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21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

17.04.2019

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See ‘Arrest update – SW1’. Upon arrival at a London police station, Julian was… »

16.04.2019

Simultaneous Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque fires

Simultaneous Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque fires

“A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. “The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say… “Officials say it could be linked to the renovation… »

14.04.2019

The Human Rights Organizations Are Part of the Problem

The Human Rights Organizations Are Part of the Problem

Human rights organizations have sacrificed their credibility and become a sophisticated part of the U.S. foreign policy machine—or, to put it more bluntly, a part of the U.S. empire.   By Justin… »

13.04.2019

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

…The American empire is not good for the American people. The way it’s sold to the American people is that this is good for all Americans… but it’s quite the opposite: it’s good for an elite, especially arms manufacturers and the fossil fuel industry… by Brandon Soderberg, originally published on… »

13.04.2019

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman spoke to… »

13.04.2019

Chelsea and Julian are in jail. History trembles.

Chelsea and Julian are in jail. History trembles.

By Craig Murray Tonight both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are in jail, both over offences related to the publication of materials specifying US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and both charged with nothing else at all. No matter what bullshit political and MSM liars try to feed… »

12.04.2019

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

By David Swanson Governments’ (monstrous and criminal) behavior should not be secret. People should know what their government is doing, and what a powerful foreign government is doing to their own countries. The actual results of the work of WikiLeaks have been hugely beneficial. If U.S. courts were to get… »

12.04.2019

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

“This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the U.S.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a “computer hacking… »

12.04.2019

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Pressenza interviewed Javier Arcentales Illescas, Human Mobility Advisor of the Ombudsman’s Office of Ecuador, an institution that spoke today about the detention of Julian Assange, at the consulate of Ecuador in London. Here is the interview. Q: The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister and government representatives have said today… »

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