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Democracy Now! Assange: Ellsberg, Scahill, Assange Lawyer weigh in on “grave threat to press freedom”

Assange faces up to 170 additional years in prison under the new charges—10 years for each count of violating the Espionage Act.

Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

[Truthdig] Editor’s note: Michael Ratner, the pioneering civil rights and constitutional lawyer, died Wednesday from cancer complications at age 72. In 2013, Ratner spoke on Truthdig Radio with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and former Truthdig Managing Editor Peter Scheer. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview. Truthdig Radio  May 12, […]

▶ Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around The World

[Center for Constitutional Rights]’s Michael Ratner break downs how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to Protect Publishers as well as Whistleblowers.

▶ 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 […]

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

John Feffer: The Surveillance Blitz

Our privacy is getting hit from two sides — from corporations as well as the government. By John Feffer  Foreign Policy in Focus  January 29, 2014 We’ve become all too comfortable opening up our lives to the scrutiny of others. (Photo: bclinesmith / Flickr) Some years ago when I was fielding complaints from authors through the […]

[Video] Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama

Published on Oct 25, 2013 Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don’t go as far as to label them as war crimes  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on […]

[Video] Michael Ratner: US Attack On Syria Violates International Law

Published on Sep 5, 2013 Michael Ratner: Without UN approval US attack on Syria violates international law  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check […]

Julian Assange: Media’s Failure To Defend Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks Emboldened DOJ

Assange said that the decision to charge Manning with aiding the enemy — a charge that the Army private is now fighting in a military court trial — should be a “wake-up call” to the U.S. media. Ryan Grim  Huffington Post.com Posted: 06/04/2013 7:38 am EDT  |  Updated: 06/04/2013 1:02 pm EDT Click here for the video link. WASHINGTON — The […]

Truthdig> Assange, Potential Enemy of the State, Speaks to U.N.

Assange, Potential Enemy of the State, Speaks to U.N. Posted on Sep 27, 2012   truthdig.com Speaking from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, a weary Julian Assange denounced the Obama administration for exploiting the Arab Spring for political gain during an address to the United Nations via video link on Wednesday morning. Democracy Now! Assange borrowed a […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange

Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange Posted on Jun 22, 2012   truthdig.com Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, an Assange supporter makes a sign that reads: “Ecuador: Country of Freedom” Few people have so fully devoted their lives to exposing abuses of power as WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. As the newsstands, Internet columns and blogs have […]

CCR Calls on Manning Court-Martial Judge to Uphold Right to Open Trial

CCR Calls on Manning Court-Martial Judge to Uphold Right to Open Trial Common Dreams    March 22, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 22, 2012 CONTACT: Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)   Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6480   press@ccrjustice.org David Lerner, Riptide Communications, (212) 260-5000   david@riptidecommunications.com Press and Public Must be Given Immediate Access to Documents and Information Filed […]