Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tag: WikiLeaks

Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed?

“The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure.”

UK judge denies US request to extradite Assange

“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.”

‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US...

While the decision is a “very significant victory” for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.

The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

The many mainstream journalists cheering on his extradition may come to regret in the future when the American government comes for them or their sources.

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.

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.

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?"

‘I will not give up:’ Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning’s bid...

"While disappointing, we can still raise issues as the government continues to abuse the grand jury process."

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange...

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.

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‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to...

The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.