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 supporters demonstrate outside of the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 18, 2019 in London. Views
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Assange's Extradition: An Escalation of the US War on Terror
Last week the U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga released Chelsea Manning from detainment after concluding that the grand jury that she had been subpoenaed to testify before no longer needed her, since it was being disbanded. Manning was incarcerated because of her principled stance against the...
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A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wears a sign reading 'Don't shoot the messenger' while she demonstrates outside Woolwich Crown Court prior to his extradition hearing on February 25, 2020 in London, England. Assange is wanted by the United States on charges related to the publication of classified US military documents and faces a possible maximum 175-year prison sentence. (Photo: Peter Summers/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Assange’s Extradition Hearing Reveals Trump’s War on Free Press Is Targeting WikiLeaks Publisher
On Monday, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange’s one-week extradition hearing began at Woolwich Crown Court in SouthEast London. The judge heard the opening arguments for the prosecution and defense. The prosecution began, accusing the journalist who exposed the US government’s war crimes in Iraq...
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Should Assange die in a UK prison, as the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has warned, he will effectively have been tortured to death. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 21, 2020
Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Opens Monday: Fight for the Free Press Is Now On
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing opens Monday. Finally, his legal team can argue in a court over the offenses listed in the indictment against the journalist who published government documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prosecution of Assange...
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Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest outside the UK Home Office building on 05 November, 2019 in London, England. Views
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-War Movement
Earlier this week, Leader of the UK opposition Jeremy Corbyn challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on the US extradition request for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Corbyn stated that Assange had been charged by the US “for exposing war crimes, the murder of civilians...
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It is the conscience of fellow human beings responding to a tiny voice in the heart that called whistleblowers and journalists to risk their lives and sacrifice their personal liberty in order to uphold higher ideals. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 31, 2020
Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty of Civil Disobedience
On January 24, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is detained in London’s Belmarsh prison solely for the purposes of the US extradition request, was moved out of solitary confinement. He is now placed into a different wing of the prison, where he can interact with other inmates. In a statement,...
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The public must engage in order to end this war on journalism. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Assange Precedent: The Spark That Lit the Fire in the War on Journalism
At the hearing on Thursday, at Westminster in London, the timetable for Julian Assange’s US extradition case was worked out. Assange’s US legal teams made an application to have the extradition hearing split. His defense lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, emphasized to the court that they won’t be ready to...
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Julian Assange supporters demonstrate outside of the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 18, 2019 in London. (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Why Americans—and the World—Ought to Be Concerned About Julian Assange's Extradition Case
On Monday January 13, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in his fight against extradition to the US. The administrative hearing concerned Assange’s lack of access to legal counsel, making it difficult for him to adequately prepare for his case. His lawyer,...
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The US government has been waging a war against the First Amendment. Assange has become a political prisoner of this war. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for the Public’s Defense of Free Speech
On Saturday, The New York Times published a front-page article on the leaked files that exposed the Chinese government’s coordinated crackdown on ethnic minorities. In covering the story, the newspaper noted that although the source and the methods through which documents were gathered are unclear...
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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Cancillería del Ecuador) Views
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Assange’s Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire
On October 21, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in his fight against extradition to the United States. Assange has been charged with 17 counts of Espionage in the U.S., where he faces 175 years in prison related to WikiLeaks’ 2010 publication concerning US...
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Through the silencing of Assange, the heart of democracy suffocates. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
We Must Defend Assange to Save Free Press from American Despotism
On Thursday, the Department of Justice made an unprecedented move to file 17 Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This indictment was what Assange and his legal team have been warning about since 2010 and the risk of extradition was the sole reason why Assange sought and...
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