Punitive fines threaten whistleblower Chelsea Manning with bankruptcy

By Oscar Grenfell, Published on World Socialist Website, 24 June 2019 Last Thursday, lawyers for the courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning issued a legal challenge to punitive fines that were imposed upon her by a federal district court judge last month. Her legal team has warned that the unprecedented financial penalties threaten her with imminent bankruptcy. Manning has been imprisoned by[…]

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After Assange’s Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material

photo by Mark Verch, Flikr by Joe Lauria, Published on Consortium News, June 5, 2019 Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who’ve challenged the state.  Joe Lauria reports. following the arrest and Espionage Act indictment of Julian[…]

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“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

By Oscar Grenfell, from World Socialist Website, 25 May 2019 In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States. “I am defenceless and am counting on you and others[…]

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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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Chelsea Manning Meets Russiagate

Collage: Caricature of Robert Mueller by Don Keyhotey (Flikr), Photos of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange from WikiMedia Commons by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 13, 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, whose confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy puts the lie to much of the Russiagate fantasy. “No journalist will[…]

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