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20.10.2018 - 10:21 [ WikiLeaks / TwitLonger ]

Statement: Julian Assange launches case over his continued gagging, threat

Julian Assange today launched a case accusing the government of Ecuador of violating his fundamental rights and freedoms. WikiLeaks general counsel Baltasar Garzon arrived in Ecuador yesterday to launch the case against the government. The move comes almost seven months after Ecuador threatened to remove his protection and summarily cut off his access to the outside world, including by refusing to allow journalists and human rights organisations to see him, and installing three signal jammers in the embassy to prevent his phone calls and internet access.

01.08.2018 - 19:43 [ antikrieg.com ]

Senator Black: Warum die Zensoren Assange hassen

Eine Regierung „des Volkes“ kann nicht unter einem erstickenden Mantel der Geheimhaltung gedeihen. Und Geheimhaltung zielt oft darauf ab, uns nicht vor Feinden im Ausland zu schützen, sondern uns über die dunklen Machenschaften unserer eigenen Regierung zu täuschen. Die folgenreichsten Geheimnisse sind die, die benutzt werden, um Schritte zu verbergen, die unternommen werden, um Prädikate für zukünftige Kriege festzulegen – ungerechtfertigte Konflikte, die von einem endlosen Fließband zu rollen scheinen. Flugverbotszonen, Bombenanschläge, Sanktionen, falsche Flaggen, Blockaden, Söldner, blutrünstige Terroristen sind zum Handelsbestand geworden. Sanktionen destabilisieren unsere Ziele durch Hunger und Leid. Wir terrorisieren und blasen Körperteile wie Visitenkarten auf die Straße. Regimewechsel ist das Endspiel, Putsche und Attentate sind nur ein faires Spiel.

01.08.2018 - 19:28 [ Richard H. Black / Antwar.com ]

Sen. Richard Black: Why the Censors Hate Assange

Government “of the People” cannot flourish beneath a suffocating cloak of secrecy. And secrecy is often aimed, not at protecting us from enemies abroad, but at deceiving us about the dark machinations of our own government. The most consequential secrets are those used to conceal steps taken to establish predicates for future wars – unwarranted conflicts that seem to roll off an endless assembly line. No-fly zones, bombings, sanctions, false flags, blockades, mercenaries, bloodthirsty terrorists have all become stock in trade. Sanctions destabilize our targets through hunger and suffering. We terrorize and blow body parts into the streets like calling cards. Regime change is the end game; coups and assassinations are fair play.

20.07.2018 - 21:24 [ RT ]

Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’ own sources tell RT’s editor-in chief

The Times report comes just weeks before a visit to the UK by the newly-elected Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, who has labeled Assange a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe.”

16.07.2018 - 22:47 [ WSWS ]

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

The article said the talks are “an attempt to remove Assange” from the embassy and are being conducted at the highest levels of government, with British Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan personally involved… Decades and centuries-long legal protections and democratic rights are being shredded, as governments prepare for police-state repression of mass social struggles against the drive to war, and the onslaught on the social rights of the working class. This makes clear that the defence of Assange is a critical issue for all supporters of democratic rights.

30.06.2018 - 12:35 [ Kevin B. Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Antiwar.com ]

Assange Is a Journalist, Should Not Be Persecuted for Publishing the Truth

Julian Assange has opened journalism’s democracy door; the power to report is being redistributed, government employees and corporate whistleblowers have been empowered and greater transparency is becoming a reality. The people of the United States should demand that Assange not face prosecution and embrace a 21st Century democratized media that provides greater transparency and accurate information about what government and business interests are doing. Prosecuting a news organization for publishing the truth, should be rejected and Assange should be freed.

24.06.2018 - 09:15 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Information Clearing House ]

The Persecution of Julian Assange Proves That Western Values No Longer Exist

Wikileaks is a news organization and has not done anything that a free press has not always done. Julian Assange is a citizen of Australia and Ecuador. He is not an American and thus cannot be guilty of treason. Yet Washington is believed to have used a grand jury to concoct such a case against him.

19.06.2018 - 19:30 [ Independent Australia ]

John Pilger: Bringing Julian Assange home

Their main weapon would be personal smear. Their shock troops would be enlisted in the media — those who are meant to keep the record straight and tell us the truth.

The irony is that no one told these journalists what to do. I call them „Vichy journalists“ — after the Vichy Government that served and enabled the German occupation of wartime France.

19.06.2018 - 19:24 [ Youtube ]

John Pilger speaks out for Julian Assange

Legendary Australian writer and film-maker, John Pilger, has returned to Australia to seek urgent help, both government and public, for the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Pilger’s public speech at Sydney Town Hall yesterday was informative and painfully moving. Assange, he says, has not only been a victim of persecution from the US and other states, from which he was granted political asylum – or, a place to remain arbitrarily ‚holed-up‘ for 6 years, according to two UN rulings… What troubles Pilger more is the „Vichy journalism“, of which he gives numerous examples, that has served to aggregate lies and smear that would demolish public support for Wikileaks, and deflect us from reading the content of their publications. If we would only read them now, we might be skeptical about journalists describing a war hawk as „the icon of our generation“…

19.06.2018 - 19:12 [ WSWS ]

Die Kundgebung in Sydney zur Verteidigung von Julian Assange: Ein wichtiger Schritt nach vorn

Die Rede von John Pilger stellte all jene Politiker, Zeitungsredakteure, Journalisten, Ex-Liberalen und „Ex-Linken“ bloß, die Julian Assange den Wölfen zum Fraß vorgeworfen haben. Sie war eine starke Verteidigung demokratischer Rechte.

„Ich kenne Julian Assange gut“, begann er. „Ich betrachte ihn als einen engen Freund, eine Person von außerordentlicher Belastbarkeit und Mut. Ich habe einen Tsunami von Lügen und Schmutz über ihn hinwegfegen sehen; endlos, rachsüchtig, heimtückisch; und ich weiß, warum sie ihn mit Dreck bewerfen.“

„Im Jahr 2008 wurde in einem streng geheimen Dokument vom 8. März 2008 ein Plan zur Zerstörung von WikiLeaks und Assange aufgestellt. Die Autoren saßen in der Cyber Counter-intelligence Assessments Branch des US-Verteidigungsministeriums. Sie beschrieben detailliert, wie wichtig es sei, das ‚Gefühl des Vertrauens‘, das den Kernpunkt von WikiLeaks ausmacht, zu zerstören.“

„Dies würde erreicht werden, schrieben sie, mit der Androhung von ‚Entblößung‘, ‚Strafverfolgung‘, und einen unerbittlichen Angriff auf den guten Ruf. Ziel war es, WikiLeaks und seinen Herausgeber zum Schweigen zu bringen und zu kriminalisieren. Es war, als ob sie einen Krieg gegen einen einzigen Menschen und das Prinzip der Redefreiheit planten.“

02.06.2018 - 10:34 [ wsws.org ]

Verteidigt Julian Assange!

Demonstrationen, Proteste, Reden und andere öffentliche Veranstaltungen müssen weltweit organisiert werden, um Julian Assange zu verteidigen.

Das IKVI und die WSWS unterstützen die Mahnwache, die von WikiLeaks-Anhängern vor der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London am 19. Juni anlässlich des sechsten Jahrestages des Betretens des Gebäudes vorbereitet wird. Auch in anderen Städten werden Mahnwachen organisiert.

Die ecuadorianische Regierung muss Assanges Recht auf Kommunikation und den Empfang von Besuchern wiederherstellen. Nachdem sie ihm politisches Asyl gewährt hat, hat sie nicht das Recht, ihn seinen Verfolgern zu übergeben.

02.06.2018 - 10:31 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Moreno: Assange Can Remain At Embassy, So Long As He Doesn’t Practice Journalism

In an interview with German publication Deutsche Welle, Ecuador’s president confirmed reports that revoking Assange’s political asylum is being actively considered and remains an option on the table, saying that his administration will “take a decision” if the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief refuses to comply with instructions to cease voicing his political opinions online. Saying that Assange’s public geopolitical analysis has “surpassed the limits of freedom of expression,” Moreno’s conditions on Assange’s continued asylum amount to a demand that Assange cease to practice the journalism he was granted political asylum for in the first place.

22.05.2018 - 03:42 [ WSWS ]

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange

The sentiments of ordinary people stand in stark contrast to the venomous hostility to Assange on the part of governments and the corporate media. On Sunday, the Socialist Equality Party held a successful public meeting in Brisbane, concluding a national series titled “Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship, Free Julian Assange.” The Brisbane meeting, like previous events in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, was attended by workers, retirees, students and WikiLeaks supporters.

12.05.2018 - 14:57 [ Change.org ]

Beenden Sie die Isolation von Julian Assange

Mit großer Sorge haben wir gehört, dass Julian Assange den Zugang zum Internet und das Recht, Besucher*innen in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London zu empfangen, verloren hat. Nur außerordentlicher Druck der US-amerikanischen und spanischen Regierungen kann erklären, warum die Behörden Ecuadors solch entsetzliche Schritte zur Isolierung von Julian unternommen haben sollten.

Wir fordern, dass Julian Assanges Isolation JETZT endet!

15.04.2018 - 02:49 [ WSWS ]

Public Meetings in Australia: Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

Along with intensified surveillance and monitoring operations by state military-intelligence agencies, this new regime of state-sponsored censorship constitutes a dangerous and unprecedented global threat to freedom of speech and other fundamental freedom of speech.

29.03.2018 - 10:23 [ Change.org ]

End Julian Assange’s isolation

It is with great concern that we heard that Julian Assange has lost access to the internet and the right to receive visitors at the Ecuadorian London Embassy. Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador’s authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian.

We demand that Julian Assange’s isolation ends NOW!

29.03.2018 - 10:16 [ Yanis Varoufakis ]

Brian Eno & Yanis Varoufakis: Restore Julian Assange’s access to visitors and the outside world!

It is with great concern that we heard that Julian Assange has lost access to the internet and the right to receive visitors at the Ecuadorian London Embassy. Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador’s authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian.