Jun 142019
 

Recommend:  listen to the video at this link.   The transcript is provided if you prefer. https://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/14/ola_bini_ecuador_arrest_wikileaks_assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates’ court in London Friday, saying his life was “effectively at stake” if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage […]

Jun 052019
 
2019-06-04  Julian Assange Scores Legal Victory as Swedish Court Denies Detention Request,  CNN

This is a reasonably (?) balanced article, insofar as mainstream reporting goes. I inserted two comments to point out subtle distortions that I think are important.  Can I still say it’s “reasonably balanced”?! /Sandra Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of […]

May 302019
 

An important contribution to understanding the application of First Amendment rights (U.S.) in the Assange case.  With thanks to Andrew Napolitano and the Washington Times. – – – – – – – –  – – — Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is a regular contributor to The […]

May 282019
 

(NOTE: I try to use original articles, rather than someone’s interpretation.   Glenn Greenwald (associated with the revelations from Edward Snowden) co-founded The Intercept.  I couldn’t find an originating article there for  “Glenn Greenwald makes an important point”.   Greenwald is often quoted by other media;  Democracy Now, Amy Goodman, often seeks his viewpoint.  This time, […]

May 272019
 
2019-05-27  Tide of Public Opinion is Turning in Assange’s Favor,  Consortium News

(NOTE:  We started sharing info on Julian Assange, at least by 2010.   I listened to numbers of interviews/discussions with him, before drawing conclusions.   He was always insightful,  straight forward, advanced in his understanding, well worth the time.  That early material is posted if you wish to go back to it.   The people who make […]

May 242019
 
2019-05-23  ‘Frightening’: Charges Against Julian Assange Alarm Press Advocates, from NY Times

By Michael M. Grynbaum and Marc Tracy   Journalists and press freedom groups reacted with alarm on Thursday after the Trump administration announced new charges against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, for publishing classified information, in a case that legal experts say takes direct aim at previously sacrosanct protections for the news media. In indicting […]

May 222019
 
2019-05-21  (Pre-empt):  Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's computers, from AP

Protesters in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Monday. Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. | AP BOGOTA – With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle […]

May 022019
 
2019-05-01  Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson; brief video clip, good.  Plus teleSUR coverage.

The Globe&Mail posted the video clip by itself (it is  1 minute, 37 seconds). Nice!  you are spared the biased reporting in Canadian mainstream media that makes me gag – –  the Vancouver Sun, just one example. The video starts with the Editor of Wikileaks, then goes to lawyer Jennifter Robinson. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/video-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-sentenced-to-50-weeks-in-british-jail/ Please let me […]

Apr 282019
 
2019-04-16  Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award,  teleSUR

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. | Photo: Reuters   Jimmy Carter: US Is Most Warlike Nation in History of the… by Brett Wilkins Estafanía Bravo The award is given to individuals “uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public” and to honor those “intimidated […]

Apr 282019
 
2019-04-27  Ecuador Embassy Staff Contradicts Allegations Against Assange, teleSUR

Assange with Ecuador’s former foreign minister. “You have to attack and defame the personality if you don’t want the public opinion to support the brave one who challenged the most powerful nation on the planet.” Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno made a number of allegations against Julian Assange, including accusing the whistleblower of being disrespectful towards […]