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'Cartoonish form of despotism' - Assange on Bahrain activist Rajab's imprisonment — RT News

'Cartoonish form of despotism' - Assange on Bahrain activist Rajab's imprisonment — RT News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
If Bahrain really wants to improve its human rights record, then it should free Nabeel Rajab, says Julian Assange.
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Julian Assange Granted Asylum in Ecuador

Julian Assange Granted Asylum in Ecuador | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Julian Assange has been granted asylum in Ecuador, where he would avoid extradition to Sweden to face rape charges. The Wikileaks founder has been holing up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for two months, but early Thursday Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced Assange could take refuge in the country:

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says Ecuador found that Assange faces a real threat of political persecution including the threat of extradition to the United States, where Patino said the Australian would not get a fair trial and could face the death penalty.

The United Kingdom is responding with pressure, saying asylum would endanger the mere existence of Quito's embassy in London, heightening the drama:

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Julian Assange’s latest ‘World Tomorrow’ episode covers the overthrow of dictators

Julian Assange’s latest ‘World Tomorrow’ episode covers the overthrow of dictators | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

[Nabeel Rajab] "When I said in my Twitter account that I’m going to meet Julian Assange and I’m going to speak to him in a TV programme, and last night my house was surrounded by almost 100 policemen – armed, machine guns, and they realised then that I was not at home, then they just ask my family to tell me to come to the public prosecutor today at 4 o’clock. Well, I am here…
…I’m going to go back. I mean, I have to face it, you know. I mean, it’s not the first time but this is the struggle, this is the freedom, this is democracy that we are fighting for. It has a cost and that we have to pay the cost, and the cost might be very expensive as we have paid high cost in Bahrain, and we are willing to pay that for the changes that we are fighting for."

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Hezbollah talked to Syria opposition; we want dialogue, US & Israel want civil war — RT

Hezbollah talked to Syria opposition; we want dialogue, US & Israel want civil war — RT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad's regime, but they refused.  

 

Nasrallah & Assange.....

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WikiLeaks' Brilliant MasterCard Commercial Parody

A spoof of the fact that major credit card and online payment companies have withheld over $15 Million in donations to WikiLeaks. Support WikiLeaks http://wi...
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WikiLeaks site crashes after cyber attack | The Raw Story

WikiLeaks site crashes after cyber attack | The Raw Story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack," the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter.

The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net website where digital copies of the political documents could be viewed.

The online assault came hours after US officials voiced renewed concern over the risks to individuals after WikiLeaks made public more US diplomatic cables,

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on Role of U.S. Cables in Helping Stir Arab Spring

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on Role of U.S. Cables in Helping Stir Arab Spring | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, WikiLeaks released a the largest trove of classified U.S. State Department cables in history, exposing the U.S. role in propping up unpopular regimes in the Middle East and supporting human rights abuses against opponents.
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Julian Assange on Wikileaks, Bradley Manning and the Emerging Surveillance State

Julian Assange on Wikileaks, Bradley Manning and the Emerging Surveillance State | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Assange gave Amy Goodman a rare interview.
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Syria Files .....New data set from WikiLeaks!

Syria Files .....New data set from WikiLeaks! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Today, Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.

This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.

Over the next two months, ground-breaking stories derived from the files will appear in WikiLeaks (global), Al Akhbar (Lebanon), Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), ARD (Germany), Associated Press (US), L’Espresso (Italy), Owni (France) and Publico.es (Spain). Other publications will announce themselves closer to their publishing date.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said: "The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents. It helps us not merely to criticise one group or another, but to understand their interests, actions and thoughts. It is only through understanding this conflict that we can hope to resolve it."

At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another. ....

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2012-05-05 [UPDATED] Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested at airport | WL Central

2012-05-05 [UPDATED] Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested at airport | WL Central | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahraini Center for Human Rights stated that Nabeel Rajab has been charged with "participating in illegal assembly and calling others to join." He could potentially face more charges since he was previously summoned for interrogation for "insulting the statutory bodies" on April 26.

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At the home of Julian Assange of the WikiLeaks .....Nabeel Rajab

At the home of Julian Assange of the WikiLeaks .....Nabeel Rajab | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Fantastic!  There is great power in Nwetworking!  

Both are stronger for the collaboration!  Humanity is served once again!

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Assange calls reports of WikiLeaks defections ‘absolute nonsense’

Assange calls reports of WikiLeaks defections ‘absolute nonsense’ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
LIMA, Peru — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is calling reports of defections from his organization “absolute nonsense” and says the Occupy Wall Street movement is partially inspired by his group.

 

Long live Assange......Long live the WikiLeaks!

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Julian Assange on Why Calls for His Death and the McCarthyesque Crackdown on WikiLeaks Are Good Signs | News & Politics | AlterNet

Julian Assange on Why Calls for His Death and the McCarthyesque Crackdown on WikiLeaks Are Good Signs | News & Politics | AlterNet | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Assange and renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek discuss the release of the largest trove of classified U.S. government records in history. - Wikileaks helping to teardown the hypocrisies of the Western 'Democracies.' Julian Assange is a Freedom patriot/Journalist and now, political prisoner!
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