Precariousness Of Assange’s Asylum Intensifies Solidarity Efforts
24 July, 2018
In the last few weeks, news reports have surfaced indicating the imminent danger that Ecuador may illegally rescind Julian Assange’s asylum. WikiLeaks supporters across the globe have responded by raising their voices even louder on behalf of the politically imprisoned journalist, with a diverse range of online and physical demonstrations of solidarity unfolding over the last week.
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Image via @greekemmy on Twitter, showing Ecuadorians protesting Lenin Moreno’s policy towards Assange.
In a separate blog post, Zayas wrote: “Assange, whom I visited at the Ecuador Embassy in London, deserves the Nobel Prize for Peace. He and fellow whistleblower Eduard Snowden have done more for democracy, rule of law and peace than the many hypocritical politicians and journalists who attack and defame them.” [Emphasis added]
During the Jimmy Dore Show segment, Stef Zamorano, also known as Miserable Liberal, pointed out: “We already know [how terrible] the US Prison system is: if they want to lock him away… It’s awful, it’s nefarious, it’s scary… but I was also thinking about Petraeus, and he really did give out classified information… he plead to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling – mishandling! Classified material.”
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“The Minton Report detailed how Dutch multinational company Trafigura had dumped toxic waste in the Ivory Coast affecting 108,000 people. The report had been suppressed through a super injunction… El-Masri, a completely innocent German citizen, snatched off the streets, detained, tortured, and dumped on the street in Albania, took a case to the European Court of Human Rights, using six cables in evidence… People have been freed from Pakistani prisons based on the cables… The Syria Files provided extraordinary insight into the Assad regime through over two million emails from 680 Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies and the regime’s international security contracts… We learned the US has a manual for unconventional warfare, active policy doctrine, that was created in 2008 for US Special Forces for when they are overthrowing a government.”