Stunning revelations have emerged overseas about the reckless and duplicitous methods used by US law enforcement against Julian Assange. But in the US, the story has been subject to an almost total media blackout.
A new report from Yahoo News reveals that “discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred ‘at the highest levels’ of the Trump administration.” It also shows how the US has been targeting other journalists for potential prosecution.
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.
The “UK is literally torturing him to death,” said one human rights expert.
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 […]
Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof, watched the trial and reports on Ellsberg’s testimony.
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 […]
Human rights lawyer and barrister for Assange’s legal team Jennifer Robinson highlights the dangers that Julian Assange’s extradition poses to press freedom worldwide.