UK/US ‘justice’ – Assange extradition hearing

June 2022 Forums General discussion UK/US ‘justice’ – Assange extradition hearing

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  • #223541
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    So the smear job continues with Wikileaks regarding Assange and Netflix is amongst the big guns being utilised.
    WIKIleaks smear job

    #223542
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Jonathan Cook’s take-down of that supposed documentary

    The Assassination of Julian Assange

    #225035
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59608641

    The US won its appeal against a January UK court ruling that he could not be extradited due to concerns over his mental health. Judges were reassured by US promises to reduce the risk of suicide.

    What else can we expect from British “justice”

    #225503
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Wednesday marked Julian Assange’s 1,000th day of imprisonment in London’s Belmarsh Prison

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/01/05/after-1000-days-belmarsh-prison-campaigners-demand-freedom-julian-assange

    #226228
    ALB
    Keymaster

    When Johnson smeared Starmer in the House of Commons he said that Starmer had prosecuted journalists but not Jimmy Saville. One newspaper report of the incident yesterday when a jeering mob surrounded Starmer said that there were shouts of “Assange”. Does anybody know if, when he was Director of Public Prosecutions, Starmer prosecuted Assange? Is that what Johnson was referring to?

    #226233
    J Surman
    Participant

    ALB – I think this link to Craig Murray’s recent post will answer your question:

    How the Establishment Functions

    #226235
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Thanks. There could be something in it as this is being spread by the Labour left and not just Johnson and the far-right.

    According to this when the mob was shouting “traitor” they meant “traitor to the working class”.

    Also:

    “Traitor to the working calss
    Men could be heard bellowing “traitor to the working class” before police stepped in to rescue Starmer and walked him to the safety of a police car.”

    And here’s Ken Loach on the subject.

    Labour Heartlands seem to be a leftwing Corbynista blog? I think they are still in the Labour Party. Can anyone confirm this?

    #226236
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    Should we consider asking Murray to have an interview in the Standard, we have done before, Tony Benn and Im pretty sure we had an interview in the early days with Paul Lafargue. It doesn’t mean that we agree, but I’m sure it would add a few copies to the Standard.

    #226242
    J Surman
    Participant

    You’re right – it doesn’t mean that we/they agree on everything, but truth tellers are few and far it seems. So much of our daily news is contaminated by journalists answering the demands of their masters. A breath of fresh air is good for all.

    #226243
    J Surman
    Participant

    Just read another one worthy of a read on this subject:

    Didn’t those enraged at Boris Johnson’s ‘smears’ of Starmer defame Corbyn at every turn?

    Jonathan Cook (ex-Guardian) – another potential intervewee?

    #226251
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Today’s Times says that the person who shouted about “what about the working man”.

    “One man approaching Starmer was Eillism Coleshill, a former Tory councillor who is co-editor-in-chief of the anti-lockdown YouTube channel Resistance GB, which made a recording of the incident. Coleshill, who was suspended from the party making racist remarks, shouted at Starmer : ‘Why aren’t you standing up for our constitution? Why aren’t you standing up for Labour, for the working-class man?”

    Doesn’t sound like a Corbynista, at least not a Jeremy one.

    #227724
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Assange has moved a step closer to a US trial on espionage charges after the UK’s highest court refused to hear his appeal against extradition.

    Assange’s lawyers will have four weeks to make submissions to the home secretary before her decision.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/mar/14/julian-assange-denied-permission-to-appeal-against-us-extradition

    #227725
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Given the current war hysteria he doesn’t stand a chance, quite apart from Priti Patel being keen to kick one more foreigner.

    #227736
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    The hypocrisy of highlighting the censorship and jailing of journalists by Russia and treatment of Assange for his reporting is astounding.

    It is due to WikiLeaks that we know of the foreign interference in Ukraine’s internal politics during the 2014 coup.

    #228944
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

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