In my view, this case has never been about Mr. Assange’s guilt or innocence, but about making him pay the price for exposing serious governmental misconduct, including alleged war crimes and corruption,” said Melzer. “Unless the U.K. urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life.”

Source: With Assange on Verge of Extradition to US, Sweden Drops Years-Long Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder | Common Dreams News

 Taking control of history…?

I fear that historical materialism is too narrow a world view for a future socialism: the complexity of history so far surpasses the likelihood of human control of the future…
We have an idea of ‘floating fourth turning points’ to discuss this idea: can man reproduce the ‘eonic effect’?

A passage from World History and the Eonic Effect with a classic statement from Engels about man taking control of his own history. Unfortunately the marxist corpus taken as science is not sufficie…

Source: Engels and human control of history…6.5.2 Theory and Ideology: Out of Revolution – 1848+: The End(s) of History

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‘Orwellian absurdity’: US reversal on settlements draws international outrage – Mondoweiss

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US was revoking the notion that settlements are illegal under international law. “What Pompeo is announcing is not a rupture in US foreign policy, but a culmination of it,” explains Noura Erakat.

Source: ‘Orwellian absurdity’: US reversal on settlements draws international outrage – Mondoweiss