Spanish Police Probe Extortion Scheme Involving Surveillance on Assange

UPDATED: Suspects are being investigated in Spain for having tried to extort €3 million from WikiLeaks in exchange for a huge cache of documents and surveillance videos of Assange inside Ecuador’s London embassy, including with his doctors and lawyers. By Joe Lauria, Special to Consortium News, April 10, 2019 A Spanish judge is investigating an alleged extortion scheme in which[…]

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In Court, Assange Flashes Thumbs Up, Faces Extradition To US

Above: Assange shows a victory symbol from the police van after his arrest at Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019. by Andy Wells, from Yahoo News, April 11, 2019 with comments by Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance Note: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on computer hacking charges filed by US officials, stemming from the organizations’ release of classified government cables[…]

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“New” DA same as old DA in Mumia Abu-Jamal case

Collage: Attorney Rachel Wolkenstein speaks at Jan. 15 news conference in Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal, ~Sam Mastriano / Socialist Action; Photo of Mumia ~ForwardEver Campaign, UK, June 7, 2009; Photo of Protesters in Philadelphia ~Sam Mastriano / Socialist Action. By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 30, 2019 Any hope that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner would hold to[…]

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Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals the Nature of Bipartisan Police State

Editor’s note: Marzieh Hashemi has since been released, though this does not excuse the treatment she has been subjected to. by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, January 23, 2019 The only reason our sister is being held captive is to once again demonstrate how a runaway slave is treated. “Even the Bill of Rights doesn’t provide protections when[…]

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Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

Top Photo | American Marzieh Hashemi is shown at a Press Conference in Tehran, Iran. The elder son of Hashemi says his mother is being held in the United States, but has not been charged with a crime. Creative Commons; By Alison Weir,  from MintPress News,  January 18th, 2019 AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American[…]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Wins Major Court Victory (Update)

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 2,  2019 On Dec. 27, Philadelphia Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, holding that the actions of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille had demonstrated a “lack of impartiality” and “the appearance of bias.” Tucker’s decision represents a major victory for Abu-Jamal, which opens the door to[…]

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