2021-01-10: Social Media Postees

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Assange Ruling Is A Blow Against A Free Press — A Closer Look
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-10
Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision to prevent Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face trial on espionage-related criminal charges is a partial victory for Assange, his family, and his supporters. Baraitser was not satisfied that US prison authorities would be able to prevent the award-winning journalist from taking his life, given the conditions of solitary confinement and isolation that he would likely face during pre-trial detention and in the event of his conviction. | However, in her ruling, the judge made clear that Assange would have been extradited, if it weren’t for his “substantial risk…
popularresistance.org/assange-ruling-is-a-blow-against-a-free-press-a-closer-look/

Letter: The demonisation of Assange paves the way for more rape and murder by the State
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-10
We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate release from Belmarsh, classified as torture by the UN Special Rapporteur, especially under coronavirus, must follow. The refusal of bail must be reversed immediately. | As an anti-rape organisation, we resent the original use of alleged sex offences to facilitate Assange’s extradition to the US via Sweden. Knowing the evidence, that case was never viable, but it initiated and fuelled a witch-hunt against Assange and diverted from the real target: his Wikileaks reporting. | Assange and Chelsea Manning exposed rape, torture, a…
thecanary.co/letters/2021/01/10/letter-the-demonisation-of-assange-paves-the-way-for-more-rape-and-murder-by-the-state/

Judge’s ruling in Assange’s extradition case could be seen as a declaration of war on journalists
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
On 4 January 2021, judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shouldn’t be extradited to the US. Her decision was based on the likelihood that Assange would…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2021/01/09/judges-ruling-in-assanges-extradition-case-could-be-seen-as-a-declaration-of-war-on-journalists/

How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-the-left-is-being-manipulated-into-colluding-in-its-own-character-assassination/

How the Left is being Manipulated into Colluding in its own Character Assassination
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
There was a fascinating online panel discussion on Wednesday night on the Julian Assange case that I recommend everyone watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. | But from all the outstanding contributions, I want to highlight a …
globalresearch.ca/how-the-left-is-being-manipulated-into-colluding-in-its-own-character-assassination/5734006

We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
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

The Police Enabled the Far-Right Mob That Violently Stormed the Capitol Building
Peter Gowan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
The far-right mob that took over the Capitol never would have gotten past the front door if the federal police hadn’t allowed them to storm in. The simple fact is that left-wing protesters get treated with brutality, while right-wing protesters get coddled…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-police-enabled-the-far-right-mob-that-violently-stormed-the-capitol-building/

Por trás do veredicto de Londres sobre Julian Assange
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
De um processo injusto — o de Londres referente a Julian Assange, fundador do WikiLeaks — resultou numa sentenàßa que, à primeira vista, parece justa: a nà£o extradiàßà£o do jornalista para os Estados Unidos, onde o aguarda uma sentenàßa de …
globalresearch.ca/por-tras-do-veredicto-de-londres-sobre-julian-assange/5733992

The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of — by demonstrating to other journalists its terrifying reach and powers of retaliation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-us-and-uk-may-not-will-assanges-death-but-everything-they-are-doing-makes-it-more-likely/

How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-08
There was a fascinating online panel discussion on Wednesday night on the Julian Assange case that I recommend everyone watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. But from all the outstanding contributions, I want to highlight a very important point made by Yanis Varoufakis that has significance for understanding current events well …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/how-the-left-is-being-manipulated-into-colluding-in-its-own-character-assassination/

The US and UK May Not Will Assange’s Death, but Everything They Are Doing Makes It More Likely
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-uk-may-not-will-assange-death-everything-they-are-doing-makes-more-likely/5733906

VIDEO — ASSANGE: La Nostra Democrazia Dietro Le Sbarre
PANGEA | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
SERVIZIO DA LONDRA DELL’INVIATA DI PANGEA BERENICE GALLI | STASERA 8 GENNAIO SU DAVVERO TV | Mentre il Tribunale di Londra negava il 6 gennaio a Julian Assange il rilascio su cauzione, rimandandolo nel carcere di Belmarsh — la “Guantanamo britannica”, la | …
globalresearch.ca/video-assange-la-nostra-democrazia-dietro-le-sbarre/5733986

Cuban Doctors To Arrive in Mexico Once Again
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced the upcoming arrival of the second group of Cuban doctors made up of 200 professionals who will support the fight against the pandemic in the country. | RELATED: | Mexico: AMLO Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange | The group will be assisted by the Navy and the Armed forces given the alarming health situation in the country, which has recorded a caseload of over 1.4 million cases and over 131,031 related fatalitie…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-Doctors-To-Arrive-in-Mexico-Once-Again-20210108-0015.html

The Assange Saga: Practicing Real Journalism Is Criminally Insane
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to — conditional — freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first …
globalresearch.ca/assange-saga-practicing-real-journalism-criminally-insane/5733888

The Insurrection Was Predictable
David Sirota | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
Wednesday’s events were the expression of a dangerous authoritarian movement that has been long in the making…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-insurrection-was-predictable/

Possible Presence of UK Strain Puts Bogota on Red Alert
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Bogota’s Major Claudia Lopez on Thursday announced that the recent increase in COVID-19 cases has caused an occupation of 85 percent of the city’s Intensive Care Units (ICU), which made her declare a red alert. | RELATED: | Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality | “British strain is already circulating in the capital city,” she said and attributed that presence to the people who arrived in the country from abroad since mid-December. | Lopez acknowledged that local health authorities…
telesurenglish.net/news/Possible-Presence-of-UK-Strain-Puts-Bogota-on-Red-Alert-20210107-0014.html

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

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/

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

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/

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

Assange denied bail after extradition blocked, will appeal to UK High Court
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
Judge Baraitser said in her decision Wednesday, “As far as Mr Assange is concerned, this case has not yet been won.”
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/assa-j01.html

Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
President Ivan Duque’s administration approved a new protocol setting out the conduct to be followed by Colombian police forces while controlling protests. | RELATED: | Colombia: Former Attorney General Linked to Corruption Scandal | The protocol responds to a ruling by the Supreme Court that condemned the “systematic, violent, arbitrary and disproportionate” use of force by the police. Establishing the obligation to report acts of violence committed by police officers, the pr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Sets-Protocol-Against-Police-Brutality-20210107-0007.html

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/

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