The US may have to come up with yet another last-minute, bogus indictment in Julian Assange’s extradition proceeding. From Craig Murray atconsortiumnews.com:
Thordarson was always the most unreliable of witnesses, and it seems impossible to believe FBI cooperation with him was ever any more than deliberate fabrication of evidence by the FBI, says Craig Murray.
On the final day of the Assange extradition hearing, magistrate Vanessa Baraitser refused to accept an affidavit from Assange’s solicitor Gareth Peirce, on the grounds it was out of time. The affidavit explained that the defense had been unable to respond to the new accusations in the United States government’s second superseding indictment, because these wholly new matters had been sprung on them just six weeks before the hearing resumed on Sept. 8, 2020.
The defense had not only to gather evidence from Iceland, but had virtually no access to Assange to take his evidence and instructions, as he was effectively in solitary confinement in Belmarsh. The defense had requested an adjournment to give them time to address the new accusations, but this adjournment had been refused by Baraitser.
She now refused to accept Gareth Peirce’s affidavit setting out these facts.
What had happened was this. The hearings on the Assange extradition in January 2020 did not seem to be going well for the U.S. government. The arguments that political extradition is specifically banned by the UK/U.S. extradition treaty, and that the publisher was not responsible for Chelsea Manning’s whistleblowing on war crimes, appeared to be strong. The U.S. Justice Department had decided that it therefore needed a new tack and to discover some “crimes” by Assange that seemed less noble than the Manning revelations.
they are at increased risk of getting – it is rare, but they are at
increased risk of getting the rare clotting syndrome. We’ve seen up to
49 deaths in the UK from that syndrome.
I don’t want an 18-year-old in Queensland dying from a clotting illness who, if they got COVID probably wouldn’t die.
We’ve had very few deaths due to COVID-19 in Australia in people under
the age of 50, and wouldn’t it be terrible that our first 18-year-old in
Queensland to who dies related to this pandemic died because of the
is among almost 50 students and academics who spoke to Human Rights
Watch, as it investigated allegations of intimidation, harassment and
surveillance of Chinese and Hong Kong students on Australian university
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on
Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends Pfizer as the preferred vaccine for
Australians under the age of 60, with states and territories now allowing people aged between 40 and 59 to book appointments to get the
ATAGI recommends AstraZeneca as the preferred
vaccine for Australians over the age of 60, due to the risk of very rare blood clotting disorders linked to the vaccine in younger people.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki drew ire Monday by suggesting that the defund the police movement is being driven by Republicans, rather than extremist Democrats.
In another exchange with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, Psaki argued that the lack of support on the right for Biden’s massive pork filled COVID relief bill equates to wanting to defund law enforcement…
Republicans didn’t vote for the bill because it had nothing to do with COVID and everything to do with more government control.
Psaki used the fact that there was some slated funding for ‘community policing’ in the bill to argue that Republicans are against funding the police.
Remember the saying, “Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Absolutely Corrupts.”
One of the great vestiges of the Cold War is the Green brier bunker, a facility built to house all 535 members of Congress in the event of a nuclear attack.
In 1955, Dwight D. Eisenhower instructed the Department of Defense to draft emergency plans for Congress in case of a nuclear strike.
I do find it interesting that the federal government would build a bunker to house all the members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate their families and the president and vice-presidents with little concern for their constituents.