Jun 252015
(I don’t try to report on all the things Julian Assange is doing, from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has been confined since June 2012 – 3 years.)
INTERESTING NEW DEVELOPMENT,  France mulls offering asylum to Assange and Snowden.     link at bottom,  in the Google Alerts for June 26
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Julian Assange Says Time Has Come for Action After US Spying Revelations
Paris:  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told French television Wednesday that the time had come for legal action over US snooping after leaked documents revealing Washington had spied on three French presidents sparked fresh outrage.Speaking on TF1, the anti-secrecy campaigner urged France to go further than Germany: by launching a “parliamentary inquiry” into the foreign surveillance activities and referring “the matter to the prosecutor-general for prosecution”.German prosecutors had carried out a probe into alleged tapping on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, but later dropped the investigation due to a lack of hard evidence.

Assange also said other important revelations were coming.

“I think from a policy perspective what is to come is much more significant than what we have published so far,” he said.

“But now the question really for (President Francois) Hollande and the French leadership is what are the opportunities in their response to address this situation.”

France expressed anger earlier Wednesday after leaked documents labelled “top secret” appeared to reveal US spying on Hollande and his two predecessors, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac, between 2006 and 2012. The disclosures were published by WikiLeaks along with French newspaper Liberation and the Mediapart website.

France’s foreign minister summoned the US ambassador for a formal explanation in response, while Hollande spoke by phone by with US President Barack Obama, who gave fresh assurances that spying on European leaders had ended.

But Assange accused the US of playing “word games”, as it did after revelations of US eavedropping on Merkel.

“What does it matter if they say that they’re not going to spy on Hollande personally if they’re spying on everyone he talks to?” Assange asked.

“Every single one of these intercepted phone calls that we have published is Hollande talking to someone else, Sarkozy talking to someone else, one of the members of the French government. What does it matter if they say that they’re not going to spy on Hollande personally if they’re spying on everyone he talks to?”

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APPENDED,  Google Alerts, Julian Assange, June 26, 2015:

julian assangeDaily update ⋅ June 26, 2015
Huffington Post

Julian Assange: Mainstream Media Rife With Censorship

Huffington Post

Seung-yoon Lee, CEO and co-founder of Byline, recently conducted a rare exclusive three-hour interview with Julian Assange in Embassy of Ecuador, …

Daily News & Analysis

Is Lalit Modi India’s Julian Assange?

Daily News & Analysis

A grandson of Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi, pushed to the wall, he has taken up the cudgels to expose corruption. He has put up a photograph of …

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Sydney Morning Herald

France mulls offering asylum to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

Sydney Morning Herald

France’s Justice Minister has canvassed possible asylum for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former US intelligence contractor Edward …

French minister: It’s possible asylum will be offered to Snowden, Assange – CNN

Assange, Snowden Asylum in France Doubtful – Wikileaks Spokesman – Sputnik International

French Minister: Paris May Offer Asylum to Whistleblowers Snowden, Assange – Sputnik International

Full Coverage

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The Malaysian Insider

US seeks to reassure France on spying, Assange urges action – The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is calling for legal action over Washington’s snooping and promised more disclosures to come.– Reuters pic, June …

US seeks to reassure France on spying, Assange urges action | French News | Expatica France – Expatica France

Time has come for action after US spying revelations: Assange – Peninsula On-line

Full Coverage

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The Cryptosphere

Operation Global Media Domination: The WikiLeaks Situation

The Cryptosphere

… we should write about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange just before heading offline, because it appears that we’ve been on the front page of Google …

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Press digest Times of Malta… Taubira has told CNN affiliate BFMTV she “wouldn’t be surprised” if France decided to offer asylum to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

The North Africa Post

US reassures France to end spying on French presidents


… WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged France to take legal action over … Assange called for launching a prliamentary inquiry into the foreign …

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