Saturday, May 15, 2021

Assange Extradition Hearings Scheduled as Assault on Press Freedom Spreads

by Nozomi Hayase, Consortium News:

The day after journalist Glen Greenwald was charged with cyber crimes in Brazil, the timetable for the WikiLeaks publisher’s extradition case  was set in London, writes Nozomi Hayase.

At the hearing on Wednesday, at Westminster in London, the timetable for Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition case was worked out. Assange’s U.S. legal teams applied to have the extradition hearing split. His defense lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, emphasized to the court that they won’t be ready to call the main body of their evidence until after the first week of the hearing, which is now set to start at the end of February.

Assange’s extradition hearing is now set to proceed in two parts: From the beginning of Feb. 25, for one to two weeks and then to resume on May 18 for three more weeks.

Global War or Global Development? There Is No Third Way

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

The Iraqi Parliament yesterday voted for the government to retract the official invitation to the U.S. to deploy military forces in their country. Although many of the Sunni and Kurdish members of parliament did not attend the session, a quorum passed the resolution as had been recommended by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is expected to sign it. It does not contend that the move is in retaliation for the illegal U.S. attack in their country that killed Iran’s Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani, but rather states: “The government commits to revoke its request for assistance from the international coalition fighting Islamic State due to the end of military operations in Iraq and the achievement of victory. The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason.” The Wall Street Journal reported that the parliamentarians, during and after the session chanted: “Out, out, occupier! No, no to America! No, no to Israel!”

EMBATTLED EX-FBI AGENT PETER STRZOK SAYS HIS FREE SPEECH WAS VIOLATED

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok, in a wrongful termination lawsuit, says his free speech was violated. Strzok, who infamously wrote the anti-Trump text messages that proved FBI collusion with the deep state in matters against President Donald Trump.

Strzok, the ex-FBI agent who launched the bureau’s Russia probe (proven to be a massive hoax) in 2016 and was fired two years later for sending anti-Trump text messages amid the probe to Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was having an affair. The embattled former agent alleged in a new court filing Monday that the FBI and Justice Department violated his rights to free speech and privacy, according to a report by Market Watch.

STUNNING! Globalist Angela Merkel to German Parliament: We Have to Take Away your Freedom of Speech or We Won’t Be Free

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered an emotional speech to the German Budestag this week on the need for limiting freedom of speech.
Merkel is the current globalist leader on the international stage.

Merkel argued that the government must take away freedom of speech to save freedom of speech, or something.

Angela Merkel: For those who claim they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them: If you express and pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted. Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost. But freedom of expression has its limits. Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was.

Google in Court Documents: Free Speech is “Disastrous” for Society

by Lance D Johnson, Humans Are Free:

Every year, nearly half the world’s population uses Google. According to Internet Live Stats, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second. In that same second, internet users view over 76,000 YouTube videos, a streaming service designed by Google.

Across the globe there are now over two billion active android devices, a mobile operating system designed by Google. Google uses these services to track users and collect information about them.

It’s now reality: Google has monopoly power over the flow of information. Google has control over the dissemination and manipulation of information around the world. Google algorithms can either suppress information or promote it.

51% of Americans believe First Amendment should be rewritten

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

This is scary. But not surprising.

The rights and freedoms previous generations fought for are under attack (think Second Amendment). They always will be by progressives who want to silence those who disagree with them. That’s the only way they can apparently win an argument.

And that’s the only way to ensure that feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings are not hurt.

The Campaign for Free Speech released results of a recent poll that show the following:

51% of Americans Want to END Freedom of Speech (Many Even Want JAIL TIME for “Hate Speech”)

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Of all the rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution, the First Amendment is arguably the most important. And despite the fact that we are country built on glorious dissent, a poll undertaken by the Campaign for Free Speech found that more than 51% of Americans are ready to give up the rights guaranteed by that amendment, deeming it “outdated.”

A Quick Primer on the First Amendment

First things first (pun intended), most folks don’t even know what the First Amendment protects.

POLL: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT TO RE-WRITE FIRST AMENDMENT TO STOP “HATE SPEECH”

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:

A new poll has found that a majority of Americans want to re-write the First Amendment to “reflect the cultural norms of today” in order stop “hate speech.”

The survey indicates “free speech is under more threat than previously believed,” according to The Campaign for Free Speech, who conducted the poll.

51 per cent of Americans want to see the First Amendment rewritten while more than 60 per cent agree with restricting free speech in some way.

Joe Rogan’s Guest: EDWARD SNOWDEN !!!

from PowerfulJRE:

Edward Snowden is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency employee and subcontractor. His new book “Permanent Record” is now available.

My Socialist Hell: The Death of Free Speech in Venezuela

by Christian K. Caruzo, Breitbart:

This is the second in a series of articles on life in Venezuela two decades into socialist rule. The series begins here.

CARACAS – Venezuela’s freedom of speech was mutilated long ago. It wasn’t done overnight but, rather, carried out through a series of incremental steps that led us to this point.

When I was young, comedic shows like Radio Rochela existed, in which the politicians were often the center of ridicule and satire. Today, no one would even dare to attempt something like that because the TV channel would be shut down within hours.

Frumpy Jewish Lawyer Leading Campaign to Strip US Citizens of Free Speech and Assembly

from Russia Insider:

It’s been two years since Roberta Kaplan and her co-conspirators filed their sham lawsuit against organizers, speakers and attendees of the August 12, 2017 rally in Charlottesville VA, and the media is once again carrying water for her. The latest puff piece on the Jewish lesbian lawyer appears in Glamour Magazine, a strange choice given how conspicuously lacking Robbie and her accomplices are in that particular trait.

This is How the Elite Will Shut Down Your Free Speech

by Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire:

It might be time to get off Gab, Voat, and other “white supremacist” social media sites. These are not bona fide racist websites—unlike, say, the Daily Stormer—although they do have an appreciable percentage of what the state now calls “white nationalists” freely posting and (in the United States, for now) exercising what remains of the First Amendment. 

Supposed white nationalism is a carefully crafted amalgamate. It is vague enough to include political movements and ideologies that have nothing or little to do with race—libertarians, anarchists (the real ones, not the Antifa variety), antiwar leftists, even pro-life activists and a handful of carefully selected national politicians, including the president of the United States.