"Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred “at the highest levels” of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. “There seemed to be no boundaries.”" https://t.co/6yNdgaUuvm
Cued to start at point of press discussion starting with Biden letting MBS off for murdering a Wash Post journalist.
Edit: Read snoopydog's essay if you like some meat with your essays. Good job snoop!
I haven't seen (or gone looking for) much more than this reprint from CNN in Cuenca High Life: British judge rejects U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange to face espionage charges.
"The court makes clear that it would have granted the U.S. extradition request if not for concerns about #Assange’s mental health, and about the severe conditions in which the U.S. would likely imprison him.” - @knightcolumbia #AssangeCase https://t.co/GzzrHN11YG
— Courage Foundation (@couragefound) January 4, 2021
Caitlin Johnstone: 'There is no legal case in the world right now where the struggle for lucid and unobstructed seeing has so much on the line.. We really are deciding the fate of our species with our response to the prospect of Assange's extradition' https://t.co/ctSrgXyZIJ
— Jonathan Cook (@Jonathan_K_Cook) January 2, 2021
Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10 - The gloves were off on Tuesday as the US Government explicitly argued that all journalists are liable to prosecution under the Espionage Act (1917) for publishing classified information, citing the https://t.co/J4PT950mHe
— Craig Murray (@CraigMurrayOrg) September 16, 2020
Crisis brings opportunity for change...both good and bad. Running the gambit from the autonomous zone in Seattle to the out of control expansion of the Fed. This week I've been pondering the lens which we could use to better see our way through these uncertain times. My nature is to focus on nature. I understand others have different perspectives. That's okay. However, there's no doubt we are hurdling toward big changes in our ecosystem and biosphere, as well as our society at large. Our basic needs of air, water, food, and energy hearken back to the four elements of the Greeks. The planet has the ability to recycle these basic resources naturally, but human activity has thrown a wrench in the machinery. Is it even possible to limit our footprint to have an equitable sustainable human existence? There are techniques which suggest it is possible.
Under the Cover of COVID-19
Never let a good crisis go to waste. TPTB are using the pandemic to fulfill their dreams of ever more power. Primary among the scams is the union of the Fed and Treasury to buy all the corporate debt and bail out the world's central banks. But so much more is at play. War ships are sailing to Venezuela's coasts, Sabres are rattling in Iraq aimed at Iran. Fracking on public lands is being ramped up, and financed by bail out funds. Wildlife refuges are to be opened to fishing and hunting. Not to mention the staggering number of judicial appointments, and the imprisonment of journalists who tell the truth about US war crimes. It didn't have to be this way. Just think about the relationship of arms trade and the corona virus. (4 min)
We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes?
Truth-tellers and Liars
What an upside down world. Journalists are jailed for telling us the truth about our governments, and liars are paid big bucks to read propaganda off their teleprompters. Chelsea, Julian, and now Glenn all punished for revealing the crimes committed by those in power.