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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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Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

  Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

On Monday Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa was elected to a one-year term as president of the United Nations General Assembly. On Tuesday she declared that her government would continue blocking WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from all communications and deny him any personal visitors. On Wednesday it became 10 weeks since Ecuador’s government deprived…

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“Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

  “Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

Julian Assange may be at the end of the line in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as the WikiLeaks founder may be evicted “any day now,” according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the matter. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad”…

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Congressman Claims Assange Has ‘Physical Proof’ Russia Did Not Hack DNC

  Congressman Claims Assange Has ‘Physical Proof’ Russia Did Not Hack DNC

Washington, D.C. — In a recent interview with Breitbart Radio, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), who reportedly visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London in August 2017 and met with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, said that Assange has physical evidence to prove that Russia did not provide WikiLeaks with Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails during the 2016 US presidential campaign.…

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Ecuador, Assange and the Empire: Anatomy of a Neoliberal Sellout

  Ecuador, Assange and the Empire: Anatomy of a Neoliberal Sellout

LONDON — You can call the Ecuadorian government’s disconnection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection and ban on contact with the outside world a lot of things: unfair, treacherous, a signal of surrender to the West. Such was the reaction of internet users and journalists throughout the world following an announcement by Ecuador that…

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Displacing WikiLeaks and Intercepting Whistleblowers: SecureDrop’s Security Problem

  Displacing WikiLeaks and Intercepting Whistleblowers: SecureDrop’s Security Problem

This report has been updated thanks to new revelations from the work of investigative journalist Yasha Levine and his research into the Tor project for his new book Surveillance Valley. WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian…

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The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

  The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

The Ecuadorian embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access in October of 2016, but the WikiLeaks Twitter account kept posting about leak drops uninterrupted. The embassy’s action made headlines all across mainstream media. It is common knowledge for anyone who was paying attention to WikiLeaks during that time. The Intercept‘s editors are unquestionably aware…

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