Free Julian Assange
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This is something every American should be worried about, but I don't really see the people getting involved as they should. Do they understand the ramifications of this? I do understand why some people dislike, or even hate Julian Assange, but that too is a problem when corruption is shown to the public, and they are mad at the person that uncovered the corruption. Are the people of the United States now saying that corruption is okay? When I point out things that are happening in America today, people get mad at me, and say I'm not a Patriotic American, but what is Patriotism if it's not protecting America from changes that are not in the interest of it's people? When I was young, I can remember hearing about all the people who spoke out against the Russian Communist Government, and how they were either killed on the spot, tossed in prison as political prisoners, or just disappeared without a trace. The only News they were allowed to hear was Government Propaganda from their local State run Radio and TV Stations. The only way they could get any News about what was going on in the Real World, was from Foreign Radio Stations like "The Voice of America", "Radio Free Europe" and "Radio Liberty".
In the past, the United States had some really good News Stations, both and TV alike. In the 1960's TV and Radio Stations were owned by hundreds of different Companies, and each one had their own way of presenting the News. They were for the most part honest, and had real Journalist in the field, digging for real information, and the truth. They were protected by the 1st Amendment, and didn't worry much about putting leaked information about things our Government did that was either wrong, corrupt, or things they did in our name that they shouldn't have. While it was normal to hide things like this under the disguise of "National Security", good people from within our Government knew the people should know of these things, and would leak them to the press. At one time, put into law in 1989, there was a law protecting these people known as, "The Whistleblowers Protection Act". These were the little things that set the U.S. apart from other Countries, and made America Really Great. The big problem was, this being able to shine a light on things that were hidden under the classification of "National Security" made it difficult for the War Hawks and Military Industrial Complex to continue the forever wars they found so profitable. So things started to change, and the laws right along with it. The Antitrust laws changed or were ignored, and Communication Companies were taken over or merged, and now around 96% of all media, Radio, TV, News Papers, Magazines, are owned by only 5 Corporations. These 5 Corporations receive hundreds of million$ in business by the Defense Contractors such as McDonald Douglas, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Honeywell to name but only a few. On top of all that, you have members of our Secret Government institutions, such as the FBI, CIA, NSA going on the News Channels telling you what to think, and BS stories like Iraq has WMDs, and we need to "Pre-emptively take him out", and we need Regime Change in Libya, Venezuela, Syria, and Iran, all to bolster new wars all around the world so they can gouge the American Tax Payer for more money, and that they have. The Corporations have bought our Government, and now our Government works for the Corporations, and the News we get is nothing more than State Sponsored Propaganda. Only one thing stands in their way, and that is Truth that is leaked and given to the world.
REAL Whistleblowers in the United States are now hunted down, arrested and placed in prison, just like in the old Communist Soviet Union. Fake Whistleblowers are protected, even their identities are scrubbed by social media Corporations, and if you name them, you're banned from their platform, and the fakes are used to try and impeach sitting Presidents that get in the way of their agendas.
Now Julian Assange is a Journalist and Publisher that gave Whistleblowers a place to publish the things that needed to be seen by the public. A Publisher if you will, and now the United States is going after him for doing this for the Whistleblowers. WikiLeaks has published information from around the world, not just from the United States. Any Whistleblower from anywhere in the world can send the information to WikiLeaks for public viewing. This is a very important place that's definitely needed now more than ever. The United States has had this problem with Journalist in the past, and since our speech is protected, it's been almost impossible to stop the public from getting to see the things our Government does in secret.
There have been a few really good people who point out just what the people of the United States have to lose if Julian Assange is extradited to America. It's a sobering thought that if this happens, then anyone anywhere can be tossed in jail for the rest of their life for pointing out things the Government wants to keep hidden, but the people have the right to know. Old Soviet Union Communism enacted right here at home, and as you know, once this shit gets started, it's almost impossible to get rid of, kind of like the Un-Patriotic Patriot Act.
Below are interviews you really should watch, and they spell it out for you when it comes to what will happen IF the U.S. wins this Extradition case against Julian Assange.
There are people that point out just how bad it can really get. Here is Matt Orfalea take on all this..
"If Julian Assange goes to prison for revealing government secrets, the next Bob Woodward may share the same fate.
To illustrate this point I’ve logged dozens of examples of Woodward bragging about his adventures obtaining and disclosing classified information—what Assange is facing prison for. In fact, throughout Woodward’s five hour Master Class, “Bob Woodward Teaches Investigative Journalism”, he repeatedly teaches his students how to obtain and disclose classified information.
Woodward: “Everyone saves documents. Now in this era they save them on computers. One thumb drive can contain so much material and if you can get somebody to plug your thumb drive into their computer—say the NSA or the CIA—you could get all kinds of important information.”"
Please Watch This Video.. on YouTube, Running time 9:03 - War on Journalism | Bob Woodward & Julian Assange
Another great interview from Matt Orfalea.. JAMES GOODALE, former executive vice president, vice chairman, and general counsel of The New York Times is best known for leading the NYT to victory in the famous free-press-threatening Pentagon Papers case. In his book, “Fighting for the Press”, he warned about the danger of the government bringing a similar case against Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Today the government has done just that...
Julian Assange currently faces life in prison for publishing information that revealed evidence of war crimes and exposed government lies. Now, 10 yrs after the publishing the material, the government has yet to prove the publications have harmed a single individual. Many call this historic case a serious threat to the freedom of the press.
Great Interview.. On YouTube, Running time 42:40 - NYT Vice Chair Defends Julian Assange "Fighting for the Press"
Matt Orfalea also did a two part interview with Whistleblower Thomas Drake, and it's a Very good interview also.
Thomas Drake is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower. In 2010, the Obama administration indicted him for blowing the whistle on unconstitutional warrantless surveillance. Drake became the second whistleblower since Danial Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers) to be indicted for sharing information with the press.
Part 1.. On YouTube, Running time 33:32 - Enemy of the State: How the Government Tried to Turn a Truth-Teller into a Traitor
Part 2.. On YouTube, Running time 22:33 - Censored Whistleblower Defends Julian Assange
On the Jimmy Dore show, Jimmy is joined by Chris Hedges to talk about the Julian Assange extradition case..
On YouTube, Running time 13:10 - Julian Assange's Trial Is FIXED! w/Chris Hedges
On Contact, With Chris Hedges. On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with lawyer, author and professor, Marjorie Cohn.
On YouTube, Running time 28:08 - Ramifications for press freedom in Julian Assange extradition
acTVism Munich.. In this video Taylor Hudak reflects back on the events leading up to Julian Assange’s arrest inside London’s Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019. Marking one year since his arrest, two online events were held on Saturday April 11 with special guests Kristinn Hrafnsson, Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Craig Murray, Stefania Maurizi and many others.
On YouTube, Running time 11:02 - Assange 1 Year in Prison Anniversary | Event with Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg & others Recap
Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton gives a press statement after the day wraps up.
On YouTube, Running time 1:59 - Julian Assange’s father gives statement after court day wraps up
Documentary filmmaker Juan Passarelli describes the extradition hearing against Julian Assange. On Rolling Stone..
On YouTube, Running time 47:54 - Juan Passarelli on Julian Assange's Trial, Interview Only | Useful Idiots
"The video surveillance, recording devices, it's something scandalous, that you would only expect to happen in a spy movie."
On YouTube, Running time 1:54 - Assange's lawyer on claims whistleblower was spied on at embassy
Pushback with Aaron Maté | The CIA has been caught spying on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Undercover Global SL, a Spanish security firm, recorded Assange during his stay in Ecuador's London embassy, where he lived under asylum, and then handed over its footage to the CIA. "That firm was contracted by Ecuador to protect the embassy, to protect [Assange], to protect us from [his] persecutors," says former Ecuadorian diplomat Fidel Narváez. "So I find it shocking."
Guest: Fidel Narváez, former Ecuadorian diplomat who served at the London embassy while Julian Assange lived there under asylum.
On YouTube, Running time 13:05 - CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy
Pushback with Aaron Maté
In his latest Grayzone exposé, Max Blumenthal reveals new details on the CIA spying and sabotage operation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The US surveilled Assange inside Ecuador's London embassy, all while working with Trump mega-donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's security team and a Spanish company that had initially been hired to protect the embassy.
Drawing on court testimony and internal documents, Blumenthal reports on how the CIA sabotaged an asylum plan for Assange; installed software that allowed it to directly monitor him; and harassed and monitored Assange's attorneys, friends, family, and journalist colleagues.
Guest: Max Blumenthal, Editor of The Grayzone and author of The Management of Savagery.
On YouTube, Running time 42:37 - Exposed: CIA used Sheldon Adelson's firm to spy on Julian Assange
So there you have it, the turning of America into a Communist Country. You don't have to be a Brain Surgeon or a Rocket Scientist to see what's going on right now in America. This is nothing less than the old Soviet Union Communist party crack down on Journalism that shined a light on State Secrets, and it's happening right here at home. It's not going to stop with Julian Assange, and it's only going to get worse if Assange is extradited to the U.S.. It's up to each and every person here in America to say NO to this kind of Communism. It's now, or never, and once this happens, there is no turning back..