WikiLeaks Tells Supporters to Boycott Coinbase for Joining US Extra Judicial Financial Embargo

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San Francisco, CA – WikiLeaks has called for a “global blockade” against Coinbase, the largest bitcoin brokerage of cryptocurrency in the world, after they effectively suspended the WikiLeaks Shop’s account for allegedly being in violation of the platform’s terms of agreements—although Coinbase has refused to specify what took place to prompt the suspension.

“To protect the privacy of our customers, we do not comment on individual accounts,” a Coinbase spokesperson told The Independent.

After the suspension, the WikiLeaks Shop published a screenshot of a message received from Coinbase.

“Upon careful review, we believe your account has engaged in prohibited use in violation of our Terms of Service and we regret to inform you that we can no longer provide you with access to our service,” the message states. “We respectfully request that you follow the on-screen instructions presented when you log into your Coinbase account to send any remaining balance offsite to an external address.”

In response to Coinbase banning WikiLeaks’ online store from using its service, the organization has called for a “global blockade” of the cryptocurrency brokerage. Additionally, WikiLeaks highlighted the fact that there was “concealed influence” behind the suspension, as the transparency organization’s finances have continually been targeted by the U.S.

Ironically, the reason WikiLeaks first began accepting cryptocurrency donations in 2010 was due to a previous concealed influence operation that saw the U.S. government push Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal to engage in an extrajudicial financial embargo by cutting off all avenues of financial support for WikiLeaks.

A report by Fortune reveals how the recent move by Coinbase sounds eerily similar to that undertaken by Visa and MasterCard in 2010:

Neither Visa or MasterCard has revealed any political pressure behind their move to cut off WikiLeaks. But the two firms no doubt felt that pressure from both sides of the political aisle, as Attorney General Eric Holder has promised to explore all legal options against WikiLeaks and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others have branded him a “terrorist.” 

Despite the financial blockade, WikiLeaks’ early adoption of bitcoin allowed the whistleblowing organization to continue to fund operations, with the bitcoin address used to accept donations having received more than 4,000 bitcoins to date, which today is worth more than $36 million.

WikiLeaks has accused Coinbase of essentially joining the financial blockade against the transparency organization at the behest of the U.S. government—and the lack of any reasonable explanation by Coinbase seems to clearly bolster that position.

While Coinbase has refused to provide any rationale for its decision to suspend the WikiLeaks Shop, a hint as to the “concealed influence” being applied by the U.S. government is the statement regarding honoring “regulatory compliance mechanisms” set forth by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, under which the platform is regulated.

The timing of these events is interesting, as the suspension of the WikiLeaks Store comes only one week after the New York Attorney General Schneiderman launched an investigation into Coinbase and 12 other major cryptocurrency exchanges.

While the New York AG’s investigation is almost certain to be a precursor to increased financial regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges, under the auspices of increased protection and security of customers, the reality is likely that jettisoning the major funding mechanism for WikiLeaks is part of some quid pro quo by Coinbase in hopes of keeping tighter regulation at bay.

“With cryptocurrency on the rise, consumers in New York and across the country have a right to transparency and accountability when they invest their money,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “Yet too often, consumers don’t have the basic facts they need to assess the fairness, integrity, and security of these trading platforms. Our Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative sets out to change that, promoting the accountability and transparency in the virtual currency marketplace that investors and consumers deserve.”

The Guardian reported that in 2010, “US financial institutions including Visa, Bank of America, Mastercard, PayPal and Western Union, stopped accepting or handling payments intended for WikiLeaks in December 2010, after the site began leaking US diplomatic cables from a cache of nearly 250,000 it had acquired.”

At the time, both MasterCard and Visa said that they were cutting the links because WikiLeaks was “engaging in or facilitating” illegal activity, while a PayPal vice president actually admitted that he had come under pressure from the US State Department to cut payment links with the site.

While there is currently no evidence to directly suggest that Coinbase is capitulating to government overlords pressing the company to compliance under threat of investigation, regulation and/or prosecution—given the facts surrounding how events have transpired regarding the vast effort to sway financial companies to sever providing services to WikiLeaks—it is certainly not out of the question, and in fact, quite likely to be going on.

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German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining Islamic State

The case marks the first time a foreign woman has been sentenced to death in Iraq for joining the group, as Reuters reports.

The woman, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, was guilty of “offering logistic support and helping the terrorist group to carry out criminal acts,” as well as “taking part in attacks against security forces,” the Supreme Judicial Council’s spokesman, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkda, said, according to AP.

The defendant joined IS after she travelled from Germany to Syria and further to Iraq, along with her two daughters, who eventually married militants, Bayrkda said. The woman was captured by Iraqi forces last year during the battle for Mosul.

The sentence of death by hanging can be appealed, the spokesman added.

Following Baghdad declaring victory over IS in Mosul in July 2017, the Iraqi military caught a group of female fighters, including four German nationals. At the time, media reports said that two women, one of Moroccan origin and the other Chechen-born, were among those detained. Additionally, a German teenage girl was arrested after she converted to Islam and went missing for a year. 

According to German media, the girl, named as Linda W., is still held in Iraqi detention, with her potential extradition still in question.

In October last year, the Iraqi ambassador to Belgium, Jawad Al-Chlaihawi, told local media that nearly 14,000 family members of suspected IS militants were being held near Mosul. At least 100 Europeans would be tried in Iraq, with most of them likely to receive a death sentence, Al-Chlaihawi said.

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Ex-Chancellor Schroeder brushes aside criticism over joining Rosneft board

“I will do this. This is about my life, and I decide – not the German press,” said Schroeder as cited by German news agency DPA, adding that he couldn’t see a problem and was not going to allow anyone to make it into one.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of Schroeder’s own center-left Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, both strongly disapprove of Schoeder’s nomination to the Rosneft board.

Rosneft along with other Russian companies became the target of Western sanctions over Moscow’s alleged role in the Ukrainian conflict. The firms are banned from accessing technology for oil and gas projects.

Schroder is expected to be elected to the board at the end of September, and responded to his critics, saying that they were trying to push Germany into a “new Cold War.”

The ex-chancellor stressed German newspapers falsely portrayed the company.

“Imagine if I had been proposed not for a Rosneft board position but Exxon in America. Nobody would ask my true motives,” Schroder said at an election campaign event for the Social Democrats (SPD) in the northern town of Rotenburg.

“It is the largest oil company in the world, with important links to Germany. It is not the long arm of the Kremlin. They are the majority shareholder, but BP is a shareholder – not a small shop. Qatar is a shareholder,” he added.

READ MORE: EU policy to blame for Ukraine crisis – Ex-Chancellor Schroeder

Schroeder has been previously called “Gazprom Gerd” for his relations to with another major Russian energy company. He joined the Nord Stream pipeline consortium controlled by the corporation after he was not re-elected chancellor in 2005.

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Cop Responds to Complaint of Kids Playing Football by Joining In—This is Community Policing

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Buffalo, NY — In the land of the free, playing football in your neighborhood street can be a criminal act which can often be met with police force. Kids in a Buffalo neighborhood were about to experience what playing football looks like in a police state — that is, until Officer Patrick McDonald showed up to the call.

Time and again, we’ve seen children held at gunpoint for walking home from a basketball game or assaulted for riding a bike. However, this story is different and it shows what a positive effect a compassionate officer can have when he uses his officer’s discretion while policing.

“I joined them for a couple of downs, and as you can see it’s taken on a life of its own,” McDonald said about the video which has since gone viral after being posted on social media this week.

“I’d just like to think that any other officer would have done the same thing that I did, and I bet there’s others who probably have,” he added.

As Buffalo News reported, the videos even got the attention of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, who called the episode “community policing at its best.”

Here’s what happened:

When Officer Patrick McDonald responded to a nuisance call of children playing football in the street, he just joined in. Video footage shows Officer McDonald walking from his car toward the football game asking, “Where we lining up?”

The next video shows the officer running and catching a Hail Mary pass.

In the final video, he jokes with one of the children that he should write up a police report because he just got robbed.

Even after the officer was done playing with the kids, he engaged in humor as he pulled off in his cruiser. What could have been a terrible situation involving the arrest and assault of juveniles ended instead with a community coming together.

When police officers choose to use discretion instead of the escalation of force, everybody wins. Officer McDonald has set the bar for other officers who may or may not be so likely to oblige.

This is what community policing looks like.

When reporting on this incident, the Free Thought Project would be remised if we didn’t show you a story of the opposite of McDonald’s behavior.

As the Free Thought Project previously reported, the Cleveland Police Department actually confiscated a basketball goal and ticketed the owner for having it.

According to Toledo News Now, as a kind gesture, a woman, Cheri Fiorilli, had bought the goal for her neighbors for helping her out.

But in Cleveland, it happens to be illegal to play basketball in the street.

Instead of merely talking to the kids and engaging in conversation — or a game, like McDonald did — these cops just did their jobs, and ruined all trust in the community in a single move.

Cell phone video shows Fiorilli asked if there could be a warning. An officer answered, “There’s nothing I can do.”

She offered to move it immediately, and she was told there’s no leeway.

Fiorilli and the kids were left stunned as the cop threatened to arrest the woman over her basketball goal.

“I need to see your driver’s license again. If not, I have to arrest you for refusing to comply,” said the officer.

Instead of a community coming together and laughing as the officer drove away with a new found trust in police, these citizens were left with a citation and the view of cops driving down the street with a basketball goal in their trunk.

Below is a video of how not to police.

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Another dupe?: Ohio man charged and pleads guilty to joining and providing support for Al-Qaeda in Syria

    

A Somali-born resident of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to training and fighting alongside the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria. He also admitted to planning an attack in the US upon his return from Syria.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 25, is a Somali-born naturalized citizen of the US. In 2014, he traveled to Turkey where he crossed the border into Syria, court documents show.

While in Syria, Mohamud received training from the Al-Nusra Front, a terrorist organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda, prosecutors said.

“After returning to the US, Mohamud planned to obtain weapons in order to kill military officers or other government employees or people in uniform. Evidence seized by the FBI indicates that Mohamud researched places in the US to carry out such plans,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

He was arrested in the US in 2015.

Mohamud’s brother also fought with Al-Nusra, and he was killed in Syria, according to US prosecutors.

Two years ago, a federal grand jury charged Mohamud with one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization – namely, the Al-Nusra Front – and one count of making false statements to the FBI involving international terrorism. He pleaded guilty to all charges brought against him.

His trial is scheduled for next month. Providing material support to terrorists as well as to a designated foreign terrorist organization could land Mohamud in prison for 30 years.

Making false statements involving international terrorism carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

The Al-Nusra Front has changed its name several times, and is also known as Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham. It is widely recognized as an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria. The group was active in eastern Aleppo before it was ousted from the city by Russian and Syrian forces earlier this year.

Last week, US prosecutors in New York charged a man from the Bronx, Saddam Mohamed Raishani, with attempting to join ISIS (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

“As alleged, Saddam Mohamed Raishani, a Bronx man, plotted to travel to Syria to join and train with the terrorist organization ISIS. Having already helped another man make that trip to ISIS’s heartland, Raishani allegedly acted on his own desire to wage violent jihad, planning to leave his family and life in New York City for the battlefields of the Middle East,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said.

Raishani didn’t make it to Syria, and instead was arrested at JFK Airport as he tried to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

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Both Putin and Obama Feared an Alien Attack-Is Trump Joining Them?

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Donald Trump recently tweeted that something very “threatening” Most have taken this threat and have linked it to Chinese EMP weapons. Given what I have written in the past, I agree that this is a strong possibility. However, We should note that during the Obama administration, Putin threatened to reveal the existence of UFO’s. Is this one of the reasons behind the marginalization of Russia by the Deep State?  More stunning evidence surfaced in an UK publication that is revealing the Obama and Putin had discussed creating a planetary defense system to defend against alien attack. Of course, most will be skeptical. However, we should be mindful of the Operation Bluebeam was indeed real and it was about perpetuating a fake alien invasion in order to introduce a planetary government in response to the threat and here’s why.

When Trump talks about a vague and nebulous threat of an unspecified nature, this is one of the places my mind will visit.

The Prevalence of the Perception of the Alien Threat

The Internet is increasingly carrying content about the ET/UFO subject. For example, the highly respected Mike Adams (Natural News) wrote a story on the pitfalls of first contact. Famous people from many walks of life are taking notice. From Presidents (e.g. Jimmy Carter) to Astronauts (e.g. Edgar Mitchel who walked on the moon) to high ranking government officials (e.g. Paul Hellyer the retired Canadian Secretary of Defense), have proclaimed interest and knowledge on the topic. Yet, there is not formal recognition of the phenomenon from our leaders. Putin has warned the United States that if disclosure does not come soon, he will force the issue out into the open.

One would have to possess a very closed mind to not give this topic some attention.

Three Possibilities

From where I sit, there are three possibilities when it comes to the topics of ET’s/UFO’s.

  1. There are ET’s behind the scenes manipulating mankind in order to control our destiny. Some suggest that is why the planet is in such disarray.
  2. This is part of the great deception and ET’s are actually fallen angels and the have come to deceive and form one world government for Satan to rule over.
  3. This is a carefully orchestrated plot designed to fool the people on this planet that we are in danger from ET’s and will come to accept global governance.

Catholic Doctrine has Been Morphed Into the Perverted Practice Global Religious Unification

The leaders of the multi-religious, pagan event, sponsored a gathering last year known as the  “Mekudeshet”.

This was the beginning of the mandatory One World Religion. The Pope popularizd Chrislam, the blending of Christianity and Islam. This is something that Francis has been working towards. However, this is not the only thing that the Pope, or more accurately, the anti-Pope has been pursuing over the last couple of years. He has seemingly been on a one man crusade to promote belief in the notion of the existence of exterrestial life.

The Pope and ET’s

The current pope is no stranger to the topic of ET's an has been very outspoken in his beliefs.

The current pope is no stranger to the topic of ET’s an has been very outspoken in his beliefs.

I have been noticing a trend in Hollywood movies with an extraterrestrial overtone (e.g. Independence Day) and this tone is reaching a crescendo within the past month. In a search for predictive programming trends, I have noticed a distinct pattern with regard various networks to play older movies that involve the people of the Earth versus some alien threat.

Christianity and Islam worship the same God.

Christianity and Islam worship the same God.

pope and etI have long thought that this Pope might be suffering from early onset dementia as he recently said he would baptize extraterrestrials as they would visit the Earth. This is the same Pope who has stated that Islam and Christianity are basically one and the same religion. This false doctrine sets the stage for the official state sponsored (United Nations) approved religion which we commonly call Gaia which is about as a pagan of a religion that there is. In light of these facts, does anyone have any questions as to why I have great trepidation with regard to the upcoming religious unification conference?

Before I discuss Operation Blue Beam, it is important to note that the predictive programming for this event goes far beyond Hollywood as we are seeing predictive programming in many segments of our society.

Key General Predicts that Graduating Officers Will One Day Fight Aliens

The following video depicts General Mark A Milley, mentioning “little green men”, and he’s not joking” as being one of the potential adversaries in the lineup of enemies that a graduating class of military officers will one day have to fight.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

In the 1951 movie, The Day the Earth stood Still,  visiting alien,  Klaatu,  emerges from a spaceship and addresses an assembled dignatiaries, concluding with “It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us, and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration.”

 

This planetary unification message  is common. IT was the theme behind Independence Day.  The message is clear, the only way for man to survive is to capitulate to a world government.

Conclusion

What do you think? Clearly there is something to this phenomenon. What is it in your opinion? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section. Many people feel it, this is coming to a climax.

Steve Quaye covered some of these possibilities in his book, Empire Beneath the Ice which is available at www.stevequayle.com

It will be interesting to see where this narrative takes us.

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Greece gets credit lifeline while IMF considers joining bailout

    

Euro zone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline on Thursday worth $9.5 billion and sketched new detail on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation.

The 8.5 billion euros of loans from the euro zone’s 18 other states, including Berlin which is wary of easing terms for Greece ahead of a German election in September, lets Athens avoid defaulting on bailout repayments next month and recognizes unpopular cuts and reforms the left-wing government has made.

“There is now light at the end of the tunnel,” Greece’s Euclid Tsakalotos told reporters after meeting fellow euro zone finance ministers and IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Luxembourg.

The accords gave enough clarity to investors on how Greece can manage its crushing debt burden that it should be able to borrow on the market again “in due course” after effectively relying on bailout support from other sovereigns since 2010.

A proposal by the French government under new President Emmanuel Macron to help bridge differences on debt relief will underpin further euro zone discussions, officials said. Macron wants to work with Germany to strengthen the 18-year-old common currency, which was nearly wrecked by the sovereign debt crisis.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, whose insistence on austerity reforms to public finances in Athens have long made him a hate figure for many Greeks, said lawmakers in Berlin would review the deal on Friday to see if it deviated from a 2015 bailout enough to need new German parliamentary approval.

Euro zone bailout fund chief Klaus Regling said his European Stability Mechanism would disburse 7.7 billion euros in early July to cover 6.9 billion euros in maturing debt and 0.8 billion of arrears. A further 0.8 billion euros would be disbursed “after the summer”.

IMF JOINS IN

The International Monetary Fund would join the current bailout, Lagarde said, offering Athens a standby arrangement of less than $2 billion, the length of which will be tailored to match the end of the euro zone bailout in mid-2018.

But the Washington-based Fund, which Europeans value for its rigor but had fallen out with over its demands they forgive Athens some of its debt, will not disburse any of its money yet. It still wants the euro zone to offer sufficient extra detail on possible debt relief in 2018 to let the Fund calculate that it will be enough for Athens to sustain its debt in the long run.

The standby arrangement was a second best solution to a full debt deal, Lagarde said, but it would buy the euro zone, Greece and the IMF time to work out the details for next year.

A senior IMF official said they were still not satisfied the euro zone was ready to do enough on debt relief but had joined the bailout anyway as Greece risked being in difficulty again.

To accommodate the IMF’s need for more specifics on debt relief, the euro zone finance ministers said in a statement that in 2018 they would be ready to consider extending the maturities and grace periods of their loans to Greece by a range from zero to 15 years. The average maturity now is 30 years.

But they did not go any further than that and the IMF said it was not enough to calculate Greek debt sustainability.

Debt relief has been a hard sell in Germany, the biggest contributor to Greek bailouts over the years, though it is also unpopular in other countries, notably in poor Eastern Europe, where Greek welfare support seems generous to many.

Berlin also wants to retain leverage over Greece to make sure reforms remaining under the bailout are implemented.

But in a mark of relief among the European Union’s top leadership that the divisive crisis among member states seemed to be under control, European Council President Donald Tusk, who will chair a summit of EU leaders next week, tweeted: “Finally good news for Greece. It was well deserved.”

The euro zone has been reluctant to commit to concrete debt relief numbers now because it argues that if Greece does all that is required of it and keeps a high primary surplus – the budget before debt servicing costs – for decades, it may not need any debt relief at all.

But the IMF says euro zone assumptions on Greek economic growth and the country’s ability to keep a high primary surplus are unrealistic and that Athens clearly needs debt relief to win back investor confidence and return to market financing.

To bridge the wide differences in assumptions on Greek growth for the next decades, France proposed to link the size of the debt relief with Greek economic growth and euro zone ministers said they would work on that idea further.

They said in their statement that the exact mechanism of how to link debt relief to growth would be worked on as of 2018 by deputy finance ministers and treasury officials and be announced after the bailout ends, together with the whole debt deal.

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