Julian Assange What's next?

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    More DNC information to come, says WikiLeaks founder

    PBS NewsHour, August 3, 2016

    In the aftermath of a devastating email-hacking incident involving top Democratic party officials, WikiLeaks is preparing to release new information “on a range of important issues.” According to organization founder Julian Assange, WikiLeaks is now immersed in formatting the information to be easily accessible to journalists and the general public. Judy Woodruff interviews Assange for details.
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    "Illegally Shoot the Son of a Bitch” -- Clinton Strategist Calls for Assassination of Julian Assange on TV


    Hillary Clinton strategist Bob Beckel appeared on on Fox calling for the assassination of Julian Assange — a blatant urge for violence against the Wikileaks founder in direct contradiction of every possible natural and government law.

    Wikileaks, of course, has published several damning caches of documents showing Clinton in none-too-favorable light — including emails from her controversially-employed private server as well as communications from the DNC which proved her campaign colluded with mainstream media.

    “I mean, a dead man can’t leak stuff,” Beckel chillingly noted of Assange. “The guy’s a traitor, a treasonist, and … and he has broken every law in the United States. The guy ought to be — and I’m not for the death penalty — so, if I’m not for the death penalty, there’s only one way to do it, illegally shoot the son of a bitch.”

    That’s right: A Democratic National Committee strategist — knowing Clinton’s reputation has been profoundly damaged by revelations brought to light by Wikileaks — feels Assange’s defiance of the law is so egregious, someone should take it up a notch by “illegally” assassinating the organization’s founder.

    Apparently getting caught red-handed as the DNC now clearly has been, requires an altogether insane response of death outside the provisions of law.

    But, as if Beckel’s outlandish statement weren’t inflammatory enough, senior staff writer for Politico Michael Grunwald took to Twitter to compound the madness, which Wikileaks happily retweeted.

    “I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange,” Grunwald arrogantly asserted.

    Politico, it must be noted, appeared prominently in the DNC leak for working in tandem with Clinton campaign staff to ensure articles would display Hillary in the best light possible — one journalist even shared an article with Hillary’s campaign staff prior to submitting it to editors.

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    Why in the hell would he goto FOX News about this??
  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Can we trust Alex Gibney and the New York Times? | Medium


    The release of a cache of emails from the Democratic National Committee by WikiLeaks last month has raised a great many questions, so writes the New York Times in a piece penned by Alex Gibney.

    The questions raised are however not what it means for US democracy that the democratic party elections were rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, or what it says about the journalistic integrity of The New York Times that Bernie Sanders was so easily dismissed and laughed at when he first complained of the fraud.

    No, the questions posed to the readers of The New York Times are why they should collectively despise Assange, WikiLeaks and myself. And don´t get me wrong, there may be many legitimate reasons for why both Alex Gibney and the New York Times despise us.

    One good reason could be that we exposed (in the documentary film Mediastan) how The New York Times worked hand in glove with the State Department in censoring its own journalists and setting the news agenda to fit the presidential administration.

    Another good reason could be that we exposed how the US State Department places orders for propaganda films in Hollywood, and taking these orders is incidentally what Alex Gibney does for a living. So yes, there are many reasons for why Gibney and the New York Times do not like us, but unfortunately they will not tell this to their audiences as they do not trust that they will reach the same conclusions, so instead they have resorted to lying.

    Oh, and for the record, regarding Gibney's freshly invented and baseless allegation against myself: the only vilification campaign that I have ever engineered is against corrupt propagandists masquerading as journalists.

    Ps. For those interested in what else goes on behind the scenes at The New York Times, see Mediastan.

    Ps2. For those interested in how propaganda is made, read the annotated transcript of Gibneys film.

    Johannes Wahlström
    Director of the documentary film Mediastan


    Also see:

    There's a thread about Mediastan here:
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    Julian Assange: Ecuador sets October date for questioning in Swedish rape investigation | Australian Broadcasting Corporation


    Ecuador has set an October 17 date for the questioning of Julian Assange in a Swedish rape investigation. The move could end a four-year deadlock ever since the WikiLeaks founder took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy.

    Swedish prosecutors said the questioning will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. Swedish chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a police investigator will be allowed to be present to ask questions through the Ecuadorian prosecutor, who will later report the findings to Sweden.

    "After the report, the Swedish prosecutor will take a view on the continuing of the investigation," Swedish prosecutors said in a statement.

    Swedish authorities want to question Mr Assange, 45, over allegations that he committed rape in 2010. Mr Assange denies the allegations.

    Even if Sweden drops the investigation, Mr Assange is likely to be arrested for breaching bail conditions in Britain.

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    Swedish appeals court upholds detention order for Assange | The Associated Press


    A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld a detention order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, dismissing the latest attempt by the 45-year-old Australian to make prosecutors drop a rape investigation from 2010.

    The decision by the Svea Court of Appeal means that the arrest warrant stands for the 45-year-old computer hacker, who has avoided extradition to Sweden by seeking shelter at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012.

    Assange, who denies the rape allegation, has challenged the detention order several times. He says he fears he will be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges if he leaves the embassy.

    His Swedish defense lawyer, Per Samuelson, said he would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

    "We are naturally disappointed that Swedish courts yet again choose to ignore Julian Assange's difficult life situation," Samuelson told The Associated Press. "They ignore the risk that he will be extradited to the United States."

    Swedish prosecutors say they are not in contact with counterparts in the U.S. and that they would also need Britain's permission should a third country seek his extradition.

    Upholding a lower court ruling, the appeals court said Swedish prosecutors are actively trying to move the investigation forward and set up an interrogation of Assange at the embassy. Acting on behalf of Swedish investigators, an Ecuadorean prosecutor is set to question Assange on Oct. 17.

    "This means that there is at present no reason to set aside the detention order. Julian Assange's claim to that effect shall therefore be refused," the court said.

    It also brushed aside the findings of a U.N. working group, which described his stay at the London embassy as "arbitrary detention." The court noted that the panel's finding wasn't binding on Swedish courts and that Assange's stay at the embassy "is not to be regarded as an unlawful deprivation of liberty."

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    Assange: WikiLeaks will publish all US election docs by Nov. 8 | RT America


    WikiLeaks will release documents on the US presidential elections before November 8, the group’s founder, Julian Assange, said in an eagerly anticipated address via videolink at the Volksbuhne Theater in Berlin to mark WikiLeaks’ 10th anniversary.

    WikiLeaks hopes to be publishing documents “every week for the next 10 weeks,” Assange said.

    Assange also promised to publish about a million documents related to at least three governments before the end of 2016, saying that the organization is evolving and planning to expand its collaboration with media outlets beyond the 100 it is already working with.

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    Assange speaks at WikiLeaks’ 10th anniversary in Berlin | RT

    On Tuesday, WikiLeaks celebrates its 10th anniversary. The project aimed at exposing government and corporate secrets has evolved from an obscure citizen journalism site to a global phenomenon headed by an embassy-harbored fugitive.
  12. Trump backers realize they’ve been played as WikiLeaks fails to deliver October surprise
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    Ecuador moves Assange questioning to November | Reuters


    Ecuador has delayed until Nov. 14 its questioning of Julian Assange in a Swedish rape investigation, at the Wikileaks founder's request, the prosecutor's office of the Andean country said on Wednesday.

    The questioning, led by an Ecuadorian prosecutor and originally scheduled for Monday, could help end a four-year-long deadlock since Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy.

    "He made the request in a document, via the Ecuadorian ambassador in the United Kingdom, in which he sets out his reasons pertaining to protection guarantees and self-defense," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

    Swedish chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a police investigator will be allowed to be present to ask questions through the Ecuadorian prosecutor, who will later report the findings to Sweden, the European country's prosecutors have previously said. Swedish authorities want to question Assange, 45, over allegations that he committed rape in 2010. Assange denies the allegations.

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    The situation was probably extremely awkward diplomatically for Ecuador.

    Someone that they're shielding in the embassy participating in interference in the American presidential election, with leaks supplied by Russian state hackers...
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    I wonder how they'll restrict the access to Assange only? It'd be an opportunity for anyone to leech heavy downloads from the hotspots.
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    UN panel: WikiLeaks' Assange a victim of arbitrary detention | The Associated Press


    A UN panel is sticking by its opinion that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention, rejecting a request by Britain to review the case.

    The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Britain had not presented enough new information to merit a new examination. The panel made the decision at a meeting last week, the UN human rights office said Wednesday.

    In February, the panel found that Britain and Sweden had "arbitrarily detained" Assange, saying he should be freed and entitled to compensation.

    Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden. Swedish prosecutors want to question him over allegations of rape.

    Assange fears he could be sent to the United States over secret-spilling by WikiLeaks.


    UN rejects UK appeal on Assange | Justice for Assange


    On 30 November 2016, the United Nations rejected the United Kingdom’s attempt to appeal the UN’s February ruling in favour of Julian Assange.

    The decision therefore stands and the UK and Sweden are once again required to immediately put an end to Mr. Assange’s arbitrary detention and afford him monetary compensation.

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    Julian Assange defies Swedish prosecutors by releasing rape statement | The Guardian

    WikiLeaks founder publishes answers he gave during questioning in Ecuador’s London embassy over rape allegation

    Lawyer condemns Julian Assange over statement on rape case | The Guardian

    Elisabeth Massi Fritz says Assange’s decision to release statement detailing his relationship with accuser is ‘unfortunate’
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  22. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    My first inkling that there was something wrong in wikileaks was when its main goal seemed to be to get Assange off the hook for the rape allegations. So the actual stated goal of wikileaks took a back seat to helping one particular person.

    Assange has politicized wikileaks as well, using its resources to push agendas that Assange supports.

    I've completely given up on wikileaks. It was a great idea ruined by one person.
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    sad, imnsho


  24. Somewhere along the way Assange lost his integrity dragging Wikileaks down with him.
    The vanity of one man became the downfall of what was one of the greatest tools of our time, a mouthpiece of truth for the common man.

    Hang your head in shame Mr Assange.
  25. DeathHamster Member

    The guy spends too much time in his room in front of the computer. He should get out more.
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  26. Given the chance he might but these allegations of sexual misconduct just won't disappear now will they?

    He's a coward .
    If he was innocent he'd have faith in the judicial system finding him innocent regardless of how long the process actually took.
    Instead he runs and hides.

    He keeps adding to his crimes.

    I used to believe in Assange and what he stood for now he disgusts me.
  27. And yeah Death Hamster I know your pitting for irony there but he's still a coward who ruined Wikileaks.
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    Washington Post’s Factcheck of WikiLeaks Highlights Paper’s Strange View of Facts | FAIR


    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Fox News, 1/3/17) again denied that the leaked e-mails he published during the election came from Russia — an assertion contradicted by many anonymous US intelligence officials. “We can say, we have said repeatedly over the last two months, that our source is not the Russian government, and it is not a state party,” Assange told Sean Hannity.

    It is perfectly reasonable for the media and the public to be skeptical of Assange’s claims, just as they should be of the anonymous intelligence officials who say otherwise. How can we know what the truth is, absent any evidence? This is an especially pressing question since the release of a declassified Intelligence Community Assessment on the matter (1/6/17) which, as released to the public, is big in bold assessments but lacking in forensic evidence. “The message from the agencies essentially amounts to ‘trust us,’” as the New York Times observed (1/6/17).

    But thanks to the Washington Post’s dutiful commitment to verifying facts through its “Fact Checker” column, the mystery should be over. Assange’s claim that there no connection between Russia and the leaked documents were put through the Post’s rigorous factchecking criteria (1/5/16) and subjected to its penetrating “Pinocchio Test” scale, earning a damning “three Pinocchio” grade. This, according to the Post’s methodology, means that Assange’s assertion contains “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.

    So now that one of the most cherished institutions in American journalism has checked this “fact,” we can all be assured in the knowledge that Assange is wrong and Russia is responsible for the hack, right? After all, the word fact does not — or should not — allow for much ambiguity.

    The problem, however, is that the Post’s “Fact Checker” column is often not in the business of checking facts (FAIR, 9/6/12), but instead offers its own judgements and opinions under the imprimatur of factchecking.

    At best, the Post provides a counter version of what the truth might be, “contesting one interpretation of the facts with [its] own interpretation,” as Clive Cook once wrote (Atlantic, 9/3/12) in a critique of the column. “An interpretation is an opinion — not a fact,” Cook wrote. “When a fact is wrong, it’s not some number of Pinocchios, it’s just wrong.”

    The column’s editor, Glenn Kessler, claims to be “revealing the truth behind the rhetoric,” but “Fact Checker” is really just another op-ed section.

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    Greetings world, we are Anonymous.

    It is with great concern that we find ourselves still associated in the eyes of the public with Julian Assange and what has become Wikiileaks.

    We do not support nor do we endorse Julian Assange, Vladimir Putin, or Donald Trump. We reject fascism and all who promote it. Wikileaks under Julian Assange is a front for several corrupt state actors like Russia and the Assad regime in Syria which the majority of Anonymous have always opposed. Some people didn't seem to notice that Assange's Wikileaks party backed the right wing and visited Assad in 2012. We did. Wikileaks under Julian Assange is celebrated by all we oppose.

    In 2010, Wikileaks was helped by a lot of very good people who all left or were arrested long ago. Julian Assange has managed to drive out everyone good, who were of service to the people and a better world. He has used their efforts and the previous support from Anonymous to further an agenda in complete opposition to their and our beliefs. He and an army of bots promote Russia, Assad, Wikileaks and Trump in the name of Anonymous and ride off a humanitarian reputation that was not created by Assange or anyone currently with the organization.

    We have tried to bring the public as much information as possible during the recent US election and every election. We tried to expose Trump's very real links to child trafficking and mafia circles and had our work drowned out by an asinine story about 'spirit cooking' pushed by Assange onto our hashtags. He used the megaphone we all built to promote a man who will normalize fascism and hate across the globe.

    He suppressed information in the Syria files about 2 billion dollars in payments from Russia to Syria.
    He vilified Panama Papers for being 'biased' against Russia (after stealing credit for their work).
    He jeered at Parisians under attack as he is now jeering at women and minorities in the US fearing for their safety

    Julian Assange and his current band of sycophants and handlers have turned Wikileaks into a symbol of fascism and disillusionment to those who worked hard and risked their very lives to create and protect it.

    They work to discredit and silence all who oppose Julian Assange but supported the 2010 Wikileaks. They scream asylum for "Assange and Snowden" who are not in prison but ignore refugees and our Anonymous comrades and other brave fighters actually in prison. Jeremy Hammond and Chelesea Manning are frequently in solitary confinement (torture) and have their human rights taken from them constantly. They and others gave Wikileaks their lives with the idea that it would help reveal the truth and spark steps towards justice. Julian Assange has taken every opportunity to destroy their work, smear their credbility, and rewrite a history where those who did the work do not exist, only a cult hero named Julian Assange does.

    We reject tyrant coups, including the one Julian Assange has attempted to conduct over
    Wikileaks and Anonymous.

    We reject Julian Assange and everything he stands for. We strongly discourage anyone from leaking to him, listening to him or giving him money.

    Free Jeremy Hammond.

    Free Chelsea Manning.

    We are Anonymous.
    We are everywhere.
    We are legion.
    We are those you have left without a home.
    We are those you have tortured.
    We are those you have murdered.
    We are voiceless no more.
    The world will change. We will change it.

    Tyrants of the World,
    Expect Us!
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    Assange would agree to extradition if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks says

    WikiLeaks said Thursday that its founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the U.S. if President Barack Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning.

    WikiLeaks made the announcement on Twitter and remained adamant that the Department of Justice case against Assange was unconstitutional.

    Shocking Admission By Obama As Julian Assange Agrees To Extradition | WeAreChange

    As U.S President Barack Obama blames a losing the PR battle for the democrats recent lost in the Senate, Congress and Presidency to Donald Trump. We go over the real reasons why Barack Obama and the democrats lost their core base and support from the people. All this while Julian Assange of wikileaks says he will turn himself in the U.S government.
  33. Obama ffs please allow the release of Chelsea Manning if only to see that fuck Assange turn himself in.
  34. DeathHamster Member

    It would also dump an interesting problem on Trump and Republican Congress: How to prosecute him?

    Does Assange think that he has some kind of deal going on with them, for favors rendered, that they'll just let him walk?
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    Like most every story with a Russian angle, this news item confuses me.

    Why would Assange agree to extradition to the US when the US has not asked for extradition? As far as I know, Assange is avoiding a rape charge in some country, maybe Sweden. He says he doesn't want to go Sweden because from there he can be extradited to the US. But whether or not the US will ask for extradition is not clear to me.
  36. DeathHamster Member

    ^^ That channel is a mess of Truther, Bilderberg, Illuminati, etc, anti-news crap -- with a sprinkling of Russian talking points.
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    Julian Assange Interview for ITV's Peston on Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Julian Assange was interviewed live from the Ecuadorian embassy in London for Peston on Sunday.

    The interview was hosted by Robert Peston.

    Video credit goes to ITV UK:
  38. Q. What did you say there Julian?

    A. A big load of fuck all.
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    WikiLeaks' Assange asylum winner in Ecuador election

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely be able to remain at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London after voters in Ecuador on Sunday narrowly elected ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno over conservative Guillermo Lasso.

    Moreno, the political successor to President Rafael Correa, had said he would allow Assange to stay. Correa in 2012 granted asylum to Assange, who hasn’t left the embassy since.
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    US prepares charges to seek Julian Assange's arrest | CNN


    US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

    The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning.

    Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.

    During President Barack Obama's administration, Attorney General Eric Holder and officials at the Justice Department determined it would be difficult to bring charges against Assange because WikiLeaks wasn't alone in publishing documents stolen by Manning. Several newspapers, including The New York Times, did as well. The investigation continued, but any possible charges were put on hold, according to US officials involved in the process then.

    The US view of WikiLeaks and Assange began to change after investigators found what they believe was proof that WikiLeaks played an active role in helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, disclose a massive cache of classified documents.

    Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking to avoid an arrest warrant on rape charges in Sweden. In recent months, US officials had focused on the possibility that a new government in Ecuador would expel Assange and he could be arrested. But the left-leaning presidential candidate who won the recent election in the South American nation has promised to continue to harbor Assange.

    Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went further than any US government official in describing a role by WikiLeaks that went beyond First Amendment activity.

    He said WikiLeaks "directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States."

    "It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," Pompeo said.

    US intelligence agencies have also determined that Russian intelligence used WikiLeaks to publish emails aimed at undermining the campaign of Hillary Clinton, as part of a broader operation to meddle in the US 2016 presidential election. Hackers working for Russian intelligence agencies stole thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee and officials in the Clinton campaign and used intermediaries to pass along the documents to WikiLeaks, according to a public assessment by US intelligence agencies.

    Still, the move could be viewed as political, since Assange is untouchable as long as he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy, and Ecuador has not changed its stance on Assange's extradition.
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference Thursday that Assange's arrest is a "priority."

    "We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks," he said. "This is a matter that's gone beyond anything I'm aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.

    "We've had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Assange," said Assange's lawyer, Barry Pollack. "They've been unwilling to have any discussion at all, despite our repeated requests, that they let us know what Mr. Assange's status is in any pending investigations. There's no reason why Wikileaks should be treated differently from any other publisher."

    Pollack said WikiLeaks is just like the Washington Post and the New York Times, which routinely publish stories based on classified information. WikiLeaks, he says, publishes information that is in "the public's interest to know not just about the United States but other governments around the world."

    Assange has also compared WikiLeaks to a news media organization that uses documents provided by whistleblowers to expose the actions of governments and powerful corporations.

    "Quite simply, our motive is identical to that claimed by the New York Times and The Post -- to publish newsworthy content," Assange wrote in a recent op-ed in The Washington Post. "Consistent with the U.S. Constitution, we publish material that we can confirm to be true irrespective of whether sources came by that truth legally or have the right to release it to the media. And we strive to mitigate legitimate concerns, for example by using redaction to protect the identities of at-risk intelligence agents."

    In his speech last week, Pompeo rejected that characterization and said Assange is afforded constitutional free speech protections.

    "Julian Assange has no First Amendment freedoms. He's sitting in an Embassy in London. He's not a US citizen," Pompeo said.


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