A History Of The Espionage Act And How it Ensnared Julian Assange

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

From its earliest years the United States has found ways to deny the rights of a free press when it was politically expedient to do so. One of the latest ways was to arrest WikiLeaks publisher [...]

Standing With Daniel Hale, Standing With Whistleblowers

By Chip Gibbons, Defending Rights and Dissent. -

Join us for a special broadcast featuring DRAD Policy Director Chip Gibbons, Jesselyn Radack head of Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts, and whistleblowers who [...]

The Rosenberg Orphans And The Power Of Radical History

By Annie Levin, Current Affairs. -

The Left would go crazy over Jewish American dissidents Abel and Anne Meeropol if they were alive today. Their tale is a radical epic so poignant that one wonders where the 10-part miniseries is. [...]

Assange Prosecution: A Haunting Reminder Of The Travesty Of Justice

By Jeffrey Sterling, Shadowproof. -

The prosecution against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has invoked my case, making it a haunting reminder of the travesty of justice that befell me. I worked for the Central Intelligence [...]

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange

By Kevin Gosztola, Dissenter. -

Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is [...]

Roger Waters: If Julian Assange Is Guilty, So Am I

By Vijay Prashad, News Clickin. -

Musician Roger Waters told NewsClick that , "In 2010 Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning played a pivotal role in releasing classified documents on US military activity in Iraq and Iran. I [...]

Anti-Assange Court Continues Unfair Extradition Hearing To Railroad Assange To US

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

On October 21, 2019, Assange appeared in court for an extradition hearing. Assange is being held in a British jail pending the US extradition, having served his sentence for going to the [...]

Press Blocked From Assange Extradition Hearing

By Sara Chessa, Wise Up Action. -

Julian Assange was not at Westminster Magistrates Court today for the US extradition request hearing, because of his poor state of health. As his lawyer Gareth Peirce explained, he was too ill to [...]

Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act In Unprecedented Blow To Press Freedom

By Elizabeth Vos, Popular Resistance. -

Julian Assange’s attorney Barry Pollack responded to the news, saying: “Today the government charged Julian Assange under the Espionage Act for encouraging sources to provide him truthful [...]

Ellsberg Says Assange, As A Journalist, Can’t Be Tried Under Espionage Act

By Staff, Consortiumnews.com -

In an interview with Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says the Espionage Act, under which he was indicted, cannot apply to Julian Assange [...]

Accused WikiLeaks Courier Tortured, Extradited

Matt DeHart is a 30-year-old former US National Guard drone team member and alleged WikiLeaks courier who worked with the hactivist group Anonymous. He has been deported/extradited from Canada to [...]

Snowden Should Refuse To Play “Alice In Wonderland”

Edward Snowden submitting to prosecution in the United States would be like Alice going into the courtroom in Wonderland. Alice stood before the King and Queen of Hearts who served as the [...]

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Will Challenge ‘Frightening’ Espionage Act On Appeal

By Kevin Gosztola, www.dissenter.firedoglake.com -

The “misuse of the Espionage Act,” the over-classification of information, the selective prosecution of individuals by the government for leaks, “unlawful command influence,” “unlawful pretrial [...]