Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber

Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Yesterday I started a thread on Twitter lamenting the fact that support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange has been eroded all across the political spectrum since 2016 by the establishment smear campaign. I started the thread because I’d just been reflecting on how some of the first clumsy articles I ever wrote for this gig were basically just me marveling at how support for Assange had united Berners, Trumpers, Greens, anarchists, libertarians and hackers against those who…

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Assange Denied Request To Delay Extradition Hearing; Prepares To Fight “Unprecedented” Charges

Assange Denied Request To Delay Extradition Hearing; Prepares To Fight “Unprecedented” Charges By Tyler Durden Julian Assange’s extradition trial will move forward in February 2020 after a London judge denied his request for a 90-day extension to submit evidence and formulate his claim that “unprecedented” charges against him are politically motivated. Judge Vanessa Baraitser of the Westminster magistrates court refused the request, which the United States opposed. The 48-year-old Assange faces 18 counts in the US, including conspiring to violate an espionage law and assisting whistleblower Chelsea Manning with hacking…

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Australia For Assange! Total Blackout In The States!

Australia For Assange! Total Blackout In The States! By Jason Bermas Nothing was said about Assange in the most recent sham debates.  And nothing was said about how a coalition of prominent Australian politicians want Assange to be extradited to Australia where he is an actual citizen instead of being shipped off to another nation to carry out “justice” (death penalty). Jason Bermas covers the latest details making news in Australia, but is nowhere to be found in U.S. major media.  Support Jason Bermas https://www.gofundme.com/f/bermasbrig… Visit Action4Assange and Unity4J…

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Assange STAYS — Why We All Knew This Was Coming

Assange STAYS — Why We All Knew This Was Coming By Jason Bermas The travesty being committed against Julian Assange continues as it’s been ruled that the political prisoner must remain in custody even after he serves his most recent sham sentence. Jason is joined by Steve Poikonen from Slow News Day and the Free Assange Vigil Series to cover the latest details about the indictments, the narrative being constructed in the mainstream media, as well as the most effective forms of activism for getting justice for Julian Assange and…

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The Prosecution Against Julian Assange: Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand

The Prosecution Against Julian Assange: Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand By Kevin Gosztola WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in London’s Belmarsh Prison since April 11, when Ecuador authorities revoked his political asylum in their embassy and British authorities arrested him. The United States government had Assange arrested for extradition on charges of violating the Espionage Act and conspiracy to commit a computer crime that stem from the disclosures from U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning that were published in 2010. As part of a questionnaire on presidential executive power,…

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Julian Assange To Remain Jailed After Serving Sentence

Julian Assange To Remain Jailed After Serving Sentence By Tyler Durden WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was ordered to remain in prison once his 50-week prison sentence ends on September 22, over concerns that he will evade a US extradition request due to his “history of absconding,” according to the BBC. Magistrate says Assange to remain in prison indefinitely. He has been in increasing forms of deprivation of liberty since his arrest 9 years ago, one week after he started publishing Cablegate. The Cablegate portion of US charges amount to a life…

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A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident

A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident By Caitlin Johnstone You wouldn’t know it from any Western mass media reporting as of this writing, but musician Roger Waters is about to perform the iconic Pink Floyd song “Wish You Were Here” in front of the office of British Home Secretary Priti Patel in order to draw attention to the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Earlier this year, billionaire Richard Branson staged a “Live Aid”-stye concert in Colombia near the Venezuela border with the purported…

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NSA Whistleblower Speaks About Julian Assange & The “Shadow Government”

NSA Whistleblower Speaks About Julian Assange & The “Shadow Government” By Arjun Walia The Facts: Longtime high-ranking NSA employee William Binney shares his thoughts on the arrest of Julian Assange and who is really in control. Reflect On: Why do we continue to believe that a president can make changes? Why do we continue to elect and vote without addressing the real issue behind decisions made in politics? Why not address the secret government and its stranglehold on politics? Even to this day, if you tell most people there is…

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Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash By Caitlin Johnstone After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big noise that couldn’t be ignored. The account’s suspension drew condemnations from high-profile Assange supporters like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, World Socialist Website, RT and Lee Camp,…

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MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable

MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable By Aaron Kesel In another blow against free press, following a leak revealing comments by the British Ambassador to the USA Sir Kim Darroch calling Trump “inept, insecure and incompetent” (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a spat of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has publicly warned journalists not to publish any government leaks, threatening them with imprisonment. The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused…

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