Category: LIFE UNDER CAPITALISM

Debunking The “Assange Is A Russian Agent” Smears

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse. There is no evidence for it whatsoever, and anyone making this claim should be corrected and dismissed.

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Fallon (and his idiotic audience) laugh at Assange • Other court jesters do likewise.

PATRICE GREANVILLE—Jimmy Fallon, on NBC’s Tonight Show, finds Assange’s imprisonment an event suitable for malicious jokes. The clueless audience, like a bunch of ignorant, well trained, monkeys, laughs on cue. A truly pathetic spectacle, showng the depths of ignorance carried by the ordinary person in America, but all too typical of the disgraceful political consciousness disseminated by the plutocrats’ media.A similar situation obtains at THE DAILY SHOW, a venue made famous by Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.

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Free Julian Assange! Stand Up for Press Freedom!

DAVE LINDORFF—Since Assange seven years ago accepted an asylum offer from Ecuador and its then president Rafael Correa to avoid being extradited by to the US, jumping bail and escaping into the safety of the Ecuadorian Embassy, a shameless campaign by the US government and a complicit mainstream US and UK media to denigrate him, portray him as a sex offender, and deny that he is a journalism, has been underway.As well, during his seven years holed up in the tiny Ecuadorian Embassy, which is actually just one floor of an apartment building in a swanky part of London, the US brought intense pressure, including economic threats, against Ecuador trying to get the little Latin American nation to revoke the asylum offer granted to Assange by Correa.

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Ethiopian Airline Crash – Boeing Advice To 737 MAX Pilots Was Flawed

MoA—The FAA told 737 MAX pilots to use the Stabilizer Trim Cutoff switches to interrupt the power supply for the system’s actuator, a motor driven jackscrew in the back of the airplane. The pilots should then use the manual trim wheels in the cockpit, which move the jackscrew and stabilizer via steel cables, to righten the aircraft.On March 10 a 737 MAX flown by Ethiopian Airline crashed shortly after take off. 157 people died. Radar data and debris found showed that the cause was likely a similar MCAS failure as had happened on the Indonesian Lion Air flight.All 737 MAX planes were grounded with the U.S. being the last country to order it.

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