Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tag: Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s fateful anniversary

On top of Assange’s individual case, the current health crisis is expanding the surveillance state in ways likely not dreamed of by authorities in most countries until this very moment.

Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins

It’s a slippery slope and in a world of so-called ‘fake news’ could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.

First Assange, now Greenwald: The growing attacks on adversarial journalism

It’s unlikely that Greenwald, who at least has the benefit of widespread fame and international support, will be the last journalist to be targeted.

U.N. Rapporteur: Julian Assange has faced psychological torture; he should not...

The United States is still seeking Assange’s extradition to the U.S., where he faces up to 175 years in prison on hacking charges and 17 counts of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act.

Anti-Assange court continues unfair extradition hearing to railroad Assange to us

“I don’t understand how this is equitable. I can’t research anything, I can’t access any of my writing. It’s very difficult where I am.”

While Assange, Manning and Snowden languish, U.S. media rediscovers its love...

When it was revealed about three weeks ago that a whistle-blower (and then at least one other and possibly up to four)...

Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press

The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.

Corporate media have second thoughts about exiling Julian Assange from journalism

Corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the U.S. Department of Justice’s escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration.

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach...

"Why is it acceptable for the United States to have the power to even begin to give even a proposal to extradite somebody whose crime is to expose to the public materials that people in power don’t want them to see?"

‘This is about attacking journalism,’ warn press freedom defenders as Trump...

"This is about retaliation for publishing evidence of U.S. war crimes and other crimes by the most powerful nation on Earth."

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