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Europe is Kaput

November 17, 2015
Yanis Varoufakis Royal Festival Hall 00

Royal Festival Hall slowly filling up

Yanis Varoufakis Royal Festival Hall 01

introduction by Royal Festival Hall creative director

Yanis Varoufakis Royal Festival Hall 02

Srecko Horvat with Yanis Varoukis and Slavoj Zizek

Yanis Varoufakis Royal Festival Hall 04

surprise fourth guest …

Yanis Varoufakis Royal Festival Hall 05

Julian Assange

A discussion between former Greek finance minister and professor of economics Yanis Varoufakis and philosopher Slavoj Zizek at Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank in London.  Moderated by  philosopher Srecko Horvat. A surprise fourth member, Julian Assange half way through the discussion (such the magic of modern communications).

A discussion overshadowed by the terrorist attacks by ISIS Friday night in Paris.

Yanis Varoufakis was due attend a conference in Paris on Plan B for Europe. This had to be cancelled.

Why one minute silence at 1100 GMT? Why the French colours on buildings across the world?

France was criticised for closing its borders.

No one knew what was happening. It would have been remiss of France had the borders not been sealed.

We need to be wary of a backlash. We must not allow the creation of a repressive state, controlling and monitoring its citizens.

Soviet union ok it just happened to have a democratic deficit.

The same could be said of EU, ok but just happens to have a democratic deficit.

In the UK, democracy was something that grew organically. The barons challenged the King and we had Magna Carta. The merchants challenged the aristocrats. The industrialists the merchants. The proletariat the ruling class. The banks challenge the industrialists. The role of the state to act as a moderator, to stop one group exploiting another.

EU lacks democratic accountability, it is corrupt, autocratic, it takes away national sovereignty.

Proud nations, with a long history, their sovereignty has vanished into a black hole.

The foundation of the EU, iron and steel and coal federation, a cartel to benefit these industries. An administration to help it run. Agriculture added. Fixed exchange rates enabled price fixing. Fluctuating exchange rates led to the creation of the euro.  Prices could again be fixed. The bureaucrats who run the EU have contempt for democracy.

Th European Parliament a gravy train, nothing to do with democracy or accountability.

Technology allows us to communicate, as never before, and yet we are less well informed as never before. Oligarchs distort and filter the information we receive, they do so to further their own interests.

We have to be better at using technology, to network.

Is it possible to make the EU democratic? Probably not, but if we do not believe it to be possible and try, then it never will be democratic.

The ECB (European Central Bank) could write out a cheque for everyone living in poverty. Exact opposite of policies pursued by economic illiterate George Osborne who is cutting money to the poor.

Meetings of the European Finance Minsters could be live streamed over the internet.  Meetings would then be held in secret, where the real business would be discussed. Make a criminal offence. Eventually they would be caught.

Several trillion dollars siting idle. Put that money to work, invest in green infrastructure, would create jobs and benefit everyone.

We must criticise Islam. We should ignore those whose knee-jerk reaction is to scream Islamaphobia.

A Palestine singer sang of honour killings. He was booed in the US for doing so.

Human rights transcends culture and religion. That women have always been bastardised, part of culture, does not make it acceptable.

US, Europe and Russia must come together and cooperate in the fight against ISIS.

Saudi Arabia an exporter of terror.

Two competing ideologies, Islam and the Death Stars of Silicon Valley (high tech companies).

Apple is relocating factories from China to US. US factories will not employ people, they will employ robots. Robots do not spend money in the economy.

We could and should create a Basic Income.

We cannot have people who have never even visited a company, owning that company or a part of that company, speculative investment. We have to have alternative corporate ownership.

One possibility is open co-ops as postulated by Michel Bauwens. Those who work there have a stake, as do those who are effected, and the open co-op would contribute to the global commons.

An example, though not an open co-op, would be Infinity Foods, a worker-owned cooperative in North Laine in Brighton. They contribute to the local community by granting pensioners a 10% discount.

The opposite end of the spectrum, classic Death Star, facebook, information is captured from users, and goes to fill the coffers of facebook.

A Citizen Assembly, no politicians or parties (examples would be in Iceland and The People’s Assembly in England) drawing up a constitution, how they wish to shape the EU.

TTIP (linking North America and Europe), and its equivalent linking North America with Pacific Rim countries, has a geo-political dimension, it is as much about the countries it excludes (Brazil, China, Russia) as to the countries it includes. It has little to do with trade, it is about handing control to global corporations, it is being negotiated in secret. It must be opposed.

Russia and Putin are understandably paranoid. The West, contrary to agreement reached bewteen Ronald Reagan and Mikhail  Gorbachev, has expanded up to the borders of Russia.

If we do not like Putin, we should work with democrats in Russia.

The surveillance state is like God, all knowing. We can pretend it does not exist, but if we accept it exists, what impact on our behaviour?

As Paul Mason details in PostCapitalism, capitalism is dying. What comes next?

TTIP, tax-avoiding global corporations, marauding high-tech death stars, the rich guarded by private militias, mass unemployment, precarious employment competing with robots in sweatshop factories, serfs working for death star apps, intrusive mass surveillance, monitoring, logging, controlling our every thought, movement and social interactions?

A brutal Caliphate controlled by ISIS?

Or a networked, sharing, collaborative society, where wealth is evenly distributed?

On leaving, everyone asked to have their own internal minute of silence for all the victims of violence across the world.

Books for sale in the foyer by Foyles, The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis and several books by the other contributor panellists.

Sadly no book signing, the event overran by 45 minutes and the Royal Festival Hall had to be evacuated by eleven o’clock.

A very special thanks to Cristina Savini Soler who unable to attend kindly gave me her ticket.

Julian Assange holed up in Ecuador Embassy in London

August 16, 2012

We absolutely must fulfil our obligations under the Extradition Act… we remain determined to do so. – William Hague, British Foreign Secretary

No one is going to terrorize us! — President Rafael Correa

Amazing crass stupidity of British government, makes one ashamed to be British. Overnight William Hague has thrown away all the goodwill the London 2012 Olympics has generated worldwide.

If the police storm the Embassy, even to hint they will, means no Embassy worldwide is safe, it is open season on embassies and diplomats in pariah states.

Julian Assange has committed no crime in UK. Sweden could have questioned him at any time in London, but chose not to. They questioned an alleged murderer in Serbia.

Sweden is a poodle of US. Sweden has refused to give guarantees he will not be extradited to US. If I was Swedish I would be ashamed of what was being done in my name.

Anyone would think a mass murderer wanted for War Crimes was holed up in Ecuador Embassy. But even if one was, the British could not storm the Embassy.

Julian Assange could be questioned at any time by the Swedish authorities in London. There are no charges laid against him, he is simply wanted for questioning for what what are not even offences in English law. Not only has Sweden refused to question Julian Assange in London, they have refused to give any reason for this refusal.

Former Stockholm chief district prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem also made it clear that the Swedish government had no legitimate reason to seek Assange’s extradition when he testified that the decision of the Swedish government to extradite Assange is “unreasonable and unprofessional, as well as unfair and disproportionate”, because he could be easily questioned in the UK.

This is not about fulfilling obligations under the Extradition Act, and it is hypocritical to claim it is.

The Extradition Act should be scrapped. It allows people to be extradited with no evidence against them being submitted to an English Court. People have been extradited for parking tickets, unpaid (or challenged) restaurant bills.

Julian Assange is an Australian citizen. Australia is another poodle of the US. They should be protesting loud and clear at the mistreatment of one of their citizens. They have remained silent.

William Hague accuses Ecuador of harbouring an alleged criminal. Maybe Hague should get his facts right. Julian Assange is wanted for questioning, no charges have been laid against him. How therefore is he an alleged criminal?

An attack on Ecuador is an attack on Latin America, a growing market for British goods and services. Unbelievable crass stupidity by British Government.

British government in threatening Ecuador is seen as acting as a colonial power bullying a small Latin American country.

Julian Assange interviewed by John Pilger

January 14, 2011

Also see

Birgitta Jónsdóttir Calls US Subpoena of Her Twitter Account over WikiLeaks Involvement “Disturbing”

Who do they think they are?

Julian Assange back in court battling extradition

The War You Don’t See

Julian Assange back in court battling extradition

January 13, 2011

If all Sweden wishes is to question Julian Assange, this could be done in London, it could even be carried out in the Swedish Embassy. That Sweden chooses not to exercise that option shows that the whole case is a farce, merely a ruse to get Julian Assange into Sweden prior to extraordinary rendition to the USA.

The case also exposes the farce of the European Arrest Warrant. No evidence has to be produced in Court for its execution, even though it could have been issued by a corrupt judiciary in the country of origin.

Also see

Who do they think they are?

Birgitta Jónsdóttir Calls US Subpoena of Her Twitter Account over WikiLeaks Involvement “Disturbing”

Julian Assange freed on bail

Wikileaks WikiRebels documentary SVT

Is there any difference between China and USA?

Who do they think they are?

January 8, 2011
Birgitta Jonsdottir

Birgitta Jonsdottir

If the Iranian government was to attempt to coercively obtain this information from journalists and activists of foreign nations, human rights groups around the world would speak out. — Julian Assange

I think I am being given a message, almost like someone breathing in a phone. — Birgitta Jonsdottir

Today, the existence of a secret US government grand jury espionage investigation into WikiLeaks was confirmed for the first time as a subpoena was brought into the public domain. — Wikileaks

Note that we can assume Google and Facebook also have secret US government subpeonas. They make no comment. Did they fold? — twitter

Wikileaks has committed no crime in the US. Julian Assange has committed no crime in the US. Wikileaks supporters have committed no crime. Nato has said no lives have been put at risk.

But one would would not think so from the hysterionics coming out of the US. One would not think so from the death threats coming out of the US.

If you work for the US governement, you are not allowed to read Wikileaks, not allowed to discuss or talk about, not even allowed to access from your home computer. If you work for the USAF, you are not even allowed to read The Guardian. I am tempted to stand outside a USAF base, pst, would you like a Guardian?

One would not think so from the inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning, held in solitary confinement for several months. He has not been charged with anything. The only ‘evidence’ against him has come from a pathological liar associated with Wired. A patholigical liar who changes his story with every time of telling.

We have Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Bank of America refusing to handle transactions for Wikileaks claiming they are doing something illegal but have yet be able to say why or what is illegal. On the other hand they are more than happy to process transactions for illegal Jewish Settlements in Occupied Palestine. [see Spot the difference between Israel and Wikileaks]

The lastest is to demand of twitter that they hand over information re Wikileaks and any supporters of Wikileaks, though the reports are as yet a little confused as to what is being demanded and from whom.

One of those targetted is Birgitta Jonsdottir, an Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer. She says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.

@birgittaj just got this: Twitter has received legal process requesting information regarding your Twitter account in (relation to wikileaks)

@birgittaj usa government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. do they realize i am a member of parliament in iceland?

@birgittaj i dont blame twitter for what is going on – they managed to unseal the subpoena and thus i know about it and can do something about it.

Birgitta Jonsdottir has demanded a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iceland. She says “The justice department has gone completely over the top.” She said last on twitter that the “USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland?”

“It’s not just about my information. It’s a warning for anyone who had anything to do with WikiLeaks. It is completely unacceptable for the US justice department to flex its muscles like this. I am lucky, I’m a representative in parliament. But what of other people? It’s my duty to do whatever I can to stop this abuse.”

Can we any longer trust US corporations who dominate the Internet? Is there any difference between these global corporations and the state? The US is already using PayPal, Visa and MasterCard to learn who has made donations to Wikileaks.

Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) in Washington, said it appeared the US justice department was looking at building a case against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, over its publication of secret US documents. EPIC has already requested that the US authorities hand over information about their investigations into people who have donated to WikiLeaks via Mastercard, Visa or PayPal.

If twitter has had a request to hand over information on Wikileaks supporters, then it is reasonable to asume Google and facebook have had similar requests. Did they quietly roll over?

@wikileaks Note that we can assume Google & Facebook also have secret US government subpeonas. They make no comment. Did they fold?

Birgitta Jonsdottir has probably pissed of the US as in 2009 she took Julain Assange to a party at the US embassy in Reykjavik where he chatted with the ambassador to Iceland.

WikiLeaks published a secret report on the collapse of Iceland’s banks.

In Iceland Birgitta Jonsdottir has championed the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative which is aimed at creating legislation to make Iceland a legal haven for journalists and media outlets.

Birgitta Jonsdottir is not the only one to be targetted by the US authorities. July 2010 Jacob Appelbaum, one of Assange’s closest colleagues, was interrogated for three hours and had his phones confiscated upon entering the US at Newark airport. Customs officials photocopied receipts and searched his laptop.

The subpoena served on Twitter, which is actually an Order from a federal court that the DOJ requested seeks the same information for numerous other individuals currently or formerly associated with WikiLeaks, including Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Julian Assange. It also seeks the same information for Bradley Manning and for WikiLeaks’ Twitter account.

The information demanded by the DOJ is sweeping in scope. It includes all mailing addresses and billing information known for the user, all connection records and session times, all IP addresses used to access Twitter, all known email accounts, as well as the “means and source of payment,” including banking records and credit cards. It seeks all of that information for the period beginning 1 November 2009, through to the present.

The Order was signed by Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia Theresa Buchanan and served on Twitter by the DOJ division for that district. It states that there is “reasonable ground to believe that the records or other information sought are relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation” (language required by the relevant statute). It was issued on 14 December 2010 and ordered sealed, ie kept secret from the targets of the Order. It gave Twitter three days to respond and barred the company from notifying anyone, including the users, of the existence of the Order. On 5 January 2011 the same judge directed that the Order be unsealed at the request of Twitter in order to inform the users and give them 10 days to object. Had Twitter not so requested, it would have been compelled to turn over this information without the knowledge of its users.

The specific clause of the Patriot Act used to acquire the subpoena is one that the FBI has described as necessary for “obtaining such records [that] will make the process of identifying computer criminals and tracing their internet communications faster and easier”.

The subpoena itself is an unusual one known as a 2703(d). Recently a federal appeals court ruled this kind of order was insufficient to order the disclosure of the contents of communication. Significantly, however, that ruling is binding in neither Virginia – where the Twitter subpoena was issued – nor San Francisco where Twitter is based.

This is clear abuse of the Patriot Act. Terroism legislation that was rushed through in the wake of 9/11. Legislation used not for dealing with terrorism but for clamping down on democracy.

This is further evidence of the willingness of the US to probe, harass and intimidate anyone having anything to do with WikiLeaks, anyone willing to expose the War Crimes of Obama.

The behaviour is that of a totalitarian state and it is completely unacceptable. Obama is proving to be an evil president on a par with Robert Mugabe.

And just in case we need reminding, and most of the mainstream useless journalists clearly do need reminding, these henious crimes of of which Wikileaks and Julian Assange stand accused (though not in the Court of World Opinion) is to investigate and expose those in high office corrupted by power and to hold them to account.

It is not a crime to expose war crimes! It is not a crime to expose war criminals!

This month Julian Assange is back in Court to fight extradition to Sweden.

Shame on BBC for their pathetic news coverage. Blink and you would have missed it. More time was devoted to Liverpool sacking their manager.

Also see

US wants Twitter details of Wikileaks activists

US tells Twitter to hand over WikiLeaks supporter’s messages

DOJ subpoenas Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers

WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas

US government orders Twitter to release WikiLeaks activists’ details

Wikileaks: Twitter deserves credit for defending its users’ rights

Why Barack Obama is devoted to destroying Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning

State Department To Columbia University Students: DO NOT Discuss WikiLeaks On Facebook, Twitter

Why American journalists have failed to support WikiLeaks

Wired’s refusal to release or comment on the Manning chat logs

Assange Case Is Driven By A Tangled Swedish Web

Rove Might Be Trying To “Pull A Siegelman” With Julian Assange

Julian Assange freed on bail

Wikileaks WikiRebels documentary SVT

Is there any difference between China and USA?

Julian Assange freed on bail

December 16, 2010

‘Well it’s is great to smell fresh air of London again.’ – Julian Assange

‘I hope to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence in this matter and to reveal as we get it, which we have not yet, the evidence from these allegations.’ – Julian Assange

‘I’m relieved. He should never have been denied bail in the first place.’ — Tariq Ali

‘Information is the currency of democracy.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘The history of the way it [the case] has been dealt with by the Swedish prosecutors would give Mr Assange some basis that he might be acquitted following a trial.’ — Mr Justice Duncan Ouseley

At a two-hour hearing in the High Court today at the Royal Courts of Justice, Julian Assange has been freed on bail. The bail conditions are as set two days ago, but with the additional condition that five not two people have to stand surety.

The case is looking increasingly Orwellian. Sweden appealed the release on bail two days ago, hence the hearing today in the High Court. They claim because he has wealthy backers, he may abscond as he has the means and resources to do so. Why does he need wealthy backers, because Sweden objected to his release and a ludicrously high bail of £240,000 has been set. Why would he abscond? He did not abscond from Sweden. The case was dropped and he was allowed to leave the country. He made no secret of the fact that he was in England. He voluntarily gave himself up to the police. His release dependent on on all the paperwork being completed, on the bail money being delivered to the High Court in cash, and on the people being found for surety. This is not likely to happen until this evening, his curfew then kicks in.

It was touch and go whether he would be actually set free tonight, that maybe Julian Assange would have to spend an additional night in prison, but at 6pm this evening he stepped outside the Royal Courts of Justice and gave a brief press conference on the steps.

He said he was pleased to be able to breathe fresh air again. He thanked all those around the world who have had faith in him and who have stood by him. He sees the hand of the US behind his detention. He thanked the members of the press who were not taken in. He thanked his legal team. He thanked British Justice for setting him free. He also drew attention to all the political prisoners around the world who are being held without trial in far worse conditions than he. He made the point that he has still not been made aware of charges against him.

Whilst in prison, Julian Assange was accompanied by two prison guards when he wished to exercise, was kept under 23-hour lock down in solitary confinement, kept under 24-hour CCTV surveillance, his mail was withheld.

In August Julian Assange made himself available to Swedish police. He answered all their questions. The case was dropped, he was free to leave. Nevertheless he remained in Sweden until September just in case there was anything else needed clearing up.

When he was in ‘hiding’ at the Frontline Club in England, he made his whereabouts known to the the Extradition Unit of the Metropolitan Police. He was in communication with them. He said he would turn himself in when an arrest warrant was served, which he did.

What we are seeing is a vendetta being pursued by Sweden.

Who really blocked the release on bail? Sweden or UK? Or are they both jumping to the Puppet Master Uncle Sam?

No charges have been laid against Julian Assange. He is merely wanted for questioning in Sweden, nothing more. All this effort to question a man? He could be questioned in England, he could even be questioned at the Swedish Embassy, which technically is Swedish territory. This has been offered to Sweden and they have turned it down. Why are they so keen to get him to Sweden? Extra-ordinary rendition to the US? The US is rumoured to be scouring the statute book to find something, anything, with which to charge him.

If the US thought with this intimidation they could silence Julian Assange and Wikileaks then they have seriously miscalculated. They have propelled both to the top of the world’s media agenda.

Julian Assange will be held under house arrest under strict conditions of curfew in a house in Norfolk on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Not one iota of evidence has been presented in Court against him, nor is the Swedish Prosecutor required to under the European Arrest Warrant which once again highlights the scandal of the European Arrest Warrant. In Sweden, all court proceedings have been held in secret.

The Judge awarded costs against the Swedes!

Much as we may wish to celebrate we must not forget that this is only the first skirmish. He has still to fight the extradition to Sweden which could go all the way to the Court of Human Rights.

Nor must we forget Bradley Manning, accused of leaking information to Wikileaks. For several months he has been held in inhumane and degrading conditions in solidarity confinement, 23-hour lock down, 24-hour CCTV surveillance. He is not allowed a pillow or sheets. He is not allowed to exercise, not even in his cell. All without trial.

Also see

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange freed on bail

WikiLeaks’ Assange Walks Free As Bail Upheld

Julian Assange granted bail at high court

Assange walks free after nine days in jail

Julian Assange bail decision made by UK authorities, not Sweden

Dear Government of Sweden …

Julian Assange bail hearing

Julian Assange’s bail host had ‘no hesitation’

The Julian Assange case: a mockery of extradition?

Is there any difference between China and USA?

Riz Khan – The WikiLeaks War

Wikileaks WikiRebels documentary SVT

John Pilger: Global Support for WikiLeaks is “Rebellion” Against U.S. Militarism, Secrecy

Ex-CIA Ray McGovern Supports Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks: Swedish government ‘hid’ anti-terror operations with America from Parliament

As WikiLeaks’ Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ‘tortured’

The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention

Spot the difference between Israel and Wikileaks

Ex-CIA Ray McGovern Supports Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

December 16, 2010

Anyone who cricises Julian Assange and Wikileaks should watch this CNN interview with Ray McGovern who served nearly 30 years with the CIA. He worked with seven US Presidents from J F Kenendy to Bush Snr.

Julian Assange bail hearing

December 14, 2010
International media mingle with police and protesters outside court

International media mingle with police and protesters outside court

Exposing War Crimes Is No Crime

Exposing War Crimes Is No Crime

Sex Crimes My Ar$e

Sex Crimes My Ar$e

Justice for Julian

Justice for Julian

Justice for Assange

Justice for Assange

do you want to know a secret

do you want to know a secret

There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nothing hidden that will not be made known. Everything you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight; what you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops. – Luke 12:2-3

First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. – Mathew 23:26

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. — Proverbs 3:27

Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I know: I was blind but now I see. — Job 9:25

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the authorities are wrong. — Voltaire

To avoid transparency, you need to live in the darkness. — Paulo Coelho

Since the dawn of times: when the news was bad, the messenger was killed (Assange arrested today). — Paulo Coelho

A week following his first appearance in Court and following a second Court apearance, Julian Assange was granted bail on condition that his supporters found £240,000!

THe holding of Julian Assange in prison, the ludicrous bail conditions, he also has to wear an elctronic tag, makes a mockery of geunine rape cases, a mockery of the English legal system. If this is not a political show trial then what is?

Following his first Court apearance and detention last week, US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates welcomed his detention. Is this normal for an alleged rape case?

Hilary Clinton claimed Assange committed crimes against International Community! What International Law has he broken? Unlike Israel which has broken International Law – Right of Return of Refugees, Siege of Gaza, attacks on an aid flotilla on the High Seas – but not a bleep from Clinton. What did Wikiweaks do? Expose hypocrisy of people like Clinton.

Michael Moore wired $20,000. But this is a sick joke. A man wanted in South Africa for killing his wife was released on bail. The newspapers The New York Times, The Guardian and others who are doing very well out of the papers released to him should finance all of his legal costs.

Since when has an alleged rapist been top of Interpol’s most wanted list?

People were outside Court from 9am to get a seat for the 2pm hearing. The street crammed with TV broadcast vans. 70 people crammed into the Court, standing, sitting on the floor. Hearing lasted one and a half hours. Bail conditions: £240,000 bail, wear an electronic tag, surrender all travel documents, reside at an address in Suffolk, report to the police everyday, 8 hour curfew. £200,000 of the bail money has to be delivered to the Court in cash!

But he will NOT be released as Swedish prosecutors have appealed his release and cannot now be released until their appeal has been heard. Everyone had left Court in a celebratory mood, bail had been granted, then the Swedish prosecutor lodges an appeal

This is a mockery of the English legal system!

Supporters incl Michael Moore, Bianca Jagger, Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, John Pilger.

His Swedish defence lawyer is being stopped in Sweden from releasing evidence that would help his case.

I do not know what the state of play is this week, but last week, Swedish prosecutors had not provided any evidence, had not laid any charges, and yet he was detained without bail being granted.

Those who allege rape, were bragging about their sexual conquest of Julian Assange.

The European Arrest Warrant is seriously flawed as it has an underlying false assumtion that a fair trial can be had in all European countries which are signatories and that they comply with human rights.

What is alleged as ‘rape’ is not even recognised as rape in English law! There has still not been any charges formally laid. All the Swedish authorites want him for is questioning. Unless there is a hidden agenda, ie get him to Sweden for extraordinary rendition, why can they not question him in England?

Something is going very very wrong here.

Julian Assange is under 24-hour video surveillance, letters of support are not reaching him. A fine example to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Burma how to deal with political prisoners and dissidents. That and the brutal crackdown on student demonstrators last week.

What is on trial is the Establishment! And they have been found guilty in the Court of World Opinion!

Life imitating art – read the Millennium trilogy for an insight of the dark side of the Swedish Criminal Justice System. Written by investigative journalist Stieg Larsson who had to spend his time in hiding due to death threats.

Please join Justice for Assange UK facebook group.

This is not a prosecution, this is persecution.

Special thanks to Paulo Coelho for providing the quotes. Later this week a podcast from Daniel Ellsberg and Paulo Coelho.

Please vote for Julian Assange as Time person of the year. Click on the facebook like.

Also see

Wikileaks founder Assange bailed, but release delayed

Julian Assange to stay in jail as Sweden fights bail decision

Assange remains locked up until Swedish appeal

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange granted bail but remains locked up

Sweden To Appeal WikiLeaks Founder’s Bail

Wikileaks: Assange supporters rally at London court

“Why I’m Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange” by Michael Moore

Why did I back Julian Assange? It’s about justice and fairness

Why I’m Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks ‘rape’ victims had hidden agendas … and I’ve seen the proof says Assange lawyer

Tiny Iceland takes on credit card giants in Wikileaks flap

Inside Story – WikiLeaks and the craft of journalism

The Julian Assange case: a mockery of extradition?

J’Accuse: Sweden, Britain, and Interpol Insult Rape Victims Worldwide

Julian Assange team may fly in Swedish lawyer

The Day Daniel Ellsberg Met Paulo Coehlo on Twitter

Is there any difference between China and USA?

Wikileaks WikiRebels documentary SVT

Who Will Be TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year?

Riz Khan – The WikiLeaks War

December 9, 2010

This is an absolute must watch!

Also see

Al Jazeera – Riz Khan – The WikiLeaks War

Is WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a Hero? Glenn Greenwald Debates Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News

Julian Assange Protest

Is there any difference between China and USA?

Israel: Using Wikileaks to build a straw man

Attorney: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Endangered by Bail Denial in London; Still No Charges Filed in Sweden

Julian Assange Protest

December 8, 2010

The guy in this video was the subject of one of the cables released by Wikileaks. Please listen to what he has to say and read what he has written on Indymedia UK.

Today hackers took out the Mastercard website for blocking payments to Wikileaks.

Aslo see

PlowsharesActivist SolidaritySpeaksOut@Court as AssangeJailed

Anonymous Mastercard attack ‘hits payments’

Hackers take down Mastercard site after wikileaks donations are banned

Is there any difference between China and USA?

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