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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Assange Extradition Ruling Is a Relief, But it Isn’t Justice

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, January 4, 2021 British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled against U.S.  extradition for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but not for the reasons she should have. Baraitser’s frightening ruling supported virtually every U.S.  prosecutorial argument that was made during the extradition trial, no matter how absurd and Orwellian. This includes quoting from a long-discredited CNN report alleging without evidence that Assange made[…]

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Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

by John Pilger, published on  JohnPilger.com, October 2, 2020 John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial first-hand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that[…]

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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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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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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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Hundreds of Journalists Around the World Sign Open Letter Demanding Freedom for Assange

by Oscar Grenfell, published on the World Socialist Website, December 9, 2019 Hundreds of journalists and media workers from every corner of the globe have put their name to an impassioned open letter demanding the unconditional freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and an immediate “end to the legal campaign being waged against him for the crime of revealing war[…]

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Assange Displayed Signs of Torture in Courtroom Farce

By Craig Murray, Published on Consortium News, October 22, 2019 I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first[…]

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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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