The Stalinist Show Trial of Julian Assange Begins

By John Pilger When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: “Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism.” I had never heard a publisher or an editor invoke morality in this way. Assange believes that journalists are the agents of people, not power: that we, the people, have a right to know about the darkest secrets of those who claim to act in our name. If the powerful…

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ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger – Another Hiroshima is Coming – Unless We Stop It Now

John Pilger, Guest Waking Times When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, then I walked down to the river where…

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Explained: Why Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong

Partisan mainstream outlets and Democratic Party leaders are in an uproar over President Trump granting clemency to former advisor Roger Stone, saving him from 3 1/2 years in prison for various process crimes stemming from the failed Mueller Probe. The anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ claims “Trump has made a mockery of the justice system,” but is this really true? What crimes did Roger Stone actually commit? Was his conviction linked to the US government’s long running vendetta against WikiLeaks and the DOJ’s indictments of Julian Assange? 21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen spoke with…

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Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Says Trial Was Based on a ‘Hoax’

Last night President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former advisor Roger Stone.  Stone was due to report to prison to serve 40 months for process crimes relating to the collapsed Mueller probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election. The White House confirmed that Stone’s sentence would be commuted  and added that he was a victim of the Democrat Party and Intelligence Community’s long-running Russiagate “hoax.” “Roger Stone has already suffered greatly,” said White House in a statement issued to the press. “He was treated very unfairly,…

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May All Be Revealed

Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times “If wars can be started by lies then they can be stopped by truth.” ~ Julian Assange “That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be.” ~ PC Hodgell Human life is confusing. A human’s purpose in life is to make it less so. The healthiest desire a human can have is for confusion and obfuscation to be replaced with clear seeing. This means wanting the truth to be revealed, whether it be for matters as large as the global-scale agendas of secretive power structures,…

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The Latest On The Prosecution & Attempted Extradition of Julian Assange

Source: Arjun Walia The Facts:Glenn Greenwald, Jennifer Robinson, who represents Assange legally, and Washington Post reporter Margaret Sullivan have a discussion about the persecution of Julian Assange. Reflect On:Why do people like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden face such a harsh backlash from Governments? If governments and elite corporations aren’t doing anything wrong, what do they have to hide? Why are the censoring so much information? The amount of censorship of information on our planet at the moment is staggering. To be honest, the censorship along with the manipulation of…

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Assange reportedly fathered two children while at Ecuadorian Embassy

Source: Voice of America LONDON, UK- Julian Assange’s partner revealed Sunday that she had two children with him while he lived inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and she issued a plea for the WikiLeaks founder to be released from prison over fears for his health during the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian-born Assange has been imprisoned at London’s Belmarsh prison since police dragged out of the embassy a year ago. He is awaiting a May 18 hearing on his extradition to the United States, where he faces espionage charges over…

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Assange vs Khodorkovsky: Arbitrary Application of Human Rights by British Courts

A TALE OF TWO DETENTIONS: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Nina Cross 21st Century Wire “…this will be decided properly, independently by the British legal system respected throughout the world for its independence and integrity,” said then UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt immediately following the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, on 11th April 2019. The high profile trials of the oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, tried alongside his Yukos business partner Platon Lebedev, were widely criticised in the West, including by Britain, and therefore serve as…

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WikiLeaks: Snake In The Grass Dr. Anothony Fauci Sent Series of Love Letters To Hillary Clinton

Source: Baxter Dmitry If you have been watching President Trump’s coronavirus press conferences featuring Dr. Anothony Fauci and thinking that there is something a bit “off” about the doctor, something a little sketchy about him, then congratulations — you were right. The mainstream media is describing Dr. Fauci as a “public-health hero” and cheering him on whenever he contradicts President Trump. Last week he even rolled his eyes as the president was speaking, earning him major plaudits in the mainstream media. Thanks to this kind of behavior, many people decided…

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Assange Courtroom Drama Encapsulates This Illusion of Justice

(Photo: Patrick Henningsen © 2020) Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire Over the first two days of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition hearing, the majority of the drama has taken place in the well of the court, but that all changed on Wednesday, as the focus gradually drifted to back of the room behind a panel of bullet proof glass. Throughout the first three days of the proceedings, Assange’s defense team, led by Edward Fitzgerald QC and Mark Summers QC, laid out an impressive score of skillful legal arguments, which…

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The Health of Julian Assange: A Case of State-sponsored Neglect

Nina Cross21st Century Wire It is known that Assange’s removal from Belmarsh healthcare unit was a result of the combined effort by his legal team, public campaigning and a petition lodged by fellow prison inmates. It followed seven months of unofficial segregation in the unit during which he was removed from association without legitimate grounds to do so, and in breach of prison rules and legislation.  There was no established reason for this treatment, making it arbitrary, and also deprived Assange of recourse, effectively throwing him into a lawless hole…

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Assange Begins Fight Against U.S. Extradition Today

Patrick Henningsen21st Century Wire LONDON – After nearly years of state posturing, legal maneuvering and open collusion between the U.S., Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador, and detention of an award-winning journalist in Britain’s maximum security facility at HM Belmarsh Prison, the main event is finally here. On Monday morning begins the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with 18 federal indictments, carrying a total sentence of 175 years. It is hard not to overstate the gravity and potential impact of this case…

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Episode #316 – ‘Assange Hearing Begins’ with guests Joe Lauria and Andre Vltchek

Episode #316 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on February 23, 2020 with host Patrick Henningsen, broadcasting LIVE on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR)… LISTEN LIVE ON THIS PAGE – START TIMES: 5pm-8pm UK Time | 12pm-3pm ET (US) | 9am-12pm PT (US)This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on ACR with host Patrick Henningsen covering the top stories in the US, Europe and internationally. We’re in London to discuss this week’s extradition hearing for Julian Assange, in-studio with special guest Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News. We’ll also look…

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Media Spinning ‘Assange Pardon’ as Proof of Russiagate Conspiracy

In this segment recorded on Thursday February 21st, Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Patrick Henningsen, co-founder and executive editor of 21st Century Wire, to talk about the allegations by Julian Assange’s legal team that Dana Rohrabacher offered a pardon to Assange on behalf of Donald Trump on the condition that Assange could prove the source of John Podesta’s leaked email was someone unrelated to Russia, why mainstream media is already spinning the news to imply the Russian government was behind the hacks and colluded with Trump to…

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Assange European Defense Lawyers Will Try for Asylum in France

PARIS (AP) — Julian Assange’s European defense team said Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose full hearings for extradition to the United States on spying charges start next week in London. French team member Eric Dupont-Moretti said Assange’s case placed at stake “the fate and the status of all journalists.” He was one of a team of lawyers lined up at a Paris news conference to explain why they view the case against Assange as unfair, citing his poor health and alleged…

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What’s Really Behind Rohrbacher’s ‘Assange Pardon’ Story?

IMAGE: Congressman Dana Rohrbacher and Julian Assange. Patrick Henningsen21st Century Wire Just as Roger Stone’s sentencing was getting underway this afternoon, another story began drifting out into the media sphere – another potential spanner in the works just in time for part one of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing which is due to commence this Monday. According to a revelation aired during a recent scheduled case hearing on Wednesday by a member of Assange’s defence team, Edward Fitzgerald QC, Assange was informally offered some kind of pardon deal by a…

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