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Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case

    Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case

Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and longtime confidant of Julian Assange, has been fastidiously reporting on the Australian publisher’s extradition hearing to the United States. Yet few people have been reading it. This, according to Murray, is because of a deliberate decision by online media giants to downplay or suppress discussion of the…

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John Pilger: Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

    John Pilger: Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have…

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As His Extradition Trial Drags on, Media and Rights Groups Are Still Ignoring Julian Assange

    As His Extradition Trial Drags on, Media and Rights Groups Are Still Ignoring Julian Assange

The extradition case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continues in London. The U.S. government is indicting the Australian living on the other side of the world under its own Espionage Act, with the case widely seen as setting an important precedent for freedom of speech and of the media worldwide. Yet as the case reaches its…

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Lee Camp: Woodward Accidentally Reveals He’s No Different Than “Super Villain” Julian Assange

    Lee Camp: Woodward Accidentally Reveals He’s No Different Than “Super Villain” Julian Assange

The completely fair super awesome trial of Julian Assange continues in the U.K. as I write this. It’s a beautiful blend of the works of Kafka, Stalin and Joseph Heller. Seeing as Julian is kept in a glass container in the courtroom, like a captured cockroach, maybe Kafka wins the day. The court clearly must…

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Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance

  Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes…

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“A Disgrace”: Amnesty International Blocked From Monitoring Trial of Julian Assange

  “A Disgrace”: Amnesty International Blocked From Monitoring Trial of Julian Assange

The high profile extradition hearing of publisher and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continued in Central London today. But it did so without oversight from international human rights groups. Julia Hall, an expert on criminal justice and human rights for Amnesty International, revealed that her organization was again denied entry to the court today, despite their repeated…

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John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange

  John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange

When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: “Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism.” I had never heard a publisher or an editor invoke morality in this way. Assange believes that journalists…

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Julian Assange Court Case Delayed Again in Bizarre Circumstances

  Julian Assange Court Case Delayed Again in Bizarre Circumstances

There were bizarre scenes at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today, as the extradition process of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange (present via videophone from Belmarsh prison) was again delayed. Proceedings were held up this morning so Assange could converse for the first time in five months with his legal team. The prosecution team failed to turn up…

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The Execution of Julian Assange

  The Execution of Julian Assange

I do not respect anyone who has not been to prison.” Julian Assange once said to Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights activist who serves as legal counsel for WikiLeaks. “What he meant,” Avila says, “was that being in prison means that you have made so much trouble for the system that the only way…

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Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic

  Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic

Doctors4Assange, a group of 195 medical professionals from 30 countries, released a statement today “strongly condemning” a British court decision to keep Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange incarcerated, despite a possible outbreak of COVID-19 at Belmarsh Prison in London where Assange is being held. The group argued that, due to his history of medical neglect, extremely fragile health, and his…

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