Julian Assange

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

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

May 24, 2019

The Espionage Act removes the possibility of a public interest defense for Julian Assange, and sends a chilling message to journalists and whistleblowers

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Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges

May 23, 2019

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States

Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify

Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify

May 16, 2019

Freed eight days ago, Manning was subpoenaed before a new grand jury investigating Assange. Despite grave danger to her health, she refused to testify, saying she would rather die in prison than change her principles

Why Ecuador?

Why Ecuador?

May 9, 2019

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…

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

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

May 3, 2019

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

Guilt by Association? Arrest of Assange Friend Has No Basis

Guilt by Association? Arrest of Assange Friend Has No Basis

May 3, 2019

Cyber-security and privacy expert Ola Bini was arrested in Ecuador the same day that Ecuador revoked Julian Assange’s asylum. A court now affirmed his pre-trial detention, while his parents and his lawyers say it has no basis

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere

April 15, 2019

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…

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Martin and Julian: Reflections on the Arrest of Julian Assange

April 14, 2019

 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…

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest: Background and Implications

April 14, 2019
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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

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

April 13, 2019

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…