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The Slow-Motion Execution of Julian Assange Continues

by Chris Hedges, published on Socialist Action, May 21, 2024 (Original to Scheerpost) The ruling by the High Court in London permitting Julian Assange to appeal his extradition order leaves him languishing in precarious health in a high-security prison. That is the point. The May 20 decision by the High Court in London to grant Julian Assange the right to[…]

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Venezuela Condemns US Supreme Court Ruling on CITGO

from the Orinoco Tribune, published January 10, 2024 Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Freddy Ñáñez stated that the Venezuelan government condemns the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to ratify the dispossession of CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Through a social media post published Tuesday, December 9, Minister Ñáñez wrote that the action violates the agreements signed in Barbados[…]

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The Last Flurry: The US Congress and Australian Parliamentarians Seek Assange’s Release

by Dr. Binoy Kampmark, published on Countercurrents, January 19, 2024 On February 20, Julian Assange, the daredevil publisher of WikiLeaks, will be going into battle, yet again, with the British justice system – or what counts for it. The UK High Court will hear arguments from his team that his extradition to the United States from Britain to face 18[…]

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Guyana-Venezuela Dispute: Understanding the background and Opposing war

by Francisco Dominguez, published on Countercurrents, December 18, 2023 If there were any misgivings about the actions undertaken by the government of Venezuela around the territorial dispute with Guyana, the joint military exercises between Guyana Defence Forces (GDF) and the US Southern Command (SouthCom) explain what really lies behind things. Venezuela’s claimed territory, also known as Guayana Esequiba, is 159,500 square kilometres[…]

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Aafia Siddiqui Still Languishes in Prison After 20 Years

by Judy Bello, December 22, 2023 Aafia Siddiqui, a young Pakistani woman from an upper middle class family in Karachi, came to the U.S. to attend the University of Houston where her brother was already a student, received her bachelors degree from MIT, and a doctorate from Brandeis University in neuropsychology.  Her father, a doctor, had worked in Africa as[…]

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Alex Saab is Free: A victory Over US Imperialist Sanctions

by staff, published on Fight Back! News, December 20, 2023 Miami, FL – Alex Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat, is now free after long negotiations between Venezuela’s government and the U.S. State Department. Saab flew back to Venezuela on Wednesday, December 20 into the waiting arms of his wife, Camilla Fabri Saab. He will be able to hug his children after[…]

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Court Rules Against Voting Rights—Opens Door to Return of Jim Crow Racist Laws

by Malik Miah, published on Socialist Action, December 6, 2023 A federal court on November 20 issued a decision that would severely curtail enforcement of the Voting Rights Act,(VRA) that could affect voters of color nationwide and will probably be appealed to the Supreme Court. The decision opens the door wider to a return to Jim Crow laws that once[…]

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A call to free Leonard Peltier After 50 Years in Prison

by Phil Pasquini, published on Countercurrents, September 14, 2023 On Leonard Peltier’s 79th birthday, September 12 his family members along with hundreds of Native American activists and numerous supporters demonstrated at the White House calling on President Biden to grant him clemency so that he will not die in prison. Peltier, who was convicted in 1977 of killing two FBI[…]

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United States: End detention of Venezuelan Special Envoy, UN experts say

published on the Alliance for Global Justice website, September 27, 2023 GENEVA (27 September 2023) – UN experts* today urged the government of the United States of America to end the prolonged pre-trial detention of Alex Nain Saab Morán, a Venezuelan Special Envoy, arrested and extradited to the US on money laundering charges. Saab was appointed as a Special Envoy[…]

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Julian Assange Is “Dangerously Close” to Extradition for Revealing US War Crimes

By Marjorie Cohn, from Socialist Action, Initially published on Truthout, July 15, 2023  For nearly five years, publisher and journalist Julian Assange has fought extradition to the United States where he faces 175 years in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes. Instead of protecting freedom of the press, to which he pledged allegiance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in[…]

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