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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was quickly taken to the Westminster Magistrates Court after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Photos of the Assange giving the thumbs up and bravely smiling to the swarm of photographers outside his arrest van provides a glimmer fo hope, for what can only be described as the darkest day in press freedom.

The U.S. DOJ was quick to charge Assange with helping Chelsea Manning hack and subsequently leak classified US documents.

Via RT…

Earlier, Metropolitan Police said in a statement that they arrested Assange on a warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court. The police were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador,” it said.

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Billk
Billk
April 11, 2019

The UK smells of sulfur today.

Isabella
Isabella
Reply to  Billk
April 11, 2019

Bill, the more one reads true History of the UK, the more one realises it has ALWAYS smelt of sulphur. It’s just that so many of us had our faces buried in a bouquet of roses, which just got ripped away.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Isabella
April 11, 2019

The UK is a very dangerous place to live in. I would like to urge all Russians to stay away. If they got investments or real estate in the UK, they should sell and retreat to Russia.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
Reply to  Isabella
April 12, 2019

A Canadian friend of mine calls the UK/US – the asses of evil.

Jean Paul Sartre
Jean Paul Sartre
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
April 15, 2019

Well now, Canada’s sure vying for sloppy thirds at that pig trough, isn’t it?

Isabella
Isabella
April 11, 2019

It’s odd, isn’t it? That one should regret being shown to be correct? About 8 years ago, I think, in conversation with a publisher of a site which published my articles, we agreed : “when the end comes [for the Empire] it will come quickly. It will start to show it’s true colours, because a time will come when more and more people are waking up, and the Empire will know it hasn’t got long to try and achieve total dominance by force, before the masses, or some group stronger (a la the Huns invading falling Rome), will take them… Read more »

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Isabella
April 12, 2019

Excellent post, Isabella. May I quote from it on other media, please? Attributed to you, of course.

Isabella
Isabella
Reply to  Joe
April 12, 2019

Thankyou JOe, Yes of course, you’re welcome.

Rosewood11
April 11, 2019

I’m so embarrassed for the United States and Great Britain in this fiasco. Julian Assange (and “Chelsea” Manning) should be given every award for service to the U.S. in existence. Without them, “We, the People…” would still be on the way down the primrose path that the Deep State had designed for us. These two people have risked their lives to prevent America from suffering a hillary clinton presidency, thus helping prevent a World War. Hopefully, maybe we’ll even see barack obama’s head on a pike eventually, where it most definitely belongs!!! How can they indict Assange for aiding Russia… Read more »

Phori
Phori
April 12, 2019

And, then, there is the position that JA is a “Secular Christ” … this is quite ironic considering that the “powers-that-be” push the image that they are so religious, forgetting to remember what they’ve read and learned, if they’ve read at all … https://eurasiafuture.com/2019/04/05/julian-assange-a-secular-christ-in-an-age-of-avarice-and-dishonesty/

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  Phori
April 12, 2019

Take your Pick
https://www.openbible.info/topics/hypocrisy

James 1:26 seems quite apt

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

jmg
jmg
April 12, 2019

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Julian Assange

Flying Gabriel
Flying Gabriel
April 12, 2019

Trump on the campaign trail …. “I love Wikileaks”
Trump today ………………………… “I know nothing about Wikileaks”
Trump is another typical US politician – a lying piece of total SCUM.

Jeepers
Jeepers
Reply to  Flying Gabriel
April 15, 2019

Oh gee, Trump’s a snake in the grass? I never would’ve guessed in a million years.

jmg
jmg
April 12, 2019

Scotland Yard statement:

“Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities, at 10:53hrs after his arrival at a central London police station. This is an extradition warrant under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as possible.”

jmg
jmg
April 12, 2019

Glenn Greenwald:

“The @ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] warns the attempt to prosecute Julian Assange in connection with publishing “would be unprecedented and unconstitutional, and would open the door to criminal investigations of other news organizations” & “set an especially dangerous precedent””

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1116317441133613056

jmg
jmg
April 12, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn (11 April 2019):

“The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government.”

https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/1116424423953903616

Cap960
Cap960
April 12, 2019

The truth hurts and the Yanks got slapped with it. As American as acts of terror!

ANIMALAURA
ANIMALAURA
April 12, 2019

Leave it to the UK and the USA … to arrest and shoot the messenger. If it had not been for this brave man, Assange, — we would still be blind to our corrupt governments’ actions, their covert assassinations, their instigations of proxy wars, their massive surveillance of innocent civilians’ daily lives, and in the government’s agenda to control the media. He exposed the governments’ corruption for all to see — and NOW…. those same governments want him silenced. He is a hero. But in the world today… no good deed goes unpunished.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
April 12, 2019

Is it just a coincidence that just a few days earlier Manning was arrested?

Existential Meltdown
Existential Meltdown
April 15, 2019

Traitor Assange! Burn him at the stake. How dare he hold up a well-lit mirror to my carefully-crafted magnificence?

Mr. American Pie

BREAKING: Ecuador gives up Assange. Wikileaks founder arrested in London

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