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Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Real News Daily Reports

UN Torture Expert Says Assange Is Victim of Psychological Torture

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer investigated the situation of Julian Assange, despite initial reservations. He says if Assange is extradited he faces a “politicized trial,” part of the unprecedented international effort to silence and imprison him Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. It’s great to have […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Real News Daily Reports

As Trump Threatens Iran With War, Espionage Charges Against Assange Threaten Journalists

The Espionage Act removes the possibility of a public interest defense for Julian Assange, and sends a chilling message to journalists and whistleblowers Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. Julian Assange has now been officially indicted for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. The Department of Justice released the […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Real News Daily Reports

Assange Extradition Will Have Chilling Effect on Investigative Journalism, Free Speech

We speak to Julian Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, about the first extradition hearing Assange had in London, where he refused to voluntarily turn himself over to US authorities Story Transcript GREG WILPERT It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced his first extradition hearing in London on […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Real News Daily Reports

Assange and Manning Under Arrest: Trump Admin Goes All Out Against Whistleblowers (Pt 2/2)

Shortly before Assange’s arrest in London Thursday morning, we spoke to former National Lawyers Guild president Marjorie Cohn about Manning’s refusal to testify against Assange and the precarious situation Assange is in Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome back to my conversation with Marjorie Cohn. She’s emerita professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Real News Daily Reports

Assange and Manning Under Arrest: Trump Admin Goes All Out Against Whistleblowers (Pt 1/2)

Shortly before Assange’s arrest in London Thursday morning, we spoke to former National Lawyers Guild president Marjorie Cohn about Manning’s refusal to testify against Assange and the precarious situation Assange is in Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. After 28 days in solitary confinement, […]

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REVEALED: Julian Assange was carrying a book by Gore Vidal which criticizes the American military-industrial complex when he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy

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 […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International, Third Party Content

Yanis Varoufakis on Assange and the Political Economy and Future of Europe

In this exclusive interview with bestselling author, former finance minister of Greece and the co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, Yanis Varoufakis, we talk about the case of Julian Assange, the socio-economic transformations taking place within the core of the European Union, and how much time is left until it disintegrates

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Assange Takes Legal Action To Force Trump Administraton To Reveal Charges Against Him

By Defend Wikileaks / Popular Resistance. Lawyers Further Seek To Compel Ecuador To Prevent Extradition to the United States Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. […]

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Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom

TRNN Replay: The Justice Department announced on Thursday that WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange has been charged with violating the Espionage Act. Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says, “This is the first indictment of a journalist and editor or publisher…And if it’s successful it will not be the last.” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News […]

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Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

The Guardian report claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort is fake news, says the former consul in Ecuador’s London embassy, Fidel Narváez. But it is true that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman met with new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss handing Assange over to the US. Story Transcript BEN NORTON: It’s The Real […]