Author: Caleb Stephen

Ecuadorian Frontrunner Wants to Gag Assange From Exposing US Corruption

MOSCOW (WeAreChange) — Ecuadorian presidential front-runner Lenin Moreno has told RT.com that Julian Assange “meddled” with the US presidential election and as such intends to prevent him from revealing further corruption about the United States for the duration of his stay at the embassy. Ecuadorian front runner tells Russia Today that he plans to gag Assange from revealing futher corruption about US https://t.co/QaKD06RLei — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 20, 2017 “We granted Assange political asylum because his life was in danger. We don’t have the death penalty in Ecuador. We saw that a citizen of the world – it doesn’t matter who he...

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Half A Dozen Journalists Now Facing Felony Charges For Covering Inauguration Protests

WASHINGTON D.C. (WeAreChange) — Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after they covered the unrest surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump. These charges come after two journalists, Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America, were arrested and charged with felonies while covering the same unrest on Friday morning. A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer, and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DC’s law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against Trump protestors. All six were arraigned in superior court on Saturday and released...

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Snowden Safe For The Long Term?

MOSCOW (WRC NEWS) — Edward Snowden’s lawyer has informed him that he is legally eligible to obtain permanent Russian citizenship, following the announcement that his asylum status has been extended by 3 years. #Russia extends Edward Snowden’s residency for 3 years. His lawyer says the NSA-contracted US whistleblower qualifies for Russian citizenship.. — The Ankara Times (@TheAnkaraTimes) January 18, 2017 Edward #Snowden‘s lawyer says he has “every legal basis to get Russian citizenship”. Looks like he’ll not be #Putin‘s gift to #Trump. — Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) January 18, 2017 The former NSA contractor turned whistleblower has lived in Russia for the...

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At Least 50 Dead, 100 Wounded in Twin Bombings in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (WeAreChange) — AFP reports that a spate of bombings in 3 Afghan cities have left 50 people dead and 100 wounded. At least 11 people died when explosives packed inside a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar during a visit by the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan, who reportedly escaped the attack with injuries. Just two hours prior, the town of Kabul was rocked by two terrorist attacks which killed at least 30 and wounded 80 others. According to the official who spoke to AFP, the majority of those killed in the Kabul attacks were civilians, including parliamentary employees...

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Washington Post Retracts Fake News Story Claiming Russia Hacked U.S. Power Grid

WASHINGTON (WeAreChange) — The Washington Post has retracted an apparent fake news story that implied Russian hackers penetrated the U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont. The editor’s note on the Post’s story read: “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far.” The note also admitted, “The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.” The amusing thing about the story, which was originally put out by the AFP newswire, and which numerous mainstream media outlets...

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Turkey’s Erdogan Claims He Has ‘Confirmed Evidence’ The US Supports ISIS

ANKARA, TURKEY (WeAreChange) —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said “it’s very clear” that the US-led coalition is supporting terrorist groups in Syria including Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL or in Arabic, ‘Daesh’). “They give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (Arabic for IS),” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces “give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.” Apart from the Islamic State, he also mentioned Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northern Syria (YPG) and Democratic...

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