julian assange’s nov. 18 hearing at belmarsh gitmo

I haven’t been able to find any written first-person reports on what happened in court this morning, but oscar greenfell at wsws has this up today: ‘UN special rapporteur exposes Swedish sexual misconduct frame-up of Assange’, Oscar Grenfell,  18 November 2019, and it may be relevant to another Tweet I’d seen earlier, …and MAE below promises a report soon.
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2 Tweets re: julian assange’s UK trial magistrate

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White Helmets founder found dead in Istanbul

Most coverage reads like this, following glowing tributes to the Al Qaeda allied head-choppers staged ‘rescuers’, although the Independent cuts right to the ‘Russians claim’ chase.

‘James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer found dead near his home in Istanbul; Former army officer helped start the White Helmets, credited with saving thousands of lives in Syria (with video evidence of the group’s heroics)
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get your free Impeach Trump bumper stickers here!

I’ll let CNN set the stage, then I’ll trade off squibs from CNN, abc news, Bloomberg, wsws.org, foxnews.com, and sputniknews.com, sometimes quite in contrast.  I’ve brought some of the videos CNN has on youtube (not that I’ve watched, sorry) in order that we all might be able to see what the various actors in this production look like, sound like, and so on.  Spooky Schiff; Taylor?  OMG: Desiccated Turtle face or worse?

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Comrade Evo seems to be en route to Mexico

I’d ask you to pray or send good vibes for his safety.  Hold him in your heart as you likely already do for Julian and Chelsea…perhaps Nicolas Maduro…

Plane Carrying Morales Lands in Paraguay After Getting Refusal From Peru – Reports’, Nov. 12, 2019, sputniknews.com

MOSCOW/MEXICO CITY, November 12 (Sputnik) – An aircraft of the Mexican Air Force carrying resigned Bolivian President Evo Morales has landed in Paraguay after a request for landing in Peru has been rejected, Paraguayan media reported on Tuesday.
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Breaking News: Evo Morales Resigns

by Tweet for now; I’d been collecting links for the next episode in the coup against Morales.

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Dems now ♥ internet censorship, not just the CIA

‘The Democrats’ campaign for internet censorship: Who is to determine what are “lies”?’, Andre Damon, 9 November 2019

As wsws editor Joseph Kishore has kindly given me permission to use the site’s content, plus the fact that it’s not a long read, I’ll borrow all Damon’s essay, then add more at the bottom.

“In recent weeks, the New York Times and Washington Post have published innumerable editorials and op-eds arguing that Facebook has a responsibility to carry out political censorship, or in their words, to “moderate” political speech online.
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