of Julian Assange - The Big Picture
April 13, 2019
"What we are
seeing right now is a full spectrum push against anything
Their war against so-called fake news - the
ultimate irony, since they have always been the main
purveyors of a fake reality.
What they don't
understand, or seem to anyway, is that when the legacy
mainstream media fails us again and again and again, that
organizations like WikiLeaks will arise.
Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and Julian Assange will
step up because, thank God, we still live in a world where
there are brave people with integrity and who are willing to
fight for the rest of us.
…They exist because the system we live in cannot help but
create them. As long as we live in this new form of creeping
totalitarianism, this system will produce resistance like
This is a fight
that is far from over.
And the voices
for freedom and human decency and the right to investigate
your own government - those voices live on and they will not
Julian Assange is one of the most important journalists in
The information that has been revealed via Wikileaks
has become part of humanity's shared heritage of freedom of
His organization's track record of accuracy has
been impeccable, far more accurate than the dishonest
legacy/corporate/mainstream/establishment media has ever been.
For this reason, Assange has been in the crosshairs of the
American national security state for a long time. Now it appears
they have him.
This is one more battle in the long war to roll
back the freedom of information people have won since the
creation of the Internet.
The Age of Injustice
by Paul Craig Roberts
April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019, brought us a new word for Judas:
puppet president of Ecuador who
sold Julian Assange to
Washington for his 30 pieces of silver.
This morning's arrest of Assange inside the Ecuadoran embassy in
London is the first stage in Washington's attempt to criminalize
the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Washington's man in Quito said he revoked Assange's political
asylum and Ecuadoran citizenship because Assange engaged in free
As race and gender diverse police dragged Assange out of the
embassy this morning, I reflected on the utter corruption of
The British police showed no shame as they carted Assange from
his embassy prison of the last seven years to a British jail as
a way station on the way to an American one.
If the British
police had any integrity, the entire force would have called in
If the British parliament had any integrity, they would have
blocked London's contribution to Washington's upcoming show
If the British had a prime minister instead of a Washington
agent, Assange would have been released a long time ago, not
held in de facto imprisonment until Washington found Moreno's
If the Ecuadoran ambassador in London had any integrity, he
would have publicly resigned rather than call in the police to
take Assange. Is the ambassador so soulless that he can live
with himself as the man who helped Moreno dishonor the
reputation of Ecuador?
If the Anglo-American journalists had any integrity, they would
be up in arms over the criminalization of their profession.
President Trump has survived a three-year ordeal similar to
Assange's seven-year ordeal. Trump knows how corrupt US
intelligence agencies and the U.S. Department of 'Justice' (sic)
If Trump had any integrity, he would bring the shameful and
embarrassing persecution of Assange to an immediate end by
issuing a pre-trial pardon. This would also end the illegal
re-imprisonment of Manning.
But integrity is not something that thrives in Washington, or in
London, or in Quito.
When the 'Justice' (sic) Department does not have a crime with
which to charge its intended victim, the department trots out
Assange is accused of being in a conspiracy with
Manning to obtain and publicize secret government data, such as
the film, which was already known to a Washington Post reporter
who failed his newspaper and his profession by remaining silent,
of U.S. soldiers committing extraordinary war crimes without
As a U.S. soldier, it was actually Manning's duty to
report the crimes and the failure of U.S. troops to disobey
Manning was supposed to report the crimes to
his superiors, not to the public, but he knew the military had
already covered up the massacre of journalists and civilians and
did not want another
My Lai-type event on its hands.
I don't believe the charge against Assange. If Wikileaks cracked
the code for Manning, Wikileaks did not need Manning.
Grand Jury that allegedly produced the indictment
was conducted in secret over many years as Washington searched
for something that might be pinned on Assange.
If there actually
was a grand jury, the jurors were devoid of integrity, but,
do we know there was a 'grand jury'?
Why should we believe
anything Washington says after "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass
destruction," "Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own
people," "Iranian nukes," "Russian invasion of Ukraine," "Russiagate,"
and on and on ad infinitum?
Why believe Washington is telling
the truth this time?
As the grand jury was secret because of "national security,"
will the trial also be secret and the evidence secret?
we have here a Star Chamber proceeding in which a person is
indicted in secret and convicted in secret on secret evidence?
This is the procedure used by
tyrannical governments who have no
case against the person they intend to destroy.
The governments in Washington, London, and Quito are so
shameless that they do not mind demonstrating to the entire
world their lawlessness and lack of integrity.
Perhaps the rest of the world is itself so shameless that there
will be no adverse consequences for Washington, London, and
On the other hand, perhaps
...will make it clear to all that
"the free world" is led by a rogue and lawless government...
Washington is speeding up the decline of its empire as
Washington makes it clear that Washington is worthy of no
No confidence that justice will be served can be placed in any
American trial. In Assange's trial justice is not possible.
With Assange convicted by the media, even a jury convinced of his
innocence will convict him rather than face denunciation for
freeing a "Russian spy."
Assange's conviction will make it impossible for media to report
leaked information that is unfavorable to the government.
precedent expands, future prosecutors will claim the Assange
case as a precedent for prosecuting critics of the government
who will be charged with intended harm to the government.
age of justice and accountable government is being brought to an
Roberts Interview Julian Assange Arrest, Brexit, Venezuela
by Jason Liosatos Outside The Box
April 11, 2019
"The police sent there seem to be enjoying themselves, in
helping a criminal organization in Washington destroy a person…
Where was the British parliament? Silent. No integrity there.
Where was the person that called the prime minister? No
integrity there. They're all working for Washington. They're all
a part… they're all henchmen to send a man to the gallows.
been the Ecuadorian ambassador there and I got the orders from
Judas to sell Julian Assange, I would have publicly resigned
rather than dishonor myself to that extent.
So what we see here is everyone accepts our age of injustice.
It's acceptable to what are called the great democracies, the
United States and the UK - it's acceptable to publicly help a
criminal organization in Washington, frame up someone.
it's acceptable apparently to the entirety of
media to criminalize journalism, because that's what's being
Journalism is being criminalized and the journalists are
supporting the criminalization of their occupation.
So, if we look at it realistically we can see the beginnings of
it becoming a crime to criticize a government, to reveal any
information unfavorable to a government.
Now with Assange, the show trial will be that he was a spy and
that he helped Manning hack the American system so that Manning
could get the documents to release.
Well actually, if Manning
didn't know how to get the documents and Wikileaks did know,
Wikileaks wouldn't need Manning.
So the government's case makes
no sense on it's face. It makes you wonder about the… secret
American Grand Jury that came up with the indictment.
single member of that jury has an ounce of integrity. They have
criminalized the first amendment of the United States
Clearly these people are devoid of all integrity…"
Paul Craig Roberts
My talk with Paul Craig Roberts, secretary to the treasury with
Ronald Reagan, about the brutal arrest of Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy today, we also discuss
the suppression of freedom of speech, the Washington coup in
Venezuela, and the Brexit facade.
John Pilger -
Julian Assange Exposed US' 'KILL THEM ALL' Mentality!
April 13, 2019
"This is an assault on journalism. But, you know, more than
that, it's an assault on citizenship, because it can happen to
anybody right across the world.
It is saying that international
law doesn't apply. Julian was an accredited beneficiary of the
whole notion of asylum…
If a regime as mired in murk and corruption as the Lenin Moreno
regime in Ecuador is today, can call in the police in any
country to arrest asylum seekers, then think of all the
We speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger who
discusses the arrest of Julian Assange after his asylum status
was revoked by Lenin Moreno of Ecuador and subsequent removal
from the Ecuadorian Embassy.
He discusses the importance of Wikileaks' work, why it is a threat to the United States, the
danger the arrest poses to journalists everywhere and the
possibility of extradition to the US.
Correa on the Detention of Assange
- "Moreno is a complete
by DW Español
The ex-president of Ecuador
Rafael Correa, the person who
granted political asylum to Julian Assange, strongly criticizes
the government of
Lenin Moreno after the expulsion of the
founder of Wikileaks from the Ecuadorian diplomatic legation in
Correa links that decision with the recent publication
in Wikileaks of the "INA Papers", corruption plot that exposes
Moreno's family circle.
This interview is in Spanish.
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to view a translation in your language.
Assange in Custody
11 April 2019
It has finally happened - WikiLeaks' Julian Assange was arrested
within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
It is widely expected
he will be extradited to the US to stand trial.
charges are espionage. This is truly a dark day for journalists
CrossTalking with Joe Lauria, Ray McGovern, and