Julian Assange’s Internet Access Cut Off By Ecuador

Julian Assange’s Internet Access Cut Off By Ecuador:

Let’s get right to it. Earlier today, Julian Assange had his internet access severed.

Here’s a translation of the statement from the government of Ecuador, in whose embassy he’s been trapped since 2012:

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Assange Tweets Famous Chess Match Depicting “Safe White King” One Day After Ecuador Grants Citizenship

Assange Tweets Famous Chess Match Depicting “Safe White King” One Day After Ecuador Grants Citizenship:

One day after Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship, the Wikileaks founder tweeted a cryptic picture of a famous 1918 chess match in which Cuban chess master José Raúl Capablanca defeats U.S. champion Frank Marshall using a pawn.

The move which Assange tweets can be seen below at approximately 7:14, in which the narrator says “And the white king is finally feeling safe.”

Theories naturally began to swirl in various corners of the internet, with some suggesting Assange’s tweet is a message to his followers that he, “the White King” is safe. Others took the “white king” to mean President Trump – who is well protected while a pawn is used to win the match.

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Ecuador Grants Citizenship To Julian Assange Amid “Threats To His Life”

Ecuador Grants Citizenship To Julian Assange Amid “Threats To His Life”:

Confirming reports that the Wikileaks founder has been granted Ecuador citizenship, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they have granted naturalization to Julian Assange, amid “fears of threats to Assange’s life from third parties.”

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The Last Straw: Assange at Risk of Being Kicked Out of Ecuador Embassy in UK

The Last Straw: Assange at Risk of Being Kicked Out of Ecuador Embassy in UK

H/t reader squodgy:

“Can’t see UK playing fair at anything these days.
The Government is even deviously ignoring the population over the Brexit vote, so what hope does Assange have?”

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Ecuador: Propaganda as News – with Rebuttal from Amazon Watch

Ecuador: Propaganda as News – with Rebuttal from Amazon Watch:

At the end of January a news article appeared, “Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies,” and has resurfaced again and again on the internet. Posted on progressive websites such as Reader Supported News, Daily Kos, “The PeoplesVoice.org”, “ThinkGlobalGreen.org”, the story often comes with maps of the affected area, and include pictures of indigenous peoples living peaceably with nature or protesting against oil drilling.

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US and Ecuador deny conspiring to take Julian Assange offline

H/rt reader squodgy:

“We don’t need any more proof than this.

Kerry obviously threatened them, as it has repeatedly over the last fifty years….if in doubt please read “New Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins, it explains how the UasA has covertly taken over the world via bribes, corruption and blackmail in favour of Global Corporations, and if leaders rejected their advances they were either accidentally killed in plane crashes or ousted by engineered coup.”


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US and Ecuador deny conspiring to take Julian Assange offline:

The governments of the US and Ecuador have denied that they conspired to silence Julian Assange, after the WikiLeaks founder’s internet access was cut off at his London embassy home to stop him releasing damaging information about Hillary Clinton’s US election campaign.

Ecuador confirmed late on Tuesday that it had intervened at the weekend to temporarily restrict Assange’s internet access, pointing to a “wealth” of WikiLeaks publications “impacting on the US election campaign” as the reason. WikiLeaks has released successive dumps of damaging material over recent months from inside the Democratic party and the Clinton campaign, which the US government has blamed on Russian state hacking.

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‘Julian Assange losing internet access possible US cyber attack’

H/t reader squodgy:

“OK the Ecuador Gov have accepted they blocked Assange internet access, but do they have the ability to do that?

Remember the Hidden hand controls CIA, MI5 & 6′ and Mossad, and thus, by proxy both the NSA and GCHQ. What are the chances…..???”


It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have much more reasons for that, he added.

According to Wikileaks’ twitter feed, Ecuador cut off Julian Assange’ internet access on Saturday. The same day more than a dozen Wikileaks members reportedly had their Internet and phone connections cut.

RT: Wikileaks claims Assange’s Internet access has been cut by Ecuador. What do you make of this? Could there be a third party involved here?

Peter Van Buren: It is difficult to surmise an explanation why Ecuador would have cut his internet services. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for so long; there has been no political change in the Ecuadorian government. I can’t even take a guess why they might have done that to him.

At the same time, imagining the reasons a third party might have cut that internet access are fairly easy to do. Assange has embarrassed the US government. The US government has made claims that he is working with the Russians, and that the Russians with Assange are trying to disrupt or interfere in America’s election. And we’ve seen reports over the weekend that the US is planning some form of retaliation in cyberspace. It is not unlikely that that retaliation may include poking the bear in the nose, perhaps starting with cutting off Assange’s internet access.

RT: Presuming that was Ecuador who cut the internet connection, do you think there is a possibility they were forced to do that?

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Ecuador Admits They Silenced Assange Because Clinton Leaks Were ‘Interfering’ With US Election

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Julian Assange abruptly had his tether to the outside world purposely cut off Monday, when — as Wikileaks announced on Twitter — his “internet connection was intentionally severed by a state party.”

Several hours later, Wikileaks added:

“We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches.”

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Ecuador Admits Censoring Assange Over “U.S. Election”; Denies “Yielding To Pressure From Other States”

Ecuador Admits Censoring Assange Over “U.S. Election”; Denies “Yielding To Pressure From Other States”:

Just moments ago, the Ecuadorian government confirmed that it intentionally cut Julian Assange’s internet access due to his publication of a “wealth of documents impacting the U.S. election.”  Despite what seems to be the Ecuadorian government caving to political pressure from the Obama administration, the statement takes special caution to reassure everyone that the decision was in response to “sovereign decisions alone” and that Ecuador “does not yield to pressure from other states”….sure, though we do wonder how many drafts John Kerry’s staffers went through at the State Department before finally approving these comments for dissemination.

Here are some key excerpts from the Ecuadorian statement:

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