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, [...]

Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court

By Paul Knaggs, Labour Heartlands. -

“I am satisfied there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser [...]

Chris Hedges: The Empire Is Not Done With Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges, -

Shortly after WikiLeaks released the Iraq War Logs in October 2010, which documented numerous US war crimes — including video images of the gunning down of two Reuters journalists and 10 other [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What We Learned In Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing

By Assange Defense. -

The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark test of the First Amendment right to publish if he were brought to trial in the United States, as press freedom groups, [...]

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 [...]

Misconduct In Public Office In The Assange Case

By Rod Driver, WISE Up Action. -

Both Snow and Taylor showed extreme bias against Julian. Their hearings were about Julian seeking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, which meant that he had not complied with his bail [...]

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this [...]

Persecuting Assange Is A Blow To Reporting And Human Rights Advocacy

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

If it were not for a tiny handful of journalists—ShadowProof’s Kevin Gosztola preeminent among them—Americans might be utterly unaware that a London magistrate, for the last month, has [...]

Ten Reasons Why The Assange Trial Threatens Freedom Of Speech

By Fidel Navaez and Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

At the end of the hearings that seek to extradite journalist Julian Assange to the United States, on October 1, his defense team should have felt triumphant. Because with more than 30 witnesses [...]

The Belmarsh Tribunal

By Srećko Horvat, Open Democracy. -

On November 13, 1966 – at the height of the resistance war in Vietnam – Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre convened a people's tribunal to hold the US government accountable for its escalating [...]

On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing

Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray’s [...]