The UK’s Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK’s Freedom Lectures Are a Farce

by Glenn Greenwald, published on Glenn’s Substack, June 17, 2022 The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assange was extended and escalated on Friday morning. The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.’s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010[…]

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‘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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U.S. Corporate Media Watch: An Interview With Richard Medhurst

by Richard Medhurst and Roberto Sirvent, published on Black Agenda Report, May 4 2022 Richard and Roberto would like to dedicate this feature to Glen Ford, one of the fiercest critics of U.S. corporate media the country has ever known. May we all find creative and courageous ways to honor his memory by speaking out against Wall Street, white supremacy,[…]

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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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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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Thousands Sign Petition Supporting Assange Release

United National Antiwar Coalition and Assange Defense Committee Press Release, January 19, 2022 Friends, we have more than 3,000 signatures as of today.  Please sign and share if you haven’t already done so.  Julian’s life is at stake.  [jb] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Led by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), more than 26 antiwar groups and 2,500 individual peace and[…]

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To Redact The Truth Or Not To Redact The Truth: Is That The Question?

By Jeff Mackler, January 4, 2022 My Dec. 22, 2021 Julian Assange article entitled “No to U.S. wars of death and destruction! Freedom of the press! Free journalists! Free speech!” contained one error. (See socialistaction.org). My article recounted at great length the war crimes revealed in a major New York Times 2-part article entitled, “Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of[…]

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Free Julian Assange!

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, December 22, 2021 Imprisoned Wikileaks founder, journalist, free speech champion and world-renowned social critic Julian Assange today faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the U.S. torture base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Assange’s legal team has announced his appeal of the December 2021 UK High[…]

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Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange

by Chris Hedges, published on Scheerpost, December 13, 2021 et us name Julian Assange’s executioners. Joe Biden. Boris Johnson. Scott Morrison. Theresa May. Lenin Moreno. Donald Trump. Barack Obama. Mike Pompeo. Hillary Clinton. Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett and Justice Timothy Victor Holroyde. Crown Prosecutors James Lewis, Clair Dobbin and Joel Smith. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser. Assistant US Attorney in[…]

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