01 Dec 2020

In Closing Argument For Julian Assange’s Extradition, Prosecutors Cast WikiLeaks As Criminal Enterprise

In the closing argument for Julian Assange’s extradition trial, prosecutors cast WikiLeaks as an ideologically motivated entity in the “business of encouraging individuals to hack into computers.”

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20 Nov 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Despite War Crimes Investigation, Australian Military Whistleblower Still Faces Prosecution

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower from the Australian military named David McBride, who still faces prosecution for leaking information on war crimes in Afghanistan even though the country recently completed an investigation into the violence. Later in the show,

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Joe Biden. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
13 Nov 2020

Dissenter Weekly: The Biden Transition And The War On Whistleblowers

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights some of the individuals on President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams, which he appointed for his transition to the White House who previously participated in the war on whistleblowers when Barack Obama was president.

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Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. Screencap source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrjVOedHS4o
09 Nov 2020

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition To United States

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is a clear violation of the Anglo-U.S. treaty that governs this extradition.”

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
03 Oct 2020

FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange After Arrest In Ecuador Embassy

The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government’s help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from the Ecuador embassy in London on April 11, 2019.

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30 Sep 2020

UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Massively Bug Ecuador Embassy To Spy On Assange

A UC Global employee refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems at the Ecuadorian Embassy, believing it was illegal.

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29 Sep 2020

Assange Trial Highlights How US Government Is Likely Deceiving British Court To Win Extradition

Attorney Lindsay Lewis told the British magistrate court “the unreliable nature of the U.S. government’s assurances” should be a concern for the court and British authorities in “determining whether to extradite” Assange to the United States.

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29 Sep 2020

Independent Media Roundtable: Julian Assange’s Extradition Trial And The War On Journalism

On October 3, independent journalists credentialed to cover Julian Assange’s extradition trial will gather to highlight crucial developments.

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William G. Truesdale Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia (Image capture: Jul 2019 © 2020 Google)
28 Sep 2020

Defense Witnesses In Assange’s Extradition Trial Counter Key Prosecution Lie About US Solitary Confinement

Defense witnesses in Assange’s extradition trial challenged the repeated lie that he could communicate with others if held in solitary.

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Seal for the Department of Justice. Image via Department of Justice.
26 Sep 2020

Prosecutors’ Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Assange Unravels At Extradition Trial

At the end of the third week of an extradition trial, allegations related to a computer crime charge were entirely discredited by Patrick Eller, who was a command digital forensic examiner responsible for a team of more than 80 examiners at U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command headquarters in Quantico, Virginia.

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