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In Interview with Randy Credico, Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi Talks Assange, Source Protection and the Rise of Fascism

    In Interview with Randy Credico, Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi Talks Assange, Source Protection and the Rise of Fascism

In the fourth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom” in collaboration with CovertAction Magazine, political satirist and civil rights activist, Randy Credico, spoke with internationally acclaimed investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi, in an exclusive, in-depth interview about source protection, Julian Assange, fascism, and the fight against power. Maurizi currently works…

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Wikileaks Still Holding Powerful to Account as Founder Julian Assange “Slowly Dies” in Prison

    Wikileaks Still Holding Powerful to Account as Founder Julian Assange “Slowly Dies” in Prison

Julian Assange is dying inside Belmarsh Prison in London. Those are his own words, relayed through English journalist Vaughan Smith, who revealed that the Wikileaks founder called him on Christmas Eve to share his greetings. Smith also divulged that Assange told him he is kept in solitary confinement 23 hours per day and is often…

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Spends Her Birthday Imprisoned

    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Spends Her Birthday Imprisoned

Military whistleblower Chelsea Manning spent her 32nd birthday behind bars yesterday for continuing to refuse to testify against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. She has been in prison since May after a U.S. District Judge ordered her incarceration for not recognizing the legitimacy of the grand jury. She tweeted that she was grateful for the support…

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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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