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"Assange’s US extradition case is a testimony to the deepening crisis of Western liberal democracy.," writes Hayase. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) Views
Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step up to Fight this War on Journalism
Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the court's prosecution jurisdiction division director. (Photo: ICC) News
'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
Human rights advocates blasted the move as "another brazen attack against international justice" that "is designed to do what this administration does best—bully and intimidate."
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 But the Trump administration’s zeal in shifting attention from its own bungling of the Covid-19 crisis to China’s alleged culpability in creating a global pandemic only raises tensions precipitously between the planet’s two great powers at a terrible moment. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
The Wuhan Hoax
Covid-19 and Trump’s war on the U.S. intelligence community.
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Still, historically speaking, killing Afghans or Iraqis or Syrians or Yemenis or Somalis has always been one thing, but Americans? That’s another story entirely, no? (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
The Killer-in-Chief
In Covid-19 America, we are all now potential Suleimanis.
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Pompeo rode his ample funding from the political action committee of the billionaire Koch brothers straight to the Hill. So linked was he to those fraternal right-wing energy tycoons and so protective of their interests that he was dubbed "the congressman from Koch." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Trump's Own Military "West Point Mafia"
"Courage never quits"?: The price of power and West Point’s class of 1986.
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Afghan children look on as a U.S. soldier from the Provincial Reconstruction team (PRT) Steel Warriors patrols in the mountains of Nuristan Province on Dec. 19, 2009. News
'Total Win!': Human Rights Groups Welcome ICC Probe of US Torture and War Crimes in Afghanistan
"This decision vindicates the rule of law and gives hope to the thousands of victims seeking accountability when domestic courts and authorities have failed them."
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Shouldn’t the U.S. military be made into a far leaner and more agile force geared to actual defense instead of disastrous wars (and preparations for more of the same) across a significant swath of the planet? (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) Views
Letting the Pentagon Loose With Your Tax Dollars
Creating a national insecurity state.
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Thanks to the cowardice of the Obama administration, no CIA officer or any higher official in the administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, no psychologist, no doctor, no one at all has yet been held accountable for the years of torture practiced on a global scale in the war on terror. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)
"The right to do whatever I want as president."
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Assange would face a politicized show trial in the United States if he were extradited to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables, documents and videos that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.
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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
Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty of Civil Disobedience
This is a trial of the First Amendment as a foundation of our society and it calls for our participation.
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