Assange Ruling Is A Blow Against A Free Press – A Closer Look

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Jacobin Magazine. -

Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision to prevent Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face trial on espionage-related criminal charges is a partial victory for Assange, his family, [...]

Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange’s Bail Denied

By Sputnik News. -

London - The police arrested several supporters of Assange who did not have press IDs and refused to disperse as the city is currently under a lockdown and public gatherings prohibited. Among the [...]

Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed

By Jonathan Cook. -

The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal [...]

Assange: Judge Denies United States’ Extradition Request

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof. -

Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian [...]

Stella Moris: If British Court Sends Julian Assange To The United States

By Stella Moris, Globe and Mail. -

London - A month ago, I would wake up in the middle of the night seized by a recurring nightmare: my little boys, Max, 22 months, and Gabriel, who is three, had been orphaned. I was still here [...]

Protesters Gather In DC In Solidarity With Assange

By Sam Carliner, Medium. -

Press freedom activists and independent journalists endured the cold and rain outside the British Embassy in Washington D.C. on Sunday Jan. 3. With less than 24 hours until a potential blow to [...]

Father Takes Assange’s Fight To New York

By AAP Newswire, Shepparton News. -

The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has turned his focus from the UK to the US where he hopes a change of president could advantage his son. Assange is being held at London's [...]

Assange’s Extradition Case Is Our Struggle For Popular Power

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Monday, January 4, 2021, will be a seminal day for press freedom and our right to know what our governments and corporations are doing around the world. Judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce her [...]

Assange Extradition: Legal Teams Likely Informed Already Of Judge’s Decision

By Alexander Mercouris, Consortium News. -

In accordance with a British magistrate court’s usual procedure, Julian Assange’s Judgment has almost certainly already been written and sent in draft form to the respective teams of lawyers, [...]

Upcoming Ruling In Assange Trial Threatens More Than Freedom Of The Press

By Steve Brown, Covert Action Magazine. -

Although important legal principles are at stake in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, for which a ruling will be handed down on January 4, it should not be forgotten that there are [...]

The Julian Assange Pardon Drive

By Binoy Kampmark, Counterpunch. -

The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4.  On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of District Judge Vanessa [...]

The Kafkaesque Imprisonment Of Assange Exposes US Myths

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

Persecution is not typically doled out to those who recite mainstream pieties, or refrain from posing meaningful threats to those who wield institutional power, or obediently stay within the [...]

The Fate Of Press Freedom To Be Decided On January 4

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce her decision on the United States' request to extradite Julian Assange on January 4. Assange faces 18 charges, 17 of them under the Espionage Act, which has [...]

Assange Hearing Outcome Could Set An “Alarming Precedent” For Free Speech

By Benjamin Lynch, Index on Censorship. -

Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, is remaining resolute despite his extradition hearing decision being less than a month away and him being held in a prison that has recently had a Covid-19 [...]

France: Chaos Over Police Violence And Macron’s Security Bill

By Telesur English. -

France has protested against the bill on security promoted by the government of Emmanuel Macron into the night on Saturday. The organizers of the protests warn that the security bill approved [...]

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