CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Baraitser’s frightening ruling supported virtually every US prosecutorial argument that was made during the extradition trial, no matter how absurd and Orwellian. This includes quoting from a long-discredited CNN report alleging without evidence that Assange made the embassy a “command post” for election interference, saying the right to free speech does not give anyone “unfettered discretion” to disclose any document they wish, dismissing arguments from the defense that UK law prohibits extradition for political offenses, parroting the false claim that Assange’s attempt to help protect his source Chelsea Manning while she was exfiltrating documents she already had access to was not normal journalistic behavior, saying US intelligence might have had legitimate reasons to spy on Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy, and claiming Assange’s rights would be protected by the US legal system if he were extradited.
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FRANK SCOTT—The all-powerful cosmic force of nature under assault by a demented social system threatens to foreclose on humanity. It is time for the peasants to take over the plantation, the workers to take over the mills and the people to take over the banks, united in democratic action to do that and more. Taking back the money they have taken from us and using it for the things we most need is a truly democratic project a majority of us can join in transforming reality from the present growing nightmare into a blossoming of humanity.
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“The Ruling Elite Has Lost All Legitimacy” says Chris Hedges n this interview with Jimmy Dore, and we could not agree with him more. The putrid corpse of this system would be long in the ground, where it belongs, if it weren’t for the constant barrage of lies and distractions the ruling oligarchy deploys to keep Americans confused, divided, and angry at false enemies.
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Maupin’s super chat: Israel’s terrorist attack on Iran; dismal failure of the West to tackle ecological crisis
CALEB MAUPIN—TOPICS INCLUDED: Israel assassinates top Iranian nuclear scientist • The nonstop demonisation of Iran • Saudi/Wahabi terrorism serves Washington’s goals in the ME • The West’s governments massive failure to tackle the ecological crisis, and much more.
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MAX PARRY—Most telling is that among the scenarios considered, even in the postulated drill where the premise was a decisive victory for Trump, TIP determined that Biden should ignore the vote result and consider any measures necessary to attain the presidency, including provoking a constitutional crisis and possible civil war where Democratic-held states would be encouraged to secede from the Union, the electoral college abolished, and statehood awarded to Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Upon reading the TIP report, it is clear that the real purpose of the bipartisan exercise was to mastermind the very disputed election outcome and concentration of power it predicts would be triggered by Trump. It is also possible that the project enlisted mass media in its scheme.