17 Jun 2022

State Of World Press Freedom Darkens As UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Patel’s decision to hand over a journalist to the US

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31 May 2022

Major Political Parties In UK Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Jeopardize Press Freedom

All main political parties in the United Kingdom have called for immediate passage in Parliament of new measures to fight “state threats,” which would restrict press freedom and threaten civil liberties.

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16 Feb 2022

British Officials Spread Moscow Coup Plot Disinformation For United States

Months of frenzied speculation about an imminent Russian invasion of Kiev by Western journalists, think tanks, and politicians culminated on February 15 with Moscow reducing its military footprint near Ukraine’s border.The withdrawal came one day beforePresident Joe Biden’s administration inexactly forecast a phantom incursion.

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10 Feb 2022

UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

Proposals could expand imprisonment for whistleblowers and journalists from two years to as high as 14 years in prison.

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US Sec. State Kerry and Russian foreign minister Lavrov in Vienna, May, 2016. (by Dept. of State)
17 May 2016

Progress On Official Ceasefire In Syria; Trump Tells British Leaders Not To Be Poodles

When asked about UK involvement in Iraq, Trump said, “I don’t see it as war crimes. I just think [Blair] goes down as somebody who did a terrible job.”

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Sec. State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at ISSG Meetings in Munich. Feb. 11, 2016 (by Dept of State)
12 Feb 2016

ISSG Negotiating Cessation of Hostilities, Saudi & British Troops Near Syrian Border

Next Cold War Roundup 2/12/16. The Syrian war continues to become more complicated and escalates. The International Syria Support Group in Munich agreed to form a task force with dual goals of cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to besieged towns.  At the same time NATO defense ministers are meeting

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Ecuadorian Embassy Standoff - Front Entrance (Jaggers on Flickr)
05 Feb 2016

U.N. Group: U.K., Sweden Violated Julian Assange’s Due Process Rights

A United Nations working group determined Sweden and the United Kingdom have arbitrarily detained WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.

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19 Jan 2016

U.K. Court of Appeal Rules Against Terrorism Law Used to Seize ‘Journalistic Material’

The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom dismissed David Miranda’s appeal against Metropolitan Police for detaining him at Heathrow Airport for nine hours under the country’s terrorism law. But the court ruled the terrorism law violates the European Convention on Human Rights because it does not have “sufficient legal

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07 Nov 2015

Edward Snowden Just Slammed UK Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden has a problem with the UK’s push for mass surveillance, and he’s taken to Twitter to air his grievances.

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08 Sep 2015

‘A Dangerous International Precedent’: British Government Embraces Killer Drones

British Prime Minister David Cameron informed Parliament the government had launched a drone strike on August 21, which assassinated three people in Syria alleged to be Islamic State militants, including two British citizens. The strike against British citizen Reyaad Khan, the “target of the strike,” was committed without approval from Parliament. British citizen Ruhul Amin, who was killed in the strike, was deemed an “associate” worthy of death.

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