The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedoms – The Intercept – Glenn Greenwald

April 12, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

THE INDICTMENT OF JULIAN ASSANGE unsealed today by the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The charging document and accompanying extradition request from the U.S. Government, used by the U.K. police to arrest Assange once Ecuador officially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to criminalize numerous activities at the core of investigative journalism.

So much of what has been reported today about this indictment has been false. Two facts in particular have been utterly distorted by the DOJ and then misreported by numerous media organizations.

The first crucial fact about the indictment is that its key allegation – that Assange did not merely receive classified documents from Chelsea Manning but tried to help her crack a password in order to cover her tracks – is not new. It was long known by the Obama DOJ and was explicitly part of Manning’s trial, yet the Obama DOJ – not exactly renowned for being stalwart guardians of press freedoms – concluded it could not and should not prosecute Assange because indicting him would pose serious threats to press freedom. In sum, today’s indictment contains no new evidence or facts about Assange’s actions; all of it has been known for years.

Source: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedoms

The lie that will not die – John Kaminski

February 14, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

If you disagree with what they say, they can put you in jail, simple as that. One way or another, they’ll find a way. Because now there are laws that insist you may not defame the memory of the dead, you may not oppose sanctions against Israel, and you may not disagree with what government officials have told you is the truth. Even though you know what they say is not true, you must agree with it or they will put you in jail, after first ruining the rest of your life.

And all your neighbors, cringing from the same threat that darkens your own future, won’t lift a finger to help you, for fear of losing their own . . . well, they call it freedom, but as you are beginning to learn, it is something considerably less than that. After all, now you have to get government permission to even reproduce, and with that there is no guarantee that the government won’t steal your baby for reasons they make up in a program so gruesome you don’t even really want to think about it.

Source: The lie that will not die

Traitors! FBI Paid to Take Down Trump?! – America Uncensored

December 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Former FBI Director James Comey has spent months trying to portray himself as a “good guy” and a victim of President Donald Trump.

But now it’s looking like Comey may be in the middle of one of the largest political scandals in modern times.

And he has A LOT of explaining to do.

Rumors have been circulating for months that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under Comey’s leadership, helped fund the so-called “Trump Dossier.”

Source: Traitors! FBI Paid to Take Down Trump?! – America Uncensored


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