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[...]Julian Assange darf wegen der Haftbedingungen, die ihn in den USA erwarten würden, nicht ausgeliefert werden. Das hat das zuständige Gericht entschieden.[...]



[...]In dem Urteil wird außerdem die Freilassung Assanges angeordnet.[...]


[...]Julian Assange may not be extradited because of the prison conditions that would await him in the USA. This was decided by the competent court.[...]



[...]The judgment also orders Assange's release.[...]

https://www.heise.de/news/Urteil-Julian-Assange-darf-nicht-an-die-USA-ausgeliefert-werden-5002523.html

#julian #assange to be set #free! #wikileaks #freedom #journalism #journalist
 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

Understood in this light, Brexit is scarcely about the UK at all. Oligarchs who have shown great interest in the subject tend to have weak or incomplete ties to this country. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

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Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

Understood in this light, Brexit is scarcely about the UK at all. Oligarchs who have shown great interest in the subject tend to have weak or incomplete ties to this country. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

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Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 
RT @Freischreiber@twitter.com

Wir müssen mal wieder über das Leistungsschutzrecht reden. Es bringt kein Geld und verringert die Sichtbarkeit für freie #Journalist*innen und deren Berichte.

Und: Der Google-Deal zeigt, wie leicht man es umgehen kann.

Unser Statement: https://www.freischreiber.de/aktuelle/wir-wiederholen-uns-gerne-kein-leistungsschutzrecht/

@BdzvPresse@twitter.com

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/Freischreiber/status/1318085809904517121
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Vielen Dank @Matthias Eberl 👍😊

#Datenschutz #träcktor #NoSpy
Matthias Eberl - 2020-06-14 16:08:41 GMT
Hab ein kleines Datenschutz-Tool gebaut: Mit träcktor.de kann man in 2 Minuten Entfernungs-Anschreiben und Beschwerden gegen Websites mit unerlaubten Trackern generieren. Damit der Datenschutz genauso smart skaliert wie unsere Daten in den Werbenetzwerken 😎http://träcktor.de/
 
Vielen Dank @Matthias Eberl 👍😊

#Datenschutz #träcktor #NoSpy
Matthias Eberl - 2020-06-14 16:08:41 GMT
Hab ein kleines Datenschutz-Tool gebaut: Mit träcktor.de kann man in 2 Minuten Entfernungs-Anschreiben und Beschwerden gegen Websites mit unerlaubten Trackern generieren. Damit der Datenschutz genauso smart skaliert wie unsere Daten in den Werbenetzwerken 😎http://träcktor.de/
 

#Journalist kann man nur werden wenn man es sich leisten kann...


Siehe: https://www.spiegel.de/karriere/medien-und-vielfalt-das-muss-man-sich-leisten-koennen-a-1299158.html

Gerade beim öffentlich rechtlichen Rundfunk frage ich mich warum dort Praktikanten nicht bezahlt werden? Versickern die ganzen #GEZ - Gebühren in den Vorstandsgehältern?

#Presse #Beruf #journalismus #elite #nachrichten
 
RT @kinoundthema@twitter.com

#Whistleblower|in #KatherineGun und #Journalist #MartinBright kommen zur #Filmpreview von #OFFICIALSECRETS am 13.11. nach #Hamburg! Im Gespräch zum Thema "Whistleblower: Held*in oder Verräter*in" mit @Kristina_Lunz@twitter.com @vieuxrenard@twitter.com
OFFICIAL SECRETS ab 21.11. im Kino!

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/kinoundthema/status/1192105502962008064
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⚠️ Demokratie

Tor-Netzwerk und Redaktionsgeheimnis: Was die Bundesregierung anderswo unterstützt, greift sie hierzulande an


Die Bundesregierung empfiehlt in vielen Ländern die Nutzung von Anonymisierungsinfrastrukturen und unterstützt auch Digital-Security-Trainings für Journalist:innen. Im Innern sägt der zuständige Minister Seehofer mit Gesetzentwürfen dagegen am Redaktionsgeheimnis und könnte das Betreiben von Tor-Knoten kriminalisieren.

#Demokratie #Tor-Netzwerk #TorNetzwerk #Redaktionsgeheimnis #Bundesregierung #Anonymisierungsinfrastrukturen #DigitalSecurityTrainings #Journalist #Journalistinnen #Seehofer #Gesetzentwürfen #Tor-Knoten #TorKnoten
Tor-Netzwerk und Redaktionsgeheimnis: Was die Bundesregierung anderswo unterstützt, greift sie hierzulande an
 

⚠️ Demokratie

Tor-Netzwerk und Redaktionsgeheimnis: Was die Bundesregierung anderswo unterstützt, greift sie hierzulande an


Die Bundesregierung empfiehlt in vielen Ländern die Nutzung von Anonymisierungsinfrastrukturen und unterstützt auch Digital-Security-Trainings für Journalist:innen. Im Innern sägt der zuständige Minister Seehofer mit Gesetzentwürfen dagegen am Redaktionsgeheimnis und könnte das Betreiben von Tor-Knoten kriminalisieren.

#Demokratie #Tor-Netzwerk #TorNetzwerk #Redaktionsgeheimnis #Bundesregierung #Anonymisierungsinfrastrukturen #DigitalSecurityTrainings #Journalist #Journalistinnen #Seehofer #Gesetzentwürfen #Tor-Knoten #TorKnoten
Tor-Netzwerk und Redaktionsgeheimnis: Was die Bundesregierung anderswo unterstützt, greift sie hierzulande an
 
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Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter.... One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,@Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site.The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff,and have received no response to their appeals.
#Assange #TWITTER #WikiLeaks #journalist #england #america #sweden #conspiracy #legal #disinformation
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/top-assange-defense-account-deleted-by-twitter.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=26f5091b07-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-26f5091b07-387773797
 
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Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter.... One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,@Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site.The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff,and have received no response to their appeals.
#Assange #TWITTER #WikiLeaks #journalist #england #america #sweden #conspiracy #legal #disinformation
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/top-assange-defense-account-deleted-by-twitter.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=26f5091b07-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-26f5091b07-387773797
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 
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