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Julian Assange


Ignoring Pleas of Press Freedom Defenders, Biden DOJ Files Appeal to Extradite Julian Assange

"The Assange case represents the gravest threat to press freedom in a generation."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'Free Assange' Demands Grow as Biden DOJ Says It Will Continue to Seek Extradition

"None of this is inevitable. At every step of the way, individuals with agency are actively choosing to continue the political case against Julian Assange that will have alarming consequences for journalism around the world."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Why the Biden DOJ Should Drop All Charges Against Julian Assange

A successful prosecution of the Wikileaks' founder and publisher would have far-reaching implications both for national security journalists and for the news organizations that publish their work. This isn't an accident.

Jameel Jaffer ·


Press Freedom Groups Urge Biden DOJ to Drop 'Disastrous' Charges Against Assange

"Now more than ever, it is crucial that we protect a robust and adversarial press," the letter states. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Press Freedom and Human Rights Advocates Lament Trump's Denial of Pardons for Assange and Snowden

"Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now Biden must decide if he wants to continue Trump's legacy."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Absolutely Outrageous': UK Judge Denies Julian Assange Bail, Keeping WikiLeaks Founder in Prison

"Shows how authoritarian the British judiciary is. The only thing the U.S. cares about is keeping Assange in a cage, silenced, and disappeared. This gives them the best of all worlds: he stays in prison, with no need to prove he's guilty of anything."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Australian Labor Party Urges US to Drop Charges Against Assange

The opposition argues the case must "be brought to an end" as the prime minister says the WikiLeaks founder will be "free to return home" if extradition battle won.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


The Empire Is Not Done with Julian Assange

As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution.

Chris Hedges ·


Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom

The labeling of dissent as mental illness cannot be seen as a victory.

Jonathan Cook ·


Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wants to Give Asylum to Julian Assange

"Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance," the Mexican president said Monday.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·