Archive for the ‘Wikileaks’ Category

Those Who Violated The Geneva Conventions At Guantánamo Are Free

Above Photo: Ahmed Rabbani (Pakistan), Untitled (Grape Arbor), 2016. Rabbani endured 545 days of torture at the hands of the CIA before he was transferred to Guantánamo in 2004. He has been in the prison without charge since then. While the Man who Helped Expose Their Crimes Languishes in Prison. Twenty years ago, on 11 […]

Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

December 27th, 2021 By Chris Hedges Source Careerists and Democratic Party apparatchiks successfully leverage corporate money and backing to seize and deform historic rights organizations into appendages of the ruling class. PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian […]

A Mass Murdering Regime Dares to Lecture the World on Human Rights

December 24, 2021 Source Washington is a criminal regime as its illegal wars and deliberate mass murder demonstrate beyond any doubt. An important report published this week reveals in extensive detail the shocking scale of war crimes committed by the United States in the Middle East. Thousands of civilian deaths, including children, are documented as […]

They’re Killing Him: Assange’s Stroke Reveals The Western Version Of The Saudi Bone Saw

December 12, 2021 By Caitlin Johnstone Source Listen to a reading of this article: Julian Assange suffered a mini-stroke in October during the hearing for the US appeal of a UK court’s ruling on his extradition case. “The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to […]

On Contact: Julian Assange Extradition Case

 On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange in London with Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News. For the past two days, Chris Hedges has been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the […]

Chris Hedges: The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time

October 30th, 2021 By Chris Hedges Source If he is extradited and found guilty of publishing classified material it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Scheerpost) – For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The […]

The Most Important Battle For Press Freedom In Our Time

Above image: Mr. Fish. If he is extradited and found guilty of publishing classified material it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting. Washington, DC – For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is […]

Chief Justice Of England And Wales Joins Bench For Assange Hearing

Above Photo: Burnett. Magistrate’s Association. The most senior judge in England and Wales, who let activist Lori Love evade extradition to the U.S. on humanitarian grounds, will join Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde at the U.S. appeal hearing against Julian Assange next week. Ian Duncan Burnett, the most powerful judge in England and Wales, will join Lord […]

Assange To Get Same Judge Who Sided With US On Appeal Over Medical Issues

Above Photo: Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde. The same judge that overturned an earlier High Court decision to exclude Assange’s health from the U.S. appeal will preside over the substantive appeal hearing next week. Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde, the High Court judge who reversed an earlier court order to bar the U.S. from appealing Julian Assange’s […]

Silencing Julian Assange: Why bother with a trial when you can just kill him?

October 7, 2021 By Philip Giraldi Source It is an issue of the abuses enabled by powerful men who believe that their power is unlimited, Philip Giraldi writes. An English friend recently learned about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plan to either kidnap or kill journalist Julian Assange and quipped “I’ll bet he’s happy […]

A Day in the Death of British Justice

August 13th, 2021 By John Pilger Source (Originally Published on Mintpressnews on August 12, 2021) “What has not been discussed today is why I feared for my safety and the safety of our children and for Julian’s life.” — Stella Moris, partner of Julian Assange Isat in Court 4 in the Royal Courts of Justice […]

Further Blow to Press Freedoms as US Wins Appeal in Effort to Extradite Julian Assange

AUGUST 11, 2021 By Brett Wilkins As Britain’s High Court on Wednesday handed the United States a win in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, press freedom and other human rights defenders renewed calls for the Biden administration to drop all charges against the WikiLeaks founder. Lord Justice Tim Holroyde on Wednesday ruled that the U.S. […]

Police Should Release Information On British WikiLeaks Journalists

The Metropolitan Police Should Release Correspondence With The US Department Of Justice About Three UK Based WikiLeaks Journalists. A journalist is taking legal action against the Metropolitan Police after it refused to release correspondence with the US about three WikiLeaks journalists under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on terrorism and national security grounds. Italian […]

UK High Court grants US permission to appeal ban on Assange extradition

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team just announced the United Kingdom’s High Court has granted the U.S. government permission to appeal a decision that had blocked Assange’s extradition.  This decision “means he is still at risk of extradition where he faces a 175-year prison sentence and…is certain to lose his life if he is extradited,” […]

Thordarson’s Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution

The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case against extradition to the US, if only in deeply qualified terms, the UK keeps the WikiLeaks publisher banged up […]

#FreeAssange: Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In Prison

US Prosecutors’ Case Weakened After ‘Star Witness’ Admits To Fabricating Charges. Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange, who first became known around the world for his role in the exposure of US war crimes in Afghanistan, turns 50 years old today. Assange, who for the past two years has been kept in HMP Belmarsh, a […]

Holder, Barr, DOJ And FBI Outed In Slimy Plot Against Assange

Above photo: In the middle, Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, known as “Siggi the hacker” arrives in court earlier this year. Photo/GVA. NOTE: Saturday, July 3 is Assange’s 50th birthday. Events will be held around the world. Find out if there is an event near you by searching #FreeAssange and #FreeAssangeNow. A careful read of this stunning […]

Pink Floyd tells Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘F**k you!’ after offering to buy Song for ‘Huge amount of money’

    Denouncing Facebook’s “insidious” operating practices, iconic Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters did not mince words in rejecting the social media giant’s request to use his song ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)’ in an ad campaign. At a public forum event in support of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in New York […]

Chris Hedges: Julian Assange And The Collapse Of The Rule Of Law

Above image: Mr. Fish. Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally Thursday night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum. A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the […]

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

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

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 […]

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