Saturday, March 5, 2011

Assange Lawyers File Appeal

By Jerry Smith Mar 5 2011

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an appeal against Judge Howard Riddle's ruling last week that Assange should be extradited to Sweden because he felt Assange could get a fair trial in Sweden and that his extradition to Sweden would not violate his human rights.

Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden where he has not been charged with anything but is wanted for questioning by the Swedish police about accusations of rape and sexual molestation made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin. Assange denies the allegations and says he had consensual sex with the two women.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Björn Hurtig Has Some Explaining To Do

By Jerry Smith Mar 4 2011

The Swedish Bar Association is investigating Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer, Björn Hurtig, after Judge Howard Riddle said that Hurtig was unreliable and gave misleading information during Assange's extradition proceedings about Swedish Prosecutor Marianne Ny's attempts to contact Assange for questioning.

Judge Riddle said in his ruling:
"It would be a reasonable assumption from the facts that Mr Assange was deliberately avoiding interrogation before he left Sweden."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birgitta Jonsdottir Talks About Julian Assange And WikiLeaks : Video

By Jerry Smith Mar 3 2011

Icelandic member of parliament, ex-WikiLeaks spokesperson, and member of the team behind the making of the Collateral Murder video, Birgitta Jonsdottir, sat down with Dominique Deckmyn in Ghent to talk about Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and more.

The United States government is trying to use the Twitter accounts of Jonsdottir and others associated with WikiLeaks like Julian Assange, U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, US computer researcher Jacob Appelbaum, and Dutch volunteer for WikiLeaks Rop Gonggrijp to build a case against Assange for publishing the secret military communications relating to the Iraq and Afghan wars, publishing the roughly 250,000 classified diplomatic cables and releasing the Collateral Murder video.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Assange Accuses Journalists Of Jewish Conspiracy Against Him And WikiLeaks

By Jerry Smith Mar 2 2011

A column published in the British magazine Private Eye by Ian Hislop describes a phone conversation Hislop had with Julian Assange on Feb. 16 where he claims that Assange said he was the victim of a conspiracy by Jewish journalists to smear him and his website WikiLeaks.

Responding on Twitter to Hislop and the Private Eye article Assange said:
"Hislop has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase. In particular, 'Jewish conspiracy' is completely false, in spirit and in word. It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Mr. Hislop has attempted, perhaps not surprisingly, to justify one smear with another in the same direction.”.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Julian Assange Applies To Trademark His Name

By Jerry Smith Mar 1 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, through his London-based law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, has filed an application with the United Kingdom's intellectual property office (IPO) to trademark his name and the WikiLeaks name and logo.

The IPO will publish Assange's trademark in its official Trademark Journal on Friday March 4th. At that point there will be a 2-3 month period for anyone to object, otherwise it should go through.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Christine Assange And Her Daily Conversations With Julian

By Jerry Smith Feb 28 2011

As Julian Assange sits at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk,UK under house arrest and fighting extradition to Sweden his mother talks to him daily and waits for his safe return to Australia.

In their conversations Christine Assange reminds her son to take his vitamins, eat well, and get plenty of sleep, just like any other mother.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Paul Craig Roberts Says Assange Will Be Assassinated By CIA If Law Fails To Silence Him : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 27 2011

Former Reagan Administration Official Paul Craig Roberts says there is a concerted effort to silence Julian Assange, perhaps permanently.

Roberts was interview by Russia Today and said that if the legal attempts to muzzle Assange fail, he will be assassinated by a CIA assassination team.