26th Vigil Held With Assange in Jail

The 26th Vigil for Julian Assange was held Friday with the latest news on the WikiLeaks founder and the Mueller Report. Watch it here.

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16 comments for “26th Vigil Held With Assange in Jail

  1. Stephen Morrell
    April 21, 2019 at 18:52

    Thank you again for all your efforts.

    One thing that seems to be missed in all this is that the charge of ‘computer intrusion’ levelled at Assange by the US apparently has a statute of limitation of five years. Since it’s nine years since Assange allegedly attempted to perform this elementary duty of protecting his source, shouldn’t this ‘ground’ for extradition be thrown out straight away?

  2. Alois Mueller
    April 21, 2019 at 03:15

    The Espionage Act[4] also contradicts the US Constitution, but it is being invoked with regard to the indictment against Julian Assange.

    Ubiquitous classification of information beneath the mantle of “National Security” serves to sustain the illusion that Empire serves the public interest. Hence, as author and veteran journalist Naomi Wolf asserts, whistleblowers are necessary, as is the transmission of their leaks. This, she says, has been journalism practice for years. It is what real journalists are supposed to do.

    The Daniel Ellsbergs and Chelsea Mannings of the world are necessary — Ellsberg is now considered to be a hero. The Assanges of the world who transmit the truth are also necessary.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/empire-versus-democracy-and-freedom/5674851

  3. Lily
    April 21, 2019 at 01:45

    Julien Assange deserves the Nobelprize for his contributions to peace. Might needs secrecy. Bringing secret crimes to light is a start. At least Assange would deserve it which can not be said of every Nobelprizewinner.
    I wonder how the US and UK would deal with that? Would they still dare to treat him like a terrorist?

  4. jaycee
    April 20, 2019 at 19:26

    Assange was jailed in a high-security prison in London. Does anyone know under what conditions? i.e. is he in solitary confinement or subject to restrictions?

    • christina garcia
      April 21, 2019 at 22:38

      England is not as barbaric as we are now. They discovered a while ago that humanitarian treatment is more effective than solitary. You don’t have to worry about Assange. I would be more concerned about our own prisoners here .

      • christina garcia
        April 21, 2019 at 22:44

        also you can contact the correctional facility he is in. Every prisoner/jailed person can receive letters. the mail will be opened for obvious reasons , but yes you can contact Assange.

  5. bill
    April 20, 2019 at 17:25

    Whereas much of this vigil has a US focus, it seems that the critical point, during these few days at the present time, is what may transpire in the UK, or European, context. The situation now is suddenly different to what it has been during the several years previous. The inclusion of Francis Boyle’s comments may be particularly appropriate. This appeared informed and pertinent.

    Joe Lauria: “You’re saying, his lawyers, Assange’s lawyers, need to come armed on May 2nd ready to appeal to the European Human Rights Court, immediately, that day?”

    Francis Boyle: “No, I’m saying. . . the European Court of Human Rights has regulations on this precise matter encouraging lawyers to file a law suite and a request for provisional measures of protection immediately, when there is a threat of deportation, or extradition, that they believe would violate the human rights of their clients. So I think what needs to be done is, next week some time, for Assange’s lawyers to file a law suite with the European Court of Human Rights and get these provisional measures of protection ordered against the British Government from extraditing him. So, May 2nd will be too late. If they wait too long – based on prior observation, the filing of that request for provisional measures could take 24 to 48 hours for the Court to respond, – and by then, I think Assange will be on a private jet to the United States.”

    Julian Assange’s legal team appears to include some of the best lawyers in the UK. One might imagine that consideration of this avenue, along with other pertinent legal considerations, would not have been omitted.

    The European Court of Human Rights was set up by the Council of Europe in the 1940s during the post-war period (post-2nd World War). The United Kingdom was a founding member of the Council of Europe. The European Court of Human Rights has power to enforce compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights on the contracting member states. I believe the United Kingdom was the original proposer of the the European Convention on the Fundamental Rights of the Individual.

    The political dimension may also be pertinent as regards the manner in which the legal scenario may eventually play out in this respect. There appears to be at least some recent emphsis in the political sphere in Europe of the need to protect whistle-blowers and individuals who support whistle-blowers:

    https://www.rt.com/news/456731-eu-whisleblowers-directive-assange/

    • bill
      April 22, 2019 at 02:16

      Correction on dates:

      The Council of Europe was set up during the 1940s. The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Court of Human Rights were established by the Council of Europe during the 1950s.

  6. Tom
    April 19, 2019 at 22:54

    Bill Binney States that the NSA Has 32 Pages of Communications Between Seth Rich and Julian Assange, As Revealed by a FOIA Request

    Here’s what Binney says:
    “Ty Clevenger has FOIAed information from NSA asking for any data that involved both Seth Rich and also Julian Assange.
    And they responded by saying we’ve got 15 files, 32 pages, but they’re all classified in accordance with executive order 13526 covering classification, and therefore you can’t have them.
    That says that NSA has records of communications between Seth Rich and Julian Assange. I mean, that’s the only business that NSA is in?—?copying communications between people and devices.”

    https://medium.com/@markfmccarty/bill-binney-states-that-the-nsa-has-32-pages-of-communications-between-seth-rich-and-julian-54a2df5a0e5b

  7. KiwiAntz
    April 19, 2019 at 22:26

    The further a Society drifts from the Truth, the more it will hate those who speak it- George Orwell.

  8. bjd
    April 19, 2019 at 18:55

    Can you guys look into this report on RT yesterday:
    https://www.rt.com/news/456972-ecuador-foreign-minister-patino-assange/

    It states that former foreign minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patino is on a Europol red
    list since wednesdsay for ‘instigation’; clearly he’s wanted for his ‘political’
    convictions.

    Mentioned in that story is the arrest on Wednesday, in Sweden(?), of Swedish software
    developer Ola Bini, who was arrested last week on suspicions of ‘hacking’ for WikiLeaks.

    These two things happening a week after J.A. is arrested to me indicates there is
    a crack down goinbg on against WL, which in effect is a highly troublesome crack down
    against /a news organazation/!
    It would also indicate Sweden is fully committed to, and coopearating with that crack down.

    • Lily
      April 20, 2019 at 10:29

      Ola Bini was arrested in Quito. Can’t see why, apart from him being a friend of Julian Assange.

      https://olabini.com/

    • April 21, 2019 at 11:24

      Swede arrested in Ecuador . Crackdown going on for about a decade since VISA etc. refused to send donations to Wikileaks.

  9. bjd
    April 19, 2019 at 17:27

    Contact the Church in Manhattan that hosts economist Richard D. Wolff!
    (The Judson Memorial Church).

    • incontinent reader
      April 20, 2019 at 15:07

      bjd-

      I recall that Ray McGovern, Scott Ritter were at a symposium on the foreign policy of the Democratic candidates at the Judson Memorial Church three years ago this month. It was moderated by Mark Crispin Miller It is posted on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rI5fGfl5OI and is as relevant today as it was then.

      The church’s contact information is:

      Judson Memorial Church
      239 Thompson St.
      New York, NY 10012
      Website https://www.judson.org
      Phone 212-477-0351

      Office Hours
      10:30-6p.m. Weekdays.

      • bjd
        April 21, 2019 at 11:30

        Thank you!
        Almost three hours — phew; but will watch it later tonight.

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