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January 3, 2022
Extraditing Julian Assange Threatens Journalists Worldwide
In countries where the press faces restriction and persecution, US interference sets a dangerous precedent.
December 20, 2021
The Prosecution of Julian Assange Absolutely Threatens Freedom of the Press
The Biden administration should abandon a course that could lead to the criminalization of whistleblowers and investigative journalism.
March 11, 2021
Will the Democrats Renew Their Membership in the War Party?
Regardless of which party is in power, US foreign policy since 9/11 has meant a unified government under the masters of war.
January 5, 2021
Ruling Assange Can’t Be Extradited Is an Indictment of US Prisons
But the British court judgment, which is likely to be appealed, also delivers a body blow to freedom of speech.
December 21, 2020
If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free
Like William Penn and John Peter Zenger, the Wikileaks founder is fighting for our freedom.
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December 7, 2020
What’s At Stake in Julian Assange’s Extradition Trial
If the UK sends him back to America, nobody should feel safe calling authority to account or scrutinizing those who hide behind the veil of power.
Nancy Carolina Graterol
February 26, 2020
Free Julian Assange!
By depriving the WikiLeaks founder of his freedom, US and Britain prosecutors are intimidating journalists—and abetting torturers, war criminals, and kleptocrats everywhere.
May 31, 2019
Trump’s Charges Against Julian Assange Would Effectively Criminalize Investigative Journalism
Ever since the Pentagon Papers case, an Espionage Act loophole has been waiting for a president thuggish enough to make use of it.
May 30, 2019
Daniel Ellsberg: Espionage and Julian Assange
Plus Robert Pollin on Medicare for All and Alyssa Battistoni on climate politics.
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May 30, 2019
The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange
Since 1917, the US government has used the Espionage Act to restrict freedom of speech, to imprison activists and whistle-blowers, and to dismantle progressive organizations.