Friday, January 31, 2020

the empire has demonstrated yesterday the depth of its corruption when it said foreigners like julian assange have no first amendment protections. the bill of rights doesn't grant the items it speaks of but informs you that they are rights that government can't take from you. the empire goes around the world telling all that its bringing them freedom but isn't the first amendment an example of that freedom;

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson gave a brief statement to the press after the latest court hearing for Julian Assange’s extradition case in London today, saying the Trump administration is arguing that the First Amendment of the US Constitution doesn’t provide press freedom protection to foreign nationals like Assange.
“We have now learned from submissions and affidavits presented by the United States to this court that they do not consider foreign nationals to have a First Amendment protection,” Hrafnsson said.
“Now let that sink in for a second,” Hrafnsson continued. “At the same time that the US government is chasing journalists all over the world, they claim they have extra-territorial reach, they have decided that all foreign journalists which include many of you here, have no protection under the First Amendment of the United States. So that goes to show the gravity of this case. This is not about Julian Assange, it’s about press freedom.”...........

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