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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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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu

  MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador 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, Ecuador and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

  Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

LONDON — Like the proverbial “shot heard round the world,” the U.K.’s arrest and imprisonment of publisher and journalist Julian Assange officially signaled the Western world’s war on a free press. The Australian who founded WikiLeaks, but stepped down as editor-in-chief last year, was ousted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week after Ecuador…

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The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

  The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

Now that journalist Julian Assange is in the hands of Western authorities thanks to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, their media lapdogs are scraping from the bottom of the barrel to smear the WikiLeaks editor with increasingly absurd claims. While Assange is no stranger to smears, this set is particularly distasteful. It started with Ecuadorian Interior…

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After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

  After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

QUITO, ECUADOR — Last week, Ecuador’s government gravely undermined not only its own national sovereignty but international refugee and asylum laws by allowing U.K. police into its London embassy to arrest then-Ecuadorian citizen, Ecuadorian asylee, and journalist Julian Assange. As has been observed by many analysts, the shocking yet somewhat anticipated decision has shown that…

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The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

  The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For…

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