How much Money did the UK Tax Payer forked out to enable #Sweden persecute #Assange?

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On November 14 and 15 2016 Swedish Prosecutors questioned Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he was granted political asylum in 2012 to protect his Human Rights from US persecution. Sweden could have questioned him in Sweden in 2010 but they didn’t, they could have questioned him while he was under house arrest in the UK, but they didn’t, instead they pursued under advise from the UK CPS an extradition for questioning in Sweden. They could have questioned him inside the Ecuadorian Embassy but they refused until November 2016. I call this malicious prosecution. On February 5th 2016 the United Nations Working Group of Arbitrary Detention ruled that both UK and Sweden detained Julian Assange arbitrarily since December 2010. Since Sweden could have questioned him via alternative means and they didn’t their detainment of him was arbitrary. There is no price one can put on the violation of his rights but when state powers are engaged in any shape or form, then public money, collected from the Tax Payers are expended. We should all know how much the persecution of Julian Assange has cost the British Taxpayer. Let’s find out!

My Freedom of Information Request should produce some interesting results.

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This is obviously a very partial disclosure of the costs involved, only focusing on the outside hiring fees for barristers representing the CPS.

The Journey continues…

Assange Quotes by @QuotesOfAssange curated by @ageis

With Many Thanks to @ageis for curating the @QuotesOfAssange:
Twitter is a police interview that never ends. Facebook has your friends wearing a wire. YouTube has you in the dock talking to the judge. Jun 21, 2016
And yet even the more strident critics of NSA surveillance do not appear to be calling for an end to Google and Facebook. Dec 15, 2014
The destruction of privacy widens the existing power imbalance between the ruling factions and everyone else. Dec 14, 2014
It is widely hoped that all our societies need to do to fix our problems is to pass a few laws. Dec 13, 2014
Everything about the world Orwell envisioned has become so obvious that one keeps running up against the novel’s narrative shortcomings. Dec 12, 2014
We live not only in a surveillance state, but in a surveillance society. Dec 11, 2014
Humanity cannot now reject the Internet, but clearly we cannot surrender it either. Instead, we have to fight for it. Dec 10, 2014
It is too early to say whether the “democratizing” or the “tyrannical” side of the Internet will eventually win out. Dec 09, 2014
Against the omniscient marvels of today’s surveillance state, Big Brother seems quaint, even reassuring. Dec 08, 2014
The same developments that make our civilization easier to surveil make it harder to predict. Dec 07, 2014
It is possible for more people to communicate and trade with others in more places in a single instant than it ever has been in history. Dec 06, 2014
The very concept of the Internet — a single, global, homogenous network that enmeshes the world — is the essence of a surveillance state. Dec 05, 2014
In the West, the intelligence agencies are now eighty percent run by private industry. Oct 13, 2014
The Internet, because it has merged with society, is now the future destiny of human society. Oct 12, 2014
Google has become, in its behavior, a privatized version of the NSA. Oct 11, 2014
We believe that it is now inevitable that my asylum will cease to be obstructed. Oct 08, 2014
Amnesty International has formally found that Chelsea Manning is a prisoner of conscience. Oct 07, 2014
Google, in terms of how it works—it’s actual practice—is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ. Oct 06, 2014
Sysadmins and CIOs need to think carefully about the political implications of their roles in the organizations they are in. Oct 05, 2014
Moral authority is more a creation of having a powerful content generation and distribution industry than anything else. Oct 04, 2014
If the US and its allies want to reduce “terror” in the [Middle East] — as Noam Chomsky says — they need to stop participating in it. Oct 03, 2014
If ISIS poses a threat to anyone, it is to countries in the region, and they are the appropriate parties to address it. Oct 02, 2014
ISIS is an ugly phenomenon, but it’s largely the consequence of one blunder after another by the US and its allies in the region… Oct 01, 2014
It is sad what has become of my homeland, but our publications show that it has been a long time coming, at least since the 1970s. Sep 30, 2014
Google can certainly do something better to fight privacy violations and protect their users. Sep 29, 2014
The mass surveillance of significant portions of the world’s population is an ongoing violation of rights on a mass scale. Sep 28, 2014
All news sources other than archives like https://t.co/SUgRJvGHDE have an intent to influence the audience. Sep 27, 2014
Google’s business model is to spy. Sep 26, 2014
Don’t be dispirited; a lot of people are now working rapidly on tools and standards to counter the mass surveillance attack. Sep 25, 2014
It is an interesting experience having a $60m attack on your reputation distributed by Disney. Sep 24, 2014
We have to fight to create new networks of freedom. The old and powerful always become corrupt. Sep 23, 2014
Censorship by companies controlling privatized political space is now almost a norm. Sep 22, 2014
Our publications have never jeopardized the “national security” of any nation. Sep 21, 2014
Secrecy is, yes, sometimes necessary, but healthy democracies understand that secrecy is the exception, not the rule. Sep 20, 2014
“National security” pretexts for secrecy are routinely used by powerful officials, but seldom justified. Sep 19, 2014
Confidential government documents we have published disclose evidence of war crimes, criminal back-room dealings and sundry abuses. Sep 18, 2014
The Internet permits many people to act globally in a way they couldn’t before. Sep 17, 2014
When we are aware of the world and the scale of its inhumanity and stupidity we feel small. Sep 16, 2014
If we can construct our own associations & organizations of courageous intelligent people, of course they will prosper & ultimately prevail. May 10, 2014
We’re ultimately dealing with slow-moving, very bureaucratic, deeply incompetent institutions that do not attract the best and brightest. May 09, 2014
The reality is that the National Security Agency is a deeply incompetent organization. May 08, 2014
Occupying the internet is the same thing as occupying our societies. May 07, 2014
There has been an annexing of the digital space in which our modern societies operate. May 06, 2014
The US must not be allowed to compromise encryption and communications standards to increase its access. May 05, 2014
Countries need to form industrial alliances to create alternative physical infrastructure for the internet… May 04, 2014
In Latin America, almost every connection to the global internet is through fiber-optic cables that run through the United States. May 03, 2014
The internet doesn’t just represent one trend, but several. May 02, 2014
A year ago journalists would not print that the NSA was surveilling the entire internet. May 01, 2014
The most important thing that Mr Snowden has done is move global civilization to the realization that mass surveillance is real. Apr 30, 2014
We need encryption from the transport layer up. In the end it will be mathematics that keeps superpowers at bay… Apr 29, 2014
Instead of thinking about how bad it is for global humanity to weaponize software, the US is escalating a global electronic arms race. Apr 28, 2014
Propagandists are at a disadvantage on the internet. Apr 27, 2014
There are astroturfing campaigns on the internet, and all kinds of misinformation and disinformation and black propaganda. Apr 26, 2014
Power will seek to control or influence information flows in order to consolidate its own power position. Apr 25, 2014
A more free public means a less powerful central authority, and central authorities always seek to keep or grow their power. Apr 24, 2014
A knowledgeable public is an empowered public is a free public. Apr 23, 2014
Information flow is not a neutral phenomenon. It is related to the movement of power through a society. Apr 22, 2014
In a world where “code is law” the legislative domain is not restricted to governments or their corporate anchors. Apr 21, 2014
The internet, and along with it mass surveillance, has penetrated the core of international human society. Apr 20, 2014
At any one point in the United States there’s some 60,000 prisoners in some sort of solitary confinement. Apr 05, 2014
The NSA and GCHQ have been sucking up all our personal communication, and their capabilities have been doubling every 18 months. Apr 04, 2014
Historically the NSA has run its PR campaign based on not existing. When a lot of info came out, NSA gave an aggressive response. Apr 03, 2014
Totalitarian dystopia in the sense that the surveillance is total, so that no one can exist outside the state…. Apr 02, 2014
The internet about 4 years ago was a politically apathetic space. There were gradually developments, e.g. Anonymous vs Scientology. Apr 01, 2014
When we published the manuals from GITMO, there in those manuals in black in white is ‘hide things from the Red Cross’. Mar 31, 2014
We know what happens when a government gets serious: someone gets fired, prosecuted, etc. These have not happened to the NSA. Mar 30, 2014
The reform doesn’t appear like it’s going to come out of the government. Indicative of the deep state, the power of the intel agencies. Mar 29, 2014
You’ve got no choice. You can no longer hide from the state or keep your head down. Arbitrary justice is arbitrary. Mar 28, 2014
We are now all involved in it. We are all part of the state. We have no choice but to attempt to manage it. Mar 27, 2014
We are educating eachother at an unprecedented speed. 20 year olds today are much more educated than 20 year olds 10 years ago. Mar 26, 2014
Yes, we have upcoming leaks, but we don’t like to give the opponent too much of a heads up. Mar 25, 2014
The big lessons are not geostrategic lessons. We were ready for that fight. It’s more how people you trust behave under pressure. Mar 24, 2014
We’re all living in a world that we don’t actually understand. Before all these disclosures, we were living in some illusion. Mar 23, 2014
We are walking around constantly in this fog where we can’t see the ground. These disclosures are a break in the fog. Mar 22, 2014
In some ways I feel the fear more keenly, so I can perceive the way things are going in different ways. Mar 21, 2014
The Pentagon in 2010 demanded we destroy all previous and upcoming publications. And we said ‘no’. Mar 20, 2014
There’s now about 70 different Bitcoin-type currencies. So that idea is here to stay. Mar 19, 2014
The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there, and will argueably be there in a few years. And to store that data. Mar 18, 2014
We not only have to put up with NSA, but there are big companies like Google. You are all the product that is sold to advertisers. Mar 17, 2014
We’re a small publisher. We try and test. We do not accept the perception of fear, we push to see what is the reality. Mar 16, 2014
It became clear to me that one of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice. Mar 15, 2014
The internet has become a political space. I think that is one of the most important developments in the past decade. Mar 14, 2014
Unless you’re involved in the system of coercive force, with money alone you don’t get power. Mar 13, 2014
Courage is not the absence of fear; only a fool has no fear. Courage is seeing the fear and continuing to proceed. Mar 12, 2014
Power is a thing of perception. They don’t need to be able to kill you. They just need you to think they are able to kill you. Mar 11, 2014
Now that the internet has merged with human society, the laws that apply to the internet apply to human society. Mar 10, 2014
We saw that cryptography would liberate people in a very important way. It would help those trying to hold the state accountable. Mar 09, 2014
We all have emotional instincts which react against our perceptions of the world. Jan 03, 2014
Conspirators are often discerning, for some trust and depend on each other, while others say little. Jan 02, 2014
The total economic size of the media is not enough to be able to properly contextualize and assess the potential volume of leaked material. Jan 01, 2014
The quality of our discourse is the limit of our civilization. Dec 31, 2013
To deal with powerful conspiratorial actions we must think ahead and attack the process that leads to them. Dec 30, 2013
Addressing injustice on a mass scale I find pleasurable and satisfying. Dec 29, 2013
When our media is corrupt, our academics timid, our history filled with half-truths and lies — our civilization will never be just. Dec 28, 2013
Our particular view on the mechanism of transparency is to selectively go after material that is concealed. Dec 27, 2013
If all the collected information about the world was public that might rebalance the power dynamic and let us. . .shape our destiny. Dec 26, 2013
What I feel is that even if the media doesn’t work, this thing is here for historians. . . Dec 25, 2013
People must be kept free to exchange knowledge with each other, and the press must not be censored. Dec 24, 2013
Actually, WikiLeaks as an organization is one of the very rare media organizations that doesn’t tend to speak to sources. Dec 23, 2013
Insofar as our decisions are an expression of who we are, we must make sure that we do not lack courage. Dec 22, 2013
There are particular forms of technology that can give us these fundamental rights; freedoms that many people have aspired to for so long. Nov 27, 2013
Seeing ongoing political reforms that have a real impact on people all over the world is extremely satisfying. Nov 26, 2013
He saw a US military that often did not follow the rule of law, and in fact, engaged in murder and supported political corruption. Nov 25, 2013
Strategic interception is about intercepting everyone regardless of whether they are innocent or guilty. Nov 24, 2013
You can’t publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism. Nov 23, 2013
Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action. Nov 22, 2013
It is the media that controls the boundaries of what is politically permissible, so better to change the media. Nov 21, 2013
Well, look, the abuse of the law by generals and CEOs is something we’ve seen again and again and again. Nov 20, 2013
I see that there is now a militarization of cyberspace, in the sense of a military occupation. Nov 19, 2013
Information at that level, and at such quantities, can produce significant reform effects, and produce a back reaction by people in power. Nov 18, 2013
I support similarly minded people, not because they are moral agents, but because they have common cause with my own feelings and dreams. Nov 17, 2013
In the history of WikiLeaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic. Nov 16, 2013
The aim of WikiLeaks is to achieve just reform around the world and do it through the mechanism of transparency. Nov 15, 2013
As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies. Nov 14, 2013
For the first time in history that has allowed one person with some truth to speak to every single person who wants to hear that truth. Nov 13, 2013
WikiLeaks, we hope, will be a new star in the political firmament of humanity. Nov 12, 2013
WikiLeaks will be an anvil at which beats the hammer of the collective conscience of humanity. Nov 11, 2013
WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical. Nov 10, 2013
I want to go back to these three fundamental freedoms: freedom of communication, freedom of movement and freedom of economic interaction. Nov 09, 2013
By publishing all the primary source content to the public the people affected by the story can pick over it. Nov 08, 2013
Sometimes laws need to be broken. And I say that if any laws were broken in the release of this material, then they should have been broken. Nov 07, 2013
We can pump out the truth in a volume that is great enough to quench the fire. Nov 06, 2013
But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them. Nov 05, 2013
We name names of those people that are involved in corrupt or abusive activities, and that includes in Afghanistan. Nov 04, 2013
Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship. Nov 03, 2013
Non-conformity is the only real passion worth being ruled by. Nov 02, 2013
True democracy is the resistance of people armed with the truth, against lies, from Tahrir to London. Nov 01, 2013
Look, whenever you see a president talk about exceptionalism, what he’s trying to say is the rules of civil behaviour don’t apply to him. Oct 21, 2013
Barrett Brown should be released immediately and the charges against him dropped. Sep 16, 2013
Google has decided to enmesh itself within the heart of US establishment power. Aug 03, 2013
The penetration of society by the internet and the penetration of the internet by society is the best thing that has ever happened… Aug 03, 2013
Stop eating the young: Edward Snowden, Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond, Aaron Swartz, Gottfrid Svartholm, Jacob Appelbaum, & Bradley Manning. Jul 05, 2013
The truth is all we have. There is no hope with anything else. Jul 04, 2013
Happy birthday to Mr. Julian Assange, editor-in-chief and founder of @wikileaks! #WikiLeaks #Assange @justleft @suigenerisjen Jul 03, 2013
WikiLeaks may become the most powerful intelligence agency on earth, an intelligence agency of the people. Jun 13, 2013
The erosion of individual privacy in the West and the attendant centralization of power make abuses inevitable. Jun 11, 2013
The advance of information technology. . .heralds the death of privacy for most people and shifts the world toward authoritarianism. Jun 10, 2013
I salute journalists and publications. . . who continue publishing the truth in face of persecution, prosecution and threat. Jun 09, 2013
Always when I look back in the past, I hope to want to do things differently. That is what happens to anyone who learns. Jun 08, 2013
We are dealing with intelligence agencies that are very sophisticated. Jun 07, 2013
We fought this big war in the 1990s to try and make cryptography available to everyone, which we largely won. Jun 06, 2013
There is a reason a financial blockade was erected against us?our other organizational facets are harder to suppress. Jun 05, 2013
The internet has led to an explosion of the amount of information that is available to the public?it?s just extraordinary. Jun 04, 2013
What does censorship reveal? It reveals fear. Jun 03, 2013
The goal is justice, the method is transparency. It’s important not to confuse the goal and the method. May 31, 2013
The institutional value of most mainstream media organisations is to hoard information and keep it away from the public. May 30, 2013
The government doesn’t have a right to secrets. Governments give rights to the people. May 29, 2013
When powerful abusers are taken on, there is always a back reaction. May 28, 2013
Because judgements which are not based upon the truth can only lead to outcomes which are themselves false. May 27, 2013
If we look at what is the cost and what is the benefit, clearly the benefits are the most tremendous we have ever seen in journalism. May 26, 2013
And if we are to produce a more civilized society, a more just society, it has to be based upon the truth. May 25, 2013
All communications will be surveilled, permanently recorded, permanently tracked. . . May 24, 2013
The insiders know where the suppressed knowledge is and the insiders can bring it out. May 23, 2013
We seek that information which is the most powerful at producing reform. May 22, 2013
My view has always been that the organisation you’re exposing should not know before the victims. May 21, 2013
Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism. May 20, 2013
The internet. . .has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. May 19, 2013
There is no allegation by the Pentagon or any other official source that anyone has been physically harmed as a result of our publication… May 18, 2013
There are more people in US prisons than there were in the Soviet Union. May 17, 2013
The corruption in reporting starts very early. It’s like the police reporting on the police. May 16, 2013
It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers. May 15, 2013
Very few people understand the scale of the impact, because every country has had its own tremendous scandals. May 14, 2013
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence. . . May 13, 2013
We can’t predict important aspects of our societal environment. May 12, 2013
If someone has an opportunity to free people from dictatorships and does not act, obviously that is an immoral standard. May 11, 2013
Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims. May 10, 2013
The Pentagon’s threats against us do the United States a disservice and will not be heeded. May 09, 2013
We represent certain values about freedom of speech. May 08, 2013
Privacy or secrecy gives organisations an edge over actors who are hostile to them. May 07, 2013
If we have brains or courage, then we are blessed and called on not to frit these qualities away. May 06, 2013
In a case where the truth is on your side, what is most against you is lack of scrutiny, so I welcome the scrutiny. May 05, 2013
If there’s a problem with the internet there is a problem with the nerve system of society. May 04, 2013
We decided to take the hardest publishing case and become specialists in publishing the unpublishable. May 03, 2013
It is heartwarming to know Bradley Manning’s courageous statement will be able to be heard for centuries to come. May 02, 2013
Every day, ordinary people teach us that democracy is free speech and dissent. May 01, 2013
They’re saying that any time someone inside the government communicates to the media they are communicating with the enemy. Apr 30, 2013
[Amnesty International] refuses to recognize [Bradley Manning] as a political prisoner. And that’s disgraceful. Apr 29, 2013
We have not a single accusation that anything we have published has not been true. That is the best reputation of all media in the world. Apr 28, 2013
The number one ethic of journalism MUST be accuracy. Apr 27, 2013
After a while, powerful media organizations cease to hold the most powerful institutions in their country to account. Apr 26, 2013
A media organization can shake you down by engaging in a campaign against you. Apr 25, 2013
Once media organizations reach a certain size and maturity, they are invited to sit at the table of power. Apr 24, 2013
The first thing you do when you’re attacking someone is you isolate them from their support. Apr 23, 2013
When people don’t know what is going on. . .then we can’t determine in which way our political system should go forward. Apr 22, 2013
The ability to speak and have discourse and to know the world as it is lies behind every other right. Apr 21, 2013
Knowledge and the ability to speak permits every other virtue to also exist. Apr 20, 2013
You can’t fight for anything you believe in if you don’t have the courage to do it. Apr 19, 2013
Courage is the mechanism through which every other virtue rises its head. Apr 18, 2013
There’s ideals behind WikiLeaks and, see, those ideals touch upon everything. Apr 17, 2013
Even within the United States we have the support of 40% of the population, according to surveys by Reuters. Apr 16, 2013
We’ve proven that you can reform half a dozen countries at once if you have access to the right information. Apr 15, 2013
Once young people realize their own power, they can stop this machinery. Apr 14, 2013
The struggle that we have gone through over the past 2 & 1/2 years is proof that we really believe in the values that we espouse. Apr 13, 2013
There is a new cultural revolution that is going on now as a result of the unfiltered communications on the internet. Apr 12, 2013
This generation is the most politically educated generation that has ever existed. Apr 11, 2013
The internet is penetrating every society. There is a merger going on between the internet and between societies all around the world. Apr 10, 2013
The only safe way to get these cowards to publish anything is to get WikiLeaks to publish it first. Apr 09, 2013
You can’t build a skyscraper out of plasticine. And you can’t build a just civilization out of ignorance and lies. Apr 08, 2013
We represent sources and journalists in the same way that lawyers represent people who are going before court. Apr 07, 2013
There’s enormous pressure to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world. Apr 06, 2013
That’s an example of the control of the most important elements of the state: the ability to deploy coercive force by corporate interests. Apr 05, 2013
You see in the West the court system being hijacked by corporate entities to deploy police to seize assets. Apr 04, 2013
And that was the original sin of Guantanamo, it was a corrupt process to evade the law and as a result there’s innocent people there. Apr 03, 2013
Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. Apr 02, 2013
It’s necessary to know what the agenda and the backer of the media organization is in order to try and understand what is being presented. Apr 01, 2013
Every single media organization has an agenda. Every single media organization has a backer. Mar 31, 2013
When people of high moral character are pressured in a way that is illegitimate they become stronger, not weaker. Mar 30, 2013
Power that is completely unaccountable is silent. Mar 29, 2013
All those involved in the persecution of Bradley Manning will find cause to reflect on their actions. Mar 28, 2013
It’s only when you start understanding that you can make effective decisions and effective plans. Mar 27, 2013
And I believe that is the number one enemy of everyone— not understanding what’s going on in the world. Mar 26, 2013
Our number one enemy is ignorance. Mar 25, 2013
We are routing around media that is close to power in all sorts of ways. Mar 24, 2013
Being inside the center of the storm I have learned about how history is shaped and distorted by the media. Mar 23, 2013
Whistleblowers should look for not only a champion to protect them but one that will get the most impact for the risks that they are taking. Mar 22, 2013
So if we have a good media environment then we also have a good peaceful environment. Mar 21, 2013
Basically populations don’t like wars. Populations have to be fooled into wars. Populations don’t willingly with open eyes go into a war. Mar 20, 2013
The media could have stopped it if they had searched deep enough, if they hadn’t reprinted government propaganda they could have stopped it. Mar 19, 2013
One of the things that I’ve discovered is that nearly every war that has started in the past fifty years has been a result of media lies. Mar 18, 2013
Do not look around for people spying on you, if they’re any good you will not see them. Mar 17, 2013
I think we’re only about 1/100th of the way there in terms of what we have to release. . .and solidify in the historical record. Mar 16, 2013
It’s an extraordinary time that I have lived through and to see many of your dreams and ideals come into practice. Mar 15, 2013
Usually the whistleblowers that approach us do so when they have a moment of moral clarity. Mar 14, 2013
We accept material that is of political, diplomatic, historical or ethical significance that hasn’t been published before. Mar 13, 2013
Women show men what courage is. Treated as outsiders, women have learned the hard way how to deal with structural power. Mar 12, 2013
There are massive reforms all around the world. These documents that we’ve published contributed significantly to the Arab Spring. Mar 11, 2013
This situation provides our organization a platform to draw attention to the crackdown that’s operating against us in the United States. Mar 10, 2013
It’s alright for different bodies in society to have conflicting roles— that’s what keeps all our different organizations honest. Mar 09, 2013
Our responsibility is to publish fairly and fearlessly and represent the whistleblowers who bring us material. Mar 08, 2013
I like women. They’re on balance braver than men, and I’ve worked with many in exposing projects that damage women’s lives. Mar 07, 2013
I’ve had to deal with the FBI, the British press and more than a few rank functionaries. Mar 06, 2013
When people speak up and stand together it frightens corrupt and undemocratic power. Mar 05, 2013
Despite his protestations that there was nothing else to do, he was put into solitary confinement, caged, naked and stripped of his glasses. Mar 04, 2013
The issue is not airlessness and lack of sunshine. If anything gets to me it’s the visual monotony of it all. Mar 03, 2013
The Swedish government should drop the case. But that requires them to make their own investigation of how and why their system failed. Mar 02, 2013
We don’t make this up based on our political alliances like most organizations do. Mar 01, 2013
You won’t know that you’re on the kill list until you’re dead. Feb 28, 2013
That’s what’s worrying about present-day trends. We’re losing our civic courage. Feb 27, 2013
I had expected to be completely out of my depth. But I felt no fear. I was tremendously enthusiastic about the challenge to come. Feb 26, 2013
Never, ever become someone’s victim is a golden rule. Feb 25, 2013
I love a good fight. Many people are counting on me to be strong. I want my freedom, of course, but confinement gives me time to think. Feb 24, 2013
I cannot see a greater collapse than when the executive can kill its own citizens arbitrarily, at will, in secret. . . Feb 23, 2013
Hardship makes or breaks us. True courage is when you manage to hold things together, even though most people expect you to fall to pieces. Feb 22, 2013
We have, unlike every other media organization, a very concise and clear editorial policy. Feb 21, 2013
In these modern western countries, the basic relationships between powerful groups is fiscal. Feb 19, 2013
And we can see that in the difference between what WikiLeaks does and what the rest of the press does. Feb 18, 2013
The truth needs no policy position, so there does not need to be an intent. We have a framework, and the framework has an intent. Feb 17, 2013
We must think beyond those who have gone before us and discover technological changes that embolden us. . . Feb 16, 2013
Censorship is a signal that an organization or a government is fearful about the reform effects of an information release. Feb 15, 2013
Analysts must be responsible to the public and the historical record. Feb 02, 2013
Democracies are always lied into war. Feb 01, 2013
For the first time in history that has allowed one person with some truth to speak to every single person who wants to hear that truth. Jan 31, 2013
The internet has become the most important device for revealing the truth, at least since the beginning of the printing press. Jan 30, 2013
Working against that trend of corrupt, powerful organizations producing a distorted perspective of the world has been the internet. Jan 29, 2013
We can see that there are certain ingredients that are necessary for any harmonious and rational society. Jan 21, 2013
Information at that level, and at such quantities, can produce significant reform effects, and produce a back reaction by people in power. Jan 20, 2013
By publishing all the primary source content to the public the people affected by the story can pick over it. Jan 19, 2013
We are an organization that is out to produce the most amount of justice, and that’s why sources deal with us, and trust us. Jan 18, 2013
As an organization, all that we do is designed to make things public. The entire fruits of our labor are presented to the public. Jan 17, 2013
In these modern western countries, the basic relationships between powerful groups is fiscal. Jan 16, 2013
Censorship is a signal that an organization or a government is fearful about the reform effects of an information release. Jan 15, 2013
Self-knowledge, diversity, and networks of self-determination. A highly educated global population. . . Jan 12, 2013
If all the collected information about the world was public that might rebalance the power dynamic and let us. . .shape our destiny. Jan 11, 2013
All communications will be surveilled, permanently recorded, permanently tracked. . . Jan 10, 2013
Cryptography is going to be everywhere. Jan 09, 2013
There are particular forms of technology that can give us these fundamental rights & freedoms that many people have aspired to for so long. Jan 08, 2013
The internet has led to an explosion of the amount of information that is available to the public—it’s just extraordinary. Jan 07, 2013
There is a reason a financial blockade was erected against us—our other organizational facets are harder to suppress. Jan 06, 2013
Asylum is not granted on a whim, but granted on facts. Jan 05, 2013
I want to go back to these three fundamental freedoms: freedom of communication, freedom of movement and freedom of economic interaction. Jan 04, 2013
There are more people in US prisons than there were in the Soviet Union. Jan 03, 2013
We have Facebook completely centralized. Twitter completely centralized. Google completely centralized. Jan 02, 2013
There is a tendency within the shift to cloud computing that is quite worrying. Jan 01, 2013
Cryptography can solve the bulk interception problem. . .which is a threat to global civilization. Dec 31, 2012
When our media is corrupt, our academics timid, our history filled with half-truths and lies – our civilization will never be just. Dec 30, 2012
I salute journalists and publications. . . who continue publishing the truth in face of persecution, prosecution and threat. Dec 29, 2012
Unite in common purpose and common principle to design, build, document, finance and defend. Learn, challenge, act. Now. Dec 28, 2012
Challenge the statements, actions and intentions of those who seek to control us behind the facades of democracy and monarchy. Dec 27, 2012
True democracy is the resistance of people armed with the truth, against lies, from Tahrir to London. Dec 26, 2012
Every day, ordinary people teach us that democracy is free speech and dissent. Dec 25, 2012
The quality of our discourse is the limit of our civilization. Dec 24, 2012
We have to celebrate those who reveal the truth and denounce those who poison our ability to comprehend the world we live in. Dec 23, 2012
Our beliefs about the world. . .have been created by the same system that has lied us into repeated wars that have killed millions. Dec 22, 2012
It is from the revelation of the truth that all else follows. Our civilization is only as strong as its ideas are true. Dec 21, 2012
We fought this big war in the 1990s to try and make cryptography available to everyone, which we largely won. Dec 20, 2012
Strategic interception is about intercepting everyone regardless of whether they are innocent or guilty. Dec 19, 2012
I see that there is now a militarization of cyberspace, in the sense of a military occupation. Dec 18, 2012
A mobile phone is a tracking device that also makes calls. Dec 17, 2012
The U.S.’s War on Terror has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, inflamed sectarian violence, and made a mockery of international law Dec 08, 2012
The Pentagon’s threats against us do the United States a disservice and will not be heeded. Dec 07, 2012
Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action. Dec 06, 2012
We know the new surveillance state from an insider’s perspective, because we have plumbed its secrets. Dec 05, 2012
The internet. . .has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. Dec 04, 2012
Under Obama, the military industrial complex has taken off like never before: secret lists for murders, 25 bases for drones. . . Dec 03, 2012
It is time for President Obama do the right thing, and join the forces of change, not in fine words but in fine deeds. Dec 02, 2012
It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks, to cease its persecution of our people, and our sources. Dec 01, 2012
We agree that freedom and self-determination are not merely American or Western values, but universal values. Nov 30, 2012
It is disrespectful to the dead and incarcerated of the Bahrain uprising to claim that the United States “supported the forces of change.” Nov 29, 2012
He saw a US military that often did not follow the rule of law, and in fact, engaged in murder and supported political corruption. Nov 28, 2012
Despite having been detained for 659 days without charge, I am free in the most basic and important sense. I am free to speak my mind. Nov 27, 2012
We promise our sources that we will try and get maximum possible impact for the risk that they take. Nov 26, 2012
Sometimes laws need to be broken. And I say that if any laws were broken in the release of this material, then they should have been broken. Nov 25, 2012
If we look at what is the cost and what is the benefit, clearly the benefits are the most tremendous we have ever seen in journalism. Nov 24, 2012
There is all around people being encouraged and facilitated in the liberation of dictatorships and government corruption and so on. Nov 23, 2012
Well, look, the abuse of the law by generals and CEOs is something we’ve seen again and again and again. Nov 22, 2012
If someone has an opportunity to free people from dictatorships and does not act, obviously that is an immoral standard. Nov 21, 2012
I have seen enough samples to know that there is important revelatory material in there that could achieve change. Nov 20, 2012
You should always look back in the past and think, I would do something differently, because otherwise you haven’t learned. Nov 19, 2012
What we’re trying to do is make the systems just, to provide incentives to make them just, because the injustice will be exposed. Nov 18, 2012
We represent certain values about freedom of speech. Nov 17, 2012
We are taking on extremely powerful groups that do have vast and powerful lobbies to support them. Nov 16, 2012
People must be kept free to exchange knowledge with each other, and the press must not be censored. Nov 15, 2012
That was absolutely the broader philosophical intent, to make embarrassing behavior harder to commit. Nov 14, 2012
We name names of those people that are involved in corrupt or abusive activities, and that includes in Afghanistan. Nov 13, 2012
There is no allegation by the Pentagon or any other official source that anyone has been physically harmed as a result of our publication… Nov 12, 2012
Actually, Wikileaks as an organization is one of the very rare media organizations that doesn’t tend to speak to sources. Nov 11, 2012
Always when I look back in the past, I hope to want to do things differently. That is what happens to anyone who learns. Nov 10, 2012
The total economic size of the media is not enough to be able to properly contextualize and assess the potential volume of leaked material. Nov 09, 2012
Institutions derive their legitimate authority from an informed public that chooses to grant them authority. Nov 08, 2012
Unjust organizations are in economic and political equilibrium and competition with just organizations. Nov 07, 2012
We have, unlike every other media organization, a very concise and clear editorial policy. Nov 06, 2012
The truth needs no policy position, so there does not need to be an intent. We have a framework, and the framework has an intent. Nov 05, 2012
Very few people understand the scale of the impact, because every country has had its own tremendous scandals. Nov 04, 2012
Privacy or secrecy gives organisations an edge over actors who are hostile to them. Nov 03, 2012
The government doesn’t have a right to secrets. Governments give rights to the people. Nov 02, 2012
We are dealing with intelligence agencies that are very sophisticated. Nov 01, 2012
Governments have the duty to enforce the rights of the people. Oct 31, 2012
Addressing injustice on a mass scale I find pleasurable and satisfying. Oct 30, 2012
The institutional value of most mainstream media organisations is to hoard information and keep it away from the public. Oct 29, 2012
If you’re producing journalism with the goal of it producing justice, then you don’t want that goal undermined. Oct 28, 2012
My view has always been that the organisation you’re exposing should not know before the victims. Oct 27, 2012
British journalism…is the most creditstealing, credit-whoring, backstabbing industry I have ever encountered… Oct 26, 2012
We specialise in undoing censorship. Oct 25, 2012
I think that it is not possible to have a large powerful media group that isn’t corrupt. Oct 24, 2012
Fundamentally mainstream media cannot be trusted to critique power that’s in the same nation that it is in. Oct 23, 2012
The insiders know where the suppressed knowledge is and the insiders can bring it out. Oct 22, 2012
Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Oct 21, 2012
We seek that information which is the most powerful at producing reform. Oct 20, 2012
An institution makes decisions in order to increase the institutional power of the institution. Oct 19, 2012
Censorship reveals the fear of reform by knowledge. Oct 18, 2012
The corruption in reporting starts very early. It’s like the police reporting on the police. Oct 16, 2012
We face a choice of whether we will have a civilization that is civil or not. Oct 15, 2012
We are rapidly approaching a global surveillance society. Oct 14, 2012
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth. Oct 13, 2012
We must think beyond those who have gone before us and discover technological changes that embolden us. . . Oct 12, 2012
To deal with powerful conspiratorial actions we must think ahead and attack the process that leads to them. Oct 11, 2012
It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers. Oct 10, 2012
Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform. Oct 09, 2012
We can pump out the truth in a volume that is great enough to quench the fire. Oct 08, 2012
True information does good. Oct 07, 2012
In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic. Oct 06, 2012
These megaleaks… They’re an important phenomenon, and they’re only going to increase. Oct 05, 2012
Wikileaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical. Oct 04, 2012
Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship. Oct 03, 2012
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. Oct 02, 2012
If we have brains or courage, then we are blessed and called on not to frit these qualities away. Sep 30, 2012
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature. Sep 29, 2012
And we can see that in the difference between what Wikileaks does and what the rest of the press does. Sep 28, 2012
We in the West have deluded ourselves into believing that we actually have a truly free press. We don’t. Sep 27, 2012
Actually getting documents is not so hard, the problem is publishing them and keeping them up in the face of attacks… Sep 26, 2012
The basic structural relationships in highly developed Western countries are fiscal, they’re not political. Sep 25, 2012
We can’t predict important aspects of our societal environment. Sep 24, 2012
Society has grown beyond our ability to perceive it accurately. Sep 23, 2012
We all have emotional instincts which react against our perceptions of the world. Sep 22, 2012
Our particular view on the mechanism of transparency is to selectively go after material that is concealed. Sep 21, 2012
The aim of Wikileaks is to achieve just reform around the world and do it through the mechanism of transparency. Sep 20, 2012
What I feel is that even if the media doesn’t work, this thing is here for historians. . . Sep 19, 2012
Because judgements which are not based upon the truth can only lead to outcomes which are themselves false. Sep 18, 2012
And if we are to produce a more civilized society, a more just society, it has to be based upon the truth. Sep 17, 2012
What does censorship reveal? It reveals fear. Sep 16, 2012
The goal is justice, the method is transparency. It’s important not to confuse the goal and the method. Sep 15, 2012
Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism. Sep 14, 2012
In a case where the truth is on your side, what is most against you is lack of scrutiny, so I welcome the scrutiny. Sep 13, 2012
Seeing ongoing political reforms that have a real impact on people all over the world is extremely satisfying. Sep 12, 2012
It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on. Sep 11, 2012
It is the media that controls the boundaries of what is politically permissible, so better to change the media. Sep 10, 2012
You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Sep 09, 2012
You can’t publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism. Sep 08, 2012
Non-conformity is the only real passion worth being ruled by. Sep 07, 2012
There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination in the response. Sep 06, 2012
If Bradley Manning did as he is accused, he is a hero and an example to us all and one of the world’s foremost political prisoners. Sep 05, 2012
Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims. Sep 04, 2012
What we know is everything, it is our limit of what we can be. Sep 03, 2012
But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them. Sep 02, 2012
As Wikileaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies. Sep 01, 2012
I support similarly minded people, not because they are moral agents, but because they have common cause with my own feelings and dreams. Aug 31, 2012
Insofar as our decisions are an expression of who we are, we must make sure that we do not lack courage. Aug 30, 2012
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence. . . Aug 29, 2012
To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly. . . Aug 28, 2012
If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Aug 27, 2012
In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice. Aug 27, 2012
#Assange #WikiLeaks this account will now commence tweeting one quote from Julian Assange each day. . it’s powered by cron, PHP and a TXT. Aug 27, 2012

London Mayor should charge MetPol #Assange surveillance and guarding costs to Sweden

The London taxpayer has been burdened with millions of policing costs surveilling Julian Assange the editor of WikiLeaks with the Metropolitan Police laying a seige upon the Ecuadorian Embassy for years. Covert plan at Ecuadorian Embassy has been strengthened after removing Metropolitan police dedicated guards we are told as it is no longer proportionate. But what about the costs already occurred, are these going to be forwarded to Sweden? The Mayor currently doesn’t think so.

The Houses of Parliament have amended the law years ago so that European Arrest Warrants issued for questioning a suspect are no longer valid in the UK. The EAW issued for Julian Assange by Sweden is exactly of that type. The Mayor though chooses to call it a lawful instrument and that the UK has an obligation to enforce it. Furthermore, Julian Assange has been questioned by the Swedish Prosecutors in November this year, his statement to them can be read here: https://justice4assange.com/assange-testimony, so now that the questioning has taken place what function does the EAW serve?

Sweden chose to issue a European Arrest Warrant all those years ago instead of coming to question him in the UK or later at the Ecuadorian Embassy just as they finally did this November. Sweden should compensate the London Tax Payer for all the unnecessary costs occurred. How is it that the London Mayor fails to acknowledge the responsibility he has in this matter?

Most importantly, the United nations earlier this year published its finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by UK and Sweden since December 2010, they call for his release and compensation. But the London Mayor a human rights lawyer no less, chooses to completely ignore any reference to Julian Assange’s Human Rights.

How can the Mayor be credible on Human Rights for London when he so blatantly ignores the Human Rights of Julian Assange?

Ecuadorian Embassy Intruder arrested #WikiLeaks #Assange

Related Resources:

1. What is the Metropolitan police doing in the #Assange and #WikiLeaks Embassy Surveillance?https://greekemmy.com/2016/08/22/what-is-the-metropolitan-police-doing-in-the-assange-and-wikileaks-embassy-surveillance/

2. Questions about Julian #Assange at London Mayor Question Time 14/09/2016 #MQT https://greekemmy.com/2016/09/14/questions-for-julian-assange-at-london-mayor-question-time-14092016-mqt/

Julian #Assange editor of #WikiLeaks is a political prisoner of UK and Sweden

Discussion about the Swedish Case starts at video time 19:12 minutes.

Transcript:

John Pilger:
Tell us what would happen if you walked out of this embassy.

Julian Assange:
I would be immediately arrested by the British police and I would then be extradited either immediately to the United States or to Sweden. In Sweden I am not charged, I have already been previously cleared [by the Senior Stockholm Prosecutor Eva Finne]. We were not certain exactly what would happen there, but then we know that the Swedish government has refused to say that they will not extradite me to the United States we know they have extradited 100 per cent of people whom the U.S. has requested since at least 2000. So over the last fifteen years, every single person the U.S. has tried to extradite from Sweden has been extradited, and they refuse to provide a guarantee [that won’t happen].

John Pilger:
People often ask me how you cope with the isolation in here.

Julian Assange:
Look, one of the best attributes of human beings is that they’re adaptable; one of the worst attributes of human beings is they are adaptable. They adapt and start to tolerate abuses, they adapt to being involved themselves in abuses, they adapt to adversity and they continue on. So in my situation, frankly, I’m a bit institutionalised — this [the embassy] is the world .. it’s visually the world [for me].

John Pilger:
It’s the world without sunlight, for one thing, isn’t it?

Julian Assange:
It’s the world without sunlight, but I haven’t seen sunlight in so long, I don’t remember it.

John Pilger:
Yes.

Julian Assange:
So , yes, you adapt. The one real irritant is that my young children — they also adapt. They adapt to being without their father. That’s a hard, hard adaption which they didn’t ask for.

John Pilger:
Do you worry about them?

Julian Assange:
Yes, I worry about them; I worry about their mother.

John Pilger:
Some people would say, ‘Well, why don’t you end it and simply walk out the door and allow yourself to be extradited to Sweden?’

Julian Assange:
The U.N. [the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention] has looked into this whole situation. They spent eighteen months in formal, adversarial litigation. [So it’s] me and the U.N. verses Sweden and the U.K. Who’s right? The U.N. made a conclusion that I am being arbitrarily detained illegally, deprived of my freedom and that what has occurred has not occurred within the laws that the United Kingdom and Sweden, and that [those countries] must obey. It is an illegal abuse. It is the United Nations formally asking, ‘What’s going on here? What is your legal explanation for this? [Assange] says that you should recognise his asylum.’ [And here is]
Sweden formally writing back to the United Nations to say, ‘No, we’re not going to [recognise the UN ruling], so leaving open their ability to extradite.
I just find it absolutely amazing that the narrative about this situation is not put out publically in the press, because it doesn’t suit the Western establishment narrative — that yes, the West has political prisoners, it’s a reality, it’s not just me, there’s a bunch of other people as well. The West has political prisoners. Of course, no state accepts [that it should call] the people it is imprisoning or detaining for political reasons, political prisoners. They don’t call them political prisoners in China, they don’t call them political prisoners in Azerbaijan and they don’t call them political prisoners in the United States, U.K. or Sweden; it is absolutely intolerable to have that kind of self-perception.

Julian Assange:
Here we have a case, the Swedish case, where I have never been charged with a crime, where I have already been cleared [by the Stockholm prosecutor] and found to be innocent, where the woman herself said that the police made it up, where the United Nations formally said the whole thing is illegal, where the State of Ecuador also investigated and found that I should be given asylum. Those are the facts, but what is the rhetoric?

John Pilger:
Yes, it’s different.

Julian Assange:
The rhetoric is pretending, constantly pretending that I have been charged with a crime, and never mentioning that I have been already previously cleared, never mentioning that the woman herself says that the police made it up.
[The rhetoric] is trying to avoid [the truth that ] the U.N. formally found that the whole thing is illegal, never even mentioning that Ecuador made a formal assessment through its formal processes and found that yes, I am subject to persecution by the United States.

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Source: The secrets of the US election, Julian Assange speaks to John Pilger

More: Covert plan at Ecuadorian Embassy strengthened after removing dedicated guards

Julian #Assange discusses Swedish case with John Pilger Nov 2016

Transcript:

John Pilger:

Tell us what would happen if you walked out of this embassy.

Julian Assange:

I would be immediately arrested by the British police and I would then be extradited either immediately to the United States or to Sweden. In Sweden I am not charged, I have already been previously cleared [by the Senior Stockholm Prosecutor Eva Finne]. We were not certain exactly what would happen there, but then we know that the Swedish government has refused to say that they will not extradite me to the United States we know they have extradited 100 per cent of people whom the U.S. has requested since at least 2000. So over the last fifteen years, every single person the U.S. has tried to extradite from Sweden has been extradited, and they refuse to provide a guarantee [that won’t happen].

Resource:

The secrets of the US election, Julian Assange talks to John Pilger

Full Interview:

WikiLeaks #PodestaEmails #DNCLeaks are a product of US heroic whistleblowing

Craig Murray: “The source of these emails and leaks has nothing to do with Russia at all. I discovered what the source was when I attended the Sam Adam’s whistleblower award in Washington. The source of these emails comes from within official circles in Washington DC. You should look to Washington not to Moscow.”

More:


In an interview with John Pilger Julian Assange makes clear:

Resources:

1]. WikiLeaks Did Not Publish Any Emails From Russia

2]. Evil Russian Propaganda from the Evil Russian Invaders

3]. How to Really Really Upset the Foreign Office and Security Services

4]. Blanket Corporate Media Corruption

5]. ‘A source close to Washinigton leaked Podesta and DNC emails to Wikileaks’ – Craig Murray

6]. The Secrets of the US election. Julian Assange talks to John Pilger 

7].http://nuarchive.wbai.org/mp3/wbai_161025_170002randyCrelof.mp3

8].Commentary: Don’t be so sure Russia hacked the Clinton emails http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-cyberwar-commentary-idUSKBN12X075