"Four separate sources said the Kremlin was willing to offer support for the plan – including the possibility of allowing Assange to travel to Russia and live there. One of them said that an unidentified Russian businessman served as an intermediary in these discussions."
"Sources said the escape plot involved giving Assange diplomatic documents so that Ecuador would be able to claim he enjoyed diplomatic immunity."
AP claim they have "tens of thousands of files". But they are leading with Israel Samir asking the Russian embassy to give @JulianAssange asylum in 2010? It's well known @wikileaks was trying every option at the time. As Kristinn Hrafnsson says, that's “rather uninteresting.”
echo -n "Assange reached out to the Russian embassy at the time of the Red Notice." | shasum -a 512
Sorry to begin w/ the end of the article, but this is to show how crappy a job @abcnews is doing: they already had to fix a serious 'mistake' where they 'only' made their readers believe Assange is facing charges when he is not.
HRC election loss = CF inflow stop
CF inflow stop = No Name Institute inflow ramp
Define DARK MONEY.
[He did not depart on his own terms]
Think FLYNN .
We are in control.
BIG week ahead.
Although Mr Assange's conditions were already harsh, having no sunlight or outdoor exercise since June 2012, his situation has gotten worse since Mar 27 when the Ecuadorian govt imposed conditions that are like indefinite confinement.
These matters of removal of basic rights of speech, information,liberty, persecution & silencing of journalists etc are of fundamental importance to all of us who believe in free & democratic society.
Why am I sharing this in relation to @Caitoz's suspension?
Because like the outlets discussed in the article, Caitlin reports fairly and supportively regarding Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, as part of her overall rock-solid antiwar and anti-imperialist stance.
However, it seems that this is part of an overall massive ramping up of offensive (as opposed to defensive/reactive) censorship by Shareblue etcetc.
Seeing all these voices muffled by the establishment since they gagged #Assange really drives home the point that the public is the enemy that the unelected power structure is waging psychological warfare against.
Since #Assange continues to go after current and former allies that dare to criticize him or #WikiLeaks, it seems like a good time to remind folks that I'm still accepting leaks and first hand accounts from within and around WL.
DMs are open and I'm EmmaBest on Wire.
(Yes, other leaks are already in the works. Pending verification and redaction, some materials will be released by me, some will be exclusives for others.)
What have we heard from Julian #Assange? Here is a thread from talks when he could still engage with audiences and answer questions to mark the #Unity4J#FreeAssange 50 hr/50 guest online vigil. I agree with the principles and ideas that follow.
"This from Proverbs is the earliest occurrence known to me of the well known idea that knowledge is power. To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage. Radio 4, New Years address 2 Jan 2014 bbc.com/news/uk-politi…
The Internet has become the most important device for revealing the truth since the printing press. It has become the number one antidote to TV. It has allowed one person with some truth to speak to every single person. Oxford Union, 1 Feb 2013
I've always had a sinking feeling about #WikiLeaks & #Assange (besides the rape allegations,) but this is solidifying that feeling. We definitely need #transparency, but we must be careful & look out for those w alterior motives.
Again, we *need* transparency, but we have to know that the motives are pure. Obviously Assange & his minions had ulterior motives.
This says a lot about #RealityWinner's arrest.We know Comey&Trump were targeting "leakers."We now know what many have suspected, Assange was collaborating. We also now know that Assange's motives were to target the UN. Doesnt Reality care about climate change & human rights? 🤔🤔
Folks on r/WikiLeaks are confused that different people describe me different ways, and that my involvement in both natsec and FOIA makes me a "chameleon to the narrative," as if I haven't long maintained that transparency strengthens natsec in the long run.
Same group of people think my claim to fame is publishing the Turkey database (it was published before I uploaded a copy of it), and not helping to get over 13,000,000 pages of CIA docs online so anyone can read them.
How's that for being a "chameleon to the narrative?"
But since #WikiLeaks folks insist on bringing up Turkey, now seems like a good time to remind everyone that #Assange endangered the source (Phineas Fisher) by refusing to wait as instructed and promoting the release while they were still exfiltrating docs.
@Scottludlam told the panel: “One of the reasons Julian is in the jam that he’s in, is that he is an uncompromising bastard. Compromising the integrity of the work [is not something he would do], because if he [was inclined to do so], he would have cut some kind of deal already.”
@deCespedes said: “It’s up to us to ensure that we have access to this public repository of knowledge.” Like other attendees, Barreto raised the importance of organizing on-the-ground protests and actions.
Poveda said the letters "indicated precisely the concerns we have over withdrawal of nationality and asylum." So @Lenin Moreno is also planning to withdraw citizenship? He has to if he wants to legally evict #ASSANGE: #Ecuador's constitution protects citizens from extradition.
Poveda said #Assange's lawyers have been "keeping an eye on UK newspapers" and seeking to meet @Lenin Moreno "but at the moment there seems no possibility of doing so."
The takeaway of the newly confirmed section? That it was unclear who, but someone "had leverage over [#Assange's] decisions" when it came to #WikiLeaks. The #Mueller indictment all but says that it was Russian intelligence.
1) Hopes for #FreeAssange - so the world is on fire w/regard to this man and his freedom. YES? Absolutely. - Why? - Because he dared to challenge & change the world with his publishing. Why? - Because he despises corruption w/every breath!
2) Enter into this fray the faithless and the faithful! I love them all. Which side am I on? - FAITHFUL! - Why? Because God has shown himself to me in a manner that no one can argue or take from me. Does #JulianAssange have faith? - IDK!
3) People throw around the word "hope", but it's watered down in our era & is now a romantic word. But real hope is a certain expectation for a desired outcome. Key word "CERTAIN". #FreeAssange
2/ Information released by WikiLeaks has been used by those seeking justice in numerous court cases, for example, the Chagos Islands case uses cables in evidence. theguardian.com/world/2010/dec…
3/ The Minton Report detailed how Dutch multinational company Trafigura had dumped toxic waste in the Ivory Coast affecting 108,000 people. The report had been suppressed through a super injunction. theguardian.com/world/2009/oct…