27 Mar 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Judge Keeps Assange Jailed As COVID-19 Pandemic Intensifies—Plus, Amazon Workers Speak Out

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a British magistrate court judge’s decision to deny WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail during the coronavirus pandemic. Assange’s attorneys applied for bail because they believe he faces “imminent danger.” He suffers from a chronic lung condition,

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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.
25 Mar 2020

Judge Denies Assange Bail As UN Human Rights Official Urges Governments To Protect Detainees During COVID-19 Pandemic

A British judge denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s request for bail, despite the global spread of the coronavirus in prisons and detention centers.

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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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23 Feb 2020

John Kiriakou On Week-Long Assange Hearing: World Will Hear For First Time About Espionage Operation Against Him

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou shares his expectations for Julian Assange’s week-long extradition hearing.

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