Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. Screencap source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrjVOedHS4o
14 Jun 2019

Judge Sets ‘Long Timetable’ For Assange To Prepare Defense Against Extradition

A judge set timetable for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case. His defense said he’ll have time to prepare against serious charges.

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WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police. Screenshot of Ruptly coverage.
31 May 2019

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture: ‘The Collective Persecution Of Julian Assange Must End Here And Now’

In a blistering statement against democratic countries collaborating to prosecute and enable the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture condemned the “collective persecution” against him. “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence, and political persecution, I have never seen a

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29 May 2019

Unraveling The Justice Department’s Conspiracy Theory Against Julian Assange

Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed the Justice Department is relying on a theory of the case, which was concocted and partly tested during Chelsea Manning’s military trial. The theory adopts the CIA’s viewpoint, which is that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” and suggests Assange

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23 May 2019

In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist

To listen to the story, click the above player. In a superseding indictment, the Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has relied upon the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers for unauthorized disclosures of information. It has treated journalists

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16 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Faces More Jail And Steep Fines To Force Compliance With Grand Jury Subpoena

*Listen to the story by clicking the above player. Unable to break Chelsea Manning’s spirit by jailing her, the United States escalated efforts to force her to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks by imposing steep financial penalties. Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her

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02 May 2019

‘A Massive Chill On Investigative Journalism’: First Hearing In Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

The first procedural hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case was held in the United Kingdom. It was very brief, and Assange appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison. “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected

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24 Apr 2019

‘Pod Save The World’ And Their Awful Discussion Of Case Against Julian Assange

President Donald Trump’s Justice Department will need the rhetorical support of liberal Democrats to succeed in prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, and Tommy Vietor, former national security spokesperson and special assistant to the president, worked in President Barack Obama’s administration.

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Robert Mueller. Photo via Rush.House.Gov.
19 Apr 2019

On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials

The Mueller report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election lacks evidence that Russian agents passed Clinton campaign emails to WikiLeaks.

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16 Apr 2019

FBI Affidavit In Assange Case Shows Government Is Criminalizing Publication Of Afghanistan War Logs

An FBI affidavit shows prosecutors are focused on criminalizing WikiLeaks’ publication of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs.

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WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police. Screenshot of Ruptly coverage.
11 Apr 2019

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage

The Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, alleging he abetted the disclosure of classified information.

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