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    Re: And actively participated in the take down of the journalist J Assange nm Archived Message

    Posted by Ian M on September 29, 2023, 7:43 pm, in reply to "Re: And actively participated in the take down of the journalist J Assange nm"

    ...and on Assange, crazy conspiracy theorist doppelganger Naomi Wolf has outclassed Klein at every turn. Here are her tweets in the same period, 2017-2023 where Klein only managed a single pro-forma mention:


    Jun 10
    10th June at 7:45am EST, via livestream, in Perth, W. Australia. Esteemed Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, Banker & Author Ed Dowd, Julian Assange's father John Shipton and I; media/medical deception perpetrated on all humanity.
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    Mainstream Media and Medical Convention Livestream

    Jan 22
    Replying to @DavePosMil @GeneralSceptic
    I support Assange. Like the release of the Pentagon Papers, the material Wikileaks released constituted a public service.But the issue of classification is real and when a journalist leaks classified intel he or she always understands that he/she is risking legal consequences.

    Jan 22
    This is a nonsensical distinction. Classification is classification. One leaked document can get people killed. Julian Assange is in solitary confinement, facing execution via Espionage Act, if deported, for the same act of mishandling classified intel that Pres Biden committed.

    24 Dec 2020
    I’ll never forget going to visit Assange for an interview in the Ecuadorean embassy and on my departure, a British police officer stationed at the entrance said to me, ‘See you again.’ Chilling.

    28 Nov 2020
    Thank you, Mrs Assange. I wish I’d been wrong. I am so sorry for what your family is going through.

    28 Nov 2020
    Thank you, Mrs Assange. It breaks my heart that we are even having this conversation, in a situation that was so foreseeable if people had managed to recognize their own inevitable fates mirrored in that of your son.

    27 Nov 2020
    Replying to @Stella_Assange @StellaMoris1 @SomersetBean @RSF_inter
    It’s killing me to get DMs these days about the deteriorating conditions in Belmarsh, and about Assange’s respiratory vulnerability, from Julian Assange’s mom. What is happening to civilized norms?

    19 Nov 2020
    Via his mom: Julian Assange prison block locked down after Covid outbreak | Julian Assange | The Guardian…

    20 Oct 2020
    I recall warning Jeffrey Toobin on camera, when he was cheerleading the arrest of Assange under the Espionage Act, that this was an unwise position for a journalist, as sooner or later it would be him in the firing line. This was not what I meant...…

    3 Aug 2020
    Replying to @LeeCamp @Flwrgirl66x
    Excuse me, I stood up to defend Julian Assange. But indeed there were precious few mainstream journalists who have done so. They should see their own fate in his.

    2 Mar 2020
    Replying to @OwenJones84 @rhondaneu
    You don't have to like Assange to understand that if he can be imprisoned, extradited to a hostile nation, so can any journalist.

    31 Jan 2020
    Replying to @medowieyowie @BernardGyorgy @littleaussiegek @pepiermargot @mswarriorLMS @Barnaby_Joyce @rationalbitch @very_grem @elliemail @BelindaJones68 @nswfire
    Um, there’s more danger in that context for sure. Not just for me but for any journalist. Probably not an arrest but something slightly intimidating. Like when I visited Assange and the police guard said ‘See you soon.’

    22 Nov 2019
    .I've spoken up about Assange for almost a decade consistently. I suggest you challenge public figures who are supposed to stand for press freedom, who were actually silent, and there are plenty. Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, about three public figures and I spoke up for Assange.

    22 Nov 2019
    Are you aware that I stood against most of the left when I wrote and spoke up about the miscarriages of justice related to Assange for years around 2010? Are you aware that I visited him at the Ecuadorian Embassy? Hard to be on the right side of history then have history erased.

    22 Nov 2019
    True. I can attest as can other reporters that now some subjects are met w/ full-on global digital reputational attacks: Palestinian human rights; due process for Assange; and, believe it or not, geoengineering. In each case, powerful interests (IP in last case) are at stake.

    21 Nov 2019
    In 2010, when I warned that Assange was being railroaded as a way to chill and control all journalists and punish whistleblowers, I was piled on by feminists as a traitor to rape advocacy; I am a lifelong antirape activist and survivor. Which is to say: reject binary thinking.

    21 Nov 2019
    I think you may be misinterpreting what I believe we are both saying. BECAUSE Assange exposed US war crimes THEREFORE sex abuse charges against him were treated much more seriously than they ever are for other cases. IN ORDER to publish and extradite him. Hope that is clearer.

    21 Nov 2019
    I'd like to stop accurately predicting awful outcomes. @caitoz cites 2010 article I wrote re how differently Assange's case was treated vs every sex crime case I've ever reported. I said he'd be extradited. Here we are. No one powerful cares about rape.…
    With Assange Safely Locked up, Sweden Drops 'Investigation'

    He is caged, and public support for him has been deliberately demolished. The Swedish legal parody did its job, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone Now that WikiLeak...

    17 Apr 2019
    Replying to @manifesto2000 @Greg_Palast @BBfromPA @DailyClout
    I wrote a twitter response yesterday you may have missed: some exposure in Assange allegedly having tried to enter a password to a computer owned by the DOD but not at level of the Espionage Act. It's at the level of an editor opening an envelope that a source gave him/her.

    16 Apr 2019
    Replying to @DefendAssange @Govt4theP
    No it does not. We read the First Amendment along with Assange's indictment on @DailyClout Youtube and sure enough it makes ZERO mention of freedom of speech being restricted to ANY group. Duh, @AP

    16 Apr 2019
    Replying to @manifesto2000 @GregLBean @DailyClout
    Well that is true. We read the actual indictment -- you can see it on DailyClout Youtube -- and it really has so little meat. 6/7ths of it is about Mannings crimes, not Assange's alleged crimes.

    16 Apr 2019
    Replying to @manifesto2000 @micahflee @DailyClout
    Not exactly Alan -- if Assange did indeed try to access a password on a government computer as alleged, that is a crime. But it is NOT a crime under the Espionage Act, which governs speech, not classification. And Assange isn't even a US citizen.

    16 Apr 2019
    Dem Senators who called for the revocation of Assange's asylum.…

    15 Apr 2019
    How is it that I only found the Wikileaks editors' press conference on the Assange arrest -- on RT??? Surely major news??…

    14 Apr 2019
    Watch carefully. There is a ton of Manning's crimes in this indictment but the one Assange crime alleged is his trying to use a password to a source's classified file. Yes, if true, a crime. But the rest of indictment makes journalism into a "conspiracy. "…
    Assange Indictment: Criminalization of Journalism?

    Julian Assange has been removed forcibly from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and fears extradition to the United States. His greatest fear is that he will ...

    14 Apr 2019
    Just finished reading for @DailyClout Youtube the indictment against Assange. Also explained the evil Espionage Act now directed at him. PP4-7 categorically criminalizes the act of being a journalist or editor and American media, you accept this indictment at your eternal peril.

    13 Apr 2019
    Replying to @ACLU
    Thank you, @ACLU. Yesterday we @DailyClout read the indictment of Assange and reached the same conclusion of pp 4-7. Criminalizes journalism.

    13 Apr 2019
    Replying to @bboerner2332 @TulsiGabbard @America1stPeace
    I read and posted the indictment against Assange. Pp 4-7 criminalize journalism.

    12 Apr 2019
    Replying to @TulsiGabbard @America1stPeace
    As a journalist observing the arrest, it is clearly meant to chill people like us. And the dramatic, demeaning carrying of Assange bodily has no purpose but to make the message more theatrically chilling.

    12 Apr 2019
    Replying to @GreenInvestGuy @democracynow
    Why are there about three national US public figures who are stating what’s obviously illegal, dangerous and unconstitutional about extraditing Assange?

    12 Apr 2019
    Replying to @SenSchumer
    You represent me. Assange’s arrest in a country whose laws he didn’t violate, chills every American journalist and if you support his being charged under the Espionage Act, you are violating your constitutional duties.

    12 Apr 2019
    Thank you, CS Hecht. Assange indictment. Military sources explain that even though it was Manning’s password the computer, content belong to the Defense Dept so it still is ‘hacking’. However the ‘conspiracies’ on pp 4-7 do criminalize journalism.…

    12 Apr 2019
    Thank you,@CSHecht. Indictment doesn't support calling what Assange allegedly did, "hacking". Manning gave Assange a password, Assange tried unsuccessfully to use it. (p 2). P. 3-7 alleges "conspiring' to do a number of things that sound like "journalism."…

    12 Apr 2019
    Replying to @cs_hecht
    I am trying to find the original text of the charge against Assange. @CSHecht can you kindly send me the legal papers in a format I can read and share?

    11 Apr 2019
    A dark day indeed, and one I’ve been trying to warn about since 2008. You don’t have to like or agree with Assange to know that once they imprison journalists under the Espionage Act, next it’s you and me.…

    20 Mar 2019
    Replying to @Jonathan_K_Cook
    I hate to say I tried to caution everyone about this. Censor hate speech and you give the OK for Julian Assange’s mom and yours to be censored next.

    28 Dec 2018
    Having visited Assange in the Ecuadoran Embassy, I confirm that no one can go in or out without documentation by the UK police/intelligence. Which means: if Manafort DID visit Assange, not noted in log, only way is w/UK intelligence/police collusion.…
    The Guardian's fake scoop

    Open access // by Serge Halimi (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, January 2019)

    27 Nov 2018
    Replying to @SMaurizi @duncanmacmartin @EmbajadaEcuUK
    I visited Julian Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and I confirm that this was true at least in my own experience of the documentation of my passport etc for the visit.
    Dr Naomi Wolf

    Replying to @suigenerisjen
    To be clear: Assange needs to stand trial for any alleged sexual offense. But that should not be mixed up with the US trying to kill him judicially for releasing documents in the public interest, per the Espionage Act.

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