By Aaron Kesel
WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment for his role in obtaining and publishing classified military and diplomatic documents prior to his extradition hearing on May 30th, Reuters reported.
Read more & videos: “LIVE: Wikileaks Editor in chief holds press briefing on Assange’s “new criminal case” (1:02:46) ; “Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire, accepts GUE/NGL Prize on behalf of Julian Assange” (10:24) ; “Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom” (21:12) via Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts —
Update: Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent.
After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.
Read more: Total Chaos Breaks Out in France as Yellow Vests Clash With Police — Era of Light
An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
Read more: They Want to Censor and Control the Internet, But Activists Reject EU Plan to Pre-Censor Copyright Violations — Humans Are Free
Editor’s Note: As the social media and big tech purge of independent voices continues, entire supposedly democratic countries are banning certain voices as well. What are they afraid of?
Today the Australian government banned conspiracy researcher David Icke from entering the country for his multi-city speaking tour. Although he has spoken in Australia several times in the past decade, the government cited Icke’s skeptical views of vaccinations, global warming, and Israel’s policies as the reason for the ban.
“I was shocked and appalled to have received the news earlier today that my visa had been revoked just hours before boarding a flight to Australia by Immigration Minister David Coleman,” Icke said in statement after being informed of the ban. Read more & video: “The Day Aussie Freedom Died – David Icke Banned from the ‘Land of Freedom’ The David Icke Videocast” (25:58)
Petition: “Let David Icke into Australia”
via Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia —
Published on Aug 17, 2017
We have uncovered and refined a revolutionary new process: enforcing the individual commercial liability of corporate executives and government representatives who are causing egregious harm. We are on a mission to make this Liability Action available and easy for everyone. The first focus is solving the smart meter problem. This clip is from the forthcoming InPower Docu-Series: Episode #1.
Published on Aug 29, 2017
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The InPower Docu-Series illustrates a powerful new method to restore social justice and accountability. Episode #1 focuses on solving the ‘smart’ meter problem: how we can prevent and reverse the installation of this dangerous technology, through holding corporate executives and government actors financially accountable — for the first time ever. And in so doing, we can restore safety in our homes, and bring balance to our world.
Source: InPower Movement
François Boulo is the a 32-year-old lawyer and spokesman for the Gilets Jaunes Yellow Vests movement in the northern city of Rouen, who is now calling on the French people to form a general strike on February 5th, as “The only way to force a deaf president to call us to the polls.”
As a lawyer, Boulo says, “I defend people threatened with the seizure of their homes by the banks,” and he complains that the “tax devices” of the Macron government work “for the benefit of the richest 1%,” at the expense of public services….Read more
via Yellow Vests Call for General Strike on February 5th — Era of Light
By Truthstream Media Aaron and Melissa Dykes report from Paris, France where ongoing protests and riots have brought the city to a halt. They explore the on-the ground realities as well as some of the familiar background patterns emerging as legitimate protest combines with those who seek to take advantage of the civil unrest. But are thereother hidden elements that bring into question the timing of this strife? Video: “What’s Really Going Down in Paris?” (31:50)
via What’s Really Going Down in Paris? —