Julian Assange

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale (R) stands next to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin in this undated photo. (Photo:Democracy Now!)
"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange rally after a prolonged legal hearing at the Old Bailey on January 4, 2021, in London.
"The Assange case represents the gravest threat to press freedom in a...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
A placard by protesters lies on ground during the demonstration in Barcelona on January 25, 2021 against the imprisonment of Julian Assange.
"None of this is inevitable. At every step of the way, individuals with agency...


The Edward Snowden saga took one more twist today as Ecuador announced it had found a listening device in the London embassy where it's sheltering Julian Assange, a discovery Ecuador's Foreign Minister called "another instance of a loss of ethics at the international level." Between that and the bizarre forcing down of the Bolivian president's plane on the hunch Snowden might be on it leads the Rude Pundit to wonder "how far would we go in violating international law just to show the world (...