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Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

    Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

 The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing information that holds the powerful to account — the kind of information that empowers the public to become more engaged citizens in their communities so that we can vote in representatives that work in the interest of “we the people.”  There is perhaps no better example…

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UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

    UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

On May 9, UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, visited WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison, where he is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence for a minor bail violation. Melzer was accompanied by two medical experts who specialize in the examination of possible victims of torture as well as the documentation…

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Following US Lead on Assange, Australia Goes on Assault Spree Against Free Press

    Following US Lead on Assange, Australia Goes on Assault Spree Against Free Press

SYDNEY — Since the United States charged journalist Julian Assange with 17 counts of Espionage Act violations — charges that could see Assange facing the death penalty — Australia appears to be following America’s lead and cracking down on free press, particularly journalists and publications that publish government secrets. Australia — Assange’s nation of origin…

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Lee Camp: 18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

    Lee Camp: 18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

Julian Assange is a dick. It’s important you understand that. Assange and WikiLeaks revealed the American military’s war crimes, the American government’s corruption and the American corporate media’s pathetic servile flattery to the power elite. So, if you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of dickery. In a…

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Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

  Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

NEW YORK — Journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with 17 Espionage Act charges by the United States. If convicted, Assange could be sentenced to up to 170 years in prison or even face the death penalty. A conviction would also set a dangerous precedent for journalists in the U.S. who publish…

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Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

  Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail Thursday for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than cooperate with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or…

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MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

  MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones. The discussion focused first on Kennard’s 2015 book The Racket: A…

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Vows To Fight Charges At First Extradition Hearing

  Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Vows To Fight Charges At First Extradition Hearing

During the first hearing in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over the US’s extradition request, Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange told a British judge that he wished to fight extradition, and the hearing was concluded with the next court date set for May 30. Assange, whom the US has charged with conspiring with…

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Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has finally been imprisoned, an objective long sought by powerful parties he helped to expose over the past dozen years. Assange’s “crime” was revealing deep, embarrassing, sometimes deadly, malfeasance by numerous actors, including the U.S. government, the media, the Democratic Party-Clinton machine, and Israel. Wikileaks revealed the U.S. government’s cover-up of torture,…

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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

  MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador. The post MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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