Nozomi Hayase

Nozomi Hayase

Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D., is an essayist and author of WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening. Follow her on Twitter: @nozomimagine

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Julian Assange, through his work with WikiLeaks, engaged in that type of vibrant journalism that revitalized the impulse for real democracy.(Photo: Reuters) Views
Monday, December 31, 2018
Justice for Julian Assange, Test of Western Democracy
This has been the 7th year that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spent Christmas in confinement inside Ecuador’s London embassy. For nearly a decade, the US government’s aggressive witch-hunt of truthtellers has trapped him in the UK. Assange claimed political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in...
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. As he is in a critical situation under a special protocol imposing prison-like surveillance, news emerged that shed light on the grave danger he has been facing. Last week, the Washington Post...
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Supporters hold signs outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2013. Views
Sunday, November 04, 2018
How Did Julian Assange Become a Political Prisoner of Our Time?
Over 7 months have passed since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was deprived of his ability to communicate with the outside world in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted asylum with the risk of extradition to the US, relating to his organization’s publications. Recently, after UN...
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Why Democracy Needs Solidarity for Julian Assange's Freedom
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in solitary confinement inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012 against the threat of extradition to the United States for his publishing activities. In recent months, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, under pressure from...
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"It is time for us all to put aside ideological differences and unite in solidarity with people around the world who are engaging in non-violent resistance against this assault on WikiLeaks and our right to free speech." (Photo: newsonline/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, July 27, 2018
Why Americans Need to Defend Julian Assange’s Freedom
Over 50 years ago, in his letter from the Birmingham Jail, addressing a struggle of the civil right era, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote , “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” His...
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"Without reconciling its own shadow, this nation of law failed to fully shield the republic from the tyranny of the Old World." (Photo: Backbone Campaign/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, March 30, 2018
Trump's War Cabinet and Coming American Despotism: Will We the People Rise Up?
The United States is in a major upheaval. Trump’s cabinet shake up moves the country into an alarming direction. From the nomination of torturer Gina Haspel as a head of the Central Intelligence Agency to Mike Pompeo , the former CIA Director and a vocal opponent of nuclear deal with Iran as a new...
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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Transhumanism: A Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity
Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity + or H + , the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as a global intellectual movement. With a slogan of melding humans with the machine, it aims to radically alter human nature by means of technological...
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Moral Injury of War and the Invisible Wound of Empire
With the failure of the Democratic establishment, the crisis of liberal democracy is now seized by a new rise of power. The US empire with Trump as commander-in-chief has renewed its vow toward colonial domination. With nationalism and militarism in full swing, Trump’s America aims to radically...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech
US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher, whose principle is aligned with the U.S. Constitution, is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy. The Justice Department in the...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Awakening Courage in the Era of Trumpism
American democracy is in deep crisis. As with every election cycle, electoral politics this year failed to provide true therapy for the pathology of the corporate state. There is no diagnosis of unfettered profit-driven capitalism or treatment for the heart failure of the ruling class, which has no...
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