US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

by Kevin Gosztola, published on The Dissenter, July 20, 2021 This is a truly sad case.  Daniel Hale’s documents were released years ago, at which time Jeremy Scahill and The Intercept were widely praised for publishing them.  Daniel, on the other hand has been, as they say, ‘living like a refugee’, waiting for the axe to fall, every since.   […]

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ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Why the Crumbling Computer Conspiracy Case Is So Vital to the US

by Catherine Vogan, published on Consortium News, July 19, 2021 While most of the talk about the Julian Assange case is about the espionage charges, which are political in nature, the U.S. case hangs by a thread for the second time on the non-political charge: conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. There is a reason why the computer charge is so[…]

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The US War to Destroy China’s Crown Jewel and Secure US Cyber Supremacy

by Stephen Gowans, published on What’s Left, July 6, 2021 When then US president Donald Trump said he would call off US efforts to extradite from Canada Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to face bank fraud-related sanctions-evasion charges in exchange for trade concessions from China, he effectively admitted to a political kidnapping. The reality that normal US practice is to fine[…]

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Geneva Call To Free Assange

A primary witness has come forward and revoked his original incriminating statements regarding Assange assisting him with hacking.  Below is a petition with over 5,000 signatures already.  You can sign it HERE. Please sign and circulate this petition to.  [jb] Geneva – June 4th 2021 ~We, the citizens of Geneva and beyond, launch the “Geneva Call” to request the immediate[…]

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Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion

by Ella Frassler, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 The new laws are part of a larger trend of conservative, right-wing efforts at the state level designed to counter the goals of social movements. “Republican state politicians continue to attack the people rising up against those systemic injustices.” This June, a dangerously low-flying helicopter operated by the Department[…]

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The Case of Alex Saab – US abduction of Venezuelan Diplomat, a Global Challenge

by Sara Flouders and Roger D. Harris, June 12, 2021 With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one[…]

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US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry

by Roger. D. Harris, published on Resumen English, May 21, 2021 The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by[…]

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World Police: Washington Seeks to Imprison Foreign Businesspeople for Violating Illegal US Sanctions

by Stansfiield Smith, published on The Grayzone, April 27, 2021 In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign business people for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington’s targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. (Aquí se puede leer este artículo en español.) The United States[…]

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