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 generation."
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...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Ecuador rightly accepted Assange’s concerns that the US would seek his extradition and lock him out of sight for the rest of his life. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)
"Now more than ever, it is crucial that we protect a robust and adversarial...


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.”