WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost an appeal to block his extradition to the United States, with the UK’s Supreme Court outright refusing to hear the petition. Some legal options remain open to him, however.
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Leftist antiwar activist Richard Medhurst was there: https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1425383427122077698
He kills it on the lawless national security state, namely NSA blackmail of Congress and the DoJ's merciless persecution of Julian Assange, along with Assange's father and brother. https://youtu.be/yH1qfFMu2eE
more here at Zerohedge
His Day 1 thread here: https://twitter.com/kgosztola/status/1303251577344413696 Day 2 here: https://twitter.com/kgosztola/status/1303251577344413696
The Hill's got a good write up on it. They're accusing him of conspiring with Lulzsec and Anonymous to liberate these and those materials on top of their bogus charges against him for the Manning case.
That's 8:30 Pacific, 90.7 FM KPFK in L.A., kpfk.org
On FPF #458, I discuss Julian Assange's extradition hearing. Assange is being forced to sit in a bulletproof glass box. Julian is barely able to hear what is going on in the trial, and he is unable to confer or speak with his lawyers to get clarification. He continues to face dehumanizing tactics like repeated strip searches. Assange is unable to get a fair trial because he exposed the crimes of the empire. His court fight is now the fight for a free press.