13 Mar 2020

Dismissing Heightened Coronavirus Risks, State Officials Plan To Hold March 17 Primaries

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana became the first state to delay their primary, which was scheduled for April 4. The Wyoming Democratic Party also canceled the “in-person portion of their upcoming vote” on the same date. Yet, despite health risks, state officials in four states intend to proceed

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12 Mar 2020

Federal Judge Orders Chelsea Manning’s Release From Jail

Federal judge Anthony Trenga ordered a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, to release United States Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The order came after the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks was dismissed. Manning was confined for 365 days or one year after being held in civil contempt because she refused to testify before

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Still image of 2020 Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden on The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.
10 Mar 2020

Joe Biden Tells MSNBC Viewers He Would Veto Medicare For All

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, told MSNBC viewers that he would veto Medicare For All if he was elected.

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06 Mar 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Espionage Act Reform Unveiled To Protect Journalists, Whistleblower Disclosures

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” we break down reform legislation that would help ensure the Espionage Act is no longer used against journalists. It would also expand protections for whistleblower disclosures. The rights of members of the press that “solicit, obtain, or publish government secrets” would be protected

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05 Mar 2020

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

Under legislation proposed in Congress, the United States government would not be able to prosecute journalists like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who publish classified information. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced the Espionage Act Reform Act to reaffirm “First Amendment protections for journalists” and ensure “whistleblowers can

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Banners and signs outside of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.Banners and signs outside of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
27 Feb 2020

Judge: Julian Assange Must Remain In Glass Box During Extradition Proceedings

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must remain isolated in a glass box at the back of the courtroom, the judge in his extradition proceedings decided.

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A flyer at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London, reading "FREE ASSANGE. NO U.S. EXTRADITION." Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
26 Feb 2020

Prosecution: US-UK Treaty Does Not Apply To Assange Extradition

The prosecution urged a magistrate court to flout an international norm enshrined in treaty law to approve the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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25 Feb 2020

Assange Extradition Hearing: Chelsea Manning’s Grand Jury Resistance A Major Hurdle For Prosecutors

The second day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing showed how crucial Chelsea Manning’s grand jury resistance is to the defense.

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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
24 Feb 2020

Assange’s Defense Details CIA-Backed Espionage Operation, Trump’s Politicization Of Justice Department

In the first day of a week-long extradition hearing, Julian Assange’s attorneys detailed CIA-backed surveillance and allege Trump politicized the case.

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23 Feb 2020

The DNC May Have Paved The Way For Julian Assange’s Acquittal

In their zeal to hold Julian Assange accountable for the role they believe he played, the Democratic National Committee may have paved the way for his acquittal.

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