Watch: Julian Assange Is Arrested & Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy

A man many feel to be a hero while others claim is a traitor, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, has been arrested and dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years of his life in asylum.

At this time it is believed that Ecuador’s president Moreno withdrew asylum due to ‘pressure.’ Reading that myself, I could not help but recall the effects of ‘pressure’ on censorship efforts that have cut our reach by millions, had our finances stripped away, and that have had us blackballed as fake news simply for telling stories and facts that powerful individuals don’t want the public to know.

Edward Snowden has called this a “dark moment for press freedom” after hearing the news of Assange’s arrest.

From what we gather thus far, it appears the breaking up of Assange’s asylum deal comes as a result of the Ecuadorian government believing Assange breached his asylum conditions. This is specific to the rules of ‘not engaging in political activity.’

What you are going to watch below is a journalist who has been instrumental in helping humanity see the true nature of its governments and presidential candidates, as well as the true nature of war, being arrested and dragged away as whatever little freedom he did have, is now temporarily gone.

Interestingly this comes a day after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson claimed that an extensive spying operation was conducted against Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy. She believed that this operation was specifically being done to have Assange extradited.

The Takeaway

We’ll continue to cover this story as it unfolds, but keep eye as to how multiple media outlets are going to cover this. It’s likely that another round of smearing and attacking him as a traitor will be on the docket to help shape public opinion further. Now is a good time to begin look at independent and alternative media if you don’t already.

Finally, do we want to live in a world where powerful people whose harmful secrets are exposed get to use government and taxpayer money, including government hired officers, to go after and charge journalists who are simply telling the public the truth? Does this not resemble the dystopian 1984 that we all know of as fiction yet see in our world?

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