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WikiLeaks Associate Kamphuis’ Belongings Found Floating in Sea, Sparking Homicide Fears

    WikiLeaks Associate Kamphuis’ Belongings Found Floating in Sea, Sparking Homicide Fears

BODØ, NORWAY — The belongings of Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutch cybersecurity expert closely associated with the transparency organization WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, have been found in Norway, sparking fears that Kamphuis was the victim of a criminal act. Kamphuis’ belongings were found on Tuesday floating in the sea east of the Norwegian town…

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Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange, as a Journalist, Can’t Be Tried Under Espionage Act

    Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange, as a Journalist, Can’t Be Tried Under Espionage Act

In an interview with Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says the Espionage Act, under which he was indicted, cannot apply to Julian Assange because he is a journalist.  Speaking during an online vigil for Assange organized by Unity4J.com, Ellsberg told Lauria that the motive for U.S. leaders to protect their secrets…

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US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify in Russia Investigation

    US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify in Russia Investigation

Julian Assange has been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, according to a letter posted by the official WikiLeaks Twitter account. The letter, delivered to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, reads in part: “As part of the inquiry, the Committee requests that you make…

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The Gray Lady Thinks Twice About Assange’s Prosecution

    The Gray Lady Thinks Twice About Assange’s Prosecution

Well, lordy be. A lawyer for The New York Times has figured out that prosecuting WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange might gore the ox of The Gray Lady herself. The Times’s deputy general counsel, David McCraw, told a group of judges on the West Coast on Tuesday that such prosecution would be a gut punch to free speech, according…

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US Suddenly Buys More Ecuadorian Oil: Is Trump Also Buying Assange’s Arrest?

  US Suddenly Buys More Ecuadorian Oil: Is Trump Also Buying Assange’s Arrest?

MADRID — Speaking in Madrid on Friday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno told an audience that WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange would need to leave Ecuador’s London embassy “eventually.” Moreno offered no time-table for Assange’s possible exit, which several sources just last week asserted could take place within “weeks” or even “days.” Assange has spent…

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Ecuador Rumored to Hand Julian Assange to UK Authorities in “Days” or “Weeks”

  Ecuador Rumored to Hand Julian Assange to UK Authorities in “Days” or “Weeks”

LONDON – Julian Assange, London’s – and perhaps the world’s – most famous political prisoner and refugee, is in grave danger as the threat of his arrest and subsequent extradition to the United States appears imminent. The U.S. has been preparing espionage and treason charges against Assange, the editor-in-chief of transparency organization WikiLeaks since 2010…

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Inside WikiLeaks, the Publisher that Changed the World

  Inside WikiLeaks, the Publisher that Changed the World

Silenced and cut off from the outside world, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last six years with no access to sunlight, fresh air, or proper medical treatment. Furthermore, last March President Lenin Moreno’s Ecuadorian government cut his access to the internet, phone calls and even…

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Washington Moves Against Ecuador’s Rafael Correa

  Washington Moves Against Ecuador’s Rafael Correa

As President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa was a Godsend for the Ecuadorian people, for Latin American independence and for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. By serving justice and truth instead of Washington, Correa earned Washington’s hatred and determination to destroy him. Correa was succeeded as president by Lenin Moreno, who Correa mistakenly believed to be an ally,…

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Did James Comey and Senator Mark Warner ‘Collude’ on #Russiagate?

  Did James Comey and Senator Mark Warner ‘Collude’ on #Russiagate?

An explosive report by investigative journalist John Solomon on the opinion page of Monday’s edition of The Hill sheds a bright light on how Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and then-FBI Director James Comey collaborated to prevent WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from discussing “technical evidence ruling out certain parties [read Russia]” in the controversial leak of Democratic Party emails to…

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John Pilger: It’s Time to Bring Julian Assange Home to Australia

  John Pilger: It’s Time to Bring Julian Assange Home to Australia

The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have a historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home.…

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