Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is remaining defiant in the face of months of imprisonment.
"My long-standing objection to the immoral practice of throwing people in jail without charge or trial, for the sole purpose of forcing them to testify before a secret, government-run investigative panel, remains strong."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
whistleblower Chelsea Manning
In a letter to the U.S. government, the special rapporteur on torture called...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Placards and messages in support of Julian Assange sit outside Ecuadorian Embassy stands in South Kensington on April 5, 2019 in London.
"That we, as doctors, feel ethically compelled to hold governments to account...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”