Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday – We Need To Step Up the Fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing is set to start on Monday September 7 at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of London and could last three or four weeks. Assange has been indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of conspiring with a source to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse … Continue reading “Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday – We Need To Step Up the Fight”

Assange’s US Extradition, Threat to Future of Internet and Democracy

On Monday May 4, the British Court decided that the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, scheduled for May 18, would be moved to September. This four month delay was made after Assange’s defense lawyer argued the difficulty of his receiving a fair hearing due to restrictions posed by the Covid-19 lockdown. Monday’s hearing … Continue reading “Assange’s US Extradition, Threat to Future of Internet and Democracy”

Assange’s Extradition: Covid-19 Brings Death Sentence to Free Speech

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world screeched to a halt, the prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange continues. At the case management court hearing on Tuesday, April 7, Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange’s extradition hearing would resume in May as previously planned despite the global spread of coronavirus and that, if needed, … Continue reading “Assange’s Extradition: Covid-19 Brings Death Sentence to Free Speech”

Assange’s Extradition, Escalation of the US War on Terror

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”

Assange’s Extradition Hearing Reveals Trump’s War on Free Press

On Monday, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange’s one-week extradition hearing began at Woolwich Crown Court in SouthEast London. The judge heard the opening arguments for the prosecution and defense. The prosecution began, accusing the journalist who exposed the US government’s war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan of espionage charges that would carry 175 years in jail. … Continue reading “Assange’s Extradition Hearing Reveals Trump’s War on Free Press”

Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Opens Monday: The Fight for the Free Press Is Now On

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing opens Monday. Finally, his legal team can argue in a court over the offenses listed in the indictment against the journalist who published government documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prosecution of Assange threatens press freedom. This is the first time that the US … Continue reading “Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Opens Monday: The Fight for the Free Press Is Now On”

Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Antiwar Movement

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”

Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty

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”

The War on Journalism: The Greenwald Persecution Mimics Assange

At the hearing on Thursday, at Westminster in London, the timetable for Julian Assange’s US extradition case was worked out. Assange’s US legal teams made an application to have the extradition hearing split. His defense lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, emphasized to the court that they won’t be ready to call the main body of their evidence … Continue reading “The War on Journalism: The Greenwald Persecution Mimics Assange”

Why Assange Extradition Case Matters to Our Democracy

On Monday January 13, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in his fight against extradition to the US. The administrative hearing concerned Assange’s lack of access to legal counsel, making it difficult for him to adequately prepare for his case. His lawyer, Gareth Peirce, told the Judge that UK prison is blocking … Continue reading “Why Assange Extradition Case Matters to Our Democracy”