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World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison

Above photo: Julian Assange. YouTube screenshot. As people worldwide celebrate the UN’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. The US continues to demand Assange’s extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo […]

Julian Assange Supporters Hold Vigils

Above photo: A banner in Belgium’s capital Brussels calling for Julian Assange to be released. Small vigils have been held in cities across the world to mark the second anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being detained in prison after he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Supporters demanding his release joined events […]

April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange

By Assange Defense. April 7, 2021 | Resist!, Slider Above photo: A supporter of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange wearing a Donald Trump face mask holds a placard outside Australia House in central London against Assange’s extradition to the United States where he will face espionage charges. The extradition trial hearing will be held at Woolwich Crown Court […]

Group Unveils OPCW Cover-up in Douma Chemical Attack

By Staff, Agencies The Courage Foundation group dedicated to defending whistleblowers stressed that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW] “sidestepped” concerns about its controversial investigation into the 2018 alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, accusing the body of accepting “unsubstantiated or possibly manipulated” findings. In a statement, the Courage […]

Letter: On The Matter Of Assange’s Lawyers Considering A Cross Appeal

Above photo: The Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, home to the High Court in London. Sjiong, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons. If this happens, the hearing at the High Court in London will acquire epochal importance. Julian Assange’s lawyers are considering bringing a cross appeal to the High Court in London disputing parts of District […]

Like other Lebanese journalists, this slain Hezbollah critic knew he was living on borrowed time

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00 Hits: 7

Like other Lebanese journalists, slain Hezbollah critic knew he was living on borrowed time

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00 Hits: 0

Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed?

In what seemed like an increasingly rare bit of good news, on Monday, January 4th, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States. The Australian, 49, faces charges that could result in up to 175 years in prison, most of them under the country’s […]

The Assange saga: Practicing real journalism is criminally insane

January 07, 2021 By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of […]

Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail today following Monday’s verdict in his battle to against extradition from Britain to the United States. NOTE: The Courage Foundation writes: “Two days after blocking Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser has denied Assange’s bail application, keeping him in custody at HMP Belmarsh while […]

‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges

[embedded content] In a stunning decision, a British judge has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act […]

Assange: Judge Denies United States’ Extradition Request

Assange: Judge Denies United States’ Extradition Request Above photo: Mr Assange’s partner, lawyer Stella Moris, said “today’s victory is a first step towards justice.” PA Media. Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser […]

Assange wins. The cost: the crushing of press freedom

The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply. Those who campaigned so vigorously to keep […]

Protesters Gather In DC In Solidarity With Assange

By Sam Carliner, Medium. January 4, 2021 Above photo: Free Assange protesters marching outside the British Embassy in Washington D.C. on Jan 3. 2021. The D.C. protest drew press freedom supporters from around the country in preparation for the extradition verdict on January 4th. Press freedom activists and independent journalists endured the cold and rain […]

Assange Extradition: Legal Teams Likely Informed Already Of Judge’s Decision

Above photo: Assange outside British Supreme Court, 2011. acidpolly/Flickr. According to usual practice, both the prosecution & defense have most likely been informed of the judge’s decision on Julian Assange’s extradition case, though normal procedure is to not yet inform the defendant or his family, writes Alexander Mercouris. In accordance with a British magistrate court’s […]

Upcoming Ruling In Assange Trial Threatens More Than Freedom Of The Press

Above photo: Stella Moris and son Gabriel, right, and Max leave Belmarsh prison after visiting her partner and their father, Julian Assange. irishexaminer.com. His two children could lose their father for the rest of their lives. Although important legal principles are at stake in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, for which a ruling will be […]

What We Learned In Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing

NOTE: For more information on the Assange decision and next steps, listen to this interview with Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof on Clearing the FOG. Experts debunked the U.S. government’s case, argument by argument. Here’s a recap ahead of the judge’s verdict on January 4th.  The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark […]

Sarah Palin: Julian Assange Deserves a Pardon

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin added her voice to the growing chorus of conservative figures favoring a pardon of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “I made a mistake some years ago, not supporting Julian Assange — thinking that he was a bad guy… I’ve learned a lot since then,” said Palin in a video provided exclusively […]

صبية السفارة….صيدا تصوّب البوصلة

ابراهيم الأمين  الخميس 17 كانون الأول 2020 «اللي بجَنبو مسلّة بتنعَروا»! التسريبات عن دور الحكومات الغربية في رعاية «الأنشطة المدنية التغييرية» ليست جديدة. والمعلومات المتداولة كثيرة حول أدوار تفصيلية تقوم بها هذه الجهة أو تلك. وفي كل مرة، يلجأ المشار اليهم بعنوان «المتعاونين» مع هذه الجهات الدولية الى الاحتجاج، بعد إشهار ما يخص «تعاونهم»، سواء على […]

Australian MP calls on Trump to pardon Assange before leaving White House

Home » Activism, Australia, Justice » Australian MP calls on Trump to pardon Assange before leaving White House     Australian MP George Christensen called on Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder and fellow Australian citizen Julian Assange while he still can, as it seems to be the US president’s last month in the Oval […]

WikiLeaks BOMBSHELL: Dominion Exec Told Podesta “I’ll Do Anything To Defeat Trump”

An email previously released by WikiLeaks reveals that a Dominion executive met with John Podesta to plot ways to help defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. In 2018, Dominion Voting announced that it had been acquired by its management team and Staple Street Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, who was being advised by Kirkland […]

Misconduct In Public Office In The Assange Case

Above photo: 1/5/2016 Judge Deborah Taylor Sentences Julian Assange in 50 weeks imprisonment at HMP Belmarsh for skipping Bail. Crime Reports Filed by Rod Driver for Paul Close, Emma Arbuthnot, Deborah Taylor, and Michael Snow. Misconduct in Public Office Crime Reports I have recently written police crime reports for Misconduct in Public Office by the […]

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition

In submission to magistrates’ court in London, attorneys detail the “politically motivated” case the Trump administration pursued against the WikiLeaks founder. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is […]

Persecuting Assange Is A Blow To Reporting And Human Rights Advocacy

Above photo: Chip Gibbons. CounterSpin interview with Chip Gibbons on Assange extradition. Janine Jackson interviewed Defending Rights & Dissent’s Chip Gibbons about Julian Assange’s extradition hearing for the October 9, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: If it were not for a tiny handful of journalists—ShadowProof’s Kevin Gosztola preeminent among them—Americans might be utterly […]

Ten Reasons Why The Assange Trial Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Above photo: Julian Assange (back) listened in the dock as James Lewis (front, centre) opened the hearing with the US position. The Ecuadorian diplomat who gave Julian Assange political asylum reports from the extradition hearing against the WikiLeaks journalist, and explains why it is “the most important case against the freedom of expression in an […]

The Belmarsh Tribunal

The Belmarsh Tribunal Above photo: An activist demanding freedom for Julian Assange in front of the US Embassy in Rome, Italy, September 7 2020. Pacific Press/SIPA USA/PA Images. On November 13, 1966 – at the height of the resistance war in Vietnam – Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre convened a people’s tribunal to hold the […]

On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing

[embedded content] Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray’s exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to […]

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom The testimony portion of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, taking place in the United Kingdom, concluded after four weeks. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who presided over the hearing, will not announce her decision until January. Until then, Assange will remain in detention in Belmarsh […]

Report: Bad Day For Julian Assange

Above photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein. Today was the worst day for the defence since the start of the trial, as their expert witnesses failed to cope with the sheer aggression of cross-examination by the US Government and found themselves backing away from maintaining propositions they knew to be true. It was uncomfortable viewing. It was not […]

Report: Julian Assange Hearing

Report: Julian Assange Hearing Above photo: Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei stands with protestors outside Old Bailey. Kirsty Wigglesworth. It is hard to believe, but Judge Baraitser on Friday ruled that there will be no closing speeches in the Assange extradition hearing. She accepted the proposal initially put forward by counsel for the […]

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