Calls To Drop ‘Absurd’ Charges Against Journalists Covering Protests

By Lisa Newcomb,  Commondreams. -

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called for authorities to drop charges against members of the news media who were arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protests across the [...]

DOJ’s New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

By Dell Cameron, Gizmodo. -

In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening “the scope of the [...]

Assange Hit With New Indictment, Possible FBI Sting Operation

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The Justice Department on Wednesday said it had filed a second superseding indictment against imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, adding to existing computer intrusion charges. “The [...]

Journalist Blinded By Cops Speaks Out

Journalist and photographer Linda Tirado was standing near a police line in Minneapolis May 29, covering the George Floyd protests engulfing the city. All of a sudden, her face “exploded” in [...]

Comprehensive Plan To Put Journalists Back to Work

On Monday, Free Press Action released a comprehensive series of policy recommendations that Congress should adopt to save local journalism and put tens of thousands of reporters back to work [...]

Assange Extradition Hearing Delayed Until September

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Hearings in the extradition of WikiLeaks founder, publisher, and editor Julian Assange will resume in September after being postponed from May 18 because of the coronavirus outbreak which would [...]

Assange Indicted On 17 Espionage Charges

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

For the first time in history, a publisher and editor has been charged under the Espionage Act. The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press that will make it less [...]

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   -

The arrest of Julian Assange not only puts the free press in the United States at risk, it puts any reporters who expose US crimes anywhere in the world at risk. As Pepe Escobar wrote "Let’s [...]

What It’s Like To Be The Target Of Character Assassination

By Suzie Dawson, Endarken -

Suzie Dawson is a long time political activist who deserves our support. She is currently leading efforts to defend Julian Assange for his work as publisher of Wikileaks. See Unity4J at [...]

Assange Takes Legal Action To Force Trump Administration To Reveal Charges Against Him

By Defend Wikileaks, Popular Resistance. -

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the [...]

UN Says Free Assange Without Extradition To The US

By United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner -

UN human rights experts today repeated a demand that the UK abides by its international obligations and immediately allows Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to walk free from the Ecuadorian [...]

Assange Shows Support for Free Speech Depends on Who’s Talking

By Joe Emersberger, FAIR  -

I have contacted the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) several times by phone, email and through Twitter over the past few weeks, asking them why I have not found any comment from them [...]

Hundreds Of Newspapers Say In Unision: ‘We Are Not The Enemy’

By Sue Cross, Institute for Nonprofit News -

More than 300 media outlets are standing up to what they describe as Donald Trump's war on the free press and declaring in unison, 'We are not the enemy.'  Below is a statement from the [...]

Why I Stand With Julian Assange

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative -

Assange has ended up standing at a crossroads in the history of our freedoms: specifically, at what point does the right of the people to know outweigh the right of the government to keep [...]

A Diplomatic Solution Needed For Julian Assange To Protect Freedom Of The Press

By Ray McGovern, -

During World War II Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a huge critic of fascism and wound up in prison. In Oct. 1945 he became head of the Church in Hungary and spoke out just as strongly against [...]

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