I’d been checking into the related accounts, and given this most recent Tweet, I’d decided it was worth bringing more.
the Scribd 2018 transcript document has an interesting ‘Uploaded by’, yes? Please provide excerpts at will! I’m strapped for time again, and had been working all morning on something wholly different in my (yes, longish) breaks from RL obligations.
It’s good to hear from Jen Robinson again:
I can’t even get into the Slimes via Private window, so I have no idea how it reads, but:
And speaking of “if he’s still there”, a fellow from class conscious had stopped by the Café and asked for my e-address, then had emailed me some links, and if I have it right, we’re able to click into this page: https://freepressday2019.wordpress.com/
to sign onto the letter of support to the MEAA, or sign up for may 3 actions in support of Assange and Manning; at the bottom it says:
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to endorse either the letter or the call out for actions
and this weird news from Hanna Jonason on Wed. April 3: “(The meeting was supposed to take place today but Ecuador failed to authorise it).”
on afternoon edit: i got curious, and plugged ‘Anonymous Cf4jDCM’ into a bing engine, and lo and behold got one hit: ‘EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Assange Court Transcript Sheds Light on US-Backed Ecuadorian Expulsion Plans’, thegatewaypundit.com, Cassandra Fairbanks, April 6, 2019; some excerpts, then i’ll go look at the six pages for more:
“Journalists and media were banned from recording the proceedings, but a court record was later obtained through legal process and provided to The Gateway Pundit. It has never before been revealed.
“I have been in this embassy without sunlight for six years and essentially isolated from most people for seven months,” Assange told the court, “including electronic communication, the telephone etc, from my young children.”
“He went on to highlight the level of interference and security risks he faces at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has claimed asylum for the past seven years. Assange spoke of signal jammers placed in the embassy to prevent him making phone calls, as well as repeated attempts by unknown persons to break through his windows at night. He said that someone had even attempted to breach the window in the early hours before this very testimony.
“I am an assassination risk. It is not a joke. It is a serious business,” Assange said.
Assange went on to discuss how political changes in Ecuador had caused his asylum to come under threat.
“Due to various weaknesses in the Ecuadorian Government, namely the split – which I do not want to have any part of – within the Government’s Party, it has become weak and it has therefore started to lean on the United States and the UK for various kinds of support and this has caused an undue amount of influence by the United States,” said Assange.
This agitated the Attorney General of Ecuador, who was present at the hearing along with the presiding judge. “I have decided not to remain quiet, given the malicious and perverse insinuations about what Ecuador is doing, it has been influenced by foreign States,” he said. He added that “Ecuador is a sovereign country.”
Assange’s testimony continued, and he asserted that the Ecuadorian Government is “positioning itself in order to violate the asylum.” He accused them of “deliberately leaking out to the press selective scandalous material” and gagging him so he cannot rebut the allegations.
“It’s all about setting the ground in order to violate the asylum, to hand me over to the United States. It’s come off the back of our March 2017 publication, the largest-ever in the history of the CIA, that resulted in many threats against WikiLeaks and, as of June this year, my alleged source Joshua Schulte, a CIA intelligence officer, was seized, put into prison, and they are trying to sentence him to 135 years,” Assange told the court.”
“We know that Senators have written to [US Vice President] Mike Pence, telling him to tell President Moreno to hand me over.”
I agree with Julian that his largest transgression was publishing the CIA vaults 7 and 8, and may have even been when the hits on him by the ‘fearless journlists’ at the Intercept began in earnest, but then…i live in a time-warp.
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)
oh, thank you, comrade x, even though my eyes and brain are too burned to read properly. tomorrow i’ll try again.
let this peter tosh cover be tonight’s closing lullaby to julian and chelsea:
thanks, x; i’d had to hunt it down to find the good doctor’s essay, but for others, here is her part I of IV at newmatilda.com, ay yi yi. i took it over yonder as well.
Ah. The failure of Russiagate not only aids Drumpf’s reelection,it provokes Hillarybot scapegoating of Assange and alternative media.
a response to that calculation might need to in ten parts, with all the various combinations of considerations afoot. i’m still stuck on this ‘news’ from the slimes in 2018 about manafort allegedly willing to trade assange for debt relief to moreno’s ecuador. kinda based on anonymous sources, yada, yada, w/ srsly, and internal link the guardian by juke harding and homies about manafort meeting w/ assange to offer him a diplomatic post in…russia.
““In at least two meetings with Mr. Manafort, Mr. Moreno and his aides discussed their desire to rid themselves of Mr. Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, in exchange for concessions like debt relief from the United States, according to three people familiar with the talks, the details of which have not been previously reported.
There is no evidence that Mr. Manafort was working with — or even briefing — President Trump or other administration officials on his discussions with the Ecuadoreans about Mr. Assange. Nor is there any evidence that his brief involvement in the talks was motivated by concerns about the role that Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks played in facilitating the Russian effort to help Mr. Trump in the 2016 presidential election, or the investigation into possible coordination between Mr. Assange and Mr. Trump’s associates, which has become a focus for Mr. Mueller.
Mr. Manafort and WikiLeaks have both denied a recent report in The Guardian that Mr. Manafort visited Mr. Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
In the months after Mr. Moreno took office, the Ecuadorean government granted citizenship to Mr. Assange and secretly pursued a plan to provide him a diplomatic post in Russia as a way to free him from confinement in the embassy in London. (That plan was ultimately dropped in the face of opposition from British authorities, who have said they will arrest Mr. Assange if he leaves the embassy.)”
Comprador Moreno’s selling Assange – Manafort/Trump did not bite. Why does Moreno again threaten Assange’s turnover coincidentally with Mueller failure? Because it’s another distracting psyop and gamble for the security state.
okay, maybe so, and yes, i did dig it up at the real news again and forgotten i’d read the transcript back in the day. i’m agnostic that it’s product of the mueller failure, esp. in that ecuador has signed a memo pf military agreement (including bases) and same for colombia, although nato had earlier announced that colombia IS now a partner of nato) with the trump administration, all the better to help launch a ‘low-intensity’ invasion of bolivarian venezuela.
? Agnostic because Ecuador’s alliance with US military opposes his cooperation with US security state? If he already wanted Assange out, expelling Assange’s not much of an additional gift to US.
Of course this is speculation, comrade. They don’t usually put commies on the inside.
i may not be reading your question correctly, but agnostic that the mueller investigation (failures to find trump collusion w/ russia?) was moreno’s incentive to expel assange from the embassy; i see this narrative at play:
moreno (correa’s former VP) has hastened to undo rafael correa’s bolivarian policies and has declared the nation ‘open for bidness to amerika’ (MAGA), and boss Tweet and his troika of tyrrany have crowned cia-trained guaido king of VZ, another alliance against leftists in the global south, hence the cia (usaid ‘humanitarian’ caravans) with of course brazil’s thug bolsonarao in the mix. so you can’t have a journalist like assange mooking up the works, can you? well, i may not have made my case, but once i get this green party diary posted i’ll try to think a bit more and read some more of your comments.
i scanned it all, no new info save for a few of the ‘leftist’ gods mentions. yes, it’s an information war psyop, but my favorite meme of the past two years is that Dems love the cia, as it serves their purposes to believe even ‘anonymous intelligence officials’. but i still say that the worst offense assange/wikileaks did (as does assange) was to publish the cia vaults 7 and 8, esp. 7, as iirc, it demonstrates that it was child’s play to make communications look as though they came from russians or whomever else was the flavor of the day. luke harding-ville.
now one commenter over yonder remind me/us of mark warer issuing a stand-down order over negotiations with assange not to publish those cia exploits. lemme see if i can find it…then i’ll bring if i can.
it’s a little different than the video she’d brought, but here it is: ‘Did James Comey and Senator Mark Warner ‘Collude’ on #Russiagate “; The U.S. was in talks for a deal with Julian Assange but then FBI Director James Comey ordered an end to negotiations after Assange offered to prove Russia was not involved in the DNC leak, as Ray McGovern explains.’, by Ray McGovern, mint press news
but then solomon at the hill quoted ‘multiple sources’, and i can’t see the scribd document.
Yeah. Couldn’t get bull-head Assange to throw Russia under bus. O mio my, whatcha gonna do wid dat guy?
“O, you, you’re not just a critic, you’re an enemy.” Do warmongers unite or divide a people, comrade?
Crapitalism amplifies the inclination towards this fraudulent collective welfare. Would NewsGuard be able to suppress rather than amplify this fraud, comrade? Ooo my goodness; NewsGuard amplifies fraud?
Danger danger, Will Robinson! Subject is radioactive. Must expel!
And they would be inclined to repress the gruesomeness of their security thugs and feign Pangloss … while their puppeteer dances them around the stage.
So much for exceptionalism, comrade.
Shite! Weaponized identity politics – is this the “double movement” by murderers, comrade?
RT had announced this earlier, and wikileaks had the one-hour press conference video with Fidel Narváez, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Jennifer Robinson, but joe lauria has essentially provided a transcript. it’s an ugly extortion story resulting from the long-time spying and snooping on assange, his attorneys, the doctor who’d examined him, and his defense strategy documents.
hrafnsson even went to spain to meet with the extortionists and filmed them, then went to the po-po.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
So American Intelligence thinks funny they leaked spying on Assange to Wikileaks, catch them paying for info, Voila!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Pants down, American Intelligence!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Americanski with weak sense of humor? Shocking!
does it really have to come to this w/ you eventually?
Have a vodka, kitten.
may i suggest that you drink a bottle of human decency? it’s not funny, it’s not a game, and assange has been arrested for extradition to the US of amerika. get it now?
USA kill ridicule too? Not yet, comrade. War of terror still fought.
Good one, Julian.