Spanish Police Probe Extortion Scheme Involving Surveillance on Assange

UPDATED: Suspects are being investigated in Spain for having tried to extort €3 million from WikiLeaks in exchange for a huge cache of documents and surveillance videos of Assange inside Ecuador’s London embassy, including with his doctors and lawyers. By Joe Lauria, Special to Consortium News, April 10, 2019 A Spanish judge is investigating an alleged extortion scheme in which[…]

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In Court, Assange Flashes Thumbs Up, Faces Extradition To US

Above: Assange shows a victory symbol from the police van after his arrest at Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019. by Andy Wells, from Yahoo News, April 11, 2019 with comments by Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance Note: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on computer hacking charges filed by US officials, stemming from the organizations’ release of classified government cables[…]

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Chelsea Manning Meets Russiagate

Collage: Caricature of Robert Mueller by Don Keyhotey (Flikr), Photos of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange from WikiMedia Commons by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 13, 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, whose confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy puts the lie to much of the Russiagate fantasy. “No journalist will[…]

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Crucifying Julian Assange

Reino Unido (Londres), 16 de Junio del 2013. Simpatizantes de Julian Assange se reúnen en los exteriores de la embajada ecuatoriana en Londres. Foto: Xavier Granja Cedeño/Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. by Chris Hedges, published on TruthDig Website, November 12, 2018 Julian Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has[…]

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The West is Failing Julian Assange

by Stefania Maurizi, for Consortium News, November 6, 2018 October Let’s start with the cat. You never would have thought one of these beloved felines would play a crucial role in the Julian Assange case, would you? And yet look at the latest press coverage. The mainstream media’s headlines weren’t about a man who has been confined to a tiny building in[…]

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Julian Assange Should Be Thanked – Not Smeared – for Wikileaks’ Service to Journalism

Photo: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018.   ~Popular Resistance by Mark Curtis, published on Middle East Eye, October 21, 2018 Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything[…]

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