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 are actively choosing to continue the political case against Julian Assange that will have alarming consequences for journalism around the world."
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...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A sculpture of Edward Snowden (L), Julian Assange (C), and Chelsea Manning (R) by Italian artist Davide Dormino in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
"Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now...


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.”