Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador

Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador By Dylan Charles The South American nation of Ecuador has been in the throes of a bloody populist revolution for nearly two weeks now. On October 3rd, 2019, President Lenín Moreno announced the enactment of Decree 883 which effectively ended decades of government fuel subsidies, causing the price of gasoline and diesel to jump sharply overnight. In a televised speech on Oct. 3, Moreno announced executive order 883 which “liberates the price of diesel and extra gasoline,” justifying…

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Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger

Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger By Aaron Kesel For over a decade, New York lawyer and activist Steven Donziger, of Donziger and Associates, has been fighting Chevron after the oil giant bought out Texaco. However, just when we think we’ve seen it all in the Chevron case, NY District Court Justice Lewis Kaplan seeks to prove we ain’t seen nothing yet. Judge Kaplan wants Amazonian lawyer, Steven Donziger, destroyed, at all costs! Background This author was first made aware of the Amazonian villagers’ suffering, and…

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Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip By Eoin Higgins The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island…

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Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest

Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest By Elias Marat The government of Ecuador claims that the country has come under a broad and concerted cyber attack, with approximately 40 million attempts to compromise web portals connected to public institutions ever since the controversial decision to allow UK police to forcibly remove WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from their London Embassy. Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Patricio Real told reporters that the wave of attacks began shortly after last Thursday’s arrest of Assange by…

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Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange

Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange By John Vibes Following this week’s arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in London, the hacktivist group Anonymous released a video calling for his captors to be held accountable. The video showed the classic Anonymous figure wearing a Guy Fawkes and speaking with a distorted voice. “Many powerful forces from all over the world have worked to make this possible. Influential people representing the governments of the UK, the United States, and Ecuador have all signed off on this unprecedented…

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Facebook Removes Page of Ecuador’s Former President Rafael Correa on Same Day as Assange’s Arrest

Facebook Removes Page of Ecuador’s Former President Rafael Correa on Same Day as Assange’s Arrest By Elias Marat Facebook has unpublished the page of Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday, claiming that the popular leftist leader violated the company’s security policies. In a statement republished by Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio, a company spokesperson said: Protecting the privacy and security of people is central to Facebook [and] we have clear policies that do not allow the disclosure of personal information such as phone numbers, addresses,…

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WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion By Aaron Kesel ActivateNow – WikiLeaks has reported on Twitter that an inside source told them that its founder and former editor in chief, Julian Assange is set to be expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London within “hours to days.” As a result, Unity4J is holding an Emergency weekend vigil for Julian Assange with all types of guests from whistleblowers to journalists to comedians. “A high-level source within the Ecuadorian state has told WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be…

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WikiLeaks Says Assange Will Be Arrested in “Hours to Days”

WikiLeaks Says Assange Will Be Arrested in “Hours to Days” By Joe Lauria (CN) — WikiLeaks warned Thursday that its founder “will be expelled within ‘hours to days’” from Ecuador’s London embassy and that Ecuador has an agreement with Britain to have him arrested. President Lenín Moreno will use the pretext of a scandal engulfing his presidency to oust Assange, a “high level source” in the Ecuador government told WikiLeaks. BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within “hours to days”…

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Unity4J To Mark 9 Years Since Julian Assange Has Been Arbitrarily Detained Without Charge, As Ecuador Continues Trying To Force Him Out The Embassy

Unity4J To Mark 9 Years Since Julian Assange Has Been Arbitrarily Detained Without Charge, As Ecuador Continues Trying To Force Him Out The Embassy By Aaron Kesel Ecuador’s President, Lenín Moreno, is continuing to try and force WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the embassy where he has stayed now for 9 years in arbitrary detention without charge despite two UN rulings stating he should be freed.  Meanwhile, activists are planning to honor Assange in a specially planned live stream of Unity4J, echoing calls for his freedom and safe passage.…

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WikiLeaks: Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For Violating “Fundamental Rights And Freedoms”

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For Violating “Fundamental Rights And Freedoms” By Aaron Kesel Lawyers for Julian Assange are suing Ecuador, accusing the government of violating Assange’s “fundamental rights and freedoms.” Statement: WikiLeaks publisher @JulianAssange launches case against his continued gagging, duress https://t.co/uVQbYRlth1 pic.twitter.com/dOuX6r8Hu4 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 19, 2018 This comes after Ecuador cut off communications with the WikiLeaks founder for months. Assange has been barred up inside Ecuador’s London embassy for more than six years. Last week the country promised to restore his connection while issuing Assange a set…

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