Wikileaks - Julian Assange Discussion

Joe

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Notice that there was only ONE camera crew at the arrest of Assange - Russia Today - Every other major mainstream media news outlet in the UK (and USA) undoubtedly also knew about the impending arrest, but ALL of them neglected to send camera crews and reporters to cover it.

If that doesn't confirm that ALL major mainstream press outlets are fully aligned with Western government's agenda, then nothing does. As a result, no one should ever be in doubt that, on all major issues, EVERYTHING you read from a major Western media outlet is, effectively, government propaganda.
 

genero81

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Notice that there was only ONE camera crew at the arrest of Assange - Russia Today - Every other major mainstream media news outlet in the UK (and USA) undoubtedly also knew about the impending arrest, but ALL of them neglected to send camera crews and reporters to cover it.
Maybe you can do a little blurb on FB on that point and we can share it. Oh, you did already! lol Shared
 

Anthony

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Notice that there was only ONE camera crew at the arrest of Assange - Russia Today - Every other major mainstream media news outlet in the UK (and USA) undoubtedly also knew about the impending arrest, but ALL of them neglected to send camera crews and reporters to cover it.

If that doesn't confirm that ALL major mainstream press outlets are fully aligned with Western government's agenda, then nothing does. As a result, no one should ever be in doubt that, on all major issues, EVERYTHING you read from a major Western media outlet is, effectively, government propaganda.
In a similar vein:

 

angelburst29

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What a sad sad day...
Very sad, indeed. Ecuador's decision breaks one of the basic tenants of International Law and one of the main functions of an Embassy - protection from wrongful persecution.

In arresting Assange under false pretenses, what kind of danger does that place Chelsea Manning in?

Does the "timing" of this arrest of Assange, coincide with the US's refusal to grant an entry visa to an ICC Prosecutor, exactly sever days ago (April 4th) investigating Afghan war crimes?

The United States has revoked the entry visa of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, her office said on Thursday, a response to her inquiry into possible war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
U.S. revokes ICC prosecutor's entry visa over Afghanistan investigation



"Ecuador has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy minutes ago," the tweet reads.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

WikiLeaks' Assange convicted of breaking bail terms at UK court
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was convicted on Thursday by a London court of skipping bail in 2012 after an extradition order to Sweden over an allegation of rape.

Explainer: Assange arrested in London after seven-year refuge in embassy
Banners in support of arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are seen on the pavement in front of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after Ecuador withdrew his asylum which had allowed him to take refuge in the country's embassy in London since 2012.

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with conspiracy
A man is reflected in a window of a police van as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen inside, after he was arrested, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday they had charged Julian Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks website, with conspiracy in trying to access a classified U.S. government computer with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.

Ecuador suspends Assange's citizenship: foreign minister
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen  after was arrested by British police, outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange's citizenship and accused him and members of his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation's government.

U.N. rights expert seeks access to Assange, evidence
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van, after he was arrested by British police, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A United Nations human rights expert will ask Britain to let him meet Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to assess his claims that his privacy has been violated.

Lawyer says to push for Sweden to reopen Assange investigation
A police van is seen outside the Ecuadorian embassy after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police in London, Britain, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
A Swedish lawyer representing the alleged victim in a rape investigation involving WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange said on Thursday she would push to have prosecutors reopen the probe, that was dropped in 2017.

Assange arrest a 'dark moment' for press freedom: Snowden
Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table on the protection of whistleblowers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, March 15, 2019.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden on Thursday called the arrest in Britain of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a "dark moment for press freedom" and said it contravened a call by the United Nations to allow him to walk free.

Kremlin hopes Assange rights will not be violated after his arrest
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, answering a question about the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, said Moscow hopes that his rights will not be violated.

April 11, 2019 - US Department of Justice confirms Assange arrested on US extradition request
US Department of Justice confirms Assange arrested on US extradition request

The US Department of Justice confirms that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in relation to a US extradition request, Department Spokeswoman Nicole Navas Oxman told TASS on Thursday.

"I can confirm that Julian Assange was arrested in relation to a provisional extradition request from the United States of America," she said.

British lawyer Jennifer Robinson, who is part of a legal team representing Assange, said earlier on Thursday that the Wikileaks founder had been arrested in relation to a US extradition request. "Assange has been arrested not just for breach of bail conditions but also in relation to a US extradition request," she wrote on Twitter, adding that "the US warrant was issued in December 2017 and is for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning in early 2010."
 

Pashalis

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Notice that there was only ONE camera crew at the arrest of Assange - Russia Today - Every other major mainstream media news outlet in the UK (and USA) undoubtedly also knew about the impending arrest, but ALL of them neglected to send camera crews and reporters to cover it.

If that doesn't confirm that ALL major mainstream press outlets are fully aligned with Western government's agenda, then nothing does. As a result, no one should ever be in doubt that, on all major issues, EVERYTHING you read from a major Western media outlet is, effectively, government propaganda.
One has to also ask the obvious question; what was the thinking/motive behind the western media outlets not being present when he gets arrested? Who gave that order and for what reason? Did somebody hope that the arrest happens quietly, without pictures and such, to make it easier to spin strange/false stories afterwards and possibly make him disappear?
 

Mark7

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Notice that there was only ONE camera crew at the arrest of Assange - Russia Today - Every other major mainstream media news outlet in the UK (and USA) undoubtedly also knew about the impending arrest, but ALL of them neglected to send camera crews and reporters to cover it.

If that doesn't confirm that ALL major mainstream press outlets are fully aligned with Western government's agenda, then nothing does. As a result, no one should ever be in doubt that, on all major issues, EVERYTHING you read from a major Western media outlet is, effectively, government propaganda.
So it seems that western media are now using RT's footage of the event in their reporting of the event, so I don't get it...
 

R-ME

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As of Assange being arrested the rape investigation here in Sweden against Assange maybe will be resumed.

Update in the Assange case
11-04-2019
After media reports that Julian Assange has been arrested in London, the counsel for the injured party has requested the Swedish preliminary investigation concerning rape be resumed. The case will be handled by the Swedish Prosecution Authority’s Development Centre in Gothenburg.

Director of Public Prosecution and Head of the Development Centre, Mikael Björk, has decided that Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson will lead the work regarding the request from the counsel for the injured party.

- We will now examine the case in order to determine how to proceed. The investigation has not yet been resumed, and we do not know today whether it will be. Furthermore, we cannot set a timetable for when any such decision will be made, says Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson.

A preliminary investigation can be resumed as long as the suspected crime is not subject to statute of limitation. In this case, the suspected crime of rape would be subject to statute of limitation in mid-August 2020.

The prosecutor cannot give further information for the time being. When information becomes available, this will be provided via a press release.
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Joe

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So it seems that western media are now using RT's footage of the event in their reporting of the event, so I don't get it...
They're not called presstitutes for nothing. They were told, in on uncertain terms, to keep coverage to a minimum, but it's a big story and they can't not report it at all for financial/readership reasons, so they use RT's video.
 
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