Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story by John Pilger + Pilger: Julian Assange is Cleared of Rape Charges, but Far From Free

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, May 20, 2017
May 22, 2017

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”.

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Swedish Prosecutors Drop Case On Julian Assange + Assange: I Will Not Forgive Or Forget

Julian Assange

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RT UK on May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutors have revealed they’re dropping their case on Julian Assange but MET Police have warned him they’ll arrest him if he leaves Ecuadorian Embassy.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa On His Legacy and Critics

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 17, 2017

After 10 years and three terms, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa’s time in office has ended. Under his administration Ecuador made far-reaching economic and social gains, despite having inherited a country on the brink of collapse.

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Rigged by David Swanson + Ecuador Cuts Off Internet for Assange Over Impacting US Election

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 19, 2016

The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves’ actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).

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Chris Hedges: Latin America Under Assault From International Bankers, Corporations and the CIA

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 2, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges sits down with Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility. They discuss the effects of neoliberalism on Latin American development, combatting inequality and standing up to corporations and foreign powers in Ecuador. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at Ecuador’s decision to provide refuge to Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London.

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Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital

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United Nations General Assembly
September 23, 2016

Statement Summary:

GUILLAUME LONG, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, said the last decade of the citizen revolution in his country had shown that to achieve development it was necessary to do the opposite of the prescription of the neoliberal hegemony.  Ecuador had been able to recover the faith and hope of a country that had been destroyed, and that could be reflected in tangible results for its people, notably in the reduction of extreme poverty and inequality.  The Powers of hegemony had appropriated widely used words and given them meaning to impose a political and moral agenda on the planet.  The word “development” was not just a technical issue, but a political one, especially when it came to the redistribution of wealth.  “Human rights” included economic and social rights, not just political ones, and were violated not just by States but by multinational corporations as well.

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Abby Martin: Rejecting Neoliberalism and Imperialism

Economic Injustice is a cry for REVOLUTION!

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 11, 2016

As part of the Empire Files investigation into Chevron’s pollution in the Amazon, Abby Martin interviews Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

Demanding Justice At Chevron's Shareholder Meeting 2011

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 29, 2016

The third and final segment of Abby Martin’s investigation into Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. [Watch Part I and Part II]

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Chevron Faces Shareholder, Union and Community Revolt at Annual Meeting

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 21, 2016

In Part II of this three-part series, The Empire Files continues the investigation into the battle between Chevron Texaco and Ecuador. [Watch Part I here: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/abby-martin-chevron-vs-the-amazon-inside-the-killzone-part-1/]

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 15, 2016

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation.

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Avaricious Brilliance for Economic Disaster by Ralph Nader + Larry Summers and the Secret “End-Game” Memo by Greg Palast

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
August 23, 2013

The widening circle applauding megamillionaire Larry Summers –of Harvard University, Washington, D.C. and Wall Street – agrees on one word to describe the colossal failure – Brilliant! That circle includes Barack Obama, who appointed Summers in 2009 to be his chief economic advisor, Bill Clinton, who made him Secretary of the Treasury, and the Harvard Board of Overseers, who named him president of Harvard University in 2001.

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Nationalism and Hypocrisy by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
July 29, 2013

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That most charming of couples: Nationalism and hypocrisy

It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist. In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have disclosed a steady stream of human-rights and civil-liberties scandals, atrocities, embarrassing lies, and embarrassing truths. Continue reading

Edward Snowden on Why He Stood Up to the NSA + Glenn Greenwald: “Rogue” Actions of U.S. in Snowden Row Yield Latin American Offers of Asylum

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Edward Snowden on Why He Stood Up to the NSA: Mass Spying “Not Something I’m Willing to Live Under” (Part 2 of the interview)

democracynow on Jul 9, 2013

Transcript: www.democracynow.org – In a newly released interview conducted just before he came forward early last month, Edward Snowden explains why he has devoted his life to expose how the United States is spying on the world. Snowden says he thinks the biggest revelation to emerge from his leaks is the National Security Agency’s collection of all communications into and out of the United States — despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic. Snowden also predicts that the U.S. government would seek to demonize him and accuse him of aiding America’s enemies. Journalist Laura Poitras filmed the exchange, and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald asked the questions. “America is a fundamentally good country,” Snowden says. “We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing, but the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedoms of all.”

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