"Whether or not Assange is guilty of sexual violence, we do not believe that is why he is being pursued. Once again women’s fury and frustration at the prevalence of rape and other violence is being used by politicians to advance their own purposes."
Ukraine: Mike Madden, Media; DN!: Katrina vanden Heuvel, War Danger; Blinken Meets with Russian Counterpart
"The U.S. says 100,000 Russian troops have massed near the Ukrainian border. Russia denies it’s planning an invasion, but wants guarantees NATO will not expand to include Ukraine or any other former Soviet nations."
“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”
The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue... at the center of a national debate.”