By Caitlin Johnstone – The British Foreign Office has banned Russian outlets RT and Sputnik from attending the upcoming Global Conference on Media Freedom in London, citing their predilection for “disinformation”.
“We have not accredited RT or Sputnik because of their active role in spreading disinformation,” said a Foreign Office spokeswoman.
Read more & video RT News: “‘What about Assange?’: UK Foreign Office video calling for press freedom shamed for hypocrisy” (3:02) via Government That Tortures Journalists Bans RT From Media Conference —
The British home secretary, Sajid Javid, has just signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces an 18-count indictment, issued by the US Department of Justice, for charges linked to computer hacking and revealing government secrets in collaboration with Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning. The charges all fall under the Espionage Act.
Read more & CETV: “Update On Julian Assange – 50 Weeks In Jail” (25:32) via British Home Secretary Has Signed Extradition Order To Send Julian Assange To US — Collective Evolution
Assange är ett horn i sidan på den amerikanska eliten säger Pink Floyds Roger Waters när han förklarar varför UK hjälper USA ta kontrollen över Julian Assange. Han säger till RT att det är frånstötande att se hur UK agerar som en medhjälpare till det amerikanska imperiet.
Läs mera/Read more & video: RT; “‘Ashamed to be an Englishman’: Roger Waters slams UK as accomplice of US Empire in Assange saga” (20:19) via Roger Waters och John Pilger: Om vi förlorar Assange förlorar vi alla vår frihet — NewsVoice
By Joe Lauria
(CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” which can only be described as “psychological torture.”
Read more via UN Torture Report: “Demonized” Assange Has Faced “Psychological Torture” —
What’s happening to Julian Assange is heart-breaking. Wikileaks has been leaking verified information in the form of confidential classified documents for a number of years. These documents have exposed the corruption and deceit that appear to make up the backbone of modern day geopolitics. It’s because of this that Assange has been taken into custody, and not because he has really done anything ‘wrong’ or participated in actions that are a threat to ‘national security.’ Yes, those are the reasons he’s been put in jail, but the real motivations for the powerful elite to have arrested him are very different.
Read more via Julian Assange Is Very Ill & Nobody Is Talking About It: He’s Now In His Prison’s Health Ward — Collective Evolution
By Mac Slavo
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange’s health is deteriorating in a British prison, but the journalist was able to get a letter out to the public. In the war on freedom of speech, Assange is asking everyone else who stands against corruption to take his place and keep speaking truth to power.
Read more via In The War On Free Speech, Assange Says: “Everyone Else Must Take My Place” —
Written by Caitlin Johnstone
(CJ Opinion) — Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that “Assange’s health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him.”
This jarring revelation has been reported by a small handful of outlets, but only as an aside in relation to Sweden refusing Samuelson’s request for a postponement of a scheduled hearing regarding Assange’s detention en absentia for a preliminary investigation of rape allegations. The fact that the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder is so ill that he can’t converse lucidly is itself far more significant than the postponement refusal, yet headlines mentioning Samuelson’s statement focus on the Swedish case, de-emphasizing the startling news from his lawyer.
Read more via Assange is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It — The Anti-Media