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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am
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David wrote:
... Like most external pressure campaigns, the risks of any kneejerk response would be likely to outweigh any benefits...

Is all the "free Assange" stuff, like avatars on footy bulletin boards, an "external pressure campaign"? Aren't you worried about a kneejerk response?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
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In this case, it's all we can hope for.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:41 pm
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Sweden drops the rape investigation involving Assange.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-20/sweden-drops-julian-assange-rape-investigation/11719744

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:43 pm
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Can’t put it much better than this:

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/now-that-assange-is-safely-locked-up-sweden-drops-its-investigation-5a95d3bd3a6c

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:04 am
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^Powerfully put.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 pm
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The post below presents an alternative view on Assange's interventions.

I have mixed feelings about Assange, seeing him both as an extreme narcissist and a victim of the state all at once. Given I rate mundane efforts to enhance democracy and mainstream institutional whistle blowing well above fringe martyrdom-seeking, I'm not generally inclined to his work. Nonetheless, actions such as the Swedish case seem to have been a state conspiracy against him and ought to be prosecuted as such.

https://medium.com/theintercept/we-knew-julian-assange-hated-hillary-clinton-we-didnt-know-he-was-secretly-advising-trump-ada2837aa0e6

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:11 pm
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For me, the most important thing has always been his work (which, really, was hobbled after 2011 or so – Wikileaks from that point on was a bit of a zombie operation) and the case against him. I have no doubt that, towards the end, Wikileaks had become something of a vanity project, although I would still defend his decision to leak the DNC emails, because I think US voters had a right to know what the party was doing behind closed doors. In any case, his biggest legacy was what Wikileaks was set up for, and what it actually achieved: an incredible conduit for information and whistleblowing in a world in which the screws were and are tightening on open democracy. In the big picture, it’s hard to think of many things much more important than that. So whatever his personal eccentricities or “bad” politics, or whatever, his imprisonment, extradition and potential show trial in America seem to me to be nothing else than an act of aggression by state power, big capital, etc. against the rest of us; an assertion of who calls the shots and who’d better learn their place. That’s why, to me, Assange might not be the most heroic, morally pure or admirable person alive, but he is the world’s most important political prisoner.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:16 pm
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Is Canberra changing its tune on Julian Assange?

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/is-canberra-changin-its-tune-on-julian-assange/11758090

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David Libra

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:43 pm
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Thanks WPT – really informative.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:58 am
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shame there is no subtitles, is there a transcript anywhere do you know?
id be interested to read that

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:22 pm
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Extradition decision to be handed down around 9pm tonight. Will be somewhat anticlimactic as there will be an appeal regardless, but I’ll still fall off my chair if the judge, Vanessa Baraitser, who has been astoundingly one-sided throughout, doesn’t decide in favour of extradition. If she does, I hope she can manage to find a way to sleep well at night for the rest of her life.
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David wrote:
Extradition decision to be handed down around 9pm tonight. Will be somewhat anticlimactic as there will be an appeal regardless, but I’ll still fall off my chair if the judge, Vanessa Baraitser, who has been astoundingly one-sided throughout, doesn’t decide in favour of extradition. If she does, I hope she can manage to find a way to sleep well at night for the rest of her life.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:47 pm
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You never know, Trump might pardon him just to piss people off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:38 pm
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^ Pretty much the best hope at the moment. A lot of his high-profile supporters seem to be in favour of pardoning Assange, so let’s wait and see – he only has two weeks left in office.
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Judgement being handed down now – it is, as expected, to extradite. Baraitser is suggesting that the Wikileaks publications would have been crimes in the UK, and that the invocation of the US espionage act doesn’t qualify this as a political offence. Shameful stuff, and a dark day for the UK.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/julian-assange-news-live-wikileaks-extradition-us-b1781919.html?amp

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