Assange Hearing Day

it is customary that the High Court refuses leave to appeal; with the certification of public interest, Julian can now appeal direct to the Supreme Court which will decide whether or not to take [...]

British High Court Opens Door For Assange To Appeal To Supreme Court

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prevailed in his effort to obtain certification from the British High Court of Justice, which would allow him to appeal their prior decision to the [...]

Judge Who Illegally Jailed Children Will Not Seek Reelection

By Alexis Marshall, Meribah Knight, And Ken Armstrong, Pro Publica. -

Donna Scott Davenport, the juvenile court judge at the center of a controversy over the arrest and detention of children in Rutherford County, Tennessee, has announced that she will step down [...]

Assange To UK Court: Certify Three Points To Appeal Supreme Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested the U.K. High Court of Justice to approve three points of law of general public importance, as at least one certified point is necessary for the [...]

US Attorney Drops Charges Against Water Protectors Who Occupied Bureau Of Indian Affairs

Washington, D.C. - The United States Attorney’s office has decided to not charge 33 Indigenous water protectors and their allies who were arrested while peacefully occupying the Bureau of Indian [...]

We Are Human, But In The Dark We Wish For Light

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

For over a decade, Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in and out of Egypt’s prisons, never free of the harassment of the military state apparatus. In 2011, during the high point of the revolution, Alaa [...]

Judge Upholds Ag-Gag Charge Brought Against Animal Rights Activist

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

An Iowa judge upheld one of the state’s “ag-gag” laws in a case brought against an animal rights activist, hours before dismissing all charges. In Iowa, a person may be criminalized for “food [...]

Native Activist Found Not Guilty In Border Protest

By Paul Ingram, Tucson Sentinel. -

Amber Ortega, a Southern Arizona border activist facing two federal charges for protesting the construction of the border wall near Quitobaquito Springs, was found not guilty by a federal judge [...]

Trial Of Software Developer And Activist Ola Bini Set To Begin

By People's Dispatch. -

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 19, and continue for three days. The long-awaited trial comes after [...]

The Scandal Of US Prisons

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Michael Carvajal, director of the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons (BOP), resigned in disgrace last week after being overwhelmed by scandals, none of which were necessarily of his doing so [...]

How Palestinian Hunger Striker Abu Hawash Forced Israeli Concession

By Ramzy Baroud, Orinoco Tribune. -

As soon as media reports emerged regarding a deal between Palestinian prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash and the Israeli prison authorities, Israeli extremists, led by Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir, [...]

The Rule Of Law Must Finally Evolve Into The Rule Of Justice

By Alfred De Zayas, Counter Punch. -

Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc.  But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans [...]

Ugandans Escalate Movement Of ‘Radical Rudeness’ Following Violent Arrest Over Mean Tweet

By Phil Wilmot, Waging Nonviolence. -

“Men with guns are breaking my door. They say they’re policemen but are not in uniform. I’ve locked myself inside.” This was the final Facebook post by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 2021 winner of [...]

What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange

I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to [...]

Three Men Convicted Of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery Sentenced To Life

By Janelle Griffith, NBC News. -

The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and [...]