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“They” announced it – and – they follow through.

“They” the secretive deep state of “make believe” western democracies play their full power and treat Assange like a terrorist.

What worries me most is – that – by setting an example for people that speak the truth – not only truth is silenced but “The West” can officially declare itself morally bankrupt and stop blaming dictatorships like north Korea or any other state for human rights violation.

Assange will get no fair trial in Britain and another even less fair trial in the US.

Democracy is officially dead.

Read the report from one of the last brave journalists:

“In a special comment written for Consortium News, John Pilger describes the disturbing scene inside a London courtroom last week when the WikiLeaks publisher, Julian Assange, appeared at the start of a landmark extradition case that will define the future of free journalism.

The worst moment was one of a number of ‘worst’ moments. I have sat in many courtrooms and seen judges abuse their positions. This judge, Vanessa Baraitser – actually she isn’t a judge at all; she’s a magistrate – shocked all of us who were there.

Her face was a progression of sneers and imperious indifference; she addressed Julian with an arrogance that reminded me of a magistrate presiding over apartheid South Africa’s Race Classification Board. When Julian struggled to speak, he couldn’t get words out, even stumbling over his name and date of birth.

When he spoke truth and when his barrister spoke, Baraister contrived boredom; when the prosecuting barrister spoke, she was attentive. She had nothing to do; it was demonstrably preordained. In the table in front of us were a handful of American officials, whose directions to the prosecutor were carried by his junior; back and forth this young woman went, delivering instructions.

The judge watched this outrage without a comment. It reminded me of a newsreel of a show trial in Stalin’s Moscow; the difference was that Soviet show trials were broadcast. Here, the state broadcaster, the BBC, blacked it out, as did the other mainstream channels.

Having ignored Julian’s barrister’s factual description of how the CIA had run a Spanish security firm that spied on him in the Ecuadorean embassy, she didn’t yawn, but her disinterest was as expressive. She then denied Julian’s lawyers any more time to prepare their case – even though their client was prevented in prison from receiving legal documents and other tools with which to defend himself.

Her knee in the groin was to announce that the next court hearing would be at remote Woolwich, which adjoins Belmarsh prison and has few seats for the public. This will ensure isolation and be as close to a secret trial as it’s possible to get. Did this happen in the home of the Magna Carta? Yes, but who knew?

Julian’s case is often compared with Dreyfus; but historically it’s far more important. No one doubts – not his enemies on The New York Times, not the Murdoch press in Australia – that if he is extradited to the United States and the inevitable supermax, journalism will be incarcerated, too.

Who will then dare to expose anything of importance, let alone the high crimes of the West? Who will dare publish ‘Collateral Murder’? Who will dare tell the public that democracy, such as it is, has been subverted by a corporate authoritarianism from which fascism draws its strength.

Once there were spaces, gaps, boltholes, in mainstream journalism in which mavericks, who are the best journalists, could work. These are long closed now. The hope is the samizdat on the internet, where fine disobedient journalism is still practised. The greater hope is that a judge or even judges in Britain’s court of appeal, the High Court, will rediscover justice and set him free. In the meantime, it’s our responsibility to fight in ways we know but which now require more than a modicum of Julian Assange’s courage.”

source: https://johnpilger.com/articles/did-this-happen-in-the-home-of-magna-carta-

(SSL not properly configured… Snowden would be angry)

Follow John Pilger on twitter @johnpilger

superb documentary “System Error – How will capitalism end?” (Optiz, 2018)#

PS: faster machines are nice – but sufficient fast machines are sufficient/enough – going faster and faster will not rescue the planet – a holistic concept for sustainable survival of life on this planet could.

Links:

https://medium.com/@Swartzchild/the-cancer-of-capitalism-92d82bd01089

let me start by saying: Thanks! To Edward Snowden and all investigative journalists that took the risk to help him.

Thanks to all involved.

comment:

Before-Snowden – people using the internet – could not imagine that governments was looking over their sholder 24-7 and recording every button they press.

Now Snowden has delivered the proof on the encrypted laptops he gave out to several Journalists – many of them too afraid to touch the material.

Without Snowden – the thought – that all our communications is recorded – maybe even FOREVER – and analyzed to build as he said “perfect histories” of people – of course – in order to track and hunt dissidents like the Nazis did with the Jews.

It also shows how corrupt and rotten to the core many of the so called democratic institutions – the beacon of civilization – the USA and other Western Nations – have become.

They are (largely digital finance) dictatorships with democratic painting.

Snowdens “left and right converge to authoritarianism” seems to give proof to that.

Shocking shocking shocking – what comes after democracy? More dictatorship?

Does not sound like a step forward to me.

As you can see with Assange now in held in prison and treated and probably tortured like a “terrorist” without ever planting a bomb shows the plot – label anyone against “the system” a terrorist – human rights do not apply to terrorists.

“Would US-gov (John Kerry (Skull and Bones 1966)) have grounded my passport in Ecuador – the CIA would have it much easier to catch me – but they grounded me in Moscow, Russia.

So Russia had the unique opportunity to do the right thing by doing nothing”

source: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

The Book: Permanent Record

please DO NOT BUY IT ON AMAZON!

https://www.abebooks.com/9781250237231/Permanent-Record-Edward-Snowden-1250237238/plp

Links:

project: “Stellar Wind” (or “Stellarwind“) violating the US constitution on a daily basis: code name of a warrantless surveillance program begun under the George W. Bush administration‘s President’s Surveillance Program (PSP).[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_Wind

https://www.democracynow.org/topics/edward_snowden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Skull_and_Bones_members#1990s_to_present

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/05/george-w-bush-white-houses-skull-and-bones-files-due-out-222858

… was about to post something funny here… but can not… this matter is too serious.

fire your kindle… fire your nest… fire Alexa… fire Siri… fire Google… fire Microsoft!

FUCKING NOW!