It was announced today by Wikileaks Ambassador, Joseph Farrel, that due to pressure from prison inmates, his legal team and Assange supporters that Julian Assange was being moved from solitary confinement on Belmarsh’s “hospital ward” to a block with 40 other inmates. This is a win for all those fighting so hard against his belittling treatment while incarcerated.
We also learned in court on Thursday that the United States attorneys stated that Assange would not be given First Amendment rights under the Constitution.
However, they need to be reminded that the Constitution was written to keep the government in check and the government does not have the right to pick and choose who is covered by these inalienable rights.
According to the Declaration of Independence signed by the forefathers prior to the Constitution:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-“
The Declaration does not say all men are created equal except foreign nationals nor does it say that there are certain inalienable rights given only to citizens. It specifically states ALL MEN. When the founding fathers wrote this statement they were British citizens declaring their independence from England. They knew that many people would come to the United States and the Constitution was written for all men and women.
Look up “subversion”. I don’t know who is driving the US prosecution of Julian Assange, but what could be more subversive than arguing that #1A restrictions on government don’t apply to foreign journalists?
Whoever is spearheading this approach – (President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, Pence, William Barr, Brennan???) – is actively subverting the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the UnitedStates, & must be considered an Enemy Of The People.
Another question for the U.S. prosecuting lawyers is this: How can a foreign journalist be prosecuted under an antiquated Espionage Act but not receive the same rights given to citizens?
From Caitlin Johnstone:
“The First Amendment is not a set of special free speech privileges that the US government magnanimously bestows upon a few select individuals, it’s a limitation placed upon the US government’s ability to restrict rights that all persons everywhere are assumed to have.”
The fact is if the U.K. extradited Assange, it is not only violating human rights but targeting its own citizen journalists to be arrested for reporting any activity that the United States feels could be dangerous to it’s own interests which are basically crimes against humanity. By allowing Assange to face criminal prosecution for political reasons, they are in contempt of their own extradition laws. They will appear to enslaved to the United States which at one time, was the other way around.
The U.S. empire has simply become a tyrannical oligarchy that terrorized the world and wants to dominate all. The government and its agencies think they are above international law, practice government overreach in cases of what they call classified info, and have become what their founding fathers sought to prevent. There must be an uprising against this totalitarian regime and it must be brought under control before it destroys us all. Julian Assange is just a pawn in a bad game of 3D chess where the U.S. government is cheating.
We the People have taken one step to win by pressuring the U.K. into releasing him from solitary confinement, now we must continue in the battle and free him. We do it for him. We do it for Freedom.