What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange

I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to [...]

PEN America And The Betrayal Of Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he [...]

On Contact: Slow-Motion Execution Of Julian Assange

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the torture of Julian Assange with his father, John Shipton. Julian Assange committed the empire’s greatest sin – he exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He [...]

Committee To Protect Journalists Excludes Assange From Jailed Journalist Index

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

A record number of journalists are imprisoned throughout the world, according to the annual prison index released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). But that number excludes WikiLeaks [...]

NYT Reporting On Airstrikes Should Give Daniel Hale More Credit

By Sam Carliner, Common Dreams. -

The New York Times recently came through with a display of reporting that should be commended. On December 18, the paper announced its release of hundreds of the Pentagon's confidential reports [...]

Freeing Julian Assange

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

The legal systems in the United Kingdom and the United States will not spare WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The only way this political case will end is if U.S. officials conclude the cost is [...]

Why We Must Defend Julian Assange

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. It is always a sham holiday for the United States, which locks up its own people at rates exceeding those of every other country, and routinely [...]

On Contact: Assange Can Be Extradited, Says Court

On Friday, the British High Court in London overturned an earlier lower court decision blocking the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The ruling sends the case back to the [...]

Assange Plans To Appeal High Court Decision Backing Extradition

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plan to appeal to the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom after the country’s appeals court overturned a decision that blocked the extradition of [...]

A Judicial Kidnapping

By John Pilger, Consortium News. -

Miscarriage of justice is an inadequate term in these circumstances. It took the bewigged courtiers of Britain’s ancient regime just nine minutes on Friday to uphold an American appeal against a [...]

Assange’s Judge Is Longtime Friend Of Minister Who Oversaw Arrest

By Matt Kennard And Mark Curtis, Consortium News. -

Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett, the judge who will soon decide Julian Assange’s fate, is a close personal friend of Sir Alan Duncan, who as foreign minister arranged Assange’s eviction from the [...]

‘Believing The Propaganda That The Government Follows The Law’

Whistleblower David McBride faces life in prison for revealing war crimes in Afghanistan to the media. Watch his story here. David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer, tells [...]

Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers

By Melvin Goodman, Counter Punch. -

Adam Schiff’s new book, “Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could,” makes a strong case for the importance of whistleblowing, particularly in these fractured [...]

New Files Expose Australian Government’s Betrayal Of Assange

By Kit Klarenberg, The Grayzone. -

Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under [...]

Syria Massacre Coverup Shows Danger Of Assange Precedent

By Caitlin Johnstone, Consortium News. -

The report contains many significant revelations, including that the U.S. military has been grossly undercounting the numbers of civilians killed in its airstrikes and lying about it to Congress, [...]