In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks. Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at any point since November 2016.
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May We Film Ecuadorian Embassy From Your House?
The BBC has sent a letter to residents living opposite the Ecuadorian embassy in London, asking if they can install cameras on their property to cover “the Julian Assange story.”
The US Senate Intelligence Committee calls on Julian Assange to testify. The letter, dated August 1, 2018, was delivered via the US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are “considering the offer but the testimony must conform to a high ethical standard”.
A white van was seen removing furniture and belongings from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Sunday, following reports that Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and British officials have come to an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection for Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder, who is holed up in the embassy, would then be handed over to British authorities, according to reports.
Pay close attention to frames 5 through 10 in the footage below. Slow down the video if you have to, and decide for yourself if the man behind the sofa is Assange.
Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, ruled that it is the duty of nations to allow for the passage of successful asylum seekers from embassies to the mainland territory of the state that has granted an individual asylum. For Julian Assange, this would mean that according to the Court’s decision, Britain has a legal obligation to allow Julian Assange to exit the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in peace and allow for his safe transit to an airport from which he would be able to fly to Ecuador, the country that has granted Assange asylum and where he now also holds formal citizenship.