Posts Tagged ‘Assange’

Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic

Doctors4Assange, a group of 195 medical professionals from 30 countries, released a statement today “strongly condemning” a British court decision to keep Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange incarcerated, despite a possible outbreak of COVID-19 at Belmarsh Prison in London where Assange is being held. The group argued that, due to his history of medical neglect, extremely fragile health, and his […]

Seth Rich, Julian Assange and Dana Rohrabacher – Will We Ever Know the Truth About the Stolen DNC Files? – American Herald Tribune — The Duran

The media is doing its best to make the Seth Rich story go away, but it seems to have a life of its own, possibly due to the fact that the accepted narrative about how Rich died makes no sense. In its Iatest manifestation, it provides an alternative explanation for just how the information from […]

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

Shadowproof — Under legislation proposed in Congress, the United States government would not be able to prosecute journalists like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who publish classified information. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced the Espionage Act Reform Act to reaffirm “First Amendment protections for journalists” and ensure “whistleblowers can effectively report waste, […]

Assange: Empire Of Surveillance And Imperialism

Assange: Empire Of Surveillance And Imperialism Above Photo: From La Jornada The trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a perfect metaphor for how United States imperialism operates in the world today. The Armed Forces, the Department of State, and the CIA caused thousands of deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, but it’s the person who […]

The Trump Administration is Trying to Kill Julian Assange

Derrick Broze breaks down the details of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, including the fact that Donald Trump’s acting Director of National Intelligence reportedly stated that Trump directed the arrest of the Wikileaks founder.  Show notes: Trump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community Assange fight draws in Trump’s new intel chief As Assange’s trial begins, his […]

Assange Extradition: Can A French Touch Pierce A Neo-Orwellian Farce?

Authored by Pepe Escobar via, It’s quite fitting that the – imperially pre-determined – judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell.  As chronicled by the painful, searing reports of Ambassador Craig Murray, what’s taking place in Woolwich Crown Court is a sub-Orwellian farce with Conradian overtones: the […]

Video of the Day — The Ongoing Persecution, Show Trial, and Martyrdom of Julian Assange

Talk about human rights violations. The ongoing persecution of Julian Assange is totally criminal and utterly disgraceful. As far as I’m concerned, Julian Assange is a bonafide legend, a hero and an icon, and for whatever it’s worth, I salute him.  — Dissident Millennial Trump’s Betrayal of […]

Judge: Julian Assange Must Remain In Glass Box During Extradition Proceedings

Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola is in London for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s week-long extradition hearing. Stay tuned to Shadowproof, as well as his Twitter, for coverage. And if you support our work and are able to help fund Kevin’s reporting, go here to donate. Defendants in the United States sit with their […]

This Assange “Trial” Is A Self-Contradictory Kafkaesque Nightmare

The first week of the Julian Assange extradition trial has concluded, to be resumed on May 18th. If you haven’t been following the proceedings closely, let me sum up what you missed: The prosecution is working to extradite Assange to the US under a US-UK extradition treaty, a treaty whose contents the […]

Julian Assange Hearing Day Four

Julian Assange Hearing Day Four Above photo: Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers as he appears at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London for his extradition hearing. Please try this experiment for me. Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and […]

Judge Orders Assange Held in Glass Box During Extradition Trial

Shadowproof — Defendants in the United States sit with their counsel. They are not held in a “secure dock” in a manner that physically removes them from proceedings. Yet, in the United Kingdom, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition to the U.S., a magistrate court judge decided he must remain isolated in a glass […]

Freedom for me but not for Assange (or thee): The breathtaking hypocrisy of CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

“We need to guard against leaders delegitimizing the press,” Amanpour exhorted her colleagues on Wednesday, speaking at the Royal Television Society awards ceremony in the UK. Arguing that the current British government – just like the Trump administration in the US – is trying to marginalize the mainstream media, she called for their own version […]

Freedom of the Press on Trial: 10 Reasons Why Assange is Lawfully in the Right

February 28th, 2020 By Makia Freeman Contributing Writer for Wake Up World AT A GLANCE: THE STORY:On Monday February 24th 2020, the extradition case by the USG against Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange began at the Belmarsh Magistrates Court. THE IMPLICATIONS:The Assange case is easily the most important case on freedom of the press […]

Julian Assange is the victim of a power struggle in the US between Donald Trump and the deep state

Julian Assange, 48, provides the rare glimpse of a man who has suffered enough hardship in life to be a witness to his own martyrdom. After enduring a seven-year asylum inside of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid deportation on rape charges (Sweden has since dropped this claim), Assange is now fighting to avoid […]

Assange extradition hearing is Damocles sword over journalists’ heads. But UK mainstream media participate in his crucifixion

Having myself been born onto the path of resistance and having by reason of chance and circumstance little choice but to resist, I am drawn to those who have chosen to stand there with me when not only had they alternatives, but in some cases already secured for themselves a place in the firmament of […]

‘Can’t participate, can’t communicate’: Day 3 of Assange’s US extradition hearing

   The third day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing saw lawyers honing in on the particulars of a US-UK extradition treaty, and unexpected drama as the whistleblower spoke to complain about lack of access to his defense team. Proceedings began with a note of housekeeping from Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who said a photograph had been […]

Highlights from the Assange Trial Thus Far

Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog February 26, 2020 Here are the most informative excerpts that I have noted from the best news-reporting from journalists who have been attending at the trial: CRAIG MURRAY, “Day 2”: For the defence, Mark Summers QC stated that the USA charges were entirely dependent on three factual accusations of […]

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens.    Julian Assange, whose deteriorating condition has been noted for months by psychologists, doctors and UN Special Rapporteur on torture […]

Assange’s Lawyer Says US Wanted to Kill WikiLeaks Founder and Make It Look Like an Accident

(TMU) — Julian Assange’s lawyer claimed this week in court at his extradition hearing that the U.S. wanted to murder the WikiLeaks founder and make it look like an accident. US wanted to kill WikiLeaks founder and make it look like accident: — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 25, 2020 American spies teamed up with UC Global, […]

US plotted to assassinate Julian Assange, WikiLeaks attorney tells London court

   On Monday Julian Assange’s defense team told a London court that the United States plotted to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder. After describing US intelligence attempts to plant “intrusive and sophisticated” secret surveillance devices in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange had been living under asylum for seven years, Assange’s attorney Edward Fitzgerald told […]

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