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Peace Is A Revolutionary Force

By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board. “The most disciplined Gandhian project since Gandhi” (J. Assange on Catalonia).   As Trump’s dangerous move on Iran’s nuclear deal and his provocative reaction to North Korea undercut diplomacy, tension is rising for World War III. Discord in the international community has been amplified in conflicts of identity politics across America. Greed and power-seeking leaders’ ambition for profits never end. With ever-increased military budgets, combined with tax cuts for the rich and slashes in health care and public funds, the legacy of imperialism is carried on. Uncertainty created by economic stagnation is generating frustration and anxiety, which is turned into anger and fear. These emotions are then channeled to harness a…

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UK Threaten Assange As Sweden Withdraw Accusations

By Andrew Kreig, J.D., M.S.L., attorney and journalist. Member of the Editorial Board, and Associate Editor of The Indicter Magazine. British authorities threatened WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with arrest on a bond-jumping charge last week after their Swedish counterparts gave up trying to investigate Assange on what appears to have been a dubious series of sex claims that have been pending against him for nearly seven years since his 2010 speaking trip to Stockholm. The British effort, if pursued aggressively with threatened punishment beyond the norm, would further compound a travesty of justice that has already disgraced the Swedish and British legal systems. The Swedes have wasted vast amounts of taxpayer money for the probe, as have the British in…

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Joint us in signing Open Letter to President Trump: Close investigation on WikiLeaks, drop any charges against Assange

Open Letter to President Trump: Dear President Trump, We are journalists, activists and citizens from the United States and around the world who care about press freedom and are writing to you in response to the latest threat of prosecution against WikiLeaks for its journalistic work. We ask you to immediately close the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges against Julian Assange and other Wikileaks staff members which the Department of Justice is planning. This threat to WikiLeaks escalates a long-running war of attrition against the great virtue of the United States — free speech. The Obama Administration prosecuted more whistleblowers than all presidents combined and opened a Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks that had no precedent.…

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Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech

By Nozomi Hayase PhD. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board. US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher, whose principle is aligned with the U.S. Constitution, is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy. The Justice Department in the Obama administration could not prosecute WikiLeaks for publishing documents pertaining to the US government, because they struggled to determine whether the First Amendment protection applied in this case. Now, the torch of Obama’s war on whistleblowers seems to have been passed on to Trump, who had shown disdain toward free speech and even called the U.S. media as “enemies of the people”. Earlier…

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Declaración de Swedish Swedish Professors & Doctors For Human Rights (SWEDHR) for Human Rights sobre el asilo de Ecuador a Julián Assange

Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, PhD. Presidente de la organización Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, SWEDHR. English summary: The real political reasons why Sweden and UK illegally detain Julian Assange As widely known, the panel of the United Nations [UNGWAD] who thoroughly examined the case of the detention of Mr Assange, concluded [1] that the government of our country has maintained Mr Assange’s arbitrarily arrest on the basis of unproven allegations. Moreover, the Swedish government and its prosecutors have demonstrated not having serious intentions of completing a ‘pre-trial investigation’. It has passed already more than six years – which constitutes a delay–record in the history of ‘legal’ procedures in Sweden on (political) cases of this kind. Particular aggravating – as…

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Russia newspaper Izvestia examines Lasso’s declarations on Assange’s asylum

By Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli. The Indicter’s Editor-in-Chief. This article resumes the opinion of several human rights activists, academics and lawyers –as appeared in a recent report published by Izvestia, a leading Russian newspaper– concerning declarations by the Ecuadorian presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso threatening with the eviction of political refugee Julian Assange from the embassy in London. One prominent confusion concerning the Assange case, and that the Western media has contributed to spread, concerns the whereabouts of the Ecuadorian asylum of Julian Assange –the so called asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador”. The first aspect that should be clarified, is that Mr Assange was granted political asylum in Ecuador, by the Ecuadorian legal system –meaning the legal institutions investing…

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New Analysis of Swedish Police Report Confirms Julian Assange’s Version in Sweden’s case

by Celia Farber, B.A. Editor’s Note: Author and investigative reporter Celia Farber has prepared for publication in The Indicter, an updated analysis of the Swedish Assange case. The in-depth analysis concludes that the police reports  confirm Julian Assange’s testimony, as given to the prosecutor in her questioning conducted at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It  has also been established that the crucial allegations against Mr Julian Assange, as have appeared in the Swedish and international media, in fact were constructed by the police and were not what the complainants really said or wished to achieve. It has been discovered that it was the police, or the prosecutor’s office, which unlawfully and/or unethically leaked the “allegations” to the evening paper “Expressen”, which…

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Filling the Phantom of Democracy with Our Networked Power

By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board. After the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. As denial and blame games continue, this was not a ‘foreign government coup d’état’, clarified by U.S. Intelligence Chief James Clapper, noting that agencies lacked evidence for WikiLeaks’ connection with alleged Russian cyber-attacks. The truth is, democracy in America has been rotten to the core for decades. It is meddled with by corporate lobbyists, Big Pharma, Big Oil and Wall Street –those who are addicted to money and power. American democracy is hollowed out, veiled with a loud media echo chamber, bringing feigned solidity to its emptiness. Out of this vacuum emerges a madness for power. U.S. politics is…

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The new geopolitics of Sweden: Feminism, arms exports to dictatorships, & NATO. Impact in the Assange case

By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, chair, Swedish Professors & Doctors for Human Rights – SWEDHR. Introduction For exactly six years ago, Sweden ordered the detention of the WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. According to the Snowden documents, the US government had  asked the countries participating in the occupation of Afghanistan under US-military command, to initiate prosecution of Assange. [1] Only Sweden complied. In a previous analysis I concluded that Sweden most likely would persist in neither undertaking nor recognizing the international criticism for its rejection of the UN conclusion regarding the arbitrary detention of Mr Julian Assange. That is to say, it will not do so at least in the nearest future. Further, the article hypothesizes that –in the eventuality…

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