Assange Denied Bail: Both Tortuous and Torturous

Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser ruled today Assange denied bail, despite ruling days ago he is not be extradited to the US. Thus, Assange will remain imprisoned while the US appeals the decision to the UK High Court. Loading… Magistrate Vanessa Bararitser walked into Westminster Magistrates Court No.1 at 10.12am this morning with the sunniest smile and most carefree disposition I have ever seen her adopt. Her shoulders appeared visibly lifted. She positively beamed at Clair Dobbin, counsel for the US government, as she invited her to put the case for the prosecution as to why Julian Assange should not be released on bail. Mrs Dobbin has one of those gloomy, presbyterian personalities that only fully comes to life when it has the chance to condemn somebody. There is nothing like a flat Belfast accent for a really rousing condemnation, and this was a collector’s item. Julian Assange, she stated in tones that made plain she considered that name in itself to be suspicious and unsavoury, had shown he would go to great lengths to avoid extradition to the United States. The judgement against his extradition turned only on one single point – that of his

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13

At one point in the Assange hearing day 13, Julian loudly declared, “I will not permit the testimony of a torture victim to be censored by this court!” Loading… The Assange hearing day 13 gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus some questions about the handling and validity of evidence, which I will address in comment. NICKY HAGER The first witness of the day was Nicky Hager, the veteran New Zealand investigative journalist. Hager’s co-authored book “Hit and Run” detailed a disastrous New Zealand SAS raid in Afghanistan, “Operation Burnham”, that achieved nothing but the deaths of civilians, including a child. Hager was the object of much calumny and insult, and even of police raids on his home, but in July an official government report found that all the major facts of his book were correct, and the New Zealand military had run dangerously out of control: “Ministers were not able to exercise the democratic control of the military. The military do not exist for their own

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 12

At the Assange hearing day 12, the defence witnesses included Professor John Sloboda of Iraq Body Count and Carey Shenkman testifying on the history of the Espionage Act of 1917. Loading… The Assange hearing day 12 was a less dramatic day, but marked by a brazen and persistent display of this US Government’s insistence that it has the right to prosecute any journalist and publication, anywhere in the world, for publication of US classified information. This explicitly underlay the entire line of questioning in the afternoon session. The morning opened with Professor John Sloboda of Iraq Body Count. He is a Professor of Psychology and musicologist who founded Iraq Body Count together with Damit Hardagan, and was speaking to a joint statement by both of them. Professor Sloboda stated that Iraq Body Count attempted to build a database of civilian deaths in Iraq based on compilation of credible published material. Their work had been recognised by the UN, EU and the Chilcot Inquiry. He stated that protection of the civilian population was the duty of parties at war or in occupation, and targeting of civilians was a war crime. Wikileaks’ publication of the Iraqi

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Julian Assange is in immense danger

Altnews editor comments: If there ever was better proof of the US and UK governments interfering in the business of

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“Events Today Could Lead To The Last War In The History Of Mankind”, Veteran Putin General Warns

Altnews Editor comments: #FalseFlag events, #Warmongering, #Imperialism, #Tyranny, #WarCrimes, #Crimes_against_humanity, Lies and Deception, Dishonesty, Fraud……. I hope you have had

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This Revolution Is Non-Ideological

Altnews editor’s comments: Revolution? I have never understood the real value of that concept. You make a 360 degree turn,

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Socialism, Privacy And Charity For The Powerful. Capitalism, Surveillance And Rugged Individualism For The Powerless.

Altnews editor’s comment: Our favourite rogue journalist contributor, Caitlin Johnstone, masterfully describes the status quo of the rule by the plutocracy

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How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists

By Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerilla poet. Utopia prepper Are you as sick and tired as I am

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