The Brits have hit Julian Assange with a 50 week sentence1 for skipping bail of a charge that was eventually dropped (archived). Other alleged supporters of Assange have been arrested since Assange was abducted in Ecuador's embassy including one man in Ecuador and one Bradley/Chelsea Manning in the US who after having their sentence commuted by Hussein Bahamas now faces confinement for contempt of the court circus.
Three months after the US Color revolution in Venezuela began and faltered, protesters are marching in DC to prevent allies of US stooge and Macron look-a-like Guaidó's chosen diplomats from taking possession of the embassy (archived). Or as the protestors describe themselves:
A group of U.S. citizens, angered by the U.S.-orchestrated attempt to topple the Venezuelan government, has established an Embassy Protection Collective (Collectives for Peace) to keep the embassy from falling into the hands of the unelected opposition
The elected government of President Nicolas Maduro remains in control of the Venezuelan embassy to the US though the US Secret Service seized the military attache’s office March 18th. The Venezuelan Consulate in New York has also been captured by US backed forces.
Swedish pro-Wikileaks activist Ola Bini was arrested in Quito, Ecuador for allegedly engaging in hacking (archived). Bini was arrested at the airport where he intended to catch a flight to Japan. Instead Ecuador is keeping Bini in preventative detention for 90 days to give local prosecutors time to try selling a story with a plot involving Bini and unidentified Russians planning to steal embarrassing documents from Ecuador's current President Lenin Moreno for public release.
It remains to be seen how many other heads the criminal USG will try to collect from Ecuador after paying a 4.2 Billion dollar bounty for Assange.
Pantsuitists are up in arms and crying scandal over a proposal which would have, and may yet sent detained migrants awaiting court hearing to cities adopting "sanctuary" policies protecting undocumented migrants (archived). The same Pantsuitists opposed to any restrictions in movement for the world's poor and who further adopted legislation with the apparent aim of attracting the world's poor to municipalities under their control… find preferentially busing migrants released from detention to the cities with laws on the books welcoming them to be a bridge too far. Shouldn't they be competing to maximize the share of the world's poor headed their way?
Ecuador has ended their asylum for Anglophone dissident Julian Assange after nearly seven years of providing the rebel sanctuary in their London Embassy (archived). In what is surely completely
unrelated development the US directed International Monetary Foundation has approved a 4.2 billion USD "Extended Fund Facility" to provide (archived):
support for the Ecuadorean government’s economic policies over the next three years.
The deal allowed the immediate disbursment of 652 million USD to the government of Ecuador when it was announced in March. Following Assange's arrest inside the Embassy on a five year old British process warrant the US published an indictment of Assange. This was quite the bounty to be paid for a single head by an increasingly poor US.
USG prosecutors are increasingly turning intra-marital disputes into federal cases for the purpose of disarming American males (archived).
Meanwhile, Illinois is looking to test legislation mandating serializing handgun ammunition with no grandfather clause allowing private possession of ammunition purchased before the serialization requirements go into effect (archived). The text of the proposed bill singles out .22 caliber rimfire ammunition as subject to the serialization requirement, and each round of traditional unserialized ammunition would count as a seperate offense. This is a serious problem for target shooters who buy .22 long rifle by the 500 round brick. The full text of the Illinois proposal scheduled for a hearing in committee tomorrow is presented below: Continue reading
The Southern Poverty Law Center has fired co-founder Morris Dees while murmuring something about misconduct (archived). Originally founded to assist black Americans in the southern US, over the years its mission has shifted to forcing outlaw status on vaguely right wing groups through an ever expanding definition of "hate" as the ratchet tightens.
In this 18th week of Yellow Jacket protests against Macron, police violence has been met with violence (archived).
A young Australian man in Christchurch, New Zealand walked into a couple of Mosques to play first person shooter irl. The shooter used a GoPro action camera to record his attempt at beating Anders Behring Breivik for the high score and published a manifesto. Both are being censored on popular Social media platforms. Various fiat sovereigns are threatening criminal charges for their subject caught sharing the video and manifesto. Both can be downloaded via torrent.1
In response to the shooting Australian Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland offer a statement which included:
However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.
For his statement Anning was struck in the back of the head by an assailant armed with an egg as he was speaking in public. The aged Senator struck back at his assailant with two punches that stunned, but failed to incapacitate his attacker.
Pierre Omidyar's "The Intercept" under the editorship of USG stooge Glenn Greenwald has stopped work on the Snowden archive citing the lack of headlines in five years as the reason for doing so (archived). Nevermind the lack of releases from the archive prevents headlines being written. They sat on a treasure trove whose only value was in being released and instead did nothing. Nothing beyond giving away the leakers that followed Snowden, to the tune of 5 years in prison for poor Reality Winner. Or as the rat Greenwald calls it:
From the time we began reporting on the archive provided to us in Hong Kong by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we sought to fulfill his two principal requests for how the materials should be handled: that they be released in conjunction with careful reporting that puts the documents in context and makes them digestible to the public, and that the welfare and reputations of innocent people be safeguarded.
"Careful reporting" to protect "innocent people" as identified through a stooge tinted lens allows the empire's evil to continue fermenting in the safety of darkness. Nevermind the actual moral imperative professional journalists carry of indicting the guilty. If you are one of the self identified journalists holding a copy of the Snowden archive and would like to become a professional journalist with ethics aligning to morals, you are invited to do some reading and get in touch.
USG "Law Enforcement" recently conducted a sting operation which ended up busting a Florida massage parlor and leading to charges against a number of their clients including fiat bank executives and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The sting operation involved police placing numerous cameras on the premises and then filming hundreds of hours of high definition porn. As fallout from making the prostitution bust, under the cover of "investigating human trafficking", the "delayed notice search warrant" legal device used by this gang of law enforcers has come to attention (archived).
The government thugs entered the premises under a variety of different pretexts disguised as a variety of service providers and littered the place with hidden cameras. In other dubious legal constructions brought to the case, four women arrested for hooking at the massage parlor are being baited with a special class of US visa should they turn state's witness and decide to self identify as trafficking victims.
This law enforcement operation's primary product has been embarrasing headlines in Pantsuitist media target at arrested patrons of the massage parlor, and to create those headlines "law enforcement" had to burn the previously low profile of a dubious "counter-terrorism" legalism.
In a sign that less people are interested in contemporary Hollywood's trash than ever, only 7 Oscar screeners this year received the honor of being leaked for torrent distribution (archived).