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Assange Has Been Arrested For US Extradition. The Time To Act Is Now.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and taken into custody by the London's Metropolitan police, just as WikiLeaks warned days ago was about to happen. Assange's lawyer Jen Robinson reports that his arrest is related to an extradition request from the United States, which the British government has until now refused to admit exists.

"Just confirmed: #Assange has been arrested not just for breach of bail conditions but also in relation to a US extradition request," tweeted Robinson.

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"From #Assange: The US warrant was issued in December 2017 and is for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning in early 2010," Robinson added.

Assange arrest video:

"The UK must resist this attempt by the Trump administration" https://t.co/fq1JGfw40u

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WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019

So there you have it. Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere. The same government which tortured Chelsea Manning is in the process of extraditing her publisher so that they can silence him forever. Everyone who has ever denied that this was happening needs to hang their heads in shame for scoffing at a very real threat to press freedoms everywhere when they could have been opposing this obscene agenda. It's time for some serious soul searching.

The time to act is now. It's too late to prevent Assange from losing his asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy, so the goal now is to fight extradition. Activist groups are swiftly organizing as I type this, so it will be easy for people around the world to find rallies to attend and online movements to help boost. I encourage everyone in the US, the UK and Australia to contact their elected representatives and politely but urgently inform them that the agenda to extradite Assange to the US must be fought at all costs. Educate yourself as best as you can on Assange's case, and inform everyone you know about what's going on.

The first words Julian was able to speak to the world in more than a year:

"The UK must resist this. The UK must resist"

The world will resist this Julian. Our efforts will be doubled and tripled now. #FreeJulian

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Suzie Dawson (@Suzi3D) April 11, 2019

This is seriously gut wrenching news. Here are 10 thoughts on the matter in no particular order:

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We have gone beyond insanity. Every sentence here is 100% correct and pathetically irrefutable.

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I'm sure there are lots of people who are outraged and wanting to do something. The question in all their minds is, what option(s) do we have??

Does anyone actually have a good, constructive approach that can be followed, in order to fight for this guy's release? Or is it just going to end up being another futile protest getting laughed off by the zombie politicians and heavily-armed military?

Yes, we all knew this was coming quite some time ago. We didn't have a plan then, and I'm afraid it may be too late for one now.

It will take nothing short of a massive riot just to try to prevent Julian from being put on a plane very soon. I won't hold my breath on that one. Most will probably not even look up from their phones, as they tweet about how their government "finally got the terrorist", and sharing the latest video clip.

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This is hideous news.

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