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03.01.2019 - 14:16 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Ecuador has initiated a formal „Special Examination“ of Julian Assange’s asylum and nationality (nationals cannot be extradited) as it seeks a $10billion+ IMF bailout for which the US government demanded handing over Assange and dropping environmental claims against Chevron.

02.01.2019 - 09:36 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

The truth about ‘liberal’ London – Britain’s capital is a tale of two cities

Remember all this the next time you hear someone speak of London as the greatest city in the world. Chances are the words are being spoken by a politician or a celebrity or a middle-class liberal from one of the trendier parts of town.

For there are, in reality, two Londons out there. One half of it – alienated, neglected and resentful – represents a potentially formidable army at the ballot box. Who will speak for it?

02.01.2019 - 09:26 [ theGuardian.com ]

Sadiq Khan angers Brexiters with pro-EU fireworks display

The mayor hailed the event, in which the London Eye was lit up in the blue-and-yellow colours of the EU flag, as part of a wider message to Europe that the capital would stay “open-minded” and “outward looking” after Brexit.

As the fireworks went off along the Thames, the words “London is open” were said in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish just after midnight.

27.12.2018 - 23:46 [ Reuters ]

France’s Vinci in $3.7 billion swoop on UK’s Gatwick airport

The deal to buy a 50.01 percent stake gives Vinci, which already runs 45 airports in 12 countries, access to the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market and is part of the company’s drive to expand its most promising businesses.

24.12.2018 - 18:36 [ pressgazette.co.uk ]

MPs repeat call for ‚Cliff’s Law‘ to stop suspects being named before charge after Gatwick drone front pages

Anna Soubry MP (pictured) said the couple “should not have been named in the media”, adding that a new law was “needed” to make it a criminal offence to name suspects before charge unless it is in the interests of justice.

The pair were pictured on the front pages of the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express and Sunday People yesterday morning, as well as on numerous news websites.

24.12.2018 - 18:29 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Gatwick drone investigation: Former suspects hit out at ‚disgusting‘ accusation in tearful statement

“The way we were initially perceived was disgusting although those who knew us did not doubt us for a second.

We were both released without charge or further action. We are totally overwhelmed by the support we have received from people all over the world and we would like to thank everyone single one who has done that.“

24.12.2018 - 16:58 [ Feedex ‏/ Twitter ]

CNN RSS: Gatwick airport drones investigation focuses on damaged device

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24.12.2018 - 16:32 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Gatwick ‘drone’ sighting investigated by cops turns out to be lights on a CRANE

The Surrey Police officers were called to investigate a red light „hovering“ over a bus station in Redhill – around six miles from the airport.
But when they arrived, they found the mysterious beam was just a warning light on top of a crane.

24.12.2018 - 16:19 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Gatwick airport drone chaos: Army deploys tactics used in fight against Isis to tackle drones

(23.12.2018) Transport Secretary Chris Grayling would not give details of what measures had been put in place, but said some of them were “military capabilities”, adding: “There are a range of measures which are there today which should give passengers confidence that they are safe to fly.”

The first departure from Gatwick this morning was a Norwegian flight to the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi — described as the “official Hometown of Santa Claus” — which left at 6.34am.

24.12.2018 - 16:10 [ theGuardian.com ]

Gatwick airport: Suggestion that drone did not exist down to ‚poor communications‘

The conference call was joined by the Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington – Theresa May’s de facto deputy; the home secretary, Sajid Javid; the security minister, Ben Wallace; and the defence minister Stuart Andrew.

Lidington was said to have pressed for the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence to update their rapid deployment protocols for signing off requests for military assistance.

24.12.2018 - 06:19 [ Michael Elgort ‏/ Twitter ]

What a surprise. The technology that allowed to protect Gatwick Airport & helped to identify those who launched criminal drones was developed in Israel & sold to UK. A reminder, that BDS wants you to be less protected. @Ostrov_A @HenMazzig @LahavHarkov

(22.12.2018)

24.12.2018 - 06:10 [ AnotherGreen ‏/ Twitter ]

#GatwickDrones Police now saying „possibility that there may not have been any genuine drone activity in the first place“, and at present there is ’no available footage of the drones‘

24.12.2018 - 06:05 [ BBC ]

Gatwick drones pair ’no longer suspects‘

Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said no footage of a drone had been obtained.

24.12.2018 - 06:00 [ BBC Breaking News ‏/ Twitter ]

Police investigating Gatwick Airport disruption say damaged drone has been found and is being forensically examined

24.12.2018 - 05:58 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Gatwick disruption latest: Police find damaged drone as arrested pair are released without charge

Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingey, of Sussex Police, confirmed to Sky News that officers had found the damaged drone.

He said: „I can say yesterday we recovered a damaged drone close to the perimeter of Gatwick Airport… and we will be doing everything we can with regards to progressing a forensic examination of that drone.

24.12.2018 - 05:46 [ AINonline.com ]

German-owned ATC Provider Takes Control of Gatwick Tower

(1.3.2016) ATC tower services at London’s Gatwick Airport are being provided by a subsidiary company of German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung following an official transfer of responsibility on March 1. The wholly owned DFS subsidiary—Air Navigation Solutions (ANS)—replaces UK NATS as tower services provider at the country’s second-largest airport.

15.12.2018 - 14:55 [ Konstantin Kisin, Jewish Comedian of the Year 2018 / Twitter ]

If I had a pound for every time someone claims I am taking Koch money, I wouldn’t need the Koch money I am currently not getting.

15.12.2018 - 14:36 [ BBC ]

Comedian refused to sign ‚behavioural agreement‘ before gig

(12.12.2018) He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, organised by university society Unicef on Campus.

The group has since apologised and the Students‘ Union says it „believes fully in freedom of speech“.

Konstantin told Radio 1 Newsbeat the experience reflects a growing trend of free speech becoming stifled on university campuses across the UK.

He shared the „behavioural agreement form“ online, saying the title „nearly made me puke“.

05.12.2018 - 11:23 [ gofundme.com ]

Help WikiLeaks Sue Guardian Over Fabricated Story

The Embassy’s visitor logs – maintained by Ecuador – show no such visits, since they did not occur.

This is not the first time that the Guardian, and in particular its writer Luke Harding, have fabricated a story about Assange.

WikiLeaks is suing The Guardian for libel over this serious fabrication.

Bringing legal action in UK courts is extremely expensive. WikiLeaks is entirely funded by the public and urgently needs your support.

05.12.2018 - 11:13 [ Fair.org ]

Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice

(3.12.2018) Firstly, the entire story was based upon anonymous intelligence sources, sources that could not tell the newspaper exactly when the meetings took place.

Furthermore, the Ecuadorian embassy is one of the most surveilled buildings in the most surveilled city in the world, and was under 24-hour police guard and monitoring, costing the UK government over £11 million between 2012 and 2015. The embassy also had very tight internal security, with all visitors thoroughly vetted, required to sign in and leave all their electronic devices with security. Is it really possible any figure, let alone Donald Trump’s campaign manager, could walk in for a series of secret meetings without leaving record with Ecuador, or being seen by the media or police?

05.12.2018 - 11:07 [ Mark Curtis ‏/ Twitter ]

„The Guardian hit piece was so spectacularly desperate in its over-reaching to advance a narrative which has been used to manufacture support for longtime CIA/MI6 agendas … that it completely exposed itself as the establishment psyop firm that it is“.

(3.12.2018)

05.12.2018 - 10:34 [ The Jimmy Dore Show / Youtube ]

Politico Caught Running CIA Propaganda About Assange

(4.12.2018) Just when we thought the bogus Assange smear couldn’t get worse, Politico asks the world to hold their beer.

01.12.2018 - 19:17 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

8/ Even 2 hours after I read it, I still can’t believe that Politico actually published an article by an ex-CIA agent under a fake name saying that if the Guardian’s blockbuster Assange/Manafort story is false, it’s Russia’s fault. Parodying the US media at this point is futile.

(28.11.2018)

01.12.2018 - 14:59 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Never, Ever Forget The Guardian/Politico Psyop Against WikiLeaks

For the first few hours after any new “bombshell” Russiagate story comes out, my social media notifications always light up with poorly written posts by liberal establishment loyalists saying things like “HAHAHA @caitoz this proves you wrong now will you FINALLY stop denying Russian collusion???” Then, when people start actually analyzing that story and noting that it comes nowhere remotely close to proving that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election, those same people always forget to come back afterward and admit to me that they were wrong again.

29.11.2018 - 12:14 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Record £1.7m for magic circle law firm partners — thanks to Brexit

(6.7.2018) The payment was a record for Freshfields’ 394 partners and was achieved on the back of a series of large technology deals and growth in its regulatory practice, which is advising corporate clients on preparations for Brexit. Freshfields’ London office advised Comcast on its £22 billion bid for Sky and advised AB Inbev on its £71 billion acquisition of SAB Miller.

29.11.2018 - 12:09 [ Bloomberg.com ]

Big Four London Law Firms‘ Profits Rise as Brexit Approaches

(13.7.2018) While uncertainty around Brexit has been a concern, law firms have also been benefiting from companies, fund managers and big institutions keen to get advice on preparing for the U.K. leaving the EU. Clifford Chance’s Matthew Layton said that Brexit was generating work for the firm both in London and in the rest of Europe.

29.11.2018 - 12:04 [ Wikipedia ]

Magic Circle (law firms)

The Magic Circle is an informal term for the five London-headquartered law firms with the largest revenues, the most international work and which consistently outperform most of the rest of the London market on profitability. Latham and Watkin is now considered the worlds richest law firm. The law firms described by most commentators as comprising the Magic Circle are Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May.

28.11.2018 - 03:38 [ Gareth Porter / Truthdig ]

U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities

Behind the revelation of those secret charges for supposedly threatening U.S. national security is a murky story of a political ploy by the Ecuadorian and British governments to create a phony rationale for ousting Assange from the embassy. The two regimes agreed to base their plan on the claim that Assange was conspiring to flee to Russia.

28.11.2018 - 03:25 [ the Canary ]

Growing calls for Guardian editor-in-chief to resign after the paper publishes massive ‘fake news’ story

There are growing calls for the Guardian‘s editor-in-chief to resign as the paper faces accusations of publishing a major “fake news” story about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 27 November. Citing anonymous sources, the Guardian article accused Assange of holding “secret talks” with Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The allegation could strengthen efforts to extradite Assange to the US, where he may face the death penalty.

28.11.2018 - 03:09 [ Craig Murray ]

Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies

I am not a fan of Donald Trump. But to see the partisans of the defeated candidate (and a particularly obnoxious defeated candidate) manipulate the security services and the media to create an entirely false public perception, in order to attempt to overturn the result of the US Presidential election, is the most astonishing thing I have witnessed in my lifetime.

21.11.2018 - 08:43 [ Salzburger Nachrichten ]

Weltpolitik: Kurz am Donnerstag für EU-Ratsvorsitz bei May

Der Großbritannien-Besuch ist offiziell auch Grund dafür, dass Kurz am Mittwoch im Nationalrat keine Erklärung zum „Brexit“ abgeben wird. Zwar steht der Kanzler sowohl in der „Aktuellen Stunde“ als auch in der „Aktuellen Europastunde“ am Beginn der Sitzung den Abgeordneten zur Verfügung, dann muss er aber nach London.

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.

07.06.2018 - 11:38 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Fall Skripal – Berlin wartet weiter auf Beweise

Bis heute wartet die Bundesregierung vergeblich: Wie das rbb Inforadio aus Fraktionskreisen erfuhr, hat die britische Regierung der Bundesregierung bis heute keine Beweise präsentiert, die belegen würden, dass Russland für den Giftanschlag auf den früheren Doppelagenten Sergej Skripal und seine Tochter verantwortlich ist.

04.06.2018 - 12:06 [ RT ]

Netanjahu in Berlin: Kampf dem Nuklearabkommen

Der israelische Regierungschef ist auf Europareise. Den Anfang macht er in Berlin. Die Reise widmet sich seinem Kampf gegen das Nuklearabkommen und der iranischen Präsenz in Syrien. Für Netanjahu ist das JCPOA wie das Münchner Abkommen von 1938 – eine „Appeasement-Politik“.

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.

06.05.2018 - 11:08 [ Zeit.de ]

Großbritannien: Außenminister Johnson kommt zu Iran-Gesprächen in die USA

Vor seinem Besuch stellt sich Johnson beim Thema Iran hinter die US-Regierung. Das britische Außenministerium zitierte ihn mit den Worten, das Verhalten des Iran sei schädlich für den Nahen Osten – und dagegen gingen Großbritannien, die Europäische Union und die USA vor.

06.05.2018 - 11:05 [ ORF.at ]

Trump berät mit May über Iran-Abkommen

Der britische Außenminister Boris Johnson wird in diesem Zusammenhang heute zu einem zweitägigen Besuch nach Washington reisen. Er werde dort mit US-Vizepräsident Mike Pence und Trumps nationalem Sicherheitsberater John Bolton über den Iran, Nordkorea aber auch den Syrien-Konflikt sprechen, kündigte das Außenamt in London an.

16.04.2018 - 20:27 [ Stop the War coalition ]

18 April | Parliament | Emergency Lobby – No More Bombings

Emergency Lobby – No More Bombings
Weds 18 April | 13:00 – 16:00
UK Parliament
Westminster
London
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Lobbying at Westminster

You should write to your MP or call their office before the day you intend to lobby to let them know that you will be there, and to see if they will be in Parliament. You can try and arrange a specific time to meet if possible, and you should let them know your name and address (this way they can know you are one of their constituents).

To reach Central Lobby, join the queue at the Cromwell Green visitor’s entrance, and proceed through to Central Lobby.

10.04.2018 - 02:42 [ Tass ]

Russia demands just probe into reported chemical attacks in Syria, says Lavrov

„As for the reaction of our foreign colleagues in Washington, Paris, London, and other places, it is all quite simple: this was done by the regime, and if Russia supports the regime, then it is both Russia’s and Iran’s fault, and it is necessary to conduct an investigation,“ the foreign minister noted. „It is rather difficult for a logical person to understand the correlation between one and the other.“

On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. According to the statement published on the organization’s website on April 8, chlorine bombs had been dropped on the city, killing dozens and poisoning many locals who had to be brought to the hospital. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed that report as fake news.

04.04.2018 - 17:46 [ Spiegel.de ]

Fall Skripal: Britisches Außenministerium soll Tweet über angeblichen Gift-Beweis gelöscht haben

Großbritannien hat noch keine Beweise vorgelegt , dass Russland hinter dem Giftanschlag auf Ex-Spion Skripal steckt. Ein Tweet über einen angeblichen Beleg wurde offenbar vom Außenministerium entfernt.