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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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Judge Orders Release of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Following Suicide Attempt

    Judge Orders Release of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Following Suicide Attempt

Shadowproof — Federal judge Anthony Trenga ordered a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, to release United States Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The order came after the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks was dismissed. Manning was confined for 365 days or one year after being held in civil contempt because she refused to testify before a grand jury…

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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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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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Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law

  Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill or stifle public criticism of…

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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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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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