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23.08.2018 - 09:16 [ thinkprogress.org ]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns From DNC In Wake Of WikiLeaks Email Dump

(24.7.2016) The DNC’s vice chair, longtime party official Donna Brazile, would serve as interim chair, the DNC said. CNN’s Jeff Zelany said that it took a call from President Obama for Wasserman Schultz to agree to resign. Obama’s statement, released after Wasserman Schultz’, was supportive of her work for the party.

23.08.2018 - 09:05 [ New York Times ]

Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign

(22.7.2016) WikiLeaks posted almost 20,000 emails sent or received by a handful of top committee officials and provided an online tool to search through them. While WikiLeaks did not reveal the source of the leak, the committee said last month that Russian hackers had penetrated its computer system.

Among the emails released on Friday were several embarrassing messages that suggest the committee’s chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, and other officials favored Hillary Clinton over Mr. Sanders — a claim the senator made repeatedly during the primaries.

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.

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 - 19:24 [ 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.

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!

24.04.2018 - 13:54 [ Glenn Greenwald / theIntercept.com ]

The DNC’S Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks Poses a Serious Threat to Press Freedom

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit this afternoon in a Manhattan federal court against the Russian government, the Trump campaign, and various individuals it alleges participated in the plot to hack its email servers and disseminate the contents as part of the 2016 election. The DNC also sued WikiLeaks for its role in publishing the hacked materials, though it does not allege that WikiLeaks participated in the hacking or even knew in advance about it; its sole role, according to the DNC’s lawsuit, was publishing the hacked emails.

24.04.2018 - 13:48 [ wsws.org ]

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

The lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), naming WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange as co-conspirators with Russia and the Trump campaign in a criminal effort to steal the 2016 US presidential election, is a frontal assault on democratic rights. It tramples on the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which establishes freedom of the press and freedom of speech as fundamental rights.

Neither the Democratic Party lawsuit nor the media commentaries on it acknowledge that WikiLeaks is engaged in journalism, not espionage; that its work consists of publishing material supplied to it by whistleblowers seeking to expose the crimes of governments, giant corporations and other powerful organizations; and that this courageous campaign of exposure has made both the website and its founder and publisher the targets of state repression all over the world.

20.04.2018 - 22:28 [ Washington Post ]

Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there.