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Julian Assange


On Eve of Hearing, Amnesty Again Demands US End Effort to Extradite Assange

“President Obama opened the investigation into Julian Assange. President Trump brought the charges against him. It is now time for President Biden to do the right thing."

Andrea Germanos ·


Critics Note Blinken's Vow to Support 'Independent Journalists' Does Not Apply to Julian Assange

"Every U.S. media outlet should lambast this comment and reference Assange, but they won't, because they suck," said one commentator.

Jake Johnson ·


UK High Court Grants US Permission for Appeal in Assange Extradition Case

The partner of the Wikileaks founder warned Assange "is certain to lose his life if he is extradited."

Julia Conley ·


Trump Started a War on Journalism. Biden's Justice Department Has Yet to End It

For the first time in more than a century, a journalist could be tried and imprisoned—the charges carry a maximum of 175 years in prison—for publishing facts that the U.S. government did not want published.

Mark Weisbrot ·


Silence From Corporate Media as Key Assange Witness Recants

"They know they can get away with it because the mainstream media refuses to report it."

Alan MacLeod ·


Assange Supporters Demand Release Amid Key DOJ Witness's Admission Testimony Was Fabricated

The Wikileaks founder's family attended a rally in London to mark Assange's birthday—his third behind bars at Belmarsh Prison.

Julia Conley ·


Redeem American Ideals: US Government Must End the Political Prosecution of Julian Assange

"President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again," said Assange's partner.

Nozomi Hayase ·


40 Years After the Pentagon Papers Decision, Press Freedom Still Threatened

The work of putting the Department of Justice fully and firmly on the side of press freedom is far from finished.

John Nichols ·


World's Most Powerful Imprison Julian Assange for His Virtues—Not His Vices

The Wikileaks founder exposed the truth over and over and over until there was no question of the endemic illegality, corruption and mendacity that defines the global ruling elite. And for these truths they came after him, as they have come after all who dared rip back the veil on power.

Chris Hedges ·


Julian Assange's Father and Brother Announce US Tour to Demand Journalist's Freedom

"Gabriel and I are excited to talk to the American public on why protecting journalism and freeing Julian is so important to a free press," says John Shipton, the WikiLeaks founder's father.

Jessica Corbett ·

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