U.S. Attorneys Mimic Chelsea Mannings Trial In Court Today

Julian Assange in Court today.

It appears the United States Attorneys learned nothing since the Manning trial in 2013 as they are using the same dumb downed arguments used 7 years ago. The extradition trial has started but it appears the attorneys presenting evidence of wrongdoing have no clue. Kevin Gosztola, an up and coming journalist, reported from the court on Twitter as seen here:

This is a thread for Day 1 of Julian Assange’s one-week extradition hearing. Prosecutor (unsure of name at moment) has started opening argument and emphasizes there have been “misstatements of the charges against him.”

Prosecutor: First charge is “straightforward criminality and a conspiracy to steal and hack into Department of Defense computer system. This is an ordinary criminal charge and any person, journalist, or source, who tried to gain unauthorized access to computer system is guilty.”

Prosecutor: “Reporting our journalism is not an excuse for criminality.” “True in the United Kingdom as it is in the United States of America”

Prosecutor says they are not criminalizing the publication of classified materials but rather the publication of names of informants or dissidents who help the US and allies in military operations.

James Lewis QC suggests identities revealed in documents were all individuals who passed information about countries, specifically Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran.

James Lewis QC said Assange is raising abuses of process to “deflect from his criminal behavior” and those issues can be dealt with once he is “returned” to the United States.

James Lewis QC states Assange knew publishing documents to the internet would be so damaging to security and intel services in United States and damaging to armed forces, as well as US interests.

James Lewis QC is essentially reciting summary of Chelsea Manning’s trial, which I’m not going to bother to share details from unless he says something we didn’t hear in 2013 during her trial. But all her conduct is being recited because US is prosecuting as conspiracy case.

Much of this is recycled, and crucially, James Lewis QC shares details about the digital media found in Bin Laden’s compound in Abottabad which was a sensational piece of evidence in Manning’s trial to argue she aided the enemy. Manning was acquitted of that charge.

It would appear they had a great day in court, but with proceedings so far, what happens in court may very well be irrelevant in the final decision with Judge Arbuthnot reigning terror with her bias. It has been well documented that the woman should recuse herself due to her son and husband’s dealings with U.S. intelligence agencies, yet she refuses.

In a tweet by John Pilger seen below, he states that the U.S. attorneys have definitively admitted that journalism and free press are on trial here.

In a tweet from the Courage Foundation, it becomes obvious what was stated in court today.

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From, “If we don’t win, newspapers could publish anything” troll argument, to #headonapike hashtag, the prosecution is laughable. Losers, unless Her Majesty’s court is thoroughly corrupt & humorless, which is very likely.

According to rawstory.com:

Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

Assange was asked to give up the source of the DNC leak which Assange refused. In retaliation, Trump had him arrested. This is a horrific example of using power to get even on Trumps part.

The prosecutors argument contained no evidence of harm done by Wikileaks revelations, yet Assange’s revelations have been shown to be true about U.S. war crimes. By hasn’t he defense brought up that fact yet?

The trial is not only being held by a kangaroo court with circus clowns in the prosecution but is nothing but a show trial with a preset verdict.

God Save Assange because the queen doesn’t care.

Julian Assange Harassed By Belmarsh Ahead of His Extradition Trial

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According to a report in the Evening Standard, John Shipton said his son was harassed prior to their meeting today.  Belmarsh staff searched his cell according to his father.  in the article by the Evening Standard seen here:

John Shipton visited the WikiLeaks founder at Belmarsh Prison in south-east London for two hours on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters afterwards outside, Mr Shipton said his son had his prison cell searched and demanded he be released on bail

“For the life of me I can’t understand why Julian Assange is in jail having committed no crime, with family here that he can come and live with,” he said.

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“Bail ought to be given immediately if the extradition order isn’t dropped.

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“Bail ought to be given immediately if the extradition order isn’t dropped.

Julian had a harassment today. He goes to court tomorrow. They searched his cell this afternoon just before he came down to see us.

“This plague of malice that emanates from the Crown Prosecution Service to Julian Assange must stop immediately.”

Mr Shipton was accompanied on his visit by Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, with both met by representatives from Reporters Without Borders as they left the prison.

The continued torture of Assange has relented little in the 9 months since his arrest as they are still keeping him in his cell over 20 hours a day.  Solitary confinement, as in the case of Assange, is considered torture after 15 days.  Assange has spent most of his incarceration in solitary.  The treatment of Assange is a disgusting display of what Belmarsh stands for.

Also in an article by the Evening Standard seen here:

A murder inquiry has been launched after an inmate was battered to death inside top-security Belmarsh prison

Officers were called to reports of an assault at 8pm on Tuesday. Police and paramedics arrived at the category A men’s jail to find the 36-year-old man with head injuries. 

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but medics were not able to save him and he died the following evening.

There is no indication that the attack was terrorist-related. 

Why is the British justice department keeping a journalist with no record or history of any kind of violence in its highest security prison in the first place?  This is dangerous and unsafe for Assange who is only being held to be extradited.  Keeping him in such a prison is vile and torturous.  The U.K. Crown Prosecution Service should be removed and replaced with more qualified people who take into consideration justice.  What is being done to Assange is beyond description.  He simply published documents and a video given to him like any other news organization.  Why hasn’t the Guardian or the New York Times publishers been arrested as they published the information before Wikileaks had a chance to redact it?

The whole case is biased and prejudice beyond comprehension.  One person against an empire who has had 10 years to prepare its case while stealing any data Assange kept in the Embassy.  Unfair and cruel are just a few words that come to mind.  The government overreach, in this case, is abominable and will effect journalism for years to come putting journalists in the line of fire by a corrupt government who intends to silence them.

All Julian wants is justice and so do his supporters.  When will this travesty end?

 

The World Protest To Free Assange Starts in Just a Few Hours

The World Protest To release Assange and against his extradition kicks off in New Zealand and Australia in Just few hours as his court hearing begins on Monday. The extradition trial will be quite surprising as his lawyers have stated. They have much information that should be very interesting with literally 40k documents. More importantly, however, is the response of the U.K. judiciary system in this case.

As more information becomes available, it is obvious that the main judge in this case is compromised and biased. That is why we must protest his extradition in huge numbers.

Please attend a protest in your area. Support freedom. Free Assange.

See list of protests worldwide here.

Special thanks to Alex Hills from Candles4Assange for publishing this list and all her hard work.

Julian Assange Extradition: Our Freedom on Trial Starts Monday in London

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On Monday, February 24th, our freedom goes on trial in London, England as Julian Assange’s extradition trial begins.  Many still do not realize what will happen if he is extradited and tried in the U.S. courts.  They do not understand the precedent it will set or what will happen to the genius who revolutionized journalism.  They do not understand that by being brought to the U.S., it will be the finale of the life of a man who changed the world.

Today in London, many supporters who understand the importance of this trial joined in a march that ended at Parliament Square.  They understand the dangers involved in extraditing Julian Assange.  They know that he will be martyred in the states.  They know that once he is extradited and condemned to 175 years in the darkest corners of American prisons that it opens doors to prosecute any journalist who publishes crimes committed by the United States government and military.  They know that human rights are at stake and that free speech for the individual will literally disappear.  They know that Assange is more than just a man but a hero who stood up for truth and justice.  They know a hero when they see one.

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Monday, the world’s citizens are being put on trial as well as journalism.  The horrific treatment of Julian Assange over the past decade will become a norm if he is extradited.  Psychological torture will be accepted for journalists and any whistleblower who attempts to give the public the truth.  It will destroy American journalists as well as foreign publishers.  It will enable superpowers to hide their atrocities behind the name “classified.”

Yes, Julian Assange’s freedom is literally our own.  If we allow his extradition and destruction to take place, we are giving our own freedom away by doing so.  We are giving away future generations hope and rights by being complacent.  What they have done to this man is torture.  It is barbaric.  The media has attempted to dehumanize the man in order to please a government that has committed frightening, horrific war crimes against humanity and have gotten away with it.  Instead of the war criminals being put on trial and those who have allowed it, it is the publisher who exposed them.  Assange wanted justice for the innocent.  Instead, he received punishment and abuse.

The government of the United States was embarrassed for being exposed and like the evil empire it has become, it is seeking vengeance against one man.  Many say this is simply a show trial for the public.  However, the public already knows it is.  We must continue to protest, write letters and fight for our freedoms.  Simply put we are all Assange and we must fight against this disgusting unfair treatment of a citizen and fellow human being.  We must stand up and tell the government, “NO MORE!”

There is nothing scarier than a compromised justice system.  If you want freedom, sometimes it costs.  However, it shouldn’t cost this man his life for standing up for us. We own our governments, not the other way around.  They do not have the right to trample our freedom underfoot unless we allow it.  Any injustice due to simple complacency makes us just as guilty as those who did it.

The attack on Julian Assange is a full-scale assault on you as an individual.

From Sputnik News, (article available here):

Julian Assange is our collective conscience, our cause of speaking truth to power. Since the establishment of WikiLeaks in 2006 Julian Assange has performed an essential role in exposing the lies and dark crimes of the rich and powerful that normally operate above the law and beyond reproach.

For performing that role he has been the victim of a vile and vituperative campaign of lies, distortions and slanders. The allegations of rape and sexual assault which were so enthusiastically highlighted and spread across the world by the billionaire controlled mainstream media were deliberately designed to undermine Assange’s credibility and reputation as a precursor for the US and UK authorities to justify aggressive pursuit of the man as a loathsome criminal who deserved to be taken down. Many people were deceived by the lies.

Freedom of the press is necessary to keep politicians in line as well as other branches of government.  Without it, the government can do as it wishes behind closed doors and can commit horrendous crimes against its own citizens and foreigners. What is happening is the tip of the iceberg. The press is the purveyor of information necessary to hold governments accountable. The publishing activities related to the indictments against Assange are simple journalistic necessities to continue their work.  

According to Amnesty International (petition as seen here):

Amnesty International strongly opposes any possibility of Julian Assange being extradited or sent in any other manner to the USA. There, he faces a real risk of serious human rights violations including possible detention conditions that would amount to torture and other ill-treatment (such as prolonged solitary confinement).

The fact that he was the target of a negative public campaign by US officials at the highest levels undermines his right to be presumed innocent and puts him at risk of an unfair trial. Julian Assange’s publication of disclosed documents as part of his work with Wikileaks should not be punishable as this activity mirrors conduct that investigative journalists undertake regularly in their professional capacity. Prosecuting Julian Assange on these charges could have a chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression, leading journalists to self-censor from fear of prosecution.

All charges underpinning the US extradition request should be dropped to allow for Julian Assange’s prompt release.

Please make sure to sign the petition.

According to the Human Rights Commission of the COE as seen here:

I have been following with great attention the developments concerning Julian Assange’s case, in particular the charges against him and the extradition request submitted by the United States government to the United Kingdom. In addition to my own monitoring and analysis, I have received information from medical professionals, civil society activists, human rights defenders, journalists’ associations and others on this case.

Julian Assange’s potential extradition has human rights implications that reach far beyond his individual case. The indictment raises important questions about the protection of those that publish classified information in the public interest, including those that expose human rights violations. The broad and vague nature of the allegations against Julian Assange, and of the offences listed in the indictment, are troubling as many of them concern activities at the core of investigative journalism in Europe and beyond. Consequently, allowing Julian Assange’s extradition on this basis would have a chilling effect on media freedom, and could ultimately hamper the press in performing its task as purveyor of information and public watchdog in democratic societies.

Not to mention that Julian Assange was unlawfully seized from the Ecuador Embassy in London and his political asylum illegally revoked setting a precedent against all asylum seekers. So many human rights have been violated in this case it is unreal.  Ecuador also snatched his personal effects and gave them to the U.S. to use as evidence in the case as well as allowing a security agency in Spain to spy for the CIA during meetings with his lawyers. Exactly how much is the U.S. going to get away with before people wake up and do something about it?  Will it take this man’s life?  I certainly hope not.  Assange’s treatment breaks my heart.

I agree with Trevor Fitzgibbon’s statement on this.

THE #1 MESSAGE: If the Trump administration can prosecute a foreign journalist under US laws for PUBLISHING factual documents then NO JOURNALIST is safe- not in America or anywhere around the world.

Monday is the beginning of the Assange extradition trial. The future of #FreeSpeech will be decided by that trial. More than that the future of an extraordinary man who made the world a better place will be determined. Whose side will you choose the government’s side or humanity’s?

Shocking News: The Truth About The Pardon Trump Offered Assange

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Today most of the headlines are reading that Julian Assange’s lawyers stated that Assange was offered a pardon if he testified that Russia didn’t steal the DNC leaks.  All the MSM is having a field day with this claiming that Trump offered it on the condition that Assange help “cover-up” the Russian hacking.  The problem with these articles is it simply isn’t true.  Assange stated months before in January of 2017 that he did not receive the emails from Russia.  (For a video with Hannity where he states this see here. or a video with John Pilger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sbT3_9dJY4).

Interviews and articles dating back to when January of 2017 prove that Assange was already stating he didn’t receive the emails and leaks from Russia.  According to the headlines today, Dana Rohrabacher offered the pardon to Julian Assange on his visit.  The problem with it is that Rohrabacher didn’t visit Assange until August of 2017.  So, Assange was already stating Russia didn’t give him the info months before, as seen in the Wikileaks tweet below).

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Of course, the White House insists that Trump does not even know Rohrabacher and no such offer was made.  The MSM needs to get this right. First Trump tried to coerce Assange with a pardon when that didn’t work, he had him indicted.

Assange did not want to be pardoned because it would be an admission of guilt.  What matters to Assange was the effect it would have on free speech and free press.  Rand Paul suggested Assange be given immunity if he was willing to testify in this case. (Article can be seen here.) This is a totally different scenario than what MSM is trying to produce.  Finally, Trump has remained silent on the extradition of Assange after saying he loved Wikileaks 150 times pre-election.  He claims now that Wikileaks is not his thing

So, since the White House is denying offering Assange a pardon, the question you must ask yourself is who is lying?  Let’s look at the evidence of Trump talking about Wikileaks.  Here is a youtube video showing Trump pre-election:

Then in April, after Assange was brutally kidnapped from the Embassy and arrested, Trump said the following according to washington post article:

But on Thursday, after the Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Assange for actions stemming from WikiLeaks’ 2010 publication of classified diplomatic and military documents, Trump acted as if he’d never heard of the anti-secrecy group.“I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange.”

Wait… what?  So, who is the liar in this?  How can you love something and not know nothing about it?  His statement is recorded by many MSM articles if you would like to see.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/11/trump-julian-assange-wikileaks-1269954

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/11/politics/wikileaks-donald-trump-julian-assange-campaign/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/12/hatred-love-cold-indifference-julian-assange-trump-wikileaks

Sadly, even the Guardian calls out the obvious lie.  It’s either Trump is lying or he has a memory issue.  If the case is his memory, then he doesn’t belong in the oval office in my opinion.

My point being, if you lied about loving Wikileaks when they were exposing your opponent, why wouldn’t you lie now? Here is another question I ask you the reader, are the indictments against Assange revenge for him refusing to be coerced or are they an attack on a free press or both?

The trial starting next Tuesday should be interesting, to say the least. I think we are in for an explosive amount of details that most never heard before.  Hopefully, it ends with a free Julian Assange.

 

 

Buckingham Palace Has Called Assange’s Case Political: Why That Matters

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A tweet from Chris Lonsdale, shown below, contains a response to a letter he wrote to Buckingham Palace concerning the extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S.  In the response, a spokesperson stated that the case was political.

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A lot of people are upset by the statement above which reads specifically:

“I must tell you, however, that as a Constitutional Sovereign, Her majesty acts on the advice of her Ministers and remains strictly non-political at all times. This is, therefore, a matter which the Queen cannot intervene.”

This statement actually may backfire.  You see, according to the Extradition Treaty between the U.S. and U.K.  According to an article by justsecurity.org:

“Another defense available to Assange—and perhaps his most formidable one—will be to assert that he is being charged with a political offense. If that assertion is deemed correct, it could block his extradition, because, like many extradition agreements, the US-UK treaty forbids any transfer based on such charges. The categorical prohibition under Article 4 of the treaty could not be clearer: “Extradition shall not be granted if the offense for which extradition is requested is a political offense.”

But what is a political offense? Transgressions such as espionage, sedition, and treason are what are known as “pure” political offenses, including underUK law—that is to say, activities that directly target the state but that would not necessarily be criminal in other contexts. A related category, known as “relative” political offenses, covers common crimes that are incidental to purely political activities. Because various jurisdictions have interpreted the expansiveness of this political exception differently over time, a universal definition of a relative political offense is difficult to articulate, but the basic principle of the political exception in extradition has remained unchanged since its origins in the late nineteenth century. It states, in brief, that nations should not return political opponents to face prosecution for challenging the states that would sit in judgement of them.”

The Queen’s statement just made Assange’s extradition illegal according to their extradition treaty.  Technically, he cannot be sent to the United States.  Keep in mind, the U.S. is refusing to extradite a woman accused of killing Harry Dunn on diplomatic issues, claiming she is a diplomat’s wife when in fact she is CIA.  The U.K. could easily back out of this case by using its own treaty to justify saving Assange.

The only question that remains then is will the British judicial system abide by its own laws?

Julian Assange Today: New Updates

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It appears that even Queen Elizabeth views the extradition and persecution of Assange is politically motivated. In an article by RT, (seen here), a Buckingham Palace spokesperson stated the following:

“The Queen will not intervene to release Julian Assange, vowing to remain “non-political.”

This statement alone makes the extradition of Assange illegal through the extradition treaty between the U.S. and U.K. governments as it states the following:

“Extradition shall not be granted if the offense for which extradition is requested is a political offense.”

When even the Queen of England won’t intervene because it is a political matter, it is obvious to extradite him would be illegal and against the very treaty he would be extradited under. Why are more people not out on the streets screaming about this?

George Christensen, a federal MP in Tasmania, posted this on Facebook today:

“Earlier today, Andrew Wilkie MP and I met with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. Prof Melzer advises that he and other medical experts had examined imprisoned Australian journalist Julian Assange and recognised he had the symptoms of psychological torture. Prof Melzer believes this to be the result of ongoing isolation and also the lack of fairness and adherence to protocol in the legal and juridical systems that Assange had been exposed to.”

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pictured left to right, George Christensen, Nils Melzer and Andrew Wilkie MP

Wilkie and Christensen will be visiting Assange in Belmarsh on Tuesday. In an article by the Sydney Morning Herald, seen here:

Mr. Wilkie said, “Mr. Assange “was clearly publishing information in the public interest”.

“He had hard evidence of US war crimes,” he said. “Now the country guilty of the war crimes is trying to get a hold of him. For the Australian government to be going along with this is unconscionable.

“The whole thing is mad from start to finish.”

Mr. Wilkie said his two objectives were “for the extradition to be dropped and for Assange to be returned to Australia”.

When you add to the fact the Queen sees this as political, the CIA spied on Assange and his lawyers using a Spanish security agency, they have tortured Assange for over 9 years and the U.S. refuses to extradite Anne Sacoolas, a CIA agent, claiming she is the wife of a diplomat, the U.K. would literally be showing their submission to the U.S. empire. There is nothing worse than a western country bowing as though it is a servant to another country in an act of fear.

Support for Assange is growing worldwide, the question that remains is will it be soon enough to save the Wikileaks founder. Will enough people fight for free speech and free press to end this travesty? We will know soon enough.

List Of Assange Vigils on February 24th in Countries Around the World

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In an amazing effort to free the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, from the clutches of the U.S. empire, supporters around the world have banned together for the extradition trial. I have compiled a list of vigils worldwide. Please share. Also if you are having one not listed contact me and I will add to the list below.

24 FEB Global Free Assange Protest:

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington 12 Noon Parliament Steps

AUCKLAND 12 noon UK Consulate

AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE 9AM – 5PM UK Consulate 100 Eagle St (daily)

SYDNEY 12 NOON Martin Place Amphitheater

MELBOURNE 10AM – 5PM British Consulate

Alice Springs 2 pm onwards, Council Lawns, Vigil and Information Stall.

ADELAIDE 5PM Parliament Steps

SOUTH KOREA

24 Feb 2020 SEOUL 2PM – 8PM Square outside Hyundai U Dept Store

GREECE

ATHENS, GREECE –

Kapnikarea 6PM Συγκέντρωση για τον Julian Assange

SLOVENIA-

24 Feb 2020 LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – UK Embassy 3PM

NETHERLANDS

24 Feb 2020 AMSTERDAM 12 NOON Museumplein (Near AH)

(Main protest on Saturday 22 Feb same time and location)

FRANCE

24 Feb 2020 NICE 6PM Place Girabaldi Nice

PARIS – LONDON (23rd Feb 8PM – 25th Feb 8AM)

SWITZERLAND

24 Feb 2020 BERN, SWITZERLAND
4.30PM Helvetiaplatz

BELGIUM

24 Feb 2020 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 5PM UK Consulate 10 Ave d’Auderghem Comite Free Assange Belgium on FB (Otherwise Weekly MONDAY at Place De la Monnaie)

SCOTLAND

24 Feb 2020 EDINBURGH 10.30AM – 1PM Parliament Building

ENGLAND

24 Feb 2020 LONDON 9.30AM Belmarsh Prison 4 Belmarsh Road, Thamesmead SE28 0HA

*MAIN PROTEST* (all week)

IRELAND

DUBLIN, IRELAND 10AM British Embassy Dublin

UNITED STATES

24 Feb 2020 NEW YORK, USA 11AM – 1PM British Consulate 885 Second Ave (47th)

24 Feb 2020 WASHINGTON DC, USA 12 NOON Whitehouse March to DOJ

and

crew (Events planned ALL WEEK) fb.com/events/3294119 More info. available at action4assange.com

24 Feb 2020 DENVER, USA 4PM – 6PM Union Station

24 Feb 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, USA 12 NOON UK Consulate, 1 Sansome Street, San Francisco

MEXICO

24 Feb 2020 MEXICO CITY 11AM UK Embassy: Calle Río Lerma 71, Cuauhtémoc

MEXICO CITY 3.30PM UK Embassy – March to USA Embassy Calle Río Lerma 71, Cuauhtémoc

22 February 2020

LONDON 11.3h OZ House to ParlimntSQ w/

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BASEL 14h 1 munsterbrg

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STOCKHOLM 12h Soltorget Sigyn Meder on FB

AMSTERDAM 12h Museumplein(AH)

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25 February 2020 (Tues)

WASHINGTON DC 12h Washington Post MEDIA HQ Tour!

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LONDON 18h St Pancras New Church ‘Imperialism On Trial’

28 February 2020 (Friday)

VICTORIA BC 19.3h 761 StationAve #Jam4Assange

facebook.com/events/1814407

ROCKHAMPTON 9h 20 EastSt #Walk4Assange FreeAssangeCQ facebook.com/events/5385191

WASHINGTON DC 12h Whitehouse March to D.O.J

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HOBART, TASMANIA 12.30h Hobart Parliament Lawns

Rally for #JulianAssange hosted by Free Assange Hobart Speakers incl. President of

Fabian Cangelosi & Founder of

Tasmania Tristan Sykes

STOCKHOLM 12h Soltorget

In solidarity w/

GLOBAL protest when Assange’s extradition hearings start Sweden will not stay silent, we are with Assange! #PressFreedom #Sweden4Assange

Does Assange Stand A Chance At Justice in the United Kingdom?

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I wish the answer was yes but it’s unlikely at this point.  At least with Judge Vanessa Baraitser at the helm.  It is obvious in her treatment in prior hearings she already has formed an opinion without ever knowing the plaintiff himself.  She has allowed him to be tortured and lawyer’s access to their client has been almost zero.  With 7 days until the trial actually begins, he still has not had a half a dozen meetings with his lawyers to prepare his defense.  Is that justice or just a show trial?

What about the fact that he is spent much of his time in solitary confinement only to be released a few short weeks ago?  Did they release him because of the many petitions from supporters and inmates or because his trial starts soon and they want him at his best for appearance sake?  They have withheld his mail, put him in a “hot box” prior to a hearing, limited his access to legal documents and the internet and library and who knows what else has happened.  This is not justice in itself.

We also know that the actual judge assigned to this case, Lady Arbuthnot, is compromised due to her husband and son being exposed.  Wikileaks exposed her husband’s wrongdoings and Arbuthnot’s son is connected to a national security agency in the U.S.  Baraitser is under Arbuthnot.  Fair trial?  I think not.  Prejudice is apparent and a decision has probably already been made.

Assange’s hope lies in the fact that the CIA spied on him and his lawyers through a Spanish security agency while in the embassy.  It also may help that the U.S. has refused to extradite Anne Sacoolas, wife of a U.S. diplomat, accused in the death of Harry Dunn.  (See article here). By using diplomatic immunity, in this case, it further renders Assange’s extradition moot as Ecuador once gave him the title of a diplomat.  It also further renders the U.S./ U.K. extradition treaty moot.  If the U.S. cannot keep its side of the bargain, why should British authorities?

According to the Business Insider, (article seen here), Trump and Johnson are feuding.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled a trip to the US planned for next month after a furious phone call from President Donald Trump in which Trump slammed down the phone on the prime minister.

Johnson had been due to visit Washington last month but repeatedly delayed the trip after a series of rows with the president over Iran, Huawei, and a rejected request by the prime minister to extradite the wife of a US diplomat.

The disagreements culminated in a phone call last month in which Trump hung up on Johnson, according to officials with knowledge of the conversation.

Johnson has now canceled his trip altogether, and is not planning on visiting the country until the G7 summit in June.

In an article by WSWS seen here, Jeremy Corbyn, who remained silent for the last ten months on the subject of Assange, asked Boris Johnson about the extradition of Assange.

In a question to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn condemned the attempt to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, he cited a recent report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe branding the attempt to extradite Assange as a “threat to all journalists.” The Labour leader said that Assange had been charged by the US “for exposure of war crimes, the murder of civilians and large-scale corruption.”

He asked: “Will the prime minister agree with the parliamentary report that’s going to the Council of Europe that this extradition should be opposed and the rights of journalists and whistleblowers upheld for the good of all of us?”

Johnson, whose chief ally is President Donald Trump and who gloated over Assange’s arrest last year, declared that he would “not mention any individual cases,” before absurdly claiming that his government would “continue to uphold” “the rights of journalists and whistleblowers.”

The question still remains, will justice be served in this case or will it take an uprising to save Assange from literal extermination in the United States?

Targeting Assange Supporters: Results of my Personal FOIA request to the FBI

 

img_20200125_1421252100542943.jpgIn recent months I received an email from Google stating my emails had been subpoenaed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  After seeing someone else who had their emails subpoenaed as well, I decided to look into this further through a lawyer friend.  He suggested putting in for an FOIA request with my name and alias which he charged me 25 dollars to take care of.  He had hoped by being a lawyer he would get better results.  This is the part of the response sent to me afterward.  I have not included some personal info that was in the letter.

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It makes me wonder how many others have files on them.  If you are wondering, here is the link on how to request your FOIA: