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Julian Assange put informants' lives at risk, U.S. says in extradition hearing 24.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have gathered outside a London courthouse where a judge is hearing a U.S. extradition case against him.

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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange due in court to fight extradition 24.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear in a London court Monday to battle extradition to the U.S.

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Julian Assange’s extradition case raises a crucial question: What defines a journalist? 20.12.2019 Scroll.in
The WikiLeaks founder’s team will argue against his extradition to the US in a London court.
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Roger Stone Wants a Pardon. He Previously Tried to Get One for Assange. 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Roger Stone’s conviction Friday on charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering has drawn widespread speculation about whether President Donald Trump will pardon his longtime adviser. Trump, after all, publicly cheered Stone’s promise not to testify against the president in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. And Stone himself, just before […]
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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years 19.11.2019 Reuters: World News
A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
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Russiagate is Dead, but for the Political Establishment, it is Still the New 42 12.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Craig Murray offers a guide to a judge’s conclusion that claims made as the basis of Russiagate are insufficient to even warrant a hearing.  By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Douglas Adams famously suggested that the answer to life, the universe and…Read more →
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Editorial: Congress is rushing to make the CIA less accountable 16.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas.

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John Pilger: The Global War on Assange, Journalism & Dissent 14.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
John Pilger talks about the persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher and the rapid crackdown on investigative journalism in a wide-ranging interview with Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico. By Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico KPFA Flashpoints  The muckraking work of Oscar- and…Read more →
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UK court sets Assange U.S. extradition hearing for February 2020 14.6.2019 Reuters: World News
The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a London court ruled on Friday.
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Assange case could deal a major blow to U.S. press freedom 14.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Please chip in to support rabble's election 2019 coverage.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech or of the press," reads the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, for the first time ever, a publisher is being prosecuted under the First World War-era Espionage Act. Julian Assange, co-founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, is facing 170 years in prison if he is extradited to the U.S. from the United Kingdom. The case could deal a monumental blow to the free press in the United States . The U.S. first charged Assange in April with attempting to help a U.S. Army whistleblower break into a military computer system, for which Assange would face up to five years in prison. Then, on May 23, the Justice Department released a superseding indictment, with the additional 17 espionage charges. The new charges, The New York Times editorial board wrote on the day they were announced, "could have a chilling effect on ...
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Cover-Ups and Truth Tellers 13.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Lawrence Davidson finds a reversal of values — in who gets punished and who does not — when whistleblowers and publishers expose immoral behavior by governments. By Lawrence Davidson  Tothe PointAnalysis.com In a May, 22, 2019 appearance in the White…Read more →
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Tide of Public Opinion is Turning in Assange’s Favor 27.5.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Corporate media & some politicos who opposed Assange after the 2016 election have radically changed their tune, favorably influencing public opinion, after the Espionage Act indictment of the WikiLeak‘s founder, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News…Read more →
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Professional Assange Smearers Finally Realize His Fate Is Tied To Theirs 25.5.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Rachel effing Maddow, the Queen Mother of all tinfoil pussyhat-wearing Russiagate insanity is suddenly supporting Julian Assange after his Espionage Act indictment, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against…Read more →
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How Many Times Must Assange Be Proven Right? 24.5.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
The espionage charges against Assange bear out what he’s been saying and should open ears to what he’s also said about the non-Russian source of the DNC emails, says Caitlin Johnstone.   By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com And there it is.…Read more →
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Harvard radicals, Julian Assange and the right to 'liberate' the mail of the ruling class 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Fifty years ago this spring, Harvard students occupied the school’s administration building, demanding that the university end its complicity in the Vietnam War by kicking ROTC off campus. The student demands also included creating a black studies program and ending evictions of working-class people...

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Assange prosecution shows Trump increasingly able to work his will, breaking constraints 24.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

The end of the special counsel’s investigation has accelerated a central trend of President Trump’s third year in office: Increasingly, he feels emboldened to pursue his views and has found officials willing to put them into action.

Throughout his first year and well into the second, Trump often...

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US: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicted under Espionage Act for publishing classified files 24.5.2019 Scroll.in
In 2010, WikiLeaks had released military and diplomatic documents that revealed potential war crimes committed by the American military.
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Today: When Jail Makes Prison Look Good 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s justice reforms have reduced the state prison population, but many county jails are struggling with more mentally ill inmates and violence.

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When Jail Makes Prison Look Good

Over the last eight years, more than 175,000 people in California have been sentenced to county jails...

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Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act on 17 New Counts 24.5.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was indicted on Thursday under the Espionage Act, the first time a journalist has been charged under the Act for possessing and disseminating classified information. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A journalist was indicted…Read more →
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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Indicted on 17 Counts of Espionage By U.S. 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Assange faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted of the conspiracy charge levied against him last month and a potential ten-year prison sentence for each of the charges today under the Espionage Act.
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