A U.K. judge’s ruling has spared Julian Assange for now, but advocates warn the court’s rejection of Assange’s free speech defense could stifle investigative journalism.
In this video we compile excerpts of interviews that we conducted from 2018 to 2019 pertaining to the extradition case of Julian Assange and the implications it has on press freedoms and democracy. This compilation includes analyses from Abby Martin, Jill Stein, Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky. This video also includes statements from Edward Snowden, […]
Julian Assange’s extradition hearings have finally begun in London, and his defense has the burden of showing that the US case is an act of political persecution. Story Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Julian Assange’s long-awaited extradition hearing is finally underway in Belmarsh Prison outside of London. […]
In this speech, Nils Melzer, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Professor of international law at the University of Glasgow, talks about the case of Julian Assange. This speech was recorded on the 4th of February, 2020 at the Royal National Hotel in London in a public rally organized by the Don’t Extradite […]
By Ola Bini / Peoples Dispatch. Political prisoner Ola Bini, who was arrested on April 11 in Quito, Ecuador and put into preventative detention, writes from prison about why he chose to move to Ecuador Two weeks. Prison here in Ecuador is a maddening mix of long stretches of isolation and boredom interspersed with random […]
In this video we compile past comments & analysis from experts that were interviewed on acTVism on the topic of Wikileaks & Julian Assange before Assange was arrested. They include in order: Edward Snowden, Yanis Varoufakis, Glenn Greenwald, Srećko Horvat & Noam Chomsky (video produced/recorded by The Press Project). We would like to emphasise again […]
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance Above: Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange’s arrest. Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto. Action steps: Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake […]
Richard E. Rubenstein Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in […]
By Rod Ardehali / Dailymail.com Julian Assange appeared to be sending a message when he decided to carry a book by Gore Vidal criticizing the American security state, as he was arrested in London yesterday. The WikiLeaks founder was pictured carrying a copy of ‘The History of the National Security State’, which is a scathing critique […]
Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof, watched the trial and reports on Ellsberg’s testimony.