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Special Report | The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Treats Journalism As A Crime and Poses Great Threats to Press Freedom

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Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom * Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi * Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone * Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime * Story 5: The Assange arrest is a warning from history.
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:Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/assangearrest.jpg / Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 11, 2019 in London., Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Week Ending April 27, 2019 |

Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom, Glenn Greenwald, Micah Lee, the Intercept / PortsideRise Up Times

April 13, 2019 | Opposition to Trump's menacing goal to criminalize journalism that involves reporting on classified information does not require admiration or affection for Assange. It simply requires a belief in the critical importance of a free press in a democracy.
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Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi, Robert Gore, Rolling Stone / Straight Line Logic

April 14,  2019 | The Assange arrest is a direct assault on the freedom of the press.
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Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone.  Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic / Caity Johnstone

April 13, 2019 | Donald Trump is willing to do something Obama wouldn't, and it isn't repealing Obamacare. Trump is using an indictment the Obama crew wouldn't touch against Julian Assange.

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Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime, Marjorie Kohn, Truthout

Friday, April 12, 2019 | The criminal charges the U.S. filed against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange threaten to punish him for practicing journalism. In this way, his prosecution is unprecedented. The Trump administration is trying to send a message to press organizations: Publish material critical of U.S. policy at your peril.


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https://gallery.mailchimp.com/81e01f026144a7a39810a239b/images/ea529440-9ecd-4e0f-a339-cf0b9a01d943.jpg / Story 5: The Assange arrest is a warning from history, John Pilger, johnpilger.com

April 14, 2019 | The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Mightagainstright. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage.
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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2019/04/041119_ecuador-1554976532.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&fit=crop&w=1440&h=720 / Ecuador's Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lived until his arrest on Thursday. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP

  • WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.
  • Related: A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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