Only The Public Can Save Assange

In Assange’s letter he calls out for us to save him. He doesn’t ask for us to elect a certain politician or for help from one. He calls on us. There is a reason for this. No one politician can save him. There is too much behind the scenes pressure.

I hate using “Deep State” as most right wingers use this term to describe the DNC. The best way I can describe it is the underbelly of our governments at work. The elites who have power through money, violence and other acts of misconduct. They control our governments, our politicians and what happens. This plan to slowly take over started when Kennedy was in office.

The point is that no President can fix this. It will take a huge movement from the public hitting the streets and taking his side. We need to fight this direct attack on our freedom tooth and nail. Are you prepared to have a government that you can’t control or hold to account for their acts? Are you ready to only hear what they want you to hear? To see anyone who tells you the truth to be locked up like a criminal?

The arrest and prosecution of Assange is an attempt by the Deep State to silence us all. It isn’t about just one man. The whole case has been one illegal movement after another infringing on every right we have. Beginning with the unlawful solitary confinement by Ecuador and the shady eviction of Assange, then the brutal arrest by the U.K. and the biased judge to the sentencing and incarceration in Britain’s Gitmo, the corruption is evident and won’t change unless WE put boots on the ground and fight.

Every corrupt step they take in this case sets a precedent and removes more of our freedom. It destroys our protection from unscrupulous judiciary systems and crooked politicians. The very fact that Manning was found in contempt for taking the 4th, 6th and 14th is a violation of our rights.

The Geneva Convention was put in place to protect the individual from fascist, tyrranical governments and to protect people from horrific war crimes. Yet, the U.S. government has not only ignored these laws but is pardoning the war criminals. If Assange is silenced, how many crimes will go unchecked and be hidden in the future?

This is a scheme to destroy the journalistic practices used to uncover any story. It is a crime against humanity itself. We cannot rely on MSM to spread the story. They remained silent for 9 years and only smeared him. We must educate others with the truth. As Assange said in his letter, “The truth is all we have.”

Chelsea Manning On the Indictments of Assange

A statement was released from Chelsea Manning’s lawyers on the 17 new indictments to charge Assange with if he is extradited. Once again, Manning shows integrity and heroism in her statement. An article at Sparrow Media states the following:

“I continue to accept full and sole responsibility for those disclosures in 2010,” said Chelsea Manning this evening. “It’s telling that the government appears to have already obtained this indictment before my contempt hearing last week. This administration describes the press as the opposition party and an enemy of the people. Today, they use the law as a sword, and have shown their willingness to bring the full power of the state against the very institution intended to shield us from such excesses.”

Her lawyer also released a statement:

Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Manning’s attorney stated, “up until now the Department Of Justice has been reticent to actually indict publishers for work implicating matters of national security, because the first amendment rights of the press and public are so constitutionally valuable. This signals a real shift, and sets a new precedent for the federal government’s desire to chill and even punish the vigorous exercise of the free press.”

Regardless of your feelings about Manning, she has shown her principles by going to jail rather than testify against Assange. I am positive the current grand jury subpoenaed her knowing this so they could once again incarcerate her. Her sentence was communed by President Obama after 7 years imprisonment. She has served her time. She was tortured during those 7 years and still remains dignified. She deserves her freedom.

Letter From Assange Calls For Help and Brings to Light His Draconian Conditions

In an article by the Canary, Gordon Dimmack received a letter from Julian Assange earlier this week. It calls for our help, and outlines his current draconian conditions in Belmarsh prison. After reading it, it took me a few days to write about it due to the effect it has on my emotions. It truly broke my heart to see this heroic man enduring this kind of suffering. Below see the actual letter:

Here is a jpg with what it says:

Here is the link to the article:

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Assange’s letter:

“I have been isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself: no laptop, no internet, ever, no computer, no library, so far, but even if I get access it will just be for a half an hour, with everyone else, once a week,” Assange wrote. “The other side? A superpower that has been preparing for 9 years, with hundreds of people and untold millions spent on the case.”

“I am unbroken, albeit literally surrounded by murderers, but, the days where I could read and speak and organize to defend myself, my ideals, and my people are over until I am free! Everyone else must take my place,” Assange wrote in the letter.

“The US government, or rather, those regrettable elements in it that hate truth, liberty and justice, want to cheat their way into my extradition and death, rather than letting the public hear the truth, for which I have won the highest awards in

journalism and have been nominated 7 times for the Nobel Peace Prize,” Assange wrote.

Truth, ultimately, is all we have.

I found myself disgusted and heartbroken over the letter but then became very angry over his treatment. If you have any compassion or empathy, you must be moved by this man’s torment. First, cry if needed and then we must get angry. We must prepare for battle for ourselves and to save this man’s life! Do not let them destroy our freedom or Assange.

Please help us save Julian!

There IS No Evidence Worth Sacrificing Assange For

To those who think it’s okay to make Assange suffer so he can provide “evidence”, I think you are the most apathetic, disgusting humans alive. How can it be all right to torture and torment a man and put him in prison just so you get your evidence? How can the brutal arrest and treatment of Assange be kosher? Are we animals? No, animals are more compassionate than this attitude.

Do you want evidence? They illegally took his belongings as evidence without proper legal proceedings which means it could easily be tampered with. Don’t forget our government loves to “redact” everything. This was against the 4th amendment and international law but according to you non-citizens don’t have any rights. So that makes all of this okay. It has nothing to do with him being human.

His health has deteriorated to the point he looks like a 70 year old man in 9 years. His bones are slowly degenerating from lack of Vitamin D and sunshine. He has a persistent cough and his legs swell. He suffers from dental infections from needing a root canal for years. His shoulder is locked up. He suffers from depression. All this is fine with you as long as you get your “evidence.”

This country is so divided that it will be easily conquered by the Deep State. The elite have already enslaved us as we wave our left and right banners. While our country has killed 20 million people and committed war crimes in vast numbers since World War 2, Americans yell it’s patriotic and necessary for democracy. Who cares who gets hurt as long as our country prevails?

While you scream to have Assange here to convict your so-called enemies in the DNC, they are destroying your rights in front of you. Not only are you sheep being led to the slaughter but this shows how ignorant Americans can be. It’s pathetic!

Open your eyes people, the Deep State is both parties. The roots go deep and their power is out of control. Stop being complacent and passive and give a damn about the one man who tried to save your sorry asses! He should not suffer because you wouldn’t listen!

If you allow Assange to be extradited and face the court in Virginia, your freedom will be gone forever! Soon, the government will start arresting anyone who speaks out. Read 1984 for God’s sake! They are ushering in the Orwellian state.

First they came for Assange…

Then they came for you and your offspring!

The Real Reason Behind Reopening Rape Allegations Against Assange

I’m a rape victim. I can tell you all about the shame, the embarassment, what it does to your self-esteem and how 33 years later, it still haunts me. I could go on and on how I felt so dirty for years afterwards that I would scrub my skin raw. Or how I never told anyone because I was so mortified at the thought that people would know. I was 14 years old and they were my peers. I had to face down my rapists daily in class and at school…

So I know how you behave when something like that happens. Those two girls were worried about STDs not about being raped. One even said she felt railroaded by the police. This was nothing but a set up to get Assange into custody to extradite him to the U.S.

Don’t get me wrong if there had really been a crime involved, I would be the first person to want him extradited, but he’s innocent. Both women agreed the sex was consensual. The allegations have been dropped twice due to lack of evidence. In 2013 Sweden had already wanted to drop it but England pressured them into keeping it open. The statute of limitations ends next year, why reopen now?

I will tell you. In the event the U.K. decides to not extradite Assange to the U.S. but does choose to do so to Sweden then Sweden will agree to the extradition. It’s that simple. Also, in the Stratfor email shared by Wikileaks regarding the plans for Assange once he is arrested seen below, this is part of their intentions.

The intended treatment of Assange is obvious, they intend to torture him and make him feel lower than an animal. This is a disgusting attempt to destroy a human being through slow assassination. The U.S. intends to martyr him while destroying our right to know through the First Amendment.

Remember throughout American history it was the journalist who exposed the criminal behavior of the government. If we allow them to do it to one, they will do it all. Never before has there been a publisher indictedted under the Espionage Act for doing their job. Sincerely, Assange is the most persecuted publisher in the history of the United States of America.

The rape allegations are a screen to hide the truth of their scheme to extradite him and to destroy his character. It is to outrage the people and give him the appearance of evil in the eyes of the people who will protect him. Truly it’s a lie put forth to deceive the minions.

Take a step back and look at their plot. In this case, the governments are the enemy and the accused the victim. It is not a case of rape, it is a case of false accusations and the U.S. attempting to cover up their own evil. When you realize what they are doing to your rights through Assange, you too will fight for his freedom, because in reality, you are fighting for your own.

After 9 Years, The MSM Finally Gets It: Assange’s Indictments Sink In

It took 9 years, Assange’s arrest and 18 indictments under the Espionage Act but MSM is finally seeing the real picture. By allowing Assange to be indicted, they let the U.S. government take away their rights. Too busy collecting the money to notice what was being done to them right before their eyes, they remained complacent while their very lives are now in jeopardy. Any journalist who covers political issues, military items or attempts to expose injustice can now be arrested.

So now, the big publishers are suddenly freaking out. They are screaming #freepress and violating our first amendment rights, but where were they when it counted most? While Assange languished in an embassy without fresh air, sunlight and proper medical care, they raked in their corporate media cash and ignored the most incredible journalist of our time. If they did speak of him, it was simply to destroy his character through smears. We warned them. We told them what would happen but like spoiled rotten children, they didn’t listen.

While supporters rallied and fought for main stream journalists rights to report, they fought to destroy the man who literally fought for them. Now, Assange sits in prison waiting for extradition to the U.S., silenced and has no way to prepare to fight for his life. He is alone, tormented and tortured. A 47 year old hero who should be riding high in the prime of his life but instead, he suffers.

I am heartbroken and angry over this man’s pain. I am mad because the people who should have been most concerned about Assange’s fate sat back in their easy chairs. Now, it may be too late to save this man’s life and to protect our First Amendment. Yet, we must try. We must fight this bizarre quest to destroy our rights. We must take back what is rightfully ours and in the process, give this man his freedom. If we remain passive, the loss of our freedom is inevitable.

Julian Assange And Facts About the Espionage Act

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If you have ever taken a good look at the Espionage Act, one thing is clear, it still doesn’t make sense how they can charge a non-citizen like Julian Assange. Let me explain…

I found some interesting information on the passing of this law and how it came to be in 1917. On Wikipedia, found here, it states:

An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
It was intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment, to prevent insubordination in the military, and to prevent the support of United States enemies during wartime.
The Espionage Act of 1917 was passed, along with the Trading with the Enemy Act, just after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It was based on the Defense Secrets Act of 1911, especially the notions of obtaining or delivering information relating to “national defense” to a person who was not “entitled to have it”, itself based on an earlier British Official Secrets Act. The Espionage Act law imposed much stiffer penalties than the 1911 law, including the death penalty.[3]

This is where it gets tricky and makes me think that you cannot charge a foreigner under this act. Even Woodrow Wilson speaks of “citizens” in his 1915 State of the Union asking for this law to be passed.

There are citizens of the United States, I blush to admit, born under other flags but welcomed under our generous naturalization laws to the full freedom and opportunity of America, who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; who have sought to bring the authority and good name of our Government into contempt, to destroy our industries wherever they thought it effective for their vindictive purposes to strike at them, and to debase our politics to the uses of foreign intrigue …

I urge you to enact such laws at the earliest possible moment and feel that in doing so I am urging you to do nothing less than save the honor and self-respect of the nation. Such creatures of passion, disloyalty, and anarchy must be crushed out. They are not many, but they are infinitely malignant, and the hand of our power should close over them at once. They have formed plots to destroy property, they have entered into conspiracies against the neutrality of the Government, they have sought to pry into every confidential transaction of the Government in order to serve interests alien to our own. It is possible to deal with these things very effectually. I need not suggest the terms in which they may be dealt with.

~Woodrow Wilson

Looking into other times the word “citizen” appears in that wikipedia article I found this about an East German scientist’s 1980s case — from same wikipedia article, different “1980s” section:

Alfred Zehe, a scientist from East Germany, was arrested in Boston in 1983 after being caught in a government-run sting operation in which he had reviewed classified U.S. government documents in Mexico and East Germany. His attorneys contended without success that the indictment was invalid, arguing that the Espionage Act does not cover the activities of a foreign citizen outside the United States.[63][64] Zehe then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. He was released in June 1985 as part of an exchange of four East Europeans held by the U.S. for 25 people held in Poland and East Germany, none of them American.[65]

Of course, they may use this as a precedent in charging Assange.

When I clicked on the wikipedia article about Alfred Zehe himself, it only got more Orwellian what the Reagan admin and our kangaroo courts and our 1980s version of the Deep State, did, in this sting…it wasn’t even a sting against him and he was just obeying his own country to just have a look at and assess the (fake, “sting”) so called documents :

In 1982, Zehe was summoned from Puebla to the East German embassy in Mexico City to meet with East German officials, who sought Zehe’s expertise regarding recently acquired documents on sonar technology. Unbeknownst to Zehe [or them] at the time, the documents had been purchased by East German agents from an undercover U.S. operative in Washington, D.C.[4]

The U.S. operative, in an FBI-managed sting operation, had gone shopping on Washington’s embassy row “to lure a spy from one or another of the Communist embassies to come out and take the bait.”[5] After purchasing the documents, the East Germans realized they lacked the expertise in Washington to evaluate the intelligence, so they called on Zehe in Mexico City. There, he reviewed the documents, which turned out to be outdated information on submarine sonar-detection, and returned to his teaching post in Puebla.[4]

On November 3, 1983, Zehe was arrested while attending the annual symposium of the American Vacuum Society in Boston.[6] He was subsequently charged under the Espionage Act with conspiracy to obtain classified documents related to military technology and deliver them to a foreign government.[6]

The decision to arrest him at the conference with television cameras on hand was designed to fuel public awareness of the dangers of scientific espionage.[7] The FBI later asked the American Vacuum Society to furnish it with the names of the 2600 attendees at the Boston meeting and threatened to subpoena the information. The Society declined but replied that it would comply with such a subpoena. The FBI did not pursue the matter.

I found this on Zehe’s Wikipedia page:

“[Zehe’s defense attorney Harvey] Silverglate claimed that under any reasonable interpretation of the Espionage Act, Zehe had not committed a crime.[11]Zehe did not purchase the documents at issue in the case, but only reviewed documents presented to him in Mexico City, Silverglate asserted. He also told how at Robert Mueller‘s direction, prosecutors used “national security” as a reason to withhold documents from the defense even though they were prepared to let the East Germans review them.[3] Silverglate further contended that the indictment was invalid because the Espionage Act does not cover espionage conducted by a foreign citizen outside the United States.[6]

On January 29, 1985, U.S. District Judge David S. Nelson denied Zehe’s motion to dismiss the case, ruling that the Espionage Act could be applied extraterritorially to both citizens and noncitizens because of the [we all know what he’s gonna invoke as usual -HB] threat to national security that espionage poses.[12]

U.S. prosecutors then offered to allow Zehe to defect to the United States, where he could take residence and continue his academic career.[13]Despite being closely watched by the East German government, Zehe accepted this offer and agreed to defect. Shortly thereafter, however, the U.S. government refused to accept Zehe as a bona fide defector.[13] He was left with the option of either pleading guilty and hoping for a light sentence, or pleading not-guilty and testing the American legal system.

On February 25, 1985, Zehe entered a plea of guilty.[6]He submitted to a full debriefing in exchange for the promise of a light sentence. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison.[14]

1.Mueller being a totalitarian who denies the defense access to the documents just to hurt the accused, but doubly insane since those were documents that the U.S. government was more than happy to have East Germany officials (“the enemy”) look at, but defense team wasn’t allowed to look at them..??

2. The big picture is what? He was a citizen of another country, obeying the orders of that country’s government officials who asked for his expert opinion on documents that they showed to him and they want to get this guy under the Espionage Act?? Even if the documents were real and stolen (rather than in fact, as they were, fake ones for the “fishing expedition” by the Deep State ‘sting’ operation] I’d argue it’s still 100% unfair and INSANE. You’re going to charge the citizen of another country for obeying their own government for just LOOKING at a document, as guilty of the “treason” of the Espionage Act?? That’s nuts.

You could have a citizen of some dictatorship like Qatar or Saudi Arabia who is a scientist and the Saudi/Qatari officials say, “Hey, we want your expert opinion on this [U.S.] document” and they just look at the docs and give their expert view…and that somehow makes it ok for the U.S. to charge that scientist/citizen of another country with “treason against the U.S.” ? That is incredibly insane and unjust in my opinion…

…and the 1980s case was even more crazy since the documents they were looking at and commenting on were fake.
This bit of research also shows how totalitarian law gets built upon another and another in a pyramid where things get worse over time (of course same with misnamed “patriot” act…) so we must oppose every step and roll back this madness before it gets even worse…
I honestly don’t think that the sane or partly sane people in Republican or Democrat party, or the Trump admin or Trump himself, etc., NONE of them are all that free to stop this(at most the best of them can only slow the progression of dangerous madness)…it’s instead mostly up to us — it’s up to enough angry Americans in the streets cooperating across political spectrum, and cooperating online, to make noise, really embarrass, write to local papers etc.
Silverglate’s own wikipedia article notes he also spoke in a memorial to Aaron Swartz — the hacktivist who Obama’s justice department assaulted so badly that Swartz hung himself…he had dedicated his life to things like opposing SOPA, the overreach “copyright” law for the internet and other online freedom causes but as I understand/recall he was ultimately nabbed for trying to release Academic Journals to the public via MIT’s paid subscriptions. Something like that but in a borderline Police State that we’ve become the last 19 years (and already bad for decades before then in the 20th century) the law came down on him with them calling for a 1M fine and 35 years in prison etc..
Isn’t Swartz’s rationale for wanting to use the MIT connection to download and make public those academic journals, something for the political “Left” and political “Right” at the ordinary citizen level, can sympathize with? This:
Aaron Swartz noted that the knowledge produced at public universities and financed by US government and graduate students was not released free to the public. Instead, it was being copyrighted and benefits were not given to the authors but was being privatized and locked by for-profit corporations that did not invest in these public works. They instead earned billions of US Dollars each year for private publishers, since these publications were repackaged in academic databases that university libraries pay thousands of dollars to subscribe to so that their students can access the content. Swartz used a full text scholarly online databases, JSTOR, which he accessed through the MIT network in order to download books, journals, etc produced thanks to public funds and paid by money collected by taxpayers.
A couple of things I think are noteworthy:
The Espionage act was passed just after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It was based on the Defense Secrets Act of 1911, especially the notions of obtaining or delivering information relating to “national defense” to a person who was not “entitled to have it”, itself based on an earlier British Official Secrets Act. The Espionage Act imposed much stiffer penalties than the 1911 law, including the death penalty.[3]
In 1989, Congressman James Traficant tried to amend 18 U.S.C.§ 794 to broaden the application of the death penalty.[19] Senator Arlen Specter proposed a comparable expansion of the use of the death penalty the same year.[20] In 1994, Robert K. Dornan proposed the death penalty for the disclosure of a U.S. agent’s identity.[21]
Ok, again it doesn’t seem to say that the Death Penalty was ever enacted — but, besides that the law allows for it. I also find interesting that in 1989 they “tried…to broaden the application of the death penalty.” Now we both know they are pulling out all the stops in this attack on Julian. So I ask (a) if they did it in 1989, they can do it in 2019 and (b) since they are pulling out all the stops they can probably do it on a dime. In fact, I would not put it past the DOJ to do so. Everything about this case has been illegal and corrupt.
So by simply standing up for the innocent who were murdered and being a peacemaker when the U.S. wants to destroy what they call the enemy, Julian Assange will stand trial if extradited and either spend the rest of his life in prison or get the death penalty. He will be tortured for exposing the horrendous war crimes of an empire. He spoke the truth and now he will pay for it. This is wrong in so many ways, it’s almost unbelievable.
I cannot help but share this as it comes to mind. A cartoon from George Bellows:
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Department of Justice Just Declared War on Journalists Everywhere

Any journalist who now covers military operations must beware!

With the 17 indictments against Assange, the war on free press is official led by Trump’s DOJ and his administration. No longer is a journalist safe who uncovers war crimes or anything the State Department deems classified. No one who cares about the lives of the innocent or what is right and wrong is safe. This is a war on justice, the first amendment and human decency! These indictments are in fact any investigative reporters worst nightmare!

The indictments can be found here. Wikileaks response is as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WIKILEAKS RESPONDS TO ESPIONAGE ACT INDICTMENT AGAINST ASSANGE: UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON FREE PRESS

Today, the Trump administration launched an unprecedented attack on the global free press, unsealing 17 Espionage Act charges carrying 175 years in prison against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. The charges relate to disclosures of war crimes and human rights abuses by the US government, including the groundbreaking Collateral murder video, Iraq War Logs, Afghan War Diaries, Cablegate, and the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Manuals, published in 2010 and 2011.

The US Department of Justice indictment states that “Assange, Manning, and others shared the objective to further the mission of WikiLeaks, as an “intelligence agency of the people,”… in order to disclose that information to the public and inspire others with access to do the same.” With this indictment, the Trump Administration seeks to do just the opposite: to cripple the free press and send a message that no journalist deserving of the description is safe from reprisal.

The Department of Justice wants to imprison Assange for crimes allegedly committed outside of the United States. This extraterritorial application of US law is explicit throughout the indictment (“in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States”), thereby classifying any territory in the world as subject to US law.

“Julian Assange is no journalist”, said US Assistant Attorney General John Demers, revealing his unfamiliarity with the First Amendment, whilst also disregarding dozens of journalism prizes awarded to him, including two in the past month, and unaware of UK court rulings and US intelligence reports recognising him as a journalist.

In response to the unprecedented espionage charges filed against Julian Assange today, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson declared:

“This is the evil of lawlessness in its purest form. With the indictment, the ‘leader of the free world’ dismisses the First Amendment — hailed as a model of press freedom around the world — and launches a blatant extraterritorial assault outside its borders, attacking basic principles of democracy in Europe and the rest of the world.”

Barry J. Pollack, Defence Attorney for Julian Assange:

“Today the government charged Julian Assange under the Espionage Act for encouraging sources to provide him truthful information and for publishing that information. The fig leaf that this is merely about alleged computer hacking has been removed. These unprecedented charges demonstrate the gravity of the threat the criminal prosecution of Julian Assange poses to all journalists in their endeavor to inform the public about actions that have been taken by the U.S. government.

Jennifer Robinson, Barrister, said “This is a wholesale attack on freedom of speech, the media and the First Amendment”

The director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Assange indictment “establishes a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organizations that hold the government accountable.”

The indictment carries serious implications for WikiLeaks publishing partners, numbering over one hundred across the globe, including The New York Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian, who collaborated on the publications and may now face co-defendant charges.

The final decision on Assange’s extradition rests with the UK Home Secretary, who is now under enormous pressure to protect the rights of the free press in the U.K. and elsewhere. Press rights advocates have unanimously argued that Assange’s prosecution under the Espionage Act is incompatible with basic democratic principles.

This is the gravest attack on press freedom of the century.

Resources:

The Assange Precedent: Briefing paper on the precedent set by prosecuting Assange and its profound implications for press freedom

https://defend.wikileaks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/The-Assange-Precedent.-March-2019.pdf

Live Blog (Courage Foundation)
https://defend.wikileaks.org/2018/07/23/liveblog-julian-assange-in-jeopardy/

Donate:
https://defend.wikileaks.org/donate/

Anyone who cares about freedom should be outraged. This is a direct hit on the Constitution and everything the U.S. ever stood for. It is a disgusting example of tyranny and fascism. This case is a direct threat on democracy and life as we know it. The time to stand up is now!
Today will live on in infamy as the day press freedom was shot down in a blaze of glory!! Trump will be remembered as the man who led the war on the Constitution.

Who will be next?

Assange Faces Death Penalty as DOJ Files 17 More Indictments Under The Espionage Act

Breaking News

The U.S. Dept of Justice just indicted Julian Assange on 17 more charges under the Espionage Act. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

According to an article by Zerohedge:

The Justice Department on Thursday announced that Julian Assange faces 17 new criminal charges in the US for his role in an alleged conspiracy with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information.

A federal grand jury in Virginia returned a new indictment that adds 17 charges to the single countthat Assange was charged with in March 2018. The original indictment was sealed until Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11.

The new charges include allegations that he violated the law not only by soliciting and receiving national security information, but also by publishing what John Demers, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, described to reporters on Thursday as a “narrow subset” of documents that identified the names of individuals who were working with the US government, including sources in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It gives his supporters very little happiness to be able to say “I told you so”, nor does it give Wikileaks new editor Krisstin Hraffnsson any as seen in the below tweet.


We need to take a stand now as he pointed out as this is a direct attack by the Trump administration on the First Amendment and removes protection from journalists everywhere.

Anything Found on Assange’s Electronic Devices Will Be Planted

In a horrifying display of lawlessness by Ecuador, officials have seized Assange’s belonging and without proper legal procedure will be turning them over to the U.S. government to use as evidence against him. On Monday morning, this process took place without legal representation. The British police were there aiding Ecuador officials which violates their own laws for search and seizure without a proper warrant.

However, due to the previous knowledge that Assange would be evicted in the near future, Julian erased or removed anything needed. According to abcnews:

It’s not known what devices authorities removed from the embassy or what information they contained. But authorities said they were acting on a request by the U.S. prosecutors, leading Assange’s defenders to claim that Ecuador has undermined the most basic principles of asylum while denying the secret-spiller’s right to prepare his defense.

“It’s disgraceful,” WikiLeaks’ editor in chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Ecuador granted him asylum because of the threat of extradition to the U.S. and now the same country, under new leadership, is actively collaborating with a criminal investigation against him.”

“If anything surfaces, I can assure you it would’ve been planted,” he said. “Julian isn’t a novice when it comes to security and securing his information. We expected this to happen and protections have been in place for a very long time.”

Assange was no novice when it came to encryption and device security so I wish the U.S. DOJ luck even getting into the devices which were illegally confiscated. Anything incriminating found will definitely have been planted to secure his prosecution a guilty verdict.

The disgusting display of rogue states that have no issue with the human rights encroachments in this case are setting a precedent which no individual can find protection from. There is no longer justice for anyone worldwide who fights for international law, integrity and the innocent. May God judge those who have destroyed our freedom harshly.