see CONSCIOUSNESS sense 1c) exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups”

A good example of nationalism in recent history is Nazi Germany.  The Germans felt that their culture and their people {specifically blonde blue-eyed Germans} were superior.  They then began to eliminate Jews who had a different culture and religion than them. According to the article seen here in the balance:

“Nationalism is a system created by people who believe their nation is superior to all others. Most often, this sense of superiority has its roots in a shared ethnicity.” 

“Because they believe in the superiority of their shared attribute, nationalists stereotype different ethnic, religious, or cultural groups. The resultant prejudice keeps their nation unified. Intolerance can lead to a desire to rid the country of those deemed as “other.” In an extreme form, it can lead to ethnic cleansing and genocide.”

I decided I wanted some examples of nationalists in recent history so I went on a search. This is what I found on wikipedia here:

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Take a good look at some of the names, not a good group of people as far as I can see. Napoleon was another nationalist who felt his country was superior. When the Europeans came to America they had the feeling that their culture was superior and so came the demise of the American Indian culture and the death of millions of Native Americans.

Nationalism Vs. Patriotism

According to quora.com:

“The Difference Between patriotism and nationalismis that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does , and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does ; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility while the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to a war .”

“Patriotism is based on affection and nationalism is rooted in rivalry and resentment. One can say that nationalism is militant by nature and patriotism is based on peace.

Most nationalists assume that their country is better than any other, whereas patriots believe that their country is one of the best and can be improved in many ways. Patriots tend to believe in friendly relations with other countries while some nationalists don’t.

In patriotism, people all over the world are considered equal but nationalismimplies that only the people belonging to one’s own country should be considered one’s equal.

A patriotic person tends to tolerate criticism and tries to learn something new from it, but a nationalist cannot tolerate any criticism and considers it an insult.”

Patriotism is a healthy way to be proud of your nation and put it first.  Nationalism is racism with a different name. Be careful how you label yourself.  Sometimes, even Trump makes a boo boo.

 

 

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Proof of Assange Extradition to the U.S.

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Oftentimes, government officials will claim there is no extradition order in place for Julian Assange. This includes both U.K. and U.S. officials. The problem is evidence does exist that once Assange steps outside the Embassy doors and is arrested by British police for an untested bail warrant, he will then be sent to the United States where he faces a grand jury indictment. This indictment is sealed and would be opened once he is arrested. He faces either life in prison or the death penalty as many view his publishing as espionage. I intend on showing as much proof as possible that the two governments have no intention of not extraditing this journalist.

According to Wikileaks, documentation found here:

“Scale of the US Grand Jury Investigation of WikiLeaks

The US Government has stood up and coordinated a joint interagency criminal investigation of Wikileaks comprised of a partnership between the Department of Defense (DOD) including: CENTCOM; SOUTHCOM; the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA); US Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for USFI (US Forces Iraq) and 1st Armored Division (AD); US Army Computer Crimes Investigative Unit (CCIU); 2nd Army (US Army Cyber Command); Within that or in addition, three military intelligence investigations were conducted. Department of Justice (DOJ) Grand Jury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of State (DOS) and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). In addition, Wikileaks has been investigated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Office of the National CounterIntelligence Executive (ONCIX), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); the House Oversight Committee; the National Security Staff Interagency Committee, and the PIAB (President’s Intelligence Advisory Board). LINK Transcript | US v Pfc. Bradley Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 06/06/12 see also”

But there’s more than this on Wikileaks in the Stratfor emails which include emails from Fred Burton. (Fred Burton, who wrote this, was ex-Diplomatic Security Service of State Dept, had many intel contacts). These emails began being published on February 27th, 2012 and reveal a lot of what the U.S. government intends to do to Assange. These emails were one of the justifications for Julian to seek political asylum as they included probable torture as seen below.

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Also seen in these emails from Fred Burton is the following statement from his Blackberry seen below.

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If this is not proof enough, there is a recent letter from Democrats to President Lenin Moreno stating that he must turn over Assange. You can find this letter here, along with the Congress that wrote the letter.

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The statement in the following screenshot shows absolute proof of extradition as they state that Assange “should be handed over” to the US to face prosecution for interfering with the U.S.

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Also seen on the Wikileaks site are the warrants for the seizure of property rightfully owned by Wikileaks staff which is a violation of their right to privacy. This includes the allegations for crimes supposedly committed by staff and Assange. You can view the search warrants here. These charges include espionage and theft of government property as well as a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. According to this site page:

“The US government is claiming universal jurisdiction to apply the Espionage Act, general Conspiracy statute and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to journalists and publishers – a horrifying precedent for press freedoms around the world. Once an offence is alleged in relation to a journalist or their source, the whole media organisation, by the nature of its work flow, can be targeted as alleged ‘conspiracy’. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief said: ‘WikiLeaks has out endured everything the Obama administration has thrown at us and we will out endure these latest “offences” too.'”

The former FBI director, James Comey stated the following according to justice4assange.com:

“In 2017 then FBI director James Comey told Congress: “[Assange] hasn’t been apprehended because he is in the Ecuadorian embassy in London”.”

“A US grand jury investigation has been ongoing since May 2010 with the purpose of bringing a case against Mr. Assange over WikiLeaks publications. Efforts to prosecute Mr. Assange have expanded under the Trump administration to include WikiLeaks groundbreaking series on the CIA published last year. Mr. Assange faces up to life imprisonment for multiple charges including conspiracy, theft, and electronic espionage—a terrorism offence.

President Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo stated that Mr. Assange has “no First Amendment rights” and that the CIA is working to “take down” WikiLeaks. The US Senate intelligence committee has tabled legislation to declare WikiLeaks a “non state intelligence service” and that the US government should “treat it accordingly”.”

“Julian Assange entered the embassy on June 19, 2012 and applied for political asylum, seeking protection from US political persecution and attempts to imprison him over his work as the publisher of WikiLeaks. He was granted political asylum after the UK and Sweden refused to give an assurance that they would not extradite him to the US over WikiLeaks publications. The US formally started grand jury proceedings against him in May 2010.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has confirmed that arresting Mr. Assange is a “priority”.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo (now US Secretary of State) has stated that Julian Assange “has no First Amendment Rights” and has described WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence agency”

Even the Guardian, who usually posts smears against Assange, published an article referring to Sessions desire to arrest Julian. This article is seen here.

“The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority” for the US, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has said.

Hours later it was reported by CNN that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”

The term “holed up” in this article needs to be corrected as he is a political refugee who sought asylum and is not a fugitive.

Another quote from this article is the following:

Asked whether it was a priority for the justice department to arrest Assange “once and for all”, Sessions told a press conference in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday: “We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious.”

He added: “So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”

If there is any question as to a grand jury, even CNN published an article on the secret grand jury seen here. Published December 13th, 2010, this article states the following:

“A secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, is meeting to consider criminal charges in the WikiLeaks case, an attorney for the site’s founder, Julian Assange, told the Al-Jazeera network in an interview.

“We have heard from Swedish authorities there has been a secretly empaneled grand jury in Alexandria. … They are currently investigating this,” Mark Stephens told Al-Jazeera’s Sir David Frost on Sunday, referring to WikiLeaks. The site, which facilitates the disclosure of secret information, has been slowly releasing a trove of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables since November 28.”

In an article by Human Rights Watch seen here, the following statement is made:

“While some admire and others despise Assange, no one should be prosecuted under the antiquated Espionage Act for publishing leaked government documents. That 1917 statute was designed to punish people who leaked secrets to a foreign government, not to the media, and allows no defense or mitigation of punishment on the basis that public interest served by some leaks may outweigh any harm to national security.

The US grand jury investigation of Assange under the Espionage Act was apparently based on his publishing the leaks for which Chelsea Manning, a former US army soldier, was convicted. Her sentence was commuted.”

“The publication of leaks—particularly leaks that show potential government wrongdoing or human rights abuse—is a critical function of a free press in a democratic society. The vague and sweeping provisions of the Espionage Act remain ready to be used against other publishers and journalists, whether they be Wikileaks or the New York Times.

Assange has agreed to surrender himself to the British police – but only if he were granted assurances against extradition to the US, where he could face life in prison. “

“The UK has the power to resolve concerns over his isolation, health, and confinement by removing the threat of extradition for publishing newsworthy leaks. It should do so before another year passes.”
Though the United States and the United Kingdom continue to say there is no extradition order in place at this time, evidence shows otherwise. It may remain “secret” just like the grand jury indictment which would be opened if Assange surrenders himself to the United Kingdom. Therefore, because there is no guarantee that he will not be extradited, Julian will not be safe.

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Assange suing Ecuador for Violating His Fundamental Rights

I’m calling out several MSM stories in which they published fake news about Julian Assange. Not that this should surprise anyone as MSM has made it a practice to spread smears and try to destroy the public’s opinion of Julian for years. Recently, Assange filed a lawsuit suing the country of Ecuador for violating his fundamental rights and freedom. After Ecuador wrote a ten page restriction on Assange being reconnected to the outside world, News Organizations like NBC and the Guardian made their own presumptions and made it out that Assange was suing for Ecuador not doing his laundry etc. This is a flat out lie.

First of all, in no country would a lawsuit like what they are reporting even make it in front of the court of law. It’s absurd to think it would. Secondly, Julian would never make himself look so foolish.

What the lawsuit is about is the human rights abuses that have taken place since March 28th of this year under President Lenin Moreno. Julian has been in solitary confinement without phone, visitors or internet access. According to this statement that Wikileaks released on Twitter found here:

Ecuador refused to let Human Rights Watch General Counsel Dinah PoKempner, who likened Ecuador’s isolation to “solitary confinement” [https://twitter.com/RockinTrump/status/981286495934803968] see him as well several meetings with his lawyers. Ecuador’s measures against Julian Assange have been widely condemned by the human rights community.

Assange’s lawyer Garcon is also questioning the legality of the requirements in the 10 page restrictions. According to the leaked document, if Assange so much as leaves a dirty item of clothing on the floor, he can be evicted which would result in his arrest and extradition to the US where he faces either life in prison or the death penalty. In other qords, the new government in Ecuador sees no problem in their citizen and optical refugee getting the death penalty for leaving clothes on the floor. Sounds pretty harsh if you ask me.

Recently, trolls on Twitter have made statements regarding Assange not appreciating what Ecuador has done for him. This is untrue. Under President Correa, Assange was treated decently and with respect and Assange was thankful for that. Under Moreno, Assange has been treated as a prisoner with no trial. This is due to pressure from the US government to end Assange’s asylum so he can face charges of espionage in America.

In the same article mentioned above seen here, this statement is made:

The United States says that under President Moreno, Ecuador has become a “strategic ally” and the country has re-established security and intelligence cooperation. Earlier this week, US congressmen wrote an open letter to President Moreno stated that in order to advance “crucial matters … from economic cooperation to counternarcotics assistance to the possible return of a USAID mission to Ecuador, we must first resolve a significant challenge created by your predecessor, Rafael Correa – the status of Julian Assange”. [https://democrats-foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/a/8/a8a63343-fba7-4ea6-8090-5fb3d9f5d3de/7B8CEDB7545C8C99DEDB0AC0931C9873.10-16-2018-letter-from-engel-ros-lehtinen-to-president-of-ecuador.pdf]
Pressure has mounted on Ecuador to hand Assange over to the UK, especially since Mike Pence’s visit in June in which Moreno and Pence “agreed to remain in close coordination” in relation to Mr. Assange, according to the White House [https://twitter.com/TimJohnson4/status/1012405586254852096]. The US case against Julian Assange dates back to the Obama administration 2010, but has been expanded under Trump to include the biggest leak in CIA history, Vault 7.

If Moreno were to evict Assange, it would be against his own Constitution. Below is the part of that document that protects Assange from being evicted.

Under international law, Julians rights are protected as well as a political refugee. Asylum is protection, not punishment and Moreno has been psychologically trying to break Assange with his indefinite isolation and now this ludicrous document. The persecution of Assange must end.

MSN is making a mockery of journalism by constantly publishing these blatant lies smearing Assange’s character. In fact, any true journalists would stand up for a fellow publisher. They would stand up against the illegal violations of free speech and free press. They would expose the blatant infringement on Julians rights. Instead they spread government op propaganda and make fools of themselves and other news people.

Don’t let them mislead you. Find the truth for yourself at justice4assange.com. Don’t be a sheep.

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Poem for Assange

Sometimes I get so frustrated in this fight

But then I remember your plight

I think about you all alone, in a room with no view

Being punished for telling what is true

I think about your children, how it’s not fair to them

How without your supporters, your chances are slim

I think about free speech, and the human rights abuse

And I realize I have to fight, giving up is no use

You deserve to be free Assange and we have to fight

You fought for us and it’s only right

I won’t stop I won’t quit because that’s just not me

So that someday I can say you are free….

Ecuador’s Role in Violating Assange’s Rights: Why His Silencing is Inhumane

On March 28th, 2018, after commenting on Spain’s treatment of Catalonia and Assange reporting on Trump’s role in Yemen, Ecuador’s current President Lenin Moreno cut off Julian’s connections to the world.  He took away his rights to internet access, phone access and visitors.  This included the ability to speak to his own family and children.  Some have speculated why and I did my best to explain who was really behind the silencing of Assange in my article seen here.  I show how the US is responsible through coercion mainly members of the Trump administration.  However, regardless of who pressured Moreno to do it, the gagging of Julian Assange is against his fundamental rights and freedom. 104775233-2ED1-REQ-Assange-R1-101617.1910x1000

Ecuador has violated Assange’s fundamental rights by isolating him for 7 months and issuing a ten-page outrageous restrictions statement that is unrealistic and prison-like while claiming they are going to reconnect him.  Amongst those demands are his ability to have visitors, how he uses the internet, devices used in the Embassy and his cat.  Most of the regulations put in place involve the loss of asylum if violated.  Basically, if Julian so much as leaves an item of clothing on the floor he can be evicted which would lead to extradition to the US and possibly the death penalty.  More than just normal rules, these conditions are more than infringements on Assange’s rights but are against international laws concerning asylum.

According to brittanica.com on asylum:

“The right of asylum falls into three basic categories: territorial, extraterritorial, and neutral. Territorial asylum is granted within the territorial bounds of the state offering asylum and is an exception to the practice of extradition. It is designed and employed primarily for the protection of persons accused of political offenses such as treason, desertion, sedition, and espionage.”

According to Wikipedia, international law covers the right to free speech:

“Freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the UDHR states that “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”.”

THe UN Nelson Mandela Act states (according to solitaryconfinement.org) the following:

“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;
(c) Placement of a prisoner in a dark or constantly lit cell;
(d) Corporal punishment or the reduction of a prisoner’s diet or drinking
water;
(e) Collective punishment.
2. Instruments of restraint shall never be applied as a sanction for disciplinary
offences.
3. Disciplinary sanctions or restrictive measures shall not include the prohibition
of family contact. The means of family contact may only be restricted for a limited
time period and as strictly required for the maintenance of security and order.
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.”

By placing Assange in solitary confinement for 7 months so far, Moreno has committed an illegal act according to the UN and the International Law for Human Rights.  He also has violated Ecuador’s Constitution by failing to comply with the following:

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Moreno has threatened to evict Assange which would allow for the UK to arrest him and extradite him to the US to face charges of espionage and theft of government property.  If you read Article 79 above, since Assange was granted citizenship in December of 2018, they cannot evict him because of the extradition.  Article 41 guarantees a political asylee the guarantee to practice the full exercise of their rights which includes free speech.

This week it was announced that Assange and his lawyer Garcon would be suing Ecuador for the violation of his fundamental rights which is his absolute right as a citizen and asylee.  If Ecuador’s judicial process is even slightly just, it will rule in his favor due to the obvious failure to comply with it’s own Constitution.  However, Moreno does not have a history of following protocol and has shown himself to be more of a dictator than a President as seen in my article seen here.

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In a tweet by Wikileaks Twitter account, the above was released.  It has become pointedly self-evident that Moreno is not a man to follow laws pertaining to human rights.  His attempts to rid himself of Assange which he called “a stone in his shoe” is blatantly a political attack on an innocent man.  Julian Assange deserves justice.  He deserves to have his rights reinstated.  He deserves retribution for the damage done in the last 7 months.  May God be with him and may he see justice served!

His recent treatment, as well as his 8 year detainment against 2 UN rulings, is a disgusting show of abuse by the US government and the UK.  His lack of proper medical care is also against his rights as a human being.  Therefore, the manner in which he has been treated is inhumane and cruel and unusual punishment.

A call to Action: Free Assange

This week has truly weighed on my very soul as we heard that Ecuador was going to reconnect Julian. I was ecstatic when I heard this news. Instead, Wikileaks has reported 2 days in a row a legal advisor was turned away after making an appointment. Then a leak was released with 10 pages of rules for Julian to follow if he is reconnected. Several journalists jumped on the information without actually reading it from BBC and AP and wrote false articles relating to Julians cat and his cleanliness. Then, I read today that several Congress people wrote to Ecuador stating they want Assange handed over to the US where he faces espionage inditements.

The 10 page restriction off basically is a form of psychological torture. It is completely a violation of free speech and Assange’s human rights and treats him as though he is in prison already. Basically, it states that if Julian so much as blinks he faces eviction, extradition and the death penalty in the US. See document
here.

Political Asylum is protection not punishment and everything Moreno has done to Assange is not only against Ecuador’s own Constitution but illegal according to international law. Ecuador no longer resembles a democracy but a US run fascist dictatorship unfortunately.

The letter sent to Ecuador from various Congressmen is just as atrocious. See below picture. Link to full document: https://t.co/fO0ZI0vky8

Add to this the promise made by Moreno to end Julians isolation made to UN human rights members and the undeniable delay and I am left completely disgusted with this sick display of psychological torture on a completely innocent man.

Not to mention that Assange has not been able to speak to his children or mother during this time in solitary confinement! To me, this is literally child abuse by Moreno. No child deserves this kind of pubishment. Even prisoners can speak with their children while incarcerated. By denying his children the right to speak to their father, Moreno is causing psychological trauma to innocent children.

I am calling out to every individual who believes in free speech, human rights and justice for his children to stand up against this atrocity! We need feet on the ground to end this. We need letters to those guilty of detaining this man, torturing this man and the leaders involved in all of this! He needs us to step out of our comfort zones and stand up! We need phone calls and protests in the US and the UK. Also in Ecuador there must be a stand! Do not vote in midterms for those involved in writing the statement to Ecuador! Write them and call them! It is time folks to Free Assange!

7 Months in Solitary Confinement: Assange’s Persecution Continues…

On October 28th, Julian Assange will have been in literal solitary confinement for 7 months.  He cannot access internet or the phone and is not allowed any visitors except his legal team.  He has been detained arbitrally for 8 years and spent 6 of it in a room the size of a small office without fresh air, sunlight/ Vitamin D or proper medical care.  He is in need of tests due to his failing health and dental care due to a broken tooth while incarcerated in the UK waiting for his bail hearing.  There were never any formal charges filed against Assange by the Swedish government only false accusations by the government itself in order to extradite him to the US more easily where he faces life in prison or the death penalty.  Julian-Assange-Embassy-724516

Julian Assange sought asylum from Ecuador in June of 2012 after threats from the US government of torture (as seen in the image below).  After obtaining the Stratfor emails as seen on wikileaks.org, they discovered the intentions of the US government towards their publisher.  Reading this email literally makes one sick to think anyone that is a government employee would wish this on someone and not be terminated.DkvnHz0WwAE6X4x

After former President Rafael Correa retired from Ecuadorian government, he was replaced through election by Lenin Moreno of the same party.  However, almost immediately, Moreno did a 180 and was thrown out of his own political party.  He has since shown his malice for Julian Assange by calling him a “stone in his shoe.”  On March 28th, 2018, days after Assange offered to give evidence in the Cambridge Analytics case, Moreno declared a gag order to silence Julian.  This occurred after Ecuador asked for 5 billion dollars from the US government and was denied.

Since this took place, Pence has visited Ecuador, met with Moreno there and also in the US.  They have discussed Assange at least in the first meeting with an agreement that Moreno would keep Pence updated on Assange’s asylum.  Moreno has threatened Julian with eviction.  However, as a declared citizen of the Ecuador, his asylum is protected.  In a last ditch effort to make this happen, the Ecuadorian Assembly has called for a vote regarding the documents this week which made Assange a citizen to be made public to look for indescrepencies in the documents. This is a violation of Assange’s privacy rights and Julian will be suing the government for releasing documents previously related to his case.

Moreno has made a hypocrite of himself by saying, “Freedom of expression is a right that should not be subject to control or surveillance” and then stating, “If Mr Assange promises to stop emitting opinions… then we have no problem with him going online.”   You cannot be for free expression and put one of your own citizens in solitary confinement for commenting on political issues as a journalist.  By making this statement, he might as well mix oil with water and expect it to blend well.

According to the UN’s Nelson Mandela Act, anything after 15 days in solitary confinement is considered torture.  To add to this:

“Julian Assange’s refuge in the embassy looks more and more like solitary confinement”—Human Rights Watch General Counsel

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Over 100 human rights organizations have stated their disagreement with Assange’s conditions and the Ecuadorian Human Rights Commission and  have denounced his treatment as well.  Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa called the silencing of Assange torture and has stated this more than once.  Yet, the isolation continues against an innocent man because the corrupt prefer their secrets be kept.

A citizen of Ecuador is quoted as saying on Twitter:

“In Lenin’s Ecuador freedom of expression means: to lie, to damage the reputation of anyone, to protect fraud and deceit by the elites, to hide human rights violations, to hyde the multilple lenin’s violations to the constitution,to hide political persecution etc.”

How long will this persecution continue?  Will we allow a man to die in an embassy or worse yet be extradited and murdered by the US government?  I would certainly hope not.  This is a call to action to #FreeAssange.  Please write letters to the leaders of Ecuador, the US, the UK and Australia where Assange is a natural born citizen.  You can attend demonstrations or create one in a nearby city.  Put up posters.  Educate others on social media and friends and family.  Print out pamphlets and speak to strangers.  We have to end this now before it’s too late!DmWKux7V4AEtBaq

 

Ecuador’s Current Human Rights Violations

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In 2017, Ecuador elected Lenin Boltaire Moreno Garces’ as President in hopes of continuing what Rafael Correa had created. Moreno helped political party Allanza Pais be victorious in the elections. However, in a complete 180, Moreno began to attack the Citizens Revolution and show his real face. Moreno was literally kicked out of his political party. By violating citizens human rights, torturing Julian Assange through solitary confinement and refusing to allow a new progressive party to emerge, he has done more than fail to respect his oath of office and the Ecuadorian Constitution. I will outline some of the human rights infringements.

1. Jorge Glas, former Vice President elected alongside Moreno

A quote from Silvia Glas from the article seen here:

“An important part of Alianza País, faithful to the social policies of “Buen Vivir” (“Good Living”), disapproved of this. Then, vice-president Jorge Glas, who could be counted among these critical voices, was removed from his post and again put in the media spotlight, accused of corruption amidst the Odebrecht affair. A mere coincidence or fate?”

Jorge Glas is currently serving 6 years in Ecuadorian prison without the protection that Moreno must legally give him. Believed to be politically motivated, in another quote from Silvia Glas’ article, we see what happens to someone who challenges Moreno.

    With a positive balance after 10 years as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa helped Alianza País emerge victorious in the second round of the presidential elections in early 2017. But a complete turnaround was soon on the cards: newly elected president Lenín Moreno started to attack the legacy of the Citizens Revolution that had gotten him elected. An important part of Alianza País, faithful to the social policies of “Buen Vivir” (“Good Living”), disapproved of this. Then, vice-president Jorge Glas, who could be counted among these critical voices, was removed from his post and again put in the media spotlight, accused of corruption amidst the Odebrecht affair. A mere coincidence or fate? After four months of pre-trial detention, in January 2018 Jorge Glas was sentenced to six years in prison. Silvia Glas, economist and sister of Jorge Glas, granted an exclusive interview to Investig’Action, in which she exposes the “lack of evidence” for the verdict and calls for breaking the media blockade surrounding this case.

    On May 24, 2017, a new government took office in Ecuador with Lenín Moreno as president and Jorge Glas as vice-president. When does this winning partnership sour?

    “We can point to two important moments: on August 2nd, 2017, in a public letter, Jorge Glas denounces alleged irregularities in the governance of Lenín Moreno. Moreno then relieved Glas of all his legally mandated duties on August 4th, as a consequence of this “disrespectful letter”.

    From this point onward the plot thickens. At the end of September, after Jorge Glas held a press briefing in which he denounced the harassment against him and pleaded his innocence, the following day, a Friday afternoon, there was an announcement that his legal status was being reviewed. In other words, he could go to jail immediately the following Monday.”

    And of course, Jorge Glas was put in protective custody and convicted in a predetermined verdict. Removing Jorge Glas from his duties when he was elected was a violation of the Constitution and his detention pretrial was considered arbitrary according to international law on human rights.

    Currently, Glass health has deteriorated. He was taken to the hospital where his own wife was not allowed to see him and quickly returned to prison where there is no running water. It is likely that Glas will die there.

    2. New Progressive Party not allowed to register.

    In an interview I conducted with a citizen of Ecuador, whose name will remain unknown but referred to as Citizen Anon, he stated the following:

    “As you know human rights violations are reported by ong’s that are financed on the most part by foreign entities and countries. The lenin government is denying our party to register in the CNE or National Elections Council. After lenin stole the Alianza Pais party that was created by Rafael Correa, all of its members left that party. Alianza pais has no members now. We made a campaign to choose a new party name. We chose one. This was Revolution Alfarista, we tried to register it and it was denied. We tried another name MANA, it was also denied registration. I am sure the government is spying on us and has the list of all the party names we proposed in competition so as to deny registration to all of them. Now the registration deadline is past and we can not register any political party name. All the parties that are registered for next elections are right wing. There is a couple of political parties that say they are progressive but they are not. They just want to fool the people. There are no progressive parties in the next elections.
    To deny political participation to the people is a human rights violation by the government of Lenin Moreno. As far as I know there have no reports of human rights violations by the police or military. I can assure you the human rights violations will explode if the PSC or Partido Social Cristiano wins the elections because they have a history of human rights violations that include disappearances, torture and beatings. They are close to the US interests since they have their investments in the US.”

    3. Torture of Julian Assange

    In my article Who Was Really Behind the Silencing of Julian Assange?Who Was Really Behind The Silencing of Julian Assange?Who Was Behind The Silencing of Julian Assange? and also my article The Persecution of Julian Assange Continues…The Persecution of Julian Assange Continues… I describe the torture of Julian Assange through isolation. Lenin Moreno ordered him put in solitary confinement on March 28th of 2018 due to pressure from the US government and Spain. Both countries wanted him silenced due to his comments on their policies. In other words, Julian did nothing more than exercise his right to free speech. Moreno chose this method hoping to break Assange and get him to walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has political asylum with Ecuador. Should Assange walk out, he would be immediately arrested by British police and then extradited to the US where he would face life in prison the death penalty.

    The UN previously has ruled twice in favor of Assange and stated that he is being arbitrarily detained in the Ecuador Embassy. They have also expressed that his situation is against his human rights as he does not get any sunlight, fresh air or proper medical care. This scenario is worsened by the current torture he is being put through. Instead of standing up to the United States Government, Moreno has chosen to be coerced and in a sense, been bribed into inflicting torment on this extraordinary human being.

    3. Other Human Rights Violations

    In a report from the US Department of State in 2017 found US Department of State Report found here the following human rights violations were found which include:

    • Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or
      Punishment
    • Prison Conditions are more like dungeons. Physical and sexual abuse runs rampant, food shortages and inadequate sanitary conditions run rampant.
    • Arbitrary Arrest or Detention
    • Arrest Procedures and Treatment of Detainees are not followed and many are not told what they are charged with.
    • Denial of Fair Public Trial.
    • Arbitrary or Unlawful Interference with Privacy, Family, Home, or
      Correspondence
    • Freedom of Expression, Including for the Press. “Regulatory bodies created under the communication law
      monitored and disciplined the media through a combination of legal and
      administrative sanctions.”
    • Violence and Harassment of Press That Publishes Negative Statements About Current Administration

    Former President Rafael Correa has called Moreno “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” In fact, Moreno issued a warrant for the arrest of Correa on trumped-up charges recently. However, the former president remains under protection in Europe. This is an attempt by Lenin to destroy the former president’s well-known legacy.

    The list continues after this but is too long to include. President Lenin Moreno shows himself to be a tyrant and is living up to the name Lenin in his persecution of his own citizens. The ironic part of this is that the US government has shown the human rights violations in this report and yet supports the torture of Julian Assange. Yet the real question remains, why is the media not covering this atrocity?

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