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Q: The Julian Assange Interview

Watch the full 25 mins, this is going to get interesting.

4 years 49 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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"It will be interesting to see how much press this gets in the US?"

As somebody living in the US, its getting none. Nobody really cares about Assange anymore. They kind of laughed a little when he said he was going to announce some ground breaking shit before the election, and then...well it ended up being kind of a lot of nothing. The American public doesn't hate Julian Assange. We're just indifferent to him.

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Inciff, then post the WSJ article. That global research articles isn't worth the paper it's printed on

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ICNIF77, Your observations are far from universally shared by the people of Ecuador.  Indeed Sr. Moreno won the recent round of elections in Ecuador as he should have.  The Ecuadorian people simply didn't want another gringo puppet installed as president of their country.  The Yanks have reversed social progress in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Peru where they have either encouraged the overthrow of duly elected leaders by scurrilous means or have simply bought enough votes to ensure right-wing victories.  Ecuador was going to have none of this, however.  

 

That being said, Assange's days in the embassy are decidedly numbered.  Sr. Moreno is far less ideological than President Correa and is decidedly a European-type socialist.  Correa has left  Ecuador in a quagmire -- the price of oil is down, inflation is up, as is unemployment and Ecuador is now the most China-dependent country in the Western Hemisphere.

 

You in China may not know it but Ecuador has NO national currency of its own.  The national currency is the United States dollar which is the only legally recognized currency in the country today.  Lenin Moreno, that is his true name, needs some room to manoeuvre with both Washington and London on monetary matters.  Thus, I believe that the price of this cooperation will be the departure of Assange from the Embassy.

 

 

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“Seven years without charge, while my children grew up without me. That is not something that I can forgive; it is not something that I can forget.”

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/19/sweden-halts-assange-rape-investigat...

 

Video of Julian Assange Speaking After Sweden Halts Rape Investigation


May 19 2017, 11:33 p.m.

 

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This is huge:

 

https://www.rt.com/news/389095-assange-lawyer-us-investigation/

 

Prominent jurist and head of Julian Assange’s legal team Baltasar Garzon told RT that the US has been secretly conducting an investigation into his client and WikiLeaks, arguing that those implicated in crimes should face legal action instead.

Garzon, a renowned human rights judge who sat on Spain’s central criminal court and once indicted Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, said in an interview to RT Spanish that while Sweden dropping charges against the WikiLeaks co-founder is a welcome step, the main threat to his freedom comes from Washington.

“He [Assange] is satisfied, but, in his own words, the war only begins now. We understood that Sweden was merely a tool in the fight against the freedom of speech. This [role] is the main occupation of the US,” Garzon said.

Assange’s legal team has been preparing to use all means available to gain the upper hand in a possible legal battle, including UN resolutions and international law “in the hopes that this country, despite all its power, admits that neither Julian Assange, nor WikiLeaks, nor freedom of speech advocates are to blame for its woes,” Garzon said.

Those who should be held accountable are not whistleblowers and their sources, he argued, but those “ham-fisted leaders who neglected their responsibility to protect freedom and security in the society.”

The ones who should be “investigated and persecuted” are “those who were exposed by WikiLeaks,” he said.

Not much is known about the clandestine proceedings allegedly underway in Virginia, Garzon said, noting that all the scant data they managed to obtain was received through information leaks and that they continue to be in the dark about the status of the proceedings.

“Since 2010, the US has been carrying out a secret investigation against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for revealing secret materials, for the fight for the freedom of speech and information,” Garzon said, adding that as far as he is aware, no charges have been brought against his client at this point.

As for the UK police warning that Assange would be arrested for failing to surrender to the British courts back in June 2012, Garzon believes it only serves as a pretext to limit his freedom of movement, barring him from leaving the embassy.

“I believe that it is against the law, because he did not breach any pre-trial restrictions. He was on the embassy’s territory, because he was granted political asylum. He obtained refugee status. That is to say, this situation goes against the law,” the lawyer said. He went on to say that the British police failed to inform Assange that this sort of proceedings had been opened against him during his five-year stay in the embassy.

“I believe that Ecuador’s protection is a priority at the moment. Neither court, nor police have any proof of Julian Assange’s guilt. He must be permitted to leave immediately,” the lawyer said, adding that the British government appears to be eager to bend the law instead of following it in the case of his client.

Garzon said that the legal team is prepared to go to great lengths to enlist the support of the UN, the government of Ecuador, and even the UK government in order to end Assange’s self-imposed exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

At present, however, no timelines can be set.

On Saturday, a documentary titled Hacking Justice about the legal battle for Assange was presented at a film festival in Barcelona, featuring Baltasar Garzon as the chief protagonist. Filmmaker and cinema historian Clara López Rubio, who directed the film and has been following Assange’s story for the last five years, told RT they made the film because it was “very important” for the freedom of speech and the freedom of information.

“It was really a great opportunity to be present in a case that is very important for the future of the freedom of speech, for the freedom of information. That was the reason why we made the film,” Rubio said, adding that she hopes the defense team will emerge victorious in the long run.

Since the Swedish prosecutors dropped the charges against Assange, it is time to shift focus on “what really matters… the US investigation that is taking place now,” Rubio said.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-10/julian-assange-granted-ecuador...

 

Julian Assange Granted Ecuadorian Passport Day After Veiled Eviction Threat

Julian Assange has been granted an Ecuadorian passport, just one day after threatening to evict him from their London Embassy, according to a report in Ecuador's largest newspaper and confirmed by ZeroHedge

Earlier today the WikiLeaks founder tweeted a picture of himself wearing an Ecuador football shirt, fueling speculation over his possible citizenship. 

View image on TwitterView image on Twitter 

 

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 Assange sends Twitter into frenzy of speculation over chessboard

‘Marshall attack’: Assange sends Twitter into frenzy of speculation over chessboard

Julian Assange has once again sent Twitter into a frenzy of speculation with another cryptic tweet – this time posting an image of a famous chess strategy, prompting suggestions the whistleblower is preparing ‘checkmate’. 

The chessboard tweeted by Assange, unaccompanied by any text, shows a move from the Capablanca vs Marshall chess game of 1918 – considered one of the greatest defensive games of all time.

View image on TwitterView image on Twitter Julian Assange ⌛@JulianAssange 

 

6:34 AM - Jan 13, 2018

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-16/opinion-ecuadors-solitary-conf...

 

Opinion: Ecuador’s Solitary Confinement Of Assange Is Torture

 

Solitary confinement is torture. It is torture when it is used in prisons, against adults and teenagers like Kalief Browder. It was torture when it was imposed on Chelsea Manning, and it is torture that is now being applied to WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange.

What exactly constitutes torture, and why does solitary confinement fall under its definition? The term is defined in the online Oxford English Dictionary thus: “1. The action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something. Eg: ‘the torture of political prisoners,’ or ‘confessions extracted under torture.’ 1.1. Great physical or mental suffering. 1.2.  A cause of great physical or mental suffering.”

Clearly, by this standard Julian Assange is experiencing torture in the form of great mental and physical suffering stemming from his long-term, indefinite confinement without medical care, now exacerbated by Ecuador’s imposition of near-complete social isolation.

Assange was already facing the beginning of his sixth year spent in arbitrary confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London before Ecuador’s implementation of total isolation. The lengthy period of arbitrary confinement followed approximately two years under house arrest. Wikileaks recently likened Assange’s current circumstances to solitary confinement on Twitter.

Chelsea Manning described her experience in solitary confinement in a 2016 opinion piece published in The Guardian: “Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished. ” “…..Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time. Within two weeks, I was contemplating suicide. After a month on suicide watch, I was transferred back to US, to a tiny 6 x 8ft (roughly 2 x 2.5 meter) cell in a place that will haunt me for the rest of my life: the US Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Virginia. I was held there for roughly nine months as a “prevention of injury” prisoner, a designation the Marine Corps and the Navy used to place me in highly restrictive solitary conditions without a psychiatrist’s approval.”

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if a judge sets bail, the defendant agrees to the conditions then absconds, he's broken the law. the law is the law is the law. nobody gets to break it. assange needs to comply with the laws of the country he is a guest in. sweden is a great country  and doesnt exactly have a history of being submissive to america. it has a long history of an objective balanced legal system. the idea that dog-turd bannana republic countries implying sweeden s legal system is incapable of investigating assange is absurd. taking off your condom without telling a woman who asked you to wear one, really is akin to a grave sexual crime. regardless he has a case to awnser in sweden and in the u.k for breaking bail. what happens to everyone else, the same process should happen to assange

 

i should mention that assange burrowed money to pay the bail, then absconded despite promising the people who loaned him the money,that he wouldn't. they hate him now. one of the people had financial difficulty after that.

 

what wikileaks did in releasing videos of innocent iraqis being killed was agreat thing. the american military was rightly criticised for burying these videos. it was wrong and the public had a right to these videos but publishing diplomatic cables was wrong. sometimes this confidentiality is needed. 

he showed his true colors when he was told "if we publish this information iraqi informants will die" he then said "f*ck them, they are working for the americans". thats not verbatim but watch the bbc documentary if interested. 

 

america will get critiised if it does nothing. america will get criticised if it does something. hating america is a blind emotion of some. it is not objective reasoning. people like this just inflame the world. polarizing everybody.  

 

 

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-09/ecuador-accused-being-worms-li...

 

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:40 

Ecuador Accused Of Being "Worms Living In America's Anus" For Silencing Assange

 

Just hours after Washington called on Julian Assange to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, Ecuador’s foreign minister has come under fire after claiming that refugees were prohibited under international law from making political comments, effectively gagging the WikiLeaks founder.

Ecuador's foreign minister: Intenational law forbids refugees from speaking about politics, including @JulianAssange https://t.co/ADommy05bV

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2018

As RT reports, Jose Valencia made the statement in an interview with El Universo when asked about Assange’s ongoing asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Speculation has mounted in recent weeks that Ecuador is preparing to hand over the WikiLeaks founder to British authorities.

The new chancellor of Ecuador said that “according to international law and the conventions that regulate asylum, a person who is isolated cannot make pronouncements that affect the relationship of Ecuador with other countries.”

This also means that a refugee cannot interfere in the internal political situations of other countries, according to Valencia

The statement comes just days after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said that Assange had been told to refrain from intervening in the “politics and self-determination” of the country or face consequences.

This prompted rightly furious reactions from WikiLeaks supporters, including Kim Dotcom and journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Intercept co-editor Greenwald took the comments to task, questioning when this rule was created and if it was a generally accepted clause, tweeting that it seemed “bizarre” and “contradictory” that a government would grant someone asylum on the grounds that their fundamental rights were being abridged through persecution, only to tell them they’re forbidden from engaging in global political debates.

 

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"They Were Seeing Blood": Bombshell Report Details CIA's 'Kidnap Or Kill' Plans Against WikiLeaks' Assangeteaser image

"More than 30 former U.S. officials — eight of whom described details of the CIA’s proposals to abduct Assange," are sourced...

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A bombshell Yahoo News investigation published Sunday is being called the most important deep-dive exposé in years detailing the lengths the CIA and US national security state went to nab WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was holed up at the Ecuadoran embassy. US officials were even having meetings discussing possible assassination of the man who exposed so many secrets of American military and clandestine actions abroad.

Dozens of US intelligence officials, including many who had served under the Trump administration, are now confirming the CIA considered "options" for kidnapping and/or assassinating Assange and that plans were mulled over at the highest levels of CIA leadership. "More than 30 former U.S. officials — eight of whom described details of the CIA’s proposals to abduct Assange," are sourced in the report, which further reveals the CIA targeted journalists who worked closely with WikiLeaks, including Glenn Greenwald.

Among the many key new revelations in the report includes that then CIA chief Mike Pompeo was itching for revenge against WikiLeaks and Assange after the "Vault 7" leaks, considered a massive embarrassment to the agency almost without parallel. This began years-running US intelligence "war" on the whistleblower organization publisher of leaked and classified materials, which had the end goal of destroying it and Assange.

WikiLeaks itself had publicized on multiple occasions reports of its legal and media team being victims of "professional operations" by CIA assets, and even provided surveillance footage of a "grab team" at various points camped outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. We also learn that attempts to tie WikiLeaks to the Russian government was part of a CIA propaganda campaign tied to its 'dirty war' on the media entity.

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JA and Wikileaks revealed the truth, so the United States is getting at him, because these are not the United-States-truth. Sadly till this day (and probably forever), "truth" is with whoever has thicker arms.

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