Are We Monsters?

By Staff, Historicly.substack.com -

Lyudmilla Pavlichenko was a Soviet sniper who was known for her accuracy. She had killed nearly 300 Nazis. During World War Two, she was also given the harder task of being a diplomat and [...]

National Strike Against Ecuadorian Government Demands Assange’s Freedom

By Andrea Lobo, Wsws.org -

Workers, peasants and youth in Ecuador began a five-day strike Monday against the draconian policies of the Lenín Moreno administration, which is seeking to strengthen its ties to Washington and [...]

Puerto Rico Police Clash With Protesters Over Rossello Scandal

By Nicholas Sakelaris, Upi.com -

July 16 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican police clashed with demonstrators late Monday over Gov. Ricardo Rossello's refusal to give up power, in the wake of a leaked chat log that's tainted his [...]

Trump’s Attack Against Immigrants Meets Resistance

By Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell, Resumen-english.org -

Nearly 800 events took place this weekend across the United States organized by grassroots organizations including religious sectors, community groups, students, labor and many individuals who [...]

Willem Van Spronsen AKA Emma Durutti: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

By Tom Cleary, Heavy.com -

Willem Van Spronsen was an anarchist and anti-fascist from Washington who was fatally shot by police on July 13 while trying to set a fire with incendiary devices during an attack at [...]

UK Government Holds “Media Freedom” Conference While Imprisoning Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, Wsws.org -

Thursday marked three months since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into London’s Belmarsh Prison, where he is being held pending extradition to [...]

As ICE Raids Begin, Advocates Remind Immigrants That ‘You Have Rights’

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"I can only imagine the fear our immigrant communities feel this morning." Long-feared ICE raids began quietly over the weekend as the agency moved slowly to lead off what's expected to be [...]

After Standing Rock, Protesting Pipelines Can Get You A Decade In Prison And $100K In Fines

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist.org -

Cherri Foytlin and her fellow protestors spent much of last summer suspended 35-feet in the air in “sky pods” tied to cypress trees. They were hoping to block the Bayou Bridge Pipeline from [...]

On ‘Hottest Day In History Of France,’ World Told ‘Do Not Look Away’ As Police Tear-Gas Climate Campaigners In Paris

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

French riot police tear-gassed climate protesters in Paris on Friday as the county sweltered under record heat. Activists with Extinction Rebellion (XR) were occupying a bridge over the Seine to [...]

Demasking The Torture Of Julian Assange

By Nils Melzer, Medium.com -

I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office [...]

Chaos In The Courthouse As Border Arrests Surge

By Max Rivlin-Nadler, Theappeal.org -

It was just before 3 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major of the Southern District of California had been waiting all afternoon to arraign 37 people arrested for [...]

Julian Assange And The Scales Of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions And Politics

By Binoy Kampmark, Ahtribune.com -

The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department [...]

The Coming Show Trial Of Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

LONDON—On Friday morning I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison and dressed in a pale-blue prison shirt, appeared on a [...]

Police Fusion Center Tied To Fake Social Media Accounts

By Andrew Neef, Unicornriot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar [...]

Assange To Face 5-Day Extradition Hearing In February 2020

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

Decision on Assange’s fate will not come for at least another eight months. A decision on whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act [...]