Journalism on trial in London

28 10 2021



Thomas Scripps – The horrific persecution of Julian Assange continues

“The attempted US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumed yesterday with the opening of a hearing into a US government appeal. It is a legal abomination in pursuit of a heinous crime.

Assange is being targeted for his and WikiLeaks’s exposure of war crimes, torture and other human rights abuses, mass surveillance, coup plots, and state corruption. The architects of these crimes, the US and other imperialist governments, are determined to extract a blood price, either through Assange’s life imprisonment and the destruction of his physical and mental health, or his murder. . . . ” 

 

Follow the trial process here: twitter.com/wikileaks

 

 

 


 





Ecuadorian president: grave consequences if Britain storms embassy

21 08 2012

Ecuadorian president warns of grave consequences if Britain arrests Assange at embassy

(Xinhua) — Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Tuesday it would be suicide for Britain to force into the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“If Britain violates Ecuador’s sovereignty it would be suicide, because then British embassies in any part of the world could be violated,” Correa said in an interview with public channel Ecuador TV.

The move “would be terrible, a disastrous precedent,” said Correa, echoing what many legal experts have been saying of Britain’s threat last week to disregard diplomatic convention to seize Assange. . . .  (more)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-08/22/c_131800080.htm





Speak-In Continues Outside Ecuador Embassy

20 08 2012

The Julian Assange support crowd outside the embassy in London has morphed into a free speech (24 hours) live worldwide webcast.

Watch democracy in action at

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupynewsnetwork

[if the screen goes blank just hit “Refresh” button (F5) ]





Photo of the Ecuador Embassy

19 08 2012

from Cryptome





WikiLeaks Mega Dump: The Global Intelligence Files Revealed

27 02 2012

Wikileaks Begins Publishing ‘Millions’ of Stolen Stratfor Emails

”  Wikileaks claims the emails ”show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods,” adding that the emails “expose the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States” and alleging that government-related sources around the world give Stratfor political scoops in trade for cash. Speaking to Reuters, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange called Stratfor “a private intelligence firm, relying on informants from the U.S. government, foreign intelligence agencies with questionable reputations and journalists,” adding that ”[what] is of grave concern is that the targets of this scrutiny are, among others, activist organizations fighting for a just cause.”

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http://techland.time.com/2012/02/27/wikileaks-begins-publishing-millions-of-stolen-stratfor-emails/

One sample bon mot:  Business idea inspired by Wikileaks: Stratfor plans a “leak-focused” gravy train

Yeah, the news is a bunch of propoganda.

 




Darkness at Noon: Bradley Manning

7 03 2011

[ From WLcentral.org ]

by Tony Kevin

Chillingly, inexorably, the lifepaths of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are converging.

Not yet in the sense that Manning’s US military torturers hope for, with a desired confession by him whether true or falsely coerced of prior collaboration with Assange to pass US classified intelligence material to Wikileaks. Either would satisfy them, because even a false and forced confession, that could be later disavowed by Manning in court, could be enough in the US judicial system to trigger a valid US secret grand jury arrest warrant for Assange’s extradition to the US. Such a warrant could be served either on the UK or Swedish governments, depending on where Assange was at the time. . .  (more)

http://wlcentral.org/node/1433





Bank of America in a Panic as Mega-WikiLeak Looms

19 01 2011

precious . . .

Is Wikileaks driving Bank of America to seize domains?

A little-known company that specializes in protecting the public image and product identity of Fortune 500 companies is quietly buying up hundreds of domain names that could be used to host online criticism of the mammoth financial services outfit Bank of America. . . .

. . . . . Why the sudden burst in apparent pre-emptive action? One theory is that Bank of America is bracing for a fresh release of documents from the anti-secrecy site Wikileaks. Founder Julian Assange claims that a pile of confidential records from the computer hard drive of a top bank executive fell into his hands, and it’s only a matter of time before they become public.

Assange told Forbes magazine in November that Wikileaks “could take down a bank or two,” and Computer World reported all the way back in 2009 that Wikileaks had digital documents specifically from Bank of America, as much as five gigs worth. . .  (more)

http://www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org/blogpost/20110118iswikileaksdrivingbankofamericatoseizedomains

see the whole story here.