Julian Assange interviews Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador. Axis of Logic. , The Julian Assange Show. Axis of Logic
This interview took place on May 22, 2012. It offers a window into the mind of one of South America's most articulate, intelligent and powerful leaders, President Rafael Correa, who has turned the old US-backed oligarchy in Ecuador on its head. As an introduction to the interview, we cover President... » read this article
The United States would paint itself as a promoter of human rights, but any right to make that claim is long gone
Ecuador has now made its decision: to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. This comes in the wake of an incident that should dispel remaining doubts about the... » read this article
Ecuador Foreign Minister responds to British Government threat to invade their embassy in London:
"I will hit you hard, but if you behave I might not."
Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The decision comes almost two months after the world-famous whistleblower came to the country’s embassy... » read this article
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Editor's Comment: The UK is threatening once again to violate international law in the most egregious and unprecedented manner. They've done it throughout history, most recently in their bombing of Libya. This time their threat is without precedent: to invade Ecuadoran Embassy in London, sovereign territory of the country of Ecuador. If they... » read this article
Arturo Rosales writing from Caracas. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic
Arturo Rosales writes from Caracas
In a firmly worded statement today at 0430pm Caracas time, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, informed the international media via Telesur that his ambassador in London had received a threat from the UK authorities that the embassy “would be invaded” if Ecuador granted political asylum... » read this article
Paul Richard Harris & Les Blough (Axis of Logic). Irene Caselli (The Guardian) , Axis of Logic. The Guardian.
Axis of Logic Analysis: Yesterday, we reprinted an article from Common Dreams that they had sourced from The Guardian, in England. Common Dreams cautioned that the report was as yet unconfirmed. Since then, The Guardian's website is carrying the article republished below. In their article, they make two conflicting statements, one saying Ecuador... » read this article
Mark Weisbrot , Centre for Economic and Policy Research
"Former Stockholm Chief District prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem testified that the decision of the Swedish government to extradite Assange is “unreasonable and unprofessional, as well as unfair and disproportionate,” because he can be easily questioned in the UK. These simple facts make it clear that the Swedish attempt to extradite Assange has... » read this article
When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought asylum on June 19, the question many supporters asked was: “Why the Ecuadorian embassy?”
The simple answer is because the Ecuadorian government has been one of the strongest supporters of WikiLeaks, which reflects its strong stance in defence of media and information freedom.
Much... » read this article
Editor's Comment: We are pleased to republish Fred Fuentes excellent critique of leftist writers and their attacks on President Rafael Correa and the Ecuadoran government. We published a similar critique one year ago (President Hugo Chávez and The Caviar of the Left, July 4, 2011). With facts and figures, Fuentes lays to... » read this article