Rally in defence of Julian Assange held in Zurich
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
In Zurich, Marianne Arens spoke on behalf of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party–SGP) and called for the mobilisation of the working class in Assange's defence.
Jeremy Corbyn's criminal silence during Julian Assange's extradition hearing
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Corbyn said nothing when he could have raised Assange's fate in Parliament every single day, informing millions of the fundamental violation of his democratic rights.
Brisbane rally calls for freedom for Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Participants applauded and cheered the speakers as they denounced the Australian government's complicity in the abuses of Assange's basic legal rights.
US Election; Delhi Clashes; Syria; Assange; Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-02
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk about US election, Delhi clashes, Syria, Assange's Extradition Hearing, coronavirus.
Drone Spotted at Frankfurt Airport, Flights Currently Suspended – Aviation Authority
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-02
Last month, the operations at Frankfurt airport were temporarily suspended due to what police described as "targeted disruptive action" by drones in the area.
Freedom of the Press on Trial: 10 Reasons Why Assange Is Lawfully in the Right
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
Freedom of the press is on trial right now in London, as the Assange case has now gone 3 days. As this massive case begins, Julian Assange has been subjected to yet more intimidation, depravation and abuse. In just the …
More 'bombshells' from Assange lawyers. Extradition case exposed as seriously flawed
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
A serious flaw in the US extradition case against Julian Assange has been exposed by lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder. Consequently, the defence has called for the extradition to be denied.In the course of the proceedings, the defence also revealed more "bombshells", including how witnesses will be called to back up claims…
Protest demands reversal of decision in Chicago police torture survivor case
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-29
Chicago, IL – In an attack on the human rights movement to stop police torture in Chicago, a Cook County judge ordered a torture survivor back to prison for life on February 14. In doing so, Judge Thomas Hennelly ignored irrefutable X-ray evidence of Gerald Reed's torture at the hands of the infamous Jon Burge "midnight crew," flouted the findings of the governor-appointed Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
Torture, Still: You Will Never See Your Child Again (Or If You Do She/He Will Be Unrecognizable)
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-29
Assange Extradition: Can a French Touch Pierce a Neo-Orwellian Farce?
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
It's quite fitting that the
Judge Orders Assange Held in Glass Box During Extradition Trial
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
In the United Kingdom, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition to the U.S., a magistrate court judge decided he must remain isolated in a glass box at the back of the courtroom.
Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange's case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th. It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage …
Connecticut prison warning: Prolonged solitary confinement may 'amount to torture', UN expert warns
news.un.org | 2020-02-28
The "excessive use" of solitary confinement by the prison service in the US state of Connecticut, prompted an independent UN human rights expert to voice alarm on Friday.
Protesters demand Julian Assange be set free
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-28
freedom of speech Jim McIlroyIssue 1255 Australia whistleblower war crimesFebruary 28, 2020A protest organised by People for Assange called for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be set free. | The Febr…
Relentless campaign to smear Assange
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-28
democracy Daniel SafiIssue 1255 Australia Wikileaks Julian AssangeFebruary 28, 2020Where would we be today without the relentless campaign against Julian Assange by mainstream media and unscrupulous journalis…
Headlines for February 27, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Grow as U.S. Cites First "Community Spread" of Pathogen, Trump Blames "Caronavirus" Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting, Trump Taps VP Mike Pence, Who's Blamed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, to Lead Coronavirus Response, Gunman Kills 5 at Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Physicians Group Calls U.S. Migrant Family Separations "Torture", U.S. Drops Charge Against Scott Warren, Who Aided Migrants Crossing Desert, House Approves Emmett Till Act to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime, Feds Arrest Five Neo-Nazis for Threatening Journalists and Activists, ABC Suspends David Wr…
Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-27
Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court. Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens. Julian Assange, whose deteriorating condition has been noted for months by psychologists, doctors and UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils …
John Pilger: Llegó el momento para que Julian Assange sea liberado, no traicionado
John Pilger | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-27
La verdad es que Australia podía haber rescatado a Julian Assange, y todavía puede. Los líderes de su tierra natal…
The Chicago Police Department's History of Torture
Edward Burmila | thenation.com | 2020-02-27
The Chicago Police Department's History of Torture…
Julian Assange Against the Imperium: Day Two of Extradition Hearings
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-26
The second day of extradition hearings against Julian Assange and by virtue of that, WikiLeaks, saw Mark Summers QC deliver a formidable serve for the defence at Woolwich Crown Court. "It's difficult to conceive of a clearer example of an extradition request that boldly and blatantly misstates the facts as they are known to be …
As Assange's trial begins, his lawyers highlight risk of extradition with CIA spying operation's 'extreme measures'
Kevin Gosztola | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-25
Assange's lawyers pointed to CIA surveillance by a Sheldon Adelson-backed private contractor and the Trump administration's public contempt for the…
Headlines for February 25, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-25
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape, 2020 Democratic Candidates Gear Up for Debate as More Damning Comments by Bloomberg Surface, Bernie Sanders Defends Praise for Fidel Castro's Literacy Program, Protests in India Kill At Least 7 as Trump Continues Visit, Former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak Dies, U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange's Extradition Case, As Coronavirus Spreads Around the Globe, White House Requests Emergency Funding, China Sentences Bookseller Critical of Chinese Government to 10 Years in Prison, Clashes Between Haitian Police and Soldiers Leave One Dead as Anti-Gov't Protests Rag…
From Being Tortured in Sri Lanka to the U.S. Supreme Court
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-02-24
On a frigid day in early February, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam | stands under an awning on a street corner in lower Manhattan along with one of | his attorneys, Celso Perez of the ACLU. Both are bundled in heavy winter | jackets. Perez is holding his phone up and squinting as he concentrates on the | tinny voice of a translator emanating from its speaker. | "I want them to be aware that you're traveling," Perez says | into the phone. | The voice on the other line translates what Perez said into | Tamil, the native language of Sri Lanka's largest ethnic minority. Thuraissigiam, | heavyset in his late 40s with a…
Julian Assange extradition hearing sees US attack bravery, press freedom
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-24
As Julian Assange's US extradition hearing begins in London, Randy Credico on the targeting and demonization of the Wikileaks publisher….