Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-14-2019 (22 videos) — The Assange Story

The overarching theme of Wikileak’s Julian Assange, his history, accomplishments, past celebrity status, recent arrest and current instrumentalization in our oligarchy’s war on free speech and democracy, the forces and interests behind his arrest, and the far reaching consequences of it all, even criminalizing freedom of the press and turning truth-telling into a crime. The horrors likely facing him. Also the reasons why powerful politicians and journalists don’t stand up for him and the basic concepts of free press and democracy… There is a lot to be learned this weekend in and around the news and conversations held along this theme. Great words and revelations from lots of remarkable people: Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Tulsi Gabbard, AOC, Tim Black, Jimmy Dore, Mike Figueredo, to mention only a few, also various insiders and a really impressive really powerful speech by Kim Iversen. If you have no time to watch anything else, listen to her clip that summarizes a lot.

These videos are very worth watching. So much to learn and be up to speed about.

Topics:

  1. Julian Assange’s Arrest
  2. Jimmy Dore – “Save The Internet Act” Passes In the House
  3. Jimmy Dore – Why all that agression against Assange
  4. Jimmy Dore – Assange, Tulsi, & the “Dems”
  5. Media & Ignorance & Party Politics & Freedom of the Press on Trial
  6. AOC on Manning and Assange, Ecuadorians on Assange
  7. Assange’s History: Now Pawned, He Used to be Celebrated
  8. Powerful Final Words

 

I. Julian Assange’s Arrest

Assange’s lawyers’ brief press statements after Australian publisher Assange’s kidnapping by British police in the service of the American oligarchy’s vendetta against truth tellers:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Julian Assange’s lawyers deliver remarks after court appearance”)

My question to the UK’s government, police, and judges: Would you extradite Assange if he were British?

Comments from Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & Horvat:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Julian Assange – Comments from Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & Horvat (REWIND)”)

So sad what’s happening to Assange (and thereby all of us and the concept of a free press). And also sad that Bernie doesn’t step up to this plate (probably out of an understandable worry that if he does he will be dragged into the Assange-Russiahhhgate myth the establishment is gaslighting freedom fighters with — I think he should better divorce himself from the abusive “D”-Party, though). As Niko House says correctly, one mustn’t play chess – political or otherwise – with people’s lives; and I share Niko’s sadness:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie’s Deafening Silence On Julian Assange”)

Extraditing a foreigner into the U.S. when he committed no war crimes but exposed American war crimes. Well, here is an upstanding American who opposes this:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jesse Ventura defends Assange, attacks Bush and Cheney”)

The pathetic Swedish-British-American-and-now-even-Ecuadorian conspiracy against the free press:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “WEB EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange Arrested!”)

The value of truth and the end of meaningful journalism and democracy — the need to fight for our freedom:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Assange Arrest Day 1: “If truth is now a crime, we are facing a very dark time.” #FreeAssange”)

Note: The channel from which this video was taken has MANY more videos of riche content. Unfortunately, most are so long that I cannot possibly screen them all. Here is the link for you to explore yourself: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCteWVe7EelMkiU_9XjppUFQ/videos

Assange, btw, seems to have signaled a message while he was kidnapped (yes, kidnapped, not arrested for no crime) by British police (shame on those officers), by holding a Gore Vidal book exposing the “national security” state (a modern form of tyranny well established in the U.S.):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “ Assange Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes – Paul Jay”)

The bigger picture, Chris Hedges, as so often, laying it out:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “C HEDGES First They Came for Assange Panel discussion”)

More info from Chris Hedges (the Nazi-style treatment Assange can expect):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What does Julian face in the US? Chris Hedges explains #FreeAssange”)

An article with more analysis of the trickery of the indictment: Pentagon Papers lawyer: The indictment of Assange is a snare and a delusion

BTW, am I the only one noticing how disheveled Assange looked the day he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London? What kind of mistreatment since the advent of the corrupt current U.S.-puppet-president of Ecuador may that suggest? Here is a hint…:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Assange retaining secrets as ‘insurance policy’”)

 

II. Jimmy Dore – “Save The Internet Act” Passes In the House

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore ad the title: “Breaking: “Save The Internet Act” Passes In House”)

 

III. Jimmy Dore – Why all that agression against Assange

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore ad the title: “Dark Day For Journalism As Assange Arrested”)

 

IV. Jimmy Dore – Assange, Tulsi, & the “Dems”

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Tulsi Defends Assange Powerfully On CNN”)

 

V. Media & Ignorance & Party Politics & Freedom of the Press on Trial

Here are two more just posted astute commentaries related to the Assange arrest but with a higher focus on a broader look on its implications:

Tim Black commenting on this issue basically said what I stated above about Bernie while also holding a mirror before our faces and pointing out the power of the corrupt corporate media:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Hasn’t Spoken About Assange, Here’s Why”)

How credible is the accusation made by the U.S. government arm of the revengeful oligarchy against Assange?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why Julian Assange’s Arrest Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Press Freedom”)

 

VI. AOC on Manning and Assange, Ecuadorians on Assange

Odd that so far only Fox has a snippet on AOC’s opinion regarding Assange’s arrest:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ocasio-Cortez comments on Julian Assange’s arrest”)

BTW, AOC a while back called for Chelsea Manning to be Released:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Chelsea Manning to be Released”)

Oh, and a little insight on the oligarchic takeover of the Ecuadorian government:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Julian Assange’s controversial arrest | #TheCube”)

 

VII. Assange’s History: Now Pawned, He Used to be Celebrated

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Julian Assange Became a Household Name”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ‘Machon: “Julian Assange is becoming a pawn in US political game”’)

 

VIII. Powerful Final Words

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Julian Assange is a Hero”)

 

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