Today @BorisJohnson was elected as prime minister.
10 days ago @BorisJohnson defended the publication of leaked diplomatic cables: "It cannot conceivably be right that newspapers or any other media organisation publishing such material face prosecution"
National strike against Ecuadorian government demands Assange’s freedom
Former Ecuadorian foreign minister @RicardoPatinoEC: "Every day we are more certain that we did the right thing granting Assange political asylum"
An interview about why Assange was granted asylum and the political pressures that lead Moreno to revoke it:
"Collective violence, such as torturing a publisher for journalism, requires more than persecuting authorities, mobbing states and media smear campaigns to survive... Atrocity does not take place without passive, complacent, compliant bystanders"
Chelsea Manning is now being fined $1000 a day for refusing to testify against Assange and WikiLeaks. If she does not testify, she will be fined nearly half a million dollars over the course of the grand jury.
Boris Johnson in defense of the recent publication of leaked diplomatic cables: “It cannot conceivably be right that newspapers or any other media organisation publishing such material face prosecution”
Extraditing Assange would enable such prosecutions.
Video von @DasErste: "Der UN-Sonderberichterstatter über Folter hat Assange in der Haft besucht und einen alarmierenden Bericht über dessen Gesundheitszustand gegeben."
"The decision this spring to allow Assange's arrest shows how far Ecuador's challenge to empire has faded."
An interview with Spanish MP @TxemaGuijarro:
Noam Chomsky on the US attempt to extradite Assange: "But why should the United States have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world? I mean, it’s an outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. We never even notice it."
"For once telling the truth has become a crime, while the powerful enjoy impunity, then your own rights may well be next in line."
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture @NilsMelzer: "In the end it finally dawned on me that I had been blinded by propaganda, and that Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed."
37 MEPs call on the European Commission to prevent the extradition of Assange to the US: "his detention constitutes not only an attack on the right to information, which is a fundamental pillar of democracy, but also contravenes both international and European legislation." https://t.co/rTqWxVKV05
Tapes of Spaniards’ attempt to extort Julian Assange: “This material is worth €3m”
"Within moments of Julian Assange entering a UK courtroom on 11 April 2019, what has been obvious for almost a decade was confirmed: the US government has always intended to extradite and prosecute this publisher for publishing" @FlickRubicon @Scottludlam
Julian Assange: In his own words:
The US Is Applying its Jurisdiction To Other Countries.
"May Curious Eyes Never Run Dry". Excellent writing by Felicity Ruby and Scott Ludlam.
Chris Hedges: The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange
30th Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) : "The recent indictments filed by the US Government against Julian Assange pose a threat to journalists and journalism around the world." https://t.co/zUILUvIgtO