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How the Trump Admin Used a Secret Livestream to Spy on Julian Assange

    How the Trump Admin Used a Secret Livestream to Spy on Julian Assange

Earlier this year MintPress News published an article about how Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning had “brought the U.S. government to its knees,” by revealing the U.S. torture program, war crimes, and “Cablegate”. At the time it appeared that the Trump administration was “more than ever willing to exact…

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Edward Snowden’s Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange

    Edward Snowden’s Julian Assange is an Unfamiliar Julian Assange

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks’ former editor Julian Assange have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, they share important similarities: both are perceived as dangerous enemies by the United States government, and both have been documentary subjects of filmmaker Laura Poitras. On the other hand, they clearly disagree when it comes to the…

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They’re Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish

    They’re Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish

Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, gave an interview to Strategic Culture Foundation over the weekend. After arriving from his home country of Australia, Shipton is visiting several European states, including Russia, to bring public attention to the persecution of Julian Assange by British authorities over his role as a publisher and author. First though an…

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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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