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Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

    Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

LONDON — Like the proverbial “shot heard round the world,” the U.K.’s arrest and imprisonment of publisher and journalist Julian Assange officially signaled the Western world’s war on a free press. The Australian who founded WikiLeaks, but stepped down as editor-in-chief last year, was ousted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week after Ecuador…

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The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

    The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

Now that journalist Julian Assange is in the hands of Western authorities thanks to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, their media lapdogs are scraping from the bottom of the barrel to smear the WikiLeaks editor with increasingly absurd claims. While Assange is no stranger to smears, this set is particularly distasteful. It started with Ecuadorian Interior…

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After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

    After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

QUITO, ECUADOR — Last week, Ecuador’s government gravely undermined not only its own national sovereignty but international refugee and asylum laws by allowing U.K. police into its London embassy to arrest then-Ecuadorian citizen, Ecuadorian asylee, and journalist Julian Assange. As has been observed by many analysts, the shocking yet somewhat anticipated decision has shown that…

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The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

    The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For…

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Espionage? Computer Crimes? The DOJ’s Cast Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

  Espionage? Computer Crimes? The DOJ’s Cast Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist—and more broadly, a media organization—for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom…

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Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

  Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

Demonstrators gathered on Thursday – just hours after the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by UK authorities – outside of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. to denounce the unprecedented affront to freedom of the press. Protesters also took the opportunity to highlight the injustice of the jailing of Chelsea Manning over her refusal…

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John Pilger: The Assange Arrest Is a Warning From History

  John Pilger: The Assange Arrest Is a Warning From History

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of London,…

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Assange Arrest: The Turning Point is Here — Don’t Let Them Win

  Assange Arrest: The Turning Point is Here — Don’t Let Them Win

LONDON (Opinion) — This morning, the London-based branch of Empire made good on its threat and boldly moved to begin dismantling the vestiges of democracy and press freedom that still remain, vestiges that have allowed people throughout the Western world to pretend that their government and politicians still respect their rights and the rule of…

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The Latest on Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s Arrest, US Extradition

  The Latest on Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s Arrest, US Extradition

Latest | London Judge Michael Snow has found Assange guilty of breaching his bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after Assange appeared in a courtroom packed with supporters. Assange faces a sentence of up to one year for the conviction and has serious charges pending in the United States. Assange has been arrested in relation to…

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Wikileaks : Julian Assange Targeted By “Extensive Spying Operation” Inside Ecuadorian Embassy

  Wikileaks : Julian Assange Targeted By “Extensive Spying Operation” Inside Ecuadorian Embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange still resides inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London (for now, at least), where he is safe from arrest and likely extradition to the US. But in a Wednesday press conference, Wikileaks revealed that it has obtained evidence that Assange has been the subject of an “extensive spying operation” carried out by the…

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