Julian Assange faces death penalty as Trump's DoJ files 17 new Espionage Act charges

Julian Assange faces death penalty as Trump's DoJ files 17 new Espionage Act charges

The US still has a good chance to execute him by getting the British Conservatives to extradite him to Sweden which has an unrestrictive extradition treaty with the US. Should that plan somehow fail, they can still push for 170 years in prison (each count can have a maximum of 10 years) by guaranteeing immunity from death penalty.


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Storm the bastille?

Press F to free a nigga

I was told that the british won't extradite people if there's any chance of them facing execution. Will be interesting to see what happens.


Pretty sure that applies only to British citizens

The extradition law usually applies only from host to destination. The destination (Sweden) obviously will not execute him. The Tories' Home Secretary will make that argument. The Tories can feign ignorance after Sweden extradites him to the US and say British legal system couldn't tell Sweden what to do once Assange is out of their territory.

guess i'm back on codeine the libs takes on social medias literally killed my morale

Thanks Obama

Wasn't this guy shilling for Trump throughout 2016?


No. He was publishing information about political corruption and deceit that powerful people did not want the masses to know about. Same as he's always done. "buh he was shiling for trump!" is just what bootlickers and hillbots say to deflect.

No really. Did any of you pay attention to the guy's politics?

Could you explain this a little bit? Sorry, I'm just not following.

Assange gave cables to Lukashenko who sent Brevik into Norway to kill a SucDem's Youth Party wiping out a generation of new leadership and still has the death sentence in Europe in addition towards pushing 9/11 Trutherism (FSB did 9/11 and Trump had extensive ties with Soviet Union/Russia so he did 9/11), Peak Oil (A genocidal belief), praising Ahmadinejad who was Zig Forums with Holocaust Denial and so on.

If you wanna go into more detail the guy who created the Sovereign Citizen movement said something was gonna happen on 9/11.

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I'm a ☭TANKIE☭ so I trust the wisdom of the last remnants of the Soviet Union

Lukashenko seems interesting aside from some of this stuff. What's the take on him?

When Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia Lukashenko condemned the invasion. Lukashenko was dreaming that he will become next Russia president and will unite ex-ussr countries back to sort of ussr 2.0.

He is the "true soviet remnant" for commies, "greatest ally against the West" for russkies, "that guy who never agreed to recognize abhazia/ossetia" for the west, and a "peacemaker" for hohols - all those masks he wears with varying success, just like the stereotype of "Bat'ka"/"Daddy" which he presents himself as for his own people in a perfect example of "Father knows best" - state

I dunno about the stuff with Brevik but on the whole this sounds better than the vast majority of leaders available right now.

nigga what?

Well there's actually a possibility that 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧Soros🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 did it because of an energy deal


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Free this ni🅱️🅱️a pls Jesus

This is really bad and needs more attention. Basically any newspaper that publishes classified info could now be subject to the Espionage Act.

The Espionage Act is literally one of the worst pieces of US law. My boi Debs was charged under it for protecting WWI 😤

Amerikkka descends even further into decadent capitalist neo fascist reaction.


Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange's Espionage charges:

"Every journalist in the country now knows for the first time that she or he is subject to prosecution for doing their job… That eliminates the First Amendment freedom of the press, which is the cornerstone of our American democracy"

Reminder that Mr. Ellsberg was also one of those RAND Corporation analysts in the late fifties who was applying game-theory to tactical nuclear warfare and submitting reports to war-criminals like Gen. Curtis Lemay that there were “winnable solutions” to a nuclear exchange.

Mr. Ellsberg also served in the Pentagon with special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs John T. McNaughton (Robert S. McNamara’s closest advisor) and RAND Corporation regent Thomas C. Schelling. In 1950, both Mr. McNaughton and Mr. Schelling worked “European Payments Union” under the Marshall Plan. Not only is it a known fact that Marshall Plan funds were being siphoned into covert action programs like “Schnez-Truppe”, “Operation Gladio” and “Operation Bloodstone”, but the chief public relations officer to the Marshall Plan from 1949 to 1954 was SS-Obersturmfuhrer Dr. Gustav Adolf Sonnenhol!

During World War II, SS Lt. Dr. Sonnenhol served in Switzerland with SS-Obersturmführer Hans-Christian Daufeldt and Dr. Count Christoph von Dönhoff. All three acted as liaison officers between the Chief of Amt VI, SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Walter Friedrich Schellenberg and the Swiss Director of the OSS Allen Welsh Dulles.

What I'm saying is…Trump is gonna be going against the CIA and the people who did Operation Gladio with this.

If this was a regular person the MSM wouldn't bat an eye. The MSM and lawyers couldn't give a fuck about anyone but themselves.

Reminder that the MSM is literally CIA Agents


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😐 Do you have some alternative of "ethically sourced" leaks?

In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States.

“I am defenceless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life,” Assange wrote, adding, “Truth ultimately is all we have.”

Assange explained that since he was convicted on trumped-up bail charges shortly after his arrest on April 11, he has been “isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself, no laptop, no internet, no computer, no library so far, but even if I do get access it will be just for half an hour with everyone else once a week.”

The WikiLeaks founder stated that he is allowed “Just two visits a month and it takes weeks to get someone on the call list.”

All of his calls, except those to his lawyers, are monitored and limited to a maximum of ten minutes. There is a window of just 30 minutes per day for phone calls to be made “in which all prisoners compete for the phone.” Assange receives only a few pounds of phone credit per week and is not allowed to receive inbound calls.

The WikiLeaks founder declared that, despite these onerous conditions, he is “unbroken albeit literally surrounded by murderers. But the days when I could read and speak and organise to defend myself, my ideals and my people are over until I am free. Everyone else must take my place.”

he WikiLeaks founder stated that he faced “A superpower” that has “been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent” on the case against him.

He warned that “The US government or rather those regrettable elements in it that hate truth liberty and justice want to cheat their way into my extradition and death rather than letting the public hear the truth for which I have won the highest awards in journalism and have been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

The unveiling of the US charges is a vindication of Assange’s warnings, in the letter and over the past nine years, that he faces a politically-motivated US prosecution for his role in WikiLeaks’ exposures of war crimes, mass surveillance operations and global diplomatic conspiracies.

The 17 counts against Assange carry a combined maximum prison sentence of 175 years. They are an unprecedented attempt to criminalise investigative journalism, and abolish the free press protections of the US Constitution’s First Amendment.

Over the past 18 months, the WSWS and the Socialist Equality Parties (SEP) around the world have played a prominent role in the struggle against the stepped-up persecution of Assange.

The SEP (Australia) has held a series of rallies, demanding that the Australian government secure Assange’s release from Britain and return to Australia, with a guarantee against extradition to the US.

The events, addressed by SEP national secretary James Cogan, and well-known fighters for civil liberties, including Pilger, Consortium News editor-in-chief Joe Lauria and Professor Stuart Rees, have been attended by hundreds of workers, students and young people.

The SEP (Britain) held a powerful public meeting in London on May 12, which brought together 150 defenders of Assange, and featured speakers from around the world. It was streamed live on Dimmack’s YouTube page to an audience of thousands.

On May 18, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei held a rally in Berlin, attended by 300 people, under the banner “freedom for Julian Assange.”

Over the coming weeks, the WSWS and the SEP’s will intensify the struggle against Assange’s extradition to the US, and for his complete freedom. We appeal to all supporters of civil liberties to join us in this crucial fight, which is the spearhead of the defence of democratic rights and against imperialist war.


Hackers, but I'm not sure if that's actually happened.