Freedom of the Press Is Dying — Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks; Facebook Admits It Will Block Certain People Using Link Filter System; Poynter Ministry Of Truth

Freedom of the Press Is Dying — Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks; Facebook Admits It Will Block Certain People Using Link Filter System; Poynter Ministry Of Truth By Aaron Kesel Freedom of the press is dying as the most hated are being targeted by the establishment, opening up a door for censorship and control of information like the world has never seen, undoubtedly in preparation for the 2020 U.S. elections. This week Julian Assange was sentenced in a Kangaroo Court in London for “skipping bail” for 50 weeks of a…

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Condemning Assange Condones The War Crimes He Exposed

Condemning Assange Condones The War Crimes He Exposed By Joziah Thayer Most of the people applauding the arrest and imprisonment of journalist Julian Assange are either still salty about Hillary Clinton losing to Donald Trump or were directly implicated in leaks published by WikiLeaks. Obama officials like Michael Hayden, James Clapper, John Brennan, and Jim Schuto who now have primetime spots on network news channels to demonize, propagandize, slander, demean and gush over the arrest of Julian Assange. Anyone who tells you that the arrest of Julian Assange is right…

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Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Prison for Bogus Bail Charge

Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Prison for Bogus Bail Charge By Caitlin Johnstone Following seven years of imprisonment at the Ecuadorian embassy fighting US extradition, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks behind bars for an entirely bogus bail charge. Sky News reporter Jordan Milne live-tweeted events as they unfolded, reporting that Assange’s defense argued that his fears of rendition and torture at the hands of the US government were well-founded. His life in the Ecuadorian embassy and the physical and psychological detriments which came with it were described, including…

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US Abandons All Semblance of Rule of Law to Go After Assange

US Abandons All Semblance of Rule of Law to Go After Assange By Joe Jarvis The US government can’t simply charge the man behind WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, with rebel journalism. So they charged him with computer crimes, because he published classified evidence of US war crimes. But before the US could punish him, they had to get their hands on him. Sovereignman.com explained how they did that: Ecuador recently expelled Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, from its embassy in London. He had been living there with asylum since 2012,…

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Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password

Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password By Cindy Cohn The recent arrest of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange surprised many by hinging on one charge: a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charge for a single, unsuccessful attempt to reverse engineer a password. This might not be the only charge Assange ultimately faces. The government can add more before the extradition decision and possibly even after that if it gets a waiver from the UK or otherwise. Yet some have claimed that as the…

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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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Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial

Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial By Tyler Durden (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week’s dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he’s being held in what’s dubbed “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” — or Belmarsh Prison, given its reputation as a holding facility for terrorists and high-profile criminals. Julian Assange is believed held at the…

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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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Here’s Why the Book Julian Assange Was Holding When He Was Arrested is Vitally Important

Here’s Why the Book Julian Assange Was Holding When He Was Arrested is Vitally Important By Matt Agorist On Thursday, several men in black suits, surrounded by a dozen cops, raided the Ecuadorian embassy in London and kidnapped Julian Assange. Moments later, the Department of Justice released a statement charging Assange with computer hacking “conspiracy” for allegedly working with US Army soldier at the time, Chelsea Manning. Assange was in handcuffs when he was brought out and as he was being dragged from the embassy, he managed to grab the…

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