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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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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Vows To Fight Charges At First Extradition Hearing

  Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Vows To Fight Charges At First Extradition Hearing

During the first hearing in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over the US’s extradition request, Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange told a British judge that he wished to fight extradition, and the hearing was concluded with the next court date set for May 30. Assange, whom the US has charged with conspiring with…

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Ukraine: Why “OU” Lost by a Landslide

  Ukraine: Why “OU” Lost by a Landslide

With his landslide victory, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who won 73 percent of the vote, will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review U.S. government documents published by WikiLeaks about outgoing President Petro Poroshenko. Who is “OU?” Our Ukraine. In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by WikiLeaks, U.S.…

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Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has finally been imprisoned, an objective long sought by powerful parties he helped to expose over the past dozen years. Assange’s “crime” was revealing deep, embarrassing, sometimes deadly, malfeasance by numerous actors, including the U.S. government, the media, the Democratic Party-Clinton machine, and Israel. Wikileaks revealed the U.S. government’s cover-up of torture,…

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Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

  Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year

LONDON — Like the proverbial “shot heard round the world,” the U.K.’s arrest and imprisonment of publisher and journalist Julian Assange officially signaled the Western world’s war on a free press. The Australian who founded WikiLeaks, but stepped down as editor-in-chief last year, was ousted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week after Ecuador…

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The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

  The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

Now that journalist Julian Assange is in the hands of Western authorities thanks to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, their media lapdogs are scraping from the bottom of the barrel to smear the WikiLeaks editor with increasingly absurd claims. While Assange is no stranger to smears, this set is particularly distasteful. It started with Ecuadorian Interior…

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