Category: Julian Assange

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Julian Assange Indictment

Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for breaching his bail after going into hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People

If the government gets to define journalism, what’s to stop it from making similar rulings about any outlet whose coverage it doesn’t like?

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/24/the-indictment-of-julian-assange-under-the-espionage-act-is-a-threat-to-the-press-and-the-american-people/

Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Reframing the definition of Julian Assange in the most Fascist way (ODT)

In this war of language, the treatment of Assange can only be seen as one thing: an act of muzzling a publisher framed as a computer security breach. In so doing, it criminalises the very act of investigative journalism, the sort that actually exposes abuses of power rather than meekly accommodating them.

via Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Julian Assange Was Denied Medical Care, Says Doctor Who Examined Him in Embassy

FILE- In this Friday May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Britain's Foreign Office said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 it has rejected Ecuador's request to grant diplomatic status to Assange, who has been living in the nation's embassy in London since 2012 to avoid arrest by U.K. authorities. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Dr. Sondra Crosby, an associate professor of medicine and public health at Boston University and an expert on the physical and psychological impact of torture, has evaluated detainees held by the United States, including at its prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. She quietly began meeting with and evaluating Assange in 2017 inside the embassy where he had sought refuge.

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Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy by British police

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after they were invited into the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been holed up since 2012.

“Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.

Police said they arrested Assange after being “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”

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Julian Assange and Wikileaks’ service to journalism should be applauded

12 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known.

What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything published in the world’s mainstream media.

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Trump: Julian Assange ‘considering’ testifying on Russian role in US election

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked Julian Assange to give evidence on what he knows about Russian influence in the US election – and the WikiLeaks editor is said to be “considering the offer”.

If he agrees, and the interview takes place, it is likely to focus on Assange’s role in publishing Democratic Party emails that were allegedly hacked by Russian military intelligence then passed on to WikiLeaks.

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Democrats Against Assange: Influencing US-Ecuador Relations – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The excuse for the Democrats failure (ODT)

A note from Harry Cheadle writing for Vice in the lead up to the 2016 election is instructive in painting the picture that emerged from the DNC-Podesta trove released by WikiLeaks. The emails portrayed an “organization that is contemptuous of opposition, often obsessed with how an issue is perceived, and yet sometimes prone to decisions that seem self-defeating and dance on the knife edge of political disaster.” The chickens, notably of the socialist variety, are vengefully coming back to roost.

Scratching for ideas and options in ambushing President Donald Trump, it is clear that the senators have latched on to the next best thing: revoking the political status of a man with no internet access who will be arrested the moment he steps out of the embassy door. How fittingly democratic of them.

via Democrats Against Assange: Influencing US-Ecuador Relations – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The long siege of Julian Assange

GREAT IDEAS in publishing are rare, but in 2006 Julian Assange came up with one.

Assange reasoned that the key structure that generated bad governance was conspiracy. To fight the conspiracies behind corrupt governments, he advocated a strategy to expose the conspirators and the conspiracies through a systematic use of leaks.

His subversive proposal was to build a website for whistleblowers where they could upload their information in safety and from where it could be collectively analysed by citizen journalists. The name he gave his whistleblower-enabling website was WikiLeaks.

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‘WikiLeaks staff are in danger’: Pilger, Kiriakou discuss Assange’s ongoing legal battle — RT News

As Julian Assange enjoys “victory and vindication” following the closure of the Swedish prosecutors’ investigation, both he and his supporters know the fight is far from over.

Source: ‘WikiLeaks staff are in danger’: Pilger, Kiriakou discuss Assange’s ongoing legal battle — RT News

Send in the clowns: Donald Trump, Julian Assange and the enemies of liberal democracy – Salon.com

In a bizarre coda to a surreal election, Trump and Assange join forces to show us how badly democracy is broken

Source: Send in the clowns: Donald Trump, Julian Assange and the enemies of liberal democracy – Salon.com

Julian Assange says texts show he is ‘entirely innocent’ of rape; WikiLeaks founder criticises Swedish prosecutor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange goes public for the first time with his version of events surrounding a rape allegation made against him.

Source: Julian Assange says texts show he is ‘entirely innocent’ of rape; WikiLeaks founder criticises Swedish prosecutor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Diplomatic asylum: How long can Assange stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy, and is his case unique? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How long can Julian Assange stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy, and is his case unique?

Source: Diplomatic asylum: How long can Assange stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy, and is his case unique? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

3 false claims MSM is making about the Assange case — RT Op-Edge

The mainstream media has fallen in line with the governments of the UK and Sweden to dispute the legitimacy and significance of the decision by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in favor of Julian Assange, but their claims don’t stack up.

Source: 3 false claims MSM is making about the Assange case — RT Op-Edge

Julian Assange decision by UN panel ridiculous, says Hammond – BBC News

The UK foreign secretary brands as “ridiculous” a UN panel’s ruling that Julian Assange be allowed to go free, but the Wikileaks founder demands the decision be respected.

Source: Julian Assange decision by UN panel ridiculous, says Hammond – BBC News

“A Significant Victory”: Julian Assange Hails U.N. Panel Calling for His Freedom | Democracy Now!

A United Nations panel has officially concluded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” and should be allowed to walk free. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than three years. He wants to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations, which he has repeatedly denied and for which he has never been charged. He fears Sweden would extradite him to the United States, where he could face trial for WikiLeaks’ revelations. We air reaction to the U.N. decision from Assange and his attorney, Melinda Taylor, and speak with Mads Andenæs, U.N. special rapporteur on arbitrary detention.

Source: “A Significant Victory”: Julian Assange Hails U.N. Panel Calling for His Freedom | Democracy Now!

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Julian Assange’s legal team says UK risks international reputation if it ignores UN findings – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Assange’s legal team says Britain’s international reputation is at risk if the country ignores the findings of a UN panel.

Source: Julian Assange’s legal team says UK risks international reputation if it ignores UN findings – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

UK, Sweden reject UN panel ruling in favor of Julian Assange — RT News

Britain said it rejects a UN panel ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention at an embassy in London. Assange would still be extradited to Sweden if arrested in UK.

Source: UK, Sweden reject UN panel ruling in favor of Julian Assange — RT News