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Julian Assange smears fade as Wikileaks witnesses concede he was not reckless, did protect informants – Michael West

For nine years, Julian Assange has been accused of risking lives and refusing to redact the names of informers in the 2010 Afghan War Logs release. That narrative, driven by governments and global med exploded last week in an eye-witness speech given by investigative journalist Mark Davis Assange wanted to redact the names. He did redact […]

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Bradley Manning leak did not result in deaths by enemy forces, court hears | US news | The Guardian

It has been one of the main criticisms of the WikiLeaks publications that they put lives at risk, particularly in Iran and Afghanistan. The admission by the Pentagon’s chief investigator into the fallout from WikiLeaks that no such casualties were identified marks a significant undermining of such arguments. The US counter-intelligence official who led the […]

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Assange extradition “a devastating blow for media freedom” – IFJ

“The judicial instruments being used against Julian Assange are a monstrous attack on press freedom,” NUJ national executive member and International Federation of Journalists representative Tim Dawson told a rally in London on 4 February. “Unless journalists wake up to this threat and focus on the grievous harm that his successful prosecution represents, the ability of any of […]

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Why the Julian Assange Case Threatens the Free Press | 6 Pulitzer Prize Winners Explain – YouTube

The Trump admin’s charges against Julian Assange may lead to the death of the Free Press. Here’s 6 Pulitzer Prize winners for outstanding journalism, who warn that the Trump’s administration latest indictment of Assange is a serious threat to freedom of all Americans. Because the US has indicated that it will not recognise that foreign […]

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Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty of Civil Disobedience | Common Dreams Views

  “A truly inspiring story. Julian is finally released from solitary in Belmarsh because the other prisoners in the prison were appalled by his treatment and took up action on his behalf. A small victory for basic humanity – and it took criminals to teach it to the British state.” The courage of prisoners to […]

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Press freedom is at risk if we allow Julian Assange’s extradition | Roy Greenslade | Media | The Guardian

Later this month, a journalist will appear at a London court hearing in which he faces being extradited to the United States to spend the rest of his life in prison. The 18 charges against him are the direct result of his having revealed a host of secrets, many of them related to the US […]

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«A murderous system is being created before our very eyes» – Republik

A made-up rape allegation and fabricated evidence in Sweden, pressure from the UK not to drop the case, a biased judge, detention in a maximum security prison, psychological torture – and soon extradition to the U.S., where he could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing war crimes. For the first time, the UN […]

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Juan Branco: “We Are Lucky that Assange Is Still Alive”

“Assange is treated like all dissidents” In the “Book of Laughter and Forgetting”, author Milan Kundera is describing how the communist leadership in his country of origin, Czechoslovakia, had been erasing people from history and from pictures, trying to throw into oblivion what seemed “uncomfortable”. “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of […]

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Why Americans—and the World—Ought to Be Concerned About Julian Assange’s Extradition Case | Common Dreams Views

Assange has been charged with 17 counts of espionage for publishing the government’s documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and torture in Guantanamo Bay. The indictment of Assange is recognized by many free speech groups as the most important press freedom case of our time. Yet, with mainstream media blackout and utter silence of […]

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Press Release from Sunshine Press on 23/01/2020 on Court developments for Julian Assange | WISE Up Action

23/01/2020 At today’s case management hearing Julian Assange appeared before Westminster magistrates court via video link. The purpose of the hearing was to agree on the timetable of upcoming…   Speaking at the hearing, Edward Fitzgerald QC, for Assange, said ‘We’ve had great difficulties in getting into Belmarsh to take instructions from Mr Assange and […]