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Julian Assange is in Belmarsh Prison hospital after his Swedish lawyer said he was too ill to carry on a conversation. Join us live for a discussion of the latest. The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange can be seen here starting on Friday at 4 pm US Eastern time, 9 PM in London, 10 […]

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JOHN

May 31, 2019           |                                                  |          Download Audio

Assange Too Ill to Appear at Extradition Hearing

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was unable to attend a court hearing in London on US attempts to extradite him, with his lawyer saying he is simply too ill to make an appearance, and has been relocated to his prison’s medical ward. A statement from WikiLeaks reported Assange’s health had “significantly deteriorated” from his seven years […]

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May 29, 2019           |                                                  |          Download Audio

Addressing Ireland’s parliament in Dublin on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized control of American foreign policy in relation to Brexit, saying that Congress would block any new trade deal with the United Kingdom if Britain’s exit from the European Union threatens the peace in Northern Ireland. After introducing the slew of Irish-American lawmakers […]

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SEP (Australia) rallies demand freedom for Julian Assange By our reporters 13 April 2019 The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) held rallies in Sydney and Melbourne yesterday, opposing the illegal termination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s political asylum and calling for a mass movement of workers and young people to secure his freedom. The protests were […]

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Ecuadorian President’s Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan?

April 12, 2019           |                                       

$4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno’s true motives for revoking Assange’s asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy, says Ecuador’s former foreign minister Guillaume Long. [embedded content] The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. Read other […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage […]

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The arrest of Julian Assange adds to the steady erosion of the rights we once took for granted, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern It is a very sad day for the rule of law. Today’s broad-daylight manhandling and kidnapping of Julian Assange from political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London demonstrates in bas-relief […]

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The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, on Thursday morning slammed his right-wing successor, President Lenin Moreno, as a the nation’s “greatest traitor” for stripping Julian Assange of his protected asylum status and invited U.K. police to enter the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest the Wikileaks publisher. “The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin […]

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This breaking news report will be updated throughout the day. Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London’s Metropolitan Police service said in a statement its officers were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s […]

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The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested after the Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, withdrew Assange’s asylum, in a move that runs counter to international asylum law. Charged With Conspiracy to Hack Government Computer; Not Espionage WikiLeaks tweeted that Ecuador allowed British police into the London embassy to arrest Assange at around 10:30 am British […]

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Weekend vigils in London demand freedom for Assange By our reporters 8 April 2019 With Julian Assange facing the threat of imminent eviction, a permanent vigil is being maintained outside Ecuador’s embassy in London demanding freedom and protection for the WikiLeaks founder under international law. Members of the Socialist Equality Party took part in Saturday’s […]

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When Julian Assange does leave the embassy, it will be important to try to focus a hostile media on why it is Assange is actually wanted for extradition, Craig Murray comments. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Entirely unexpectedly, I have been down in London this last three days outside and around the Ecuadorean Embassy, following WikiLeaks’ […]

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I’ve heard the argument that people want to get it over with and ‘just leave’. That’s reckless, stupid and could inflict incalculable damage. Matters can get an awful lot worse – more unstable and angrier and far more economically damaging – after we leave the EU. And I write this as someone who voted for […]

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