Tag Archives: Assange

Crucifying Julian Assange, by Chris Hedges

Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.

Upcoming Trove of Wikileaks Files to Expose Google, U.S. Government

“WikiLeaks has provided a unique and quite outstanding service to the people of the world,” Noam Chomsky said.

John Pilger: The revolutionary act of telling the truth

Pilger: The truth about a war on terror that was always a war of terror; the truth about Guantanamo, the truth about Iraq, Afghanistan, Latin America. Never has such truth-telling been so urgently needed. With honourable exceptions, those in the media paid ostensibly to keep the record straight are now absorbed into a system of propaganda that is no longer journalism, but anti-journalism

John Feffer | Mouths Wide Shut: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Feffer: in basement offices in Washington, DC, secure locations in northern Virginia, and listening posts in suburban Maryland, the high priests and priestesses of a secretive cult are quietly toasting the president for a very different legacy: his fierce defense of a lawless and destructive fraternity that has only grown more powerful on his watch.

Julian Assange Case: Sweden To Drop Sex Assault Inquiry

 The Wikileaks founder still faces the more serious allegation of rape. But prosecutors have run out of time to investigate Mr Assange for sexual assault because they have not succeeded in questioning him. He denies all allegations and has said they are part of a smear campaign.    Photo: Julian Assange, pictured in 2014, has said that […]

WikiLeaks Releases ‘Largest Leak of Trade Negotiations in History’

From the article: [June 3’s] release is the largest on secret TISA documents and covers numerous previously undisclosed areas. It contains drafts and annexes on issues such as air traffic, maritime, professional services, e-commerce, delivery services, transparency, domestic regulation, as well as several document on the positions of negotiating parties. WikiLeaks has also published detailed expert analysis of the topics covered in today’s release.

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John Pilger: The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce

In the summer of 2010, Assange had been in Sweden to talk about WikiLeaks revelations of the war in Afghanistan – in which Sweden had forces under US command. The Americans are pursuing Assange because WikiLeaks exposed their epic crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale killing of tens of thousands of civilians, which they […]

Julian Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. A court in Sweden may drop rape charges against Julian Assange. (photo: AFP) By Julian Assange, Newsweek  ReaderSupportedNews.org   October 24, 2014 For […]

▶ 52 Orgs. Demand Charges against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange be Dropped

Assange on his two years of asylum | MSNBC. NOW MSNBC  Alex Wagner  June 19, 2014 Julian Assange discusses his time spent in embassy asylum, and the efforts being made by some organizations to have charges against him dropped. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page […]

Somerset Bean: An infographic detailing Assange’s time in the Embassy and the circumstances that led to his asylum.

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Assange’s Christmas address from Ecuador embassy in London

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Mark Weisbrot> Assange and Sweden’s Shame

A Pernicious Attack on Freedom of Expression Assange and Sweden’s Shame by MARK WEISBROT  September 7-9, 2012  Counterpunch.org It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie, where the kidnapper walks up from behind, with a gun protruding from his trench coat pocket. “Keep walking, and don’t say anything,” he warns. Such was the U.K. […]