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 [...]

April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange

By Assange Defense. -

Assange supporters Candles4Assange have put together an incredibly helpful list of actions planned for Julian Assange on April 11th around the world, to mark 2 years of his unjust imprisonment. [...]

Assange’s Father John Shipton On The Home Run Tour For Julian

By Paul Gregoire, Sydney Criminal Lawyers. -

For the past fortnight the Home Run for Julian tour has been weaving its way through regional and suburban Victoria and NSW, towards the nation’s capital. And along its route, it’s met with [...]

Journalist Acquitted: Covering Protests Against Racism Is Not A Crime

By Patricia Gorky, Liberation News. -

After a three day trial an Iowa jury has found Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri not guilty on misdemeanor charges stemming from her coverage of a June 2020 demonstration against racist [...]

Julian Assange Wins 2020 Gary Webb Freedom Of The Press Award

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Julian Assange, the imprisoned and maligned publisher of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award by the board of the Consortium for Independent Journalism, [...]

Julian Assange’s Father Takes Fight To Free His Son To Canberra

By Hannah Sparks, The Riot Act. -

John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in custody in London pending a High Court appeal, will protest outside Parliament House with supporters from 8:00 am [...]

‘Enough Is Enough’, Says Julian Assange’s Father

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. The protest tour was [...]

Letter: On The Matter Of Assange’s Lawyers Considering A Cross Appeal

By Alexander Mercouris, Consortium News. -

Julian Assange’s lawyers are considering bringing a cross appeal to the High Court in London disputing parts of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s Jan. 4 judgment not to extradite Assange to the [...]

The Atrocious Prosecution Of Julian Assange

By Eve Ottenberg, Counterpunch. -

What do Biden and Trump have in common? (Aside from jerking Iran around over the nuclear treaty, proclaiming support for a phony, unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido, [...]

Biden DOJ Files Appeal To Get Assange Extradited

By Consortium News. -

The liberal administration of Joe Biden proved itself to be no less an enemy of press freedom than Donald Trump when it filed an appeal at the UK High Court on Friday to get their hands on the [...]

Assange Prosecution, Launched By Trump Justice Department, Will Continue Under Biden

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

The Justice Department under President Joe Biden plans to continue the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that was launched under President Donald Trump. "We continue to seek his [...]

Biden Administration To Seek Extradition Of Julian Assange

By Mark Hosenball, Reuters. -

Washington, DC - President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking [...]

Press Freedom Groups Call On DOJ To Drop Assange Charges

The letter comes just days before the United States’ deadline to appeal the ruling in Julian Assange’s extradition hearing. On January 4, British Judge Vanessa Baraitser blocked Assange’s [...]

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 [...]