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Julian Assange: The Man Who Knew Too Much – LA Progressive

A decade ago Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed government lies about the Vietnam War by leaking the Pentagon Papers, told me government’s objective going after him was a UK-styled Official Secrets Act that undermines First Amendment protections. Beyond criminalizing leaking classified materials, it would criminalize seeking and publishing them. I recently asked James C. Goodale, who […]

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Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA’s secret war plans against WikiLeaks

Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request “sketches” or “options” for how to assassinate him. Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred “at the highest levels” of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. “There seemed to be no boundaries.” […]

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The end game: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is slowly dying in a UK prison, as the US maintains its fight to have him die in theirs – but there is hope | The Monthly

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is slowly dying in a UK prison, as the US maintains its fight to have him die in theirs – but there is hope It’s terrifying, because [the magistrate] agrees with the US prosecutors on every single point on free speech and the ability to prosecute and extradite journalists,” she tells me. […]

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Julian Assange and the culture of revenge – Pearls and Irritations

In a saga of cruelty towards a gifted whistleblower, publisher and journalist, diverse actors have jostled to be on stage, have been eager to promote their roles in attacking Assange, or have been massively indifferent to his achievements and plight. US, UK, Swedish, Ecuadorean and Australian governments have been complicit, the US by taking years […]

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The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of Julian Assange Case

In 2008, Kromberg was the subject of a Washington Post profile covering his conduct in the prosecution of Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian academic in the U.S. who faced terrorism charges after 9/11. The government’s relentless pursuit of Al-Arian came to be viewed by many legal observers as an example of malicious prosecution, with Kromberg’s role […]

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Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment – Stundin

A major witness in the United States’ Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The man in question, Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, was recruited by US authorities to build a case against Assange after misleading them to believe he was previously a close […]

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Julian Assange’s Continued Imprisonment Is A Test For Bitcoin’s Values

When Wikileaks first emerged, it represented an affinity with another emerging community: bitcoin. Julian Assange had spoken at length about the Cypherpunks, the early 90s movement that sought to enact change through code and the laws of cryptography. This included experiments with early versions of digital money. So it was a natural fit for Wikileaks […]

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800 Days and counting

On the 800th day of Julian Assange’s incarceration and his continued psychological torture in solitary confinement, Dr. Deepa Driver – Academic and Free Speech Campaigner, Brian Vickery – Libertarian Assange Campaigner, and Dan Liddicott – Independent Libertarian Campaigner come together, in a Guest Forum, to explore why Wikileaks is so important, and why the response […]

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Julian Assange faces the ‘trial of the century’: 10 reasons why it threatens freedom of speech | The Grayzone

  The Ecuadorian diplomat who gave Julian Assange political asylum reports from the extradition hearing against the WikiLeaks journalist, and explains why it is “the most important case against the freedom of expression in an entire generation.” If the case in London were decided solely on justice, as it should in a state based on […]

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Revealed: The UK government campaign to force Julian As…

The UK government paid £8,330 in November 2018 to bring Ecuador’s defence minister Oswaldo Jarrín to Britain, two months before the planned seizure of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, it can be revealed.It is unusual for foreign ministers to have their trips to the UK paid by the British government, and the […]