‘A Chilling Message to Journalists the World Over’: UK Approves Assange Extradition to US

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, June 17, 2022 Julian Assange’s wife, Stella, slammed the U.K. government for moving to send the WikiLeaks publisher “to the country that plotted his assassination.” The U.K. government on Friday formally approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges, a decision that human rights groups[…]

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Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Contests Extraterritorial Judicial Abuse

by Roger D. Harris, published on Dissident Voice,  April 11, 2022 Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab’s case took a dramatic turn as his legal defense team denounced the US government’s flagrant failure to respect long-standing diplomatic immunity conventions. Saab’s lawyer, David Rivkin, called the US government’s arguments before the 11th Circuit Court in Miami “utterly dangerous.” “The implication,” he added is[…]

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Mumia and His Mighty Pebbles

by Julia Wright, published on Workers World, March 31, 2022 Some years back Prison Radio quoted a progressive judge as saying that we had reached: “the twilight of evil.” Half a century ago, George Jackson told us: “Fascism is here.” We were devastated by his murder, but did we really heed his words? Because heeding them would have involved making[…]

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Political Repression in Ukraine

by Phil Wilayto, March 29, 2020 The U.S. media is full of stories about what it calls political repression in other countries, but it’s strangely silent when it comes to Ukraine. Here’s one example: In the early morning of March 19, 2022, agents from the federal Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU, showed up at the apartment of Yuri Tkachev,[…]

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Chris Hedges: The Marriage of Julian Assange

by Chris Hedges, published on ScheerPost, March 25, 2022 LONDON — I am standing at the gates of HM Prison Belmarsh, a high security penitentiary  in southeast London, with Craig Murray, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan until he was fired for exposing CIA black sites and torture centers in that country. Inside the prison, Julian Assange and Stella Moris are being[…]

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Why Wouldn’t Biden Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier?

By Gustavo A. Maranges and Bill Hackwell, published on Resumen, on February 1, 2022 Last Friday, it became known that the 77-year-old Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier was sick with COVID-19. Peltier has been in prison for over 46 years, which makes him the oldest political prisoner in the United States. This fact has brought attention to his case,[…]

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Assange Hearing: Your Man in the Courtroom — Is There an Exit?

by Craig Murray, published on Consortium News, January 25, 2022 The technical point certified for appeal by the High Court to the Supreme Court may be the screen behind which the British Establishment is sidling slowly towards an exit in the Assange case. If you haven’t signed our statement supporting Julian Assange, please shine and share.  You can send to[…]

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Political Prisoners in Cuba and in the United States; Facts and Fiction, P1

by Gustavo Maranges, published on Resumen English, January 9, 2022 In recent days, we have witnessed an avalanche of accusations by United States government officials against Cuba for allegedly holding over 600 political prisoners after the protests on July 11. Assistant Secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols and the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have been among[…]

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