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Julian Assange and the degraded spectacle of Britain’s Guardian By Robert Stevens 30 May 2019 The levelling of 17 charges against Julian Assange by the United States under the Espionage Act stands as a condemnation of the near decade-long witch-hunt led by Britain’s Guardian against the WikiLeaks founder. For years the Guardian portrayed Assange as […]

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US court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison By Niles Niemuth 23 April 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning remains in jail after a federal appeals court Monday rejected her request to be released on bail and upheld a contempt order against her for refusing to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring fabricated charges […]

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Appeals Court Won’t Release Chelsea Manning From Jail

April 22, 2019           |                                       

The US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a brief order on Monday ruling that whistleblower Chelsea Manning must remain in jail on contempt charges for refusing to answer grand jury questions in March. The government wanted Manning to testify against WikiLeaks before a grand jury to build a case against them in […]

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Julian Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11. The Australian-born co-founder of Wikileaks had been trapped in the building since 2012 after taking refuge there. He was immediately found guilty of failing to surrender to a British court, and was taken to Belmarsh prison. An extradition to the United States […]

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Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US By Oscar Grenfell 22 April 2019 A CNN report last week, revealing that the US Justice Department “expects to bring additional charges” against Julian Assange has underscored the immense dangers confronting the WikiLeaks founder, after he was illegally arrested by British police at Ecuador’s […]

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The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political class would continue with their long-running deceptions about Julian Assange now that he […]

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Ex-Obama Aide Denies Guilt In Ukraine Lobbying Case

April 12, 2019           |                                       

Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements and concealing information about work he performed in 2012 for Ukraine in a case that originated in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Craig entered the plea on April 12 in federal court in Washington a day after […]

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Former Estonian Security Agent Suspected Of 'Cooperating' With Russian Intelligence

April 12, 2019           |                                       

A former Estonian security agent who was once awarded a medal for his service to the small Baltic nation has been detained on suspicion of cooperating with Russian intelligence, the director of Estonia’s Internal Security Service (KAPO) said on April 12. Vladimir Kulikov was detained on March 26, Arnold Sinisalu, KAPO’s director general said, adding […]

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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a waiting British police van on Thursday, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents. British […]

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The Court of Appeals for the state of Washington on Monday overturned valve turner Ken Ward’s burglary conviction because he was not allowed to present a climate “necessity defense” of his role in the multi-state action to shut down tar sands pipelines in 2016. “Ward intended to protest the continued use of tar sands oil, […]

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Chelsea Manning files motion for immediate release pending appeal By Kevin Reed 3 April 2019 Chelsea Manning’s legal team submitted a motion on Monday to the US Eastern District Court of Virginia for her immediate release pending her appeal of the decision that sent her to jail indefinitely on March 8. Manning was imprisoned by […]

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U.S. Attorney General Expected To Present Mueller Report To Congress On March 24

March 23, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who has been reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, is expected to send his summary of the findings to Congress on March 24, news media are reporting. Upon receiving Mueller’s report on March 22, Barr said in a letter to congressional leaders […]

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The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media

March 23, 2019           |                                       

In 2010, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was given a 35-year prison sentence after she had leaked more than 700,000 confidential US State Department and Pentagon documents, videos and diplomatic cables about the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks. Perhaps the most notorious of the releases was a US military video that WikiLeaks […]

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ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson Wins Walter Cronkite Award for “Documenting Hate”

March 20, 2019           |                                       

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced this week that ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson is the winner of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the category of Individual Achievement by a National Journalist. Thompson was recognized for “Documenting Hate,” a two-part documentary made in partnership with Frontline. The […]

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