ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Assange Hearing—Day 8

This is a rather long, but very descriptive account of one day in the ongoing extradition trial of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.   It  is important to keep some awareness of this critically important test of our first amendment rights and international law (the Extradition Treaty between the US and the UK does not allow extradition for political reasons) as well[…]

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France: Yellow Vests Resume Protests

FYI: from Telesur English, September 12, 2020 The ‘Yellow Vests’ Saturday took to the streets after a summer break to continue protesting against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans. Almost two years after their first mobilizations, the Yellow Vests marched through Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. Yellow Vests in France are back! https://t.co/rJTznMN9SA pic.twitter.com/etuoptte4b — Karli[…]

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In Extradition Hearing, Julian Assange’s Legal Team Focuses On US Torture And War Crimes Exposed By WikiLeaks

by Kevin Gosztola, published on Shadowproof, September 8, 2020 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team spent the second morning of a major extradition hearing focusing a magistrate court judge’s attention on United States torture and war crimes that Assange helped to expose. Defense attorney Mark Summers called Clive Stafford Smith, a human rights attorney who has represented prisoners at Guantanamo[…]

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Journalist Julian Assange Charged with New American Indictment

by Dr. Leon Tressel, published on Global Research, June 26, 2020 On 24 June a US Federal Grad Jury issued a second superseding indictment against Journalist Julian Assange. The new indictment incorporates the 18 charges from the first indictment and seeks to ‘broaden the scope of the conspiracy’ and asserts that Assange and Wikileaks tried to recruit hackers for the[…]

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American Ideals And The Assange Extradition Case

by Nozomi Hayase, published on Consortium News, January 23, 2020 Originally published on Common Dreams, January 19,2020 The indictment of Assange is recognized by many free speech groups as the most important press freedom case of our time. Yet, with mainstream media blackout and utter silence of political leaders on this important issue, criminalization of journalism goes on without much[…]

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Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Medium.com, December 28, 2019 WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon[…]

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Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

by Mairead Maguire, published on World Beyond War, 09/2019 Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that they[…]

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