2021-01-07: Social Media Postees

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UK Judge Justifies CIA Spying On Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
The British judge ruling in the US government’s extradition case against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet’s dubious claims about Assange themselves originated with a security firm that was spying on Assange for the CIA — and which is now facing prosecution in Spain for illegal activity. | While the UK judge ultimately decided not to extradite Assange, citing his deteriorating mental health and the likeli…
popularresistance.org/uk-judge-justifies-cia-spying-on-assange/

Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange’s Bail Denied
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
London – The police arrested several supporters of Assange who did not have press IDs and refused to disperse as the city is currently under a lockdown and public gatherings prohibited. Among the detained are several women and an elderly man. | Journalists with proper identifications were allowed to continue their work. Earlier in the day, Westminster Magistrates Court refused to release Assange on bail, leaving him incarcerated while a US appeal against the decision not to extradite him to the United States is considered. | Assange was arrested in London in April 2019 and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jump…
popularresistance.org/police-arrest-several-people-near-london-court-after-assanges-bail-denied/

Mexico Offers Asylum to Assange: a Step Forward for Government Accountability and Press Freedom
Frederick B. Mills, Alina Duarte — Patricio Zamorano | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
On Monday January 4 a British court denied a U.S. request to extradite world renowned journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, to face charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act. Shortly after this breaking news, President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), urged the U.K. to consider the possibility of freeing Assange and…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/mexico-offers-asylum-to-assange-a-step-forward-for-government-accountability-and-press-freedom/

British Judge Keeps Assange in Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. | “As far | …
globalresearch.ca/british-judge-keeps-assange-prison-despite-ruling-against-extradition/5733811

WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
WorkWeek looks at the threat of a coup and also the role of labor with the David Van Deusen. His Vermont Labor AFL-CIO had called for a general strike to prevent a coup. WorkWeek also looks at the systemic racism in San Francisco and an action at the British Consulate in San Francisco to demand the freedom of journalist Julian Assange.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/18839235.php

The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
There was a hope in some quarters after Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on Monday against an application to extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faced being locked away for the rest of his life, that she might finally be changing tack. Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of — …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/the-us-and-uk-may-not-will-assanges-death-but-everything-they-are-doing-makes-it-more-likely/

Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
History, while not always a telling guide, can be useful. But in moments of flushed confidence, it is not consulted and Cleo is forgotten. A crisp new dawn can negate a glance to the past. Having received the unexpected news that Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States for charges of breaching the Espionage Act …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/proxy-jailor-denying-assange-bail/

Assange Denied Bail. Campaigning For Freedom and Justice
May Ayres | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
It didn’t take very long to confirm that we are truly in the final stage of a police state. | The euphoria on Monday when Assange’s extradition was denied (a wonderful interlude of laughs, smiles and hugs) was short lived. I …
globalresearch.ca/the-fight-for-our-humanity-versus-homo-non-sapiens/5733816

Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
History, while not always a telling guide, can be useful. But in moments of flushed confidence, it is not consulted and Cleo is forgotten. A crisp new dawn can negate a glance to the past. Having received the unexpected news …
globalresearch.ca/proxy-jailor-denying-assange-bail/5733841

The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
I fully expect that Julian will be released on bail this week, pending a possible US appeal against the blocking of his extradition. | There was discussion of when and how to make the bail application on Monday, after magistrate Vanessa …
globalresearch.ca/the-assange-verdict-what-happens-now/5733832

“It’s Not as Bad as Iwo Jima, I Suppose”: The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than his client. Fitzgerald had asked for water, but then mused that its absence could hardly…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-jima-i-suppose-the-julian-assange-extradition-verdict/

Brutal Human Rights Abuses — Torture, Sanctions and Our Failure to Discuss Economic Rights
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
People in advanced nations assume that their governments do not torture prisoners, but it is practized by the US, and was used by Britain in its colonies and in Northern Ireland…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/brutal-human-rights-abuses-torture-sanctions-and-our-failure-to-discuss-economic-rights/

The Police “Use of Force,” and Berkeley’s “Use of Farce”
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
Recently, the police concept of Use of Force (UOF) has become an issue across the country, and ordinances are being passed calling for “minimal” force from police. For some reason, giving a person a heart attack through repeated (and sadistic) use of a taser has come to be seen as “excessive.” And so does pepper…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/the-police-use-of-force-and-berkeleys-use-of-farce/

Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
“I am satisfied there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser said. | “As far as Mr Assange is concerned this case has not yet been won… the outcome of this appeal is not yet known.” | She was referring to the fact that Assange after failing in his battle against extradition to Sweden, breached bail and took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June 2012. He was granted asylum by Ecuador on the grounds of political persecution, with the presumption that if he was extradited to…
popularresistance.org/julian-assange-is-denied-bail-by-london-court/

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be released after ‘inhumane’ bail refusal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-06
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s hopes for freedom have been dashed after a judge refused him bail despite a decision to block his extradition to the United States. | District judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected an application for Assange’s release with strict conditionals over concern he would abscond. | It follows a decision that he should not be extradited to the US on mental health grounds due to the risk of suicide. | Assange will have to remain in custody as the US government is appealing against Monday’s extradition ruling. | Announcing her bail decision at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Baraitser said: “A…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2021/01/06/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-must-be-released-after-inhumane-bail-refusual/

UN human rights expert ‘cautiously’ welcomes UK court’s refusal to extradite Julian Assange
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
An independent UN human rights expert has welcomed a British court’s refusal to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on the basis that he would be exposed to oppressive conditions of imprisonment.
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Assange decision welcome but sullied by legal chicanery
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-06
The ruling that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States is welcome, but it comes after the charade in which British authorities held an unconvicted person in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible, argues Stuart Rees.
greenleft.org.au/content/assange-decision-welcome-sullied-legal-chicanery

UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-06
UK judge Vanessa Baraitser justified CIA spying on Julian Assange by citing a falsehood-filled CNN report. Her judgment highlighted corporate media’s enthusiastic role in a state-sponsored assault on press freedom. The British judge ruling in the US government’s extradition against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet’s dubious claims about Assange themselves ironically …
thegrayzone.com/2021/01/05/uk-judge-cia-spying-assange-ecuador-cnn/

Assange Extradition Denial Indicts US Prison System But Imperils Journalism
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
Julian Assange’s legal victory this week was bittersweet. In a stunning decision, British judge Vanessa Baraitser denied Donald Trump’s request for extradition of Assange to the United States, ruling that he was at high risk of suicide if he were …
globalresearch.ca/assange-extradition-denial-indicts-us-prison-system-but-imperils-journalism/5733687

WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
WorkWeek looks at the threat of a coup and also the role of labor with the David Van Deusen. His Vermont Labor AFL-CIO had called for a general strike to prevent a coup. WorkWeek also looks at the systemic racism in San Francisco and an action at the British Consulate in San Francisco to demand the freedom of journalist Julian Assange.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/18839235.php

Julian Assange’s bail plea denied
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
A British judge denied Julian Assange’s plea for bail on Wednesday, January 6. Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected the bail request filed by Assange’s legal team on the grounds that he still has “incentive” to abscond. Assange will continue to remain in the high security prison in Belmarsh pending the appeal filed by the United States on his extradition. The same judge on Monday had rejected the appeal for his extradition to the United States. | The judge, on Wednesday, stated that…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/06/julian-assanges-bail-plea-denied-2/

UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-06
UK judge Vanessa Baraitser justified CIA spying on Julian Assange by citing a falsehood-filled CNN report. Her judgment highlighted corporate media’s enthusiastic role in a state-sponsored assault on press freedom. The British judge ruling in the US government’s extradition case against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet’s dubious claims about Assange themselves …
thegrayzone.com/2021/01/05/uk-judge-cia-spying-assange-ecuador-cnn/

Assange decision welcome but sullied by legal chicanery
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-06
The British judge’s ruling that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States is welcome, but it comes after the charade, called justice, in which British authorities have held an unconvicted person in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible.
greenleft.org.au/content/assange-decision-welcome-sullied-legal-chicanery

The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-empire-is-not-done-with-julian-assange/

Chris Hedges: The Empire is not done with Julian Assange
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution.
mronline.org/2021/01/06/chris-hedges-the-empire-is-not-done-with-julian-assange/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chris-hedges-the-empire-is-not-done-with-julian-assange

New Zealand protest demands freedom for Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) took part in a rally called by Free Assange NZ in Wellington, ahead of the judicial verdict in London that unexpectedly halted the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/nzwl-j06.html

Journalists, Activists Condemn UK Decision to Keep Assange Locked Up without Charge
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-06
“To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured” — Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders…
mintpressnews.com/journalists-activists-condemn-uk-bail-decision-julian-assange/274066/

Medical doctors respond to Assange extradition ruling: “He must be released without delay”
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
“We demand that all legal proceedings be dropped and that he be released from prison, and only then will his psychological torture finally end.”
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/doct-j06.html

We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That’s why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…
globalresearch.ca/we-are-at-war-2/5733672

We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
We are at war. Yes. And I don’t mean the West against the East, against Russia and China, nor the entire world against an invisible corona virus. | No. We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian …
globalresearch.ca/we-are-at-war-2/5733672

“Miscarriage of Justice”: No Charges Against White Kenosha Officer Who Shot & Paralyzed Jacob Blake
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-06
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, District Attorney Michael Graveley has announced that no charges will be filed against the white police officer who fired seven shots at Jacob Blake, paralyzing the 29-year-old Black man in August. Officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Blake’s back as he leaned into his car, with his three children, aged 3, 5 and 8, inside the vehicle. Prosecutors maintain the shooting was in self-defense because Blake had a small knife in the car. Video of Blake’s shooting sparked an uprising in Kenosha in August against systemic racism and police brutality. Blake’s family denoun…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/6/jacob_blake_kenosha_police_officer_not

Wisconsin FRSO condemns the DA’s no-charges verdict in the attempted murder of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
On January 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that there would be no charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey, who attempted to execute Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by shooting him seven times in the back at point blank range on August 23, 2020. Blake was shot while his children watched in horror from the back seat of his vehicle. The other two officers who assisted Sheskey in his crime will also face no charges. | While this ruling is a gross miscarriage of justice, it was not unexpected. Since the beginning of the new year, stories have been circulating out of Kenosha a…
fightbacknews.org/2021/1/5/wisconsin-frso-condemns-da-s-no-charges-verdict-attempted-murder-jacob-blake

Wisconsin FRSO condemns the DA’s no-charges verdict in the attempted murder of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
On January 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that there would be no charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey, who attempted to execute Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by shooting him seven times in the back at point blank range on August 23, 2020. Blake was shot while his children watched in horror from the back seat of his vehicle. The other two officers who assisted Sheskey in his crime will also face no charges. | While this ruling is a gross miscarriage of justice, it was not unexpected. Since the beginning of the new year, stories have been circulating out of Kenosha a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/5/wisconsin-frso-condemns-da-s-no-charges-verdict-attempted-murder-jacob-blake

Trade union coalition in Sudan launches campaign to dissolve government-backed militia
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
The Sudanese Professionals Association launched the campaign following the torture and killing of a young activist, Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted by the intelligence wing of the government-backed Rapid Support Forces on December 21…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/06/trade-union-coalition-in-sudan-launches-campaign-to-dissolve-government-backed-militia/

Australian Labor Party Urges US to Drop Charges Against Assange
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
The opposition argues the case must “be brought to an end” as the prime minister says the WikiLeaks founder will be “free to return home” if extradition battle won. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/assange_coronavirus.jpg
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#TheCanaryLive — Julian Assange extradition hearing decision: what next?
Pablo Navarrete | thecanary.co | 2021-01-05
On the day a UK court ruled that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US where he would face 175 years in prison, we discuss the verdict and what happens next. Speakers include: Journalists John McEvoy and Mohamed Elmaazi, Maxine Walker from the UK-based Committee to Defend Julian Assange, Trade unioni…
thecanary.co/video/2021/01/05/thecanarylive-julian-assange-extradition-hearing-decision-what-next/

“Victory for Julian”
Jennifer Robinson | zcomm.org | 2021-01-05
U.K. Blocks WikiLeaks Founder Assange Extradition to U.S. on Espionage Charges…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/victory-for-julian/

‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-05
While the decision is a “very significant victory” for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.
nationofchange.org/2021/01/04/victory-for-julian-uk-blocks-wikileaks-founder-assange-extradition-to-us-on-espionage-charges/

“It’s not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose”: The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-jima-i-suppose-the-julian-assange-extradition-verdict/5733583

“It’s not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose”: The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than his client. Fitzgerald had asked for water, but then mused that its absence could hardly …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-jima-i-suppose-the-julian-assange-extradition-verdict/

The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-jima-i-suppose-the-julian-assange-extradition-verdict/5733583

Julian Assange verdict: Good day for human rights, bad day for journalism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
Renata Avila talks about the verdict in the Julian Assange extradition trial. She says that while it was historic in being the first positive verdict from UK courts in 10 years, the implications for journalism are dangerous due to the statements the judge made…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/05/julian-assange-verdict-good-day-for-human-rights-bad-day-for-journalism/

Journalists Angered by Assange Ruling
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
A London court has ruled against those seeking Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US. Assange is charged with 17 counts of espionage as well as hacking.
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/journalists-angered-by-assange-ruling/

UK judge denies US request to extradite Assange
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-05
“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.”
nationofchange.org/2021/01/05/uk-judge-denies-us-request-to-extradite-assange/

‘You Alone Have the Power to Temper Justice With Mercy’: Trump Urged to Stop Execution of Lisa Montgomery
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
Three attorneys representing Lisa Montgomery, who is set to be executed by the federal government on January 12, released on Tuesday a petition for her clemency after sending the document to President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-10-22_at_9.13.34_am_0.png
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