Home > Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Tag Archives: Julian Assange

The Julian Assange Case: Revealing War Crimes Is Not a Crime | RSN

By Bill Simpich, Reader Supported News he US government’s case against Julian Assange is now before the American public. It was revamped in 2017 to avoid a skirmish with the corporate media over the breadth of the “reporter’s privilege” to receive classified materials from a source. Assange is facing a charge of conspiracy with former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to ...

Read More »

Julian Assange to run for Australian senate as head of WikiLeaks Party | GlobalPost

Julian Assange said Thursday that he had founded a political party, named WikiLeaks after his anti-secrecy organization, and would contest a seat in the Australian Senate in upcoming national elections, Australia’s ABC reported. Assange nominated his party’s seven other candidates via the WikiLeaks website from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been evading extradition for more than a ...

Read More »

Bradley Manning on TV Network News | FAIR

The first day of Bradley Manning’s court-martial trial was, by any rational definition, big news. Manning allegedly shared thousands of documents with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Those revelations made enormous contributions to public knowledge about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and exposed some of the inner workings of U.S. foreign policy. If you care at all about war and ...

Read More »

‘Hammond, Manning, Assange and Obama’s Sledgehammer Against Dissent’ | Amy Goodman, soundcloud.com

With the trial of Bradley Manning set for next week and the recent guilty plea of cyberactivist Jeremy Hammond, listen to Amy Goodman’s latest podcast where she discusses their shared connection to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and how their cases are part of a wider crackdown on dissent. One cyberactivist’s federal case wrapped up this week, and another’s is set ...

Read More »

US Designates Wikileaks ‘Enemy of the State’ | Common Dreams

ed note: Benjamin Franklin wrote in”On the Freedom of the Press” This Nurse of Arts, and Freedom’s Fence, To chain, is Treason against Sense: And Liberty, thy thousand Tongues None silence who design no Wrongs; For those who use the Gag’s Restraint, First Rob, before they stop Complaint. Documents show US policy puts media outlet in same legal category as ...

Read More »

In U.N. Address, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Urges Obama Admin to End ‘Regime of Secrecy’ | DemocracyNow!

Speaking via videolink from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a side meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday evening. In his remarks, Assange gave thanks to the United Nations for its treaties on political asylum and denounced the U.S. treatment of alleged Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. Assange also accused President Obama of exploiting the ...

Read More »

‘I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange’ | Daniel Ellsberg, DemocracyNow

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. “I congratulate Ecuador, of course, for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to ...

Read More »

Ecuador’s Correa Sounds The Bugle | COHA.org

Is Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa really saying that we cannot trust the judicial systems in Britain and Sweden? By granting Julian Assange asylum, he has implicitly stated the British judicial process is flawed and that Sweden is a slavish servant of the US government. … So what is Correa up to? Why interject his country into such a loaded issue ...

Read More »