Assange Espionage Act Indictment: Watch 31st Vigil

Watch the replay of a webcast discussion about Julian Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and the grave implications for the future of American journalism.

See John Kiriakou,  Chris Hedges, Margaret Kimberely, Peter B. Collins, and George Samzuely with hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria. .

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10 comments for “Assange Espionage Act Indictment: Watch 31st Vigil

  1. Ann M Garrison
    May 29, 2019 at 21:17

    Does anyone have a copy of the 17 count indictment? I’ve been looking for it online, can’t find it.

  2. leo
    May 28, 2019 at 05:13
    • leo
      May 28, 2019 at 05:17

      Sorry US to go to war with 7 countries w/o cenral banks down to 3 guess who Unconstitutional HR 3364

  3. May 26, 2019 at 04:30

    Assange is hands down a super hero and deserves the highest civilian medal for patriotism and shining light on corrupt deep state treason.

  4. Theresa Barzee
    May 26, 2019 at 00:37

    How I wish Julian could see his supporters try to wrangle for some hope, just the way he too has, so many times for the benefit of choosing well for us-all! Gordon Dimmack reading Julian’s letter just hurt my heart for all of us and for Julian and his tamily especially. His letter makes for some serious journalistic pictures of life in murderous company at Belmarsh! He is so crushed down. We must write to him! The Jeremy Schahill piece online and at DemocracyNow! has huge impact as well! I sent it to anyone I could. Chalking #supportJulian on busy sidewalks is my work now. We can write to Julian. And he can write to Dimmack, at least! Please keep up the fine work. Great love to all of you. These vigils are life-enhancing, hope-giving. Stay on it, please! Thank you so much. Theresa

  5. Abe
    May 25, 2019 at 14:03

    With all the discussion about Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and the implications for American journalism, actual espionage and infiltration of election systems by Israeli intelligence (not to mention direct interference in US electoral politics by the pro-Israel Lobby organizations backed by the Israeli government) is being assiduously ignored by most mainstream and independent journalists alike:

    “Following the 2016 election and the heavily promoted concerns about ‘Russian hackers’ infiltrating election systems, federal agencies like the NSA have used that threat to lobby for greater control over American democracy. For instance, during a 2017 hearing then-NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers stated:

    “‘If we define election infrastructure as critical to the nation and we are directed by the president or the secretary, I can apply our capabilities in partnership with others – because we won’t be the only ones, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI – I can apply those capabilities proactively with some of the owners of those systems.’

    “With Rogers — who is now employed by the Microsoft-funded and Israeli military intelligence-connected company Team8 — having lobbied for the direct involvement of U.S. government agencies, including the NSA and DHS, in supervising elections, it seems likely that ElectionGuard will help enable those agencies to surveill U.S. elections with particular ease, especially given Microsoft’s past of behind-the-scenes collaboration with the NSA.

    “Given that ElectionGuard’s system as currently described is neither as ‘secure’ nor as ‘verifiable’ as Microsoft is claiming, it seems clear that the conflicts of interests of its developers, particularly their connections to the U.S. and Israeli militaries, are a recipe for disaster and tantamount to a takeover of the American election system by the military-industrial complex.”

    Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections
    By Whitney Webb
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/microsoft-electionguard-a-trojan-horse-for-a-military-industrial-takeover-of-us-elections/258732/

  6. S. Moore
    May 25, 2019 at 11:53

    Thank you for this U4J session. One of the things that absolutely incensed me was the blatant theft of Julian’s belongings from the Ecuador Embassy in London by Ecuador and the US. Under what law do you just march in and take another person’s property?

  7. Zhu
    May 24, 2019 at 23:31

    A Hell of a lot of people in the “Church of Hillary (Fundamentalist) ” still blame Assange for her loss, although a lot more blame should go to Dem leaders who chose someone so unattractive to voters like me. I didn’t vote for either monster, cuz I the candidates were equally bad. I still think Pres. Trump no worse than Pres. Clinton.

  8. Bonnie Dineen
    May 24, 2019 at 18:39

    Thank you Joe & Elizabeth & everyone for every Unity4J Vigil!
    Today, 24 May, the video was abruptly cut off at 2:00 hours. Right now, (in CA) I can only get a repeat of those 2 hours, not the continuing broadcast. (I believe it is continuing) broadcast.

    • Bonnie Dineen
      May 24, 2019 at 18:53

      Update: for any others who were lost watching 31st Unity4J like me, on Consortiumnews.com, via YouTube, I found the live stream here: https://twitter.com/Unity4J I know we can watch it later, but it’s always better live!

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