Video: On World Press Freedom Day, two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and the UK Bureau Director for Reporters without Borders discuss the Trump administration’s indictment of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and its unprecedented charges of Espionage for the publication of truthful information in the public interest.
2020-05-03 19:05 | News | CourageFound
As coronavirus containment measures preclude in-person gathering, public campaigning has moved online in a series of webinars focusing on different aspects of WikiLeaks’ impact and Julian Assange’s case
2020-04-27 16:04 | News | CourageFound
The logo for Wikileaks’ release of the previously classified Guantánamo military files in 2011, on which I worked as a media partner. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please click on the button below to donate via PayPal.
2020-04-25 20:04 | Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Guantanamo | AndyWorthington
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a group known for its work representing environmental whistleblowers in government agencies, says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to allow “every reactor in the country to dump virtually all its radioactive waste except spent fuel in local regular garbage dumps, which are designed for household trash not for plutonium.”
“ Both the National Academy of Sciences and EPA calculate that the risk of such doses
2020-04-03 15:04 | Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter | ShadowProof
The Israel lobby group J Street had a webinar today in which its leaders declared two silver linings from the stunning elevation of Netanyahu yesterday that ends a year of political stalemate: 1, Benny Gantz may have betrayed the Israeli center that wanted to dethrone Netanyahu, but as Netanyahu’s partner he will prevent the Israeli government from annexing the West Bank over the next 10 months. 2... Source
2020-03-27 17:03 | Media Analysis, Aida Touma-Sliman, Ayman Odeh | MondoWeiss
The Israeli political system is in chaos today. Netanyahu’s year-long caretaker government is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to further stalemate the political process, evidently with the hope of forcing a fourth election in which Netanyahu will campaign as indispensable in the eyes of a worried public. Netanyahu’s chief means of prolonging the stalemate is closing the parliament out of... Source
2020-03-23 17:03 | News, Ayman Odeh, Benjamin Netanyahu | MondoWeiss
Last week the US District Judge Anthony Trenga released Chelsea Manning from detainment after concluding that the grand jury that she had been subpoenaed to testify before no longer needed her, since it was being disbanded. Manning was incarcerated because of her principled stance against the secrecy of the grand jury and her refusal to … Continue reading "Assange’s Extradition, Escalation of the US War on Terror"
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2020-03-21 04:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
Chelsea Manning, after her release from prison in 2017, and before her re-imprisonment in 2019, for refusing to cooperate with a Grand Jury investigation into Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please click on the button
2020-03-15 20:03 | Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Guantanamo | AndyWorthington
Alexandria – Yesterday, March 12, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia ended the grand jury of Julian Assange and Wikileaks in which Chelsea Manning refused to testify. As a result, US District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ordered the immediate release of Chelsea Manning. HUGE NEWS: Chelsea Manning @xychelsea has been ordered FREE after a … Continue reading "Chelsea Manning Is Free From Jail, Faces Exorbitant Fines"
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2020-03-13 02:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
Two articles in today’s New York Times show that the paper is belatedly waking up about Palestinian citizens of Israel and their growing role in Israeli elections, but the Times still has a long ways to go before it tells the full truth. Patrick Kingsley’s report does focus on the Joint List, the coalition of “Arab-led” political parties that increased their strength to 15 seats in the next... Source
2020-03-05 17:03 | Media Analysis, Ayman Odeh, Israel elections | MondoWeiss
In last Thursday’s separate hearing on allowing Assange out of the armored box to sit with his legal team, I witnessed directly that Baraitser’s ruling against Assange was brought by her into court BEFORE she heard defense counsel put the arguments, and delivered by her entirely unchanged. I might start by explaining to you my … Continue reading "Assange Extradition: The Armored Glass Box Is an Instrument of Torture"
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2020-03-04 05:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
A Super Tuesday “Mordechai Vanunu Google Alert” led to the Government Accountability Project’s “Arab Daily News: Protecting The Legend of Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower Vanunu Mordechai, JC” By Eileen Fleming On Super Tuesday morning a Mordechai Vanunu Google Alert led to a long forgotten article of mine that was published at the Government Accountability Project... The post Government Accountability Project and Mordechai Vanunu Google Alerts appeared first on The Arab Daily News .
2020-03-03 14:03 | Arab World, Bloggers, Commentary | TheArabDailyNews
A case overview with recommended reading, essential background, commentators, FAQs about the case and directions to Woolwich Crown Court
2020-02-23 15:02 | News | CourageFound
A screenshot from a video of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a prison van, as he was returned to Belmarsh maximum security prison from Westminster Magistrates Court after a hearing regarding his proposed extradition to the US. His full extradition hearing begins on February 24, 2020 at Belmarsh. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over
2020-02-17 19:02 | Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Guantanamo, UK politics | AndyWorthington
Blue-White, the largest Jewish party in Israel, announced last week it renounces the idea of creating a stable government: It declared there is no scenario in which it will accept the Joint List, which represents Israeli Palestinians. Blue White’s leader, Benny Gantz, made it clear (Hebrew) that the Joint List won’t be part of his coalition. Spokespersons for Blue White said they will... Source
2020-02-17 18:02 | Opinion, Avigdor Liberman, Ayman Odeh | MondoWeiss
Israel has claimed that Hamas used pictures of attractive women to trick its soldiers into downloading malware, following air strikes in central Gaza Israel's military accused Hamas of launching a malware attack that sought to gain access to soldiers' mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women, known as "catfishing".
The phones of a few dozen soldiers were affected, but the military "does not assess that there has been a substantial breach of information", said
2020-02-17 13:02 | News | Al-Araby
Last week, Leader of the UK opposition Jeremy Corbyn challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on the US extradition request for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Corbyn stated that Assange had been charged by the US "for exposing war crimes, the murder of civilians and large-scale corruption". Backing the Council of Europe, … Continue reading "Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Antiwar Movement"
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2020-02-17 05:02 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
JERUSALEM — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz is vowing to form a government that will include neither the indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor the predominantly Arab parties in Parliament. In a series of TV interviews two weeks before national elections, Gantz looked to project confidence that the March 2 vote will provide the decisive outcome that eluded the two previous elections last year.
Gantz’s Blue and White party is currently polling ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud, although neither appears
2020-02-16 19:02 | avigdor lieberman, benjamin netanyahu, benny gantz | TruthDig
Four federal prosecutors quit the case against President Donald Trump’s dirty-trickster ally Roger Stone on Tuesday afternoon after the Justice Department intervened in Stone’s favor by recommending a reduced sentence per the president’s wishes. The seismic blow to the department’s tradition of independence was somewhat overshadowed that night by the results of the Democratic primary in New Hampshire. In the end, though, the Stone case might be a greater portent for this year’s presidential election than any caucus or primary
2020-02-14 19:02 | The Soapbox, Politics, Donald Trump | NewRepublic
On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote:
‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, and with this power the government, by means of its organs – its officials, law courts, schools,
The post ‘Burned at the Stake’ – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Demolishes the Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
2020-02-14 16:02 | English, Julian Assange, Nils Melzer | GlobalResearch
What follows is a conversation between Dr. Min Song and Kim Brown of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post.
KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Kim Brown.
At the 92nd annual Academy Awards show that aired Sunday, the film Parasite became the first foreign language film ever to win the Oscar for best picture. The film simply cleaned up;
2020-02-13 15:02 | academy awards, Bong Joon Ho, chicago review of books | TruthDig
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to ensure that all parties will receive equal treatment in Israel's March election. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday to complain about the treatment his party received in previous elections.
The prime minister reportedly asked Zuckerberg to ensure that all parties will receive equal treatment in the run up to Israel's March election - the country's
2020-02-13 13:02 | News | Al-Araby
The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that four members of the People’s Liberation Army have been charged for the 2017 hacking of consumer credit reporting agency Equifax , making the 2017 attack the latest major data breach believed to be linked to China . None of the four alleged members of the PLA are in U.S. custody, and all are believed to be living in China. The hacked data included names, birth dates, and Social
2020-02-13 05:02 | China & the World, Law, Level 2 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
The slogans "Jews awaken" and "Stop assimilating" were scrawled on a mosque and another building in Jish, a small village in the Galilee just south of Israel's border with Lebanon. Dozens of cars in a Palestinian village in Israel were vandalised overnight, police said on Tuesday, with slogans sprayed on a mosque indicating the involvement of Jewish extremists.
The slogans "Jews awaken" and "Stop assimilating" were scrawled
2020-02-12 09:02 | News | Al-Araby
Comment: Whether or not he's re-elected, the damage is done. Netanyahu has paved the way for the most maniacal racists in Israel's history, writes David Sheen. As Israel heads towards its third national election in less than a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is up to his neck in legal woes. In November, he was indicted for fraud , bribery and breach of trust over three separate corruption scandals. He is suspected of trading
2020-02-12 00:02 | Comment | Al-Araby
“You know, the saddest thing is that because I’m the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department,” President Donald Trump said in a radio interview in November 2017. “I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be doing. And I’m very frustrated by it.” That frustration likely ended on Tuesday as the
2020-02-11 23:02 | The Soapbox, Politics, Department of Justice | NewRepublic
WASHINGTON — Four lawyers who prosecuted Roger Stone quit the case Tuesday after the Justice Department said it would take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant. The decision by the Justice Department came just hours after Trump complained that the recommended sentence for Stone was “very horrible and unfair.” The Justice Department said the sentencing recommendation was made Monday night — before Trump’s tweet — and
2020-02-11 22:02 | adam schiff, amy berman jackson, chuck schumer | TruthDig
Over the last year, the OPCW has faced a series of leaks related to the Fact Finding Mission’s (FFM) investigation into the Douma chemical attack. The OPCW have now released their investigation into these leaks. These leaks appear to have originated from two former employees: Inspector A, who is Ian Henderson and Inspector B, a.k.a “Alex”, who is almost certainly Brendan Whelan .
2020-02-11 13:02 | MENA, alex, Assad | BellingCat
after 5:30 Monday evening, Suzanne Roantree, a TV reporter for the New Hampshire
station WMUR, did a segment on a Manchester sidewalk about the large swath of
Democrats who were still up for grabs in the New Hampshire primary. “Those undecided voters say that they are looking for a candidate
who will follow through on the promises they made on the campaign trail,” she said. In an interview with me on Monday afternoon, University of New Hampshire pollster Andy Smith estimated that 25
2020-02-11 11:02 | The Soapbox, Politics, New Hampshire | NewRepublic
A made-up rape allegation and fabricated evidence in Sweden, pressure from the UK not to drop the case, a biased judge, detention in a maximum security prison, psychological torture – and soon extradition to the U.S., where he could face …
The post The Truth About Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
2020-02-10 14:02 | English, Julian Assange, Sweden | GlobalResearch
David Morales, the indicted owner of the Spanish private security firm Undercover Global, is being investigated by Spain’s high court for allegedly providing the CIA with audio and video recordings of the meetings WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had with his attorneys and other visitors when the publisher was in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The security firm also reportedly photographed the passports of all of Assange’s visitors. It is accused of taking visitors’ phones, which were not permitted in
2020-02-10 08:02 | Chris Hedges, afghanistan, audiencia nacional | TruthDig
Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London’s Belmarsh prison).
Each of these journalists made unique contributions to …
The post Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger and Assange appeared first on Global Research .
2020-02-09 15:02 | English, journalism | GlobalResearch
Truth has broken through for those confused about how a publisher ended up in a maximum security prison in London with a one-way extradition ticket to court in the U.S. and the rest of his life behind bars.
One of …
The post German TV Exposes the Lies that Entrapped Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
2020-02-09 14:02 | English, Julian Assange, United States | GlobalResearch
The cyberattack disrupted internet and mobile phone services for an hour on Saturday, authorities said. Iran repelled a cyberattack on Saturday that disrupted the country's internet services for an hour, a telecommunications ministry official said.
"At 11:44 (0814 GMT) a distributed denial-of-service attack disrupted the internet services of some mobile and fixed operators for an hour," tweeted Sajad Bonabi.
A DDoS attack involves overwhelming a target's
2020-02-08 15:02 | News | Al-Araby
Truth has broken through for those confused about how a publisher ended up in a maximum security prison in London with a one-way extradition ticket to court in the U.S. and the rest of his life behind bars. One of the main German TV channels (ZDF) ran two prime-time segments on Wednesday night exposing authorities … Continue reading "German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange"
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2020-02-08 05:02 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
An interview was recently given by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer , to Republik on Julian Assange . The headline reads “A murderous system is being created before our very eyes”. During the interview, Melzer details just why …
The post Assange’s Case Represents ‘Failure of Western Law’ – Says UN’s Nils Melzer appeared first on Global Research .
2020-02-07 15:02 | English, Julian Assange, Nils Melzer | GlobalResearch
"We feel that Assange, Manning and Snowden have to be recognized for their 'unprecedented contributions to the pursuit of peace and their immense personal sacrifices to promote peace for all'. With the unveiling of US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and the global surveillance program of the US secret services, the three have 'exposed the architecture of war and strengthened the architecture of peace.'"
2020-02-06 19:02 | News | CourageFound
The day after Donald Trump’s election, Pete Buttigieg stopped by the Notre Dame campus to attend an impromptu gathering of about three dozen distraught College Democrats who had all worked on losing 2016 campaigns. The South Bend mayor—who seemed at the time like an island of calm in a sea of Democratic despair—listened to the students and offered words of balm and hope. Steven Higgins, now a Notre Dame senior, recalled, “For me, listening to Mayor Pete on November 9
2020-02-05 23:02 | Politics, The Soapbox, Pete Buttigieg | NewRepublic
Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its “peacemaking”.
The current White House is no exception – it has just been far more incompetent at concealing its joint strategy with the Israelis.
2020-02-05 17:02 | Articles, Commentary, Benjamin Netanyahu | PalestineChronicle
The expression “ self-licking ice cream cone ” was first used in 1992 to describe a hidebound bureaucracy at NASA . Yet, as an image, it’s even more apt for America’s military-industrial complex, an institution far vaster than NASA and thoroughly dedicated to working for its own perpetuation and little else.
Thinking about that led me to another phrase based on America’s seemingly endless string of victory-less wars: the self-defeating military. The U.S., after all, hasn’t won a major
2020-02-05 16:02 | afghanistan papers, afghanistan war, american military | TruthDig
See here for detailed information on upcoming events in defence of Julian Assange and WIkiLeaks around the world. Get in touch to add your event at email@example.com
2020-02-03 17:02 | News | CourageFound
On 30 January 2020, at the National Press Club’s First Amendment Lounge in Washington D.C., a panel of experts discussed the Trump Administration’s indictment of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and the impact Assange’s extradition and prosecution could have on the freedom of the press.
2020-02-03 17:02 | News | CourageFound
At a press conference in Mexico City early this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador called for imprisoned Wikileaks journalist Julian Assange to be “pardoned and freed.” President Obrador also called for an end to the “torture” of Assange.
2020-02-03 17:02 | News | CourageFound
Nearly four years after the 2016 primaries, tensions that arose within the Democratic Party during the last presidential election cycle remain largely unresolved. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is partly to blame , as she recently opened old wounds with comments about Bernie Sanders, one of the Democrats’ current front-runners. Telling the Hollywood Reporter that “nobody likes” her former opponent, she also criticized his supporters and refused to commit to backing him were he to win the nomination.
2020-01-31 14:01 | Scheer Intelligence, barack obama, bernie sanders | TruthDig
On January 24, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is detained in London’s Belmarsh prison solely for the purposes of the US extradition request, was moved out of solitary confinement. He is now placed into a different wing of the prison, where he can interact with other inmates. In a statement, WikiLeaks Ambassador Joseph Farrell indicated, … Continue reading "Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty"
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2020-01-31 05:01 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
Andy Worthington and a quote from the “Unauthorized Disclosure” show he featured on in January 2020, speaking about Guantánamo and Julian Assange. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please click on the button below to donate via PayPal.
2020-01-29 20:01 | American torture, Andy Worthington's TV and radio appearances, Andy Worthington's US tour (January 2020) | AndyWorthington
Fifty-two years after young people changed history with the New Hampshire primary election, a new generation is ready to do it again — this time by mobilizing behind Bernie Sanders. During early 1968, thousands of young people volunteered in New Hampshire to help the insurgent presidential campaign of Democratic Sen. Eugene McCarthy — who went on to stun the party establishment by winning 42 percent of the state’s primary vote against President Lyndon Johnson’s 49 percent. Three weeks later, Johnson
2020-01-27 16:01 | bernie sanders, eugene mccarthy, lyndon johnson | TruthDig
Andy Worthington discussing Guantánamo on RT on January 15, 2020, in the only news feature marking the 18th anniversary of the prison’s opening in the whole of the US broadcast media. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please click on
2020-01-24 20:01 | Andy Worthington's TV and radio appearances, Andy Worthington's US tour (January 2020), Closing Guantanamo | AndyWorthington