Why we need proper legal protections for our right to protest

7 September, 2020 — Netpol

A Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights

In Britain, there are laws that are supposed to protect our civil liberties – specifically the Human Rights Act 1998, which has often proven extremely effective as a means of challenging in court injustices by the state that violates our rights. This may go a long way to explaining why the governing Conservative Party has repeatedly threatened to scrap it since 2015.

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Black Agenda Report 9 September 2020

9 September 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Sept 19: A Nationwide Day of Protest, and of Dialogue on Community Control of Police

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor 
Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support?

Freedom Rider: Losers, Suckers and War 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist 
Democrats are up in arms over Trump’s latest mouth-burst, but the truth is that both corporate parties have made the people suckers for endless, “bipartisan” wars.
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 7

9 September 2020 — Craig Murray


This morning we went straight in to the evidence of Clive Stafford Smith, a dual national British/American lawyer licensed to practice in the UK. He had founded Reprieve in 1999 originally to oppose the death penalty, but after 2001 it had branched out into torture, illicit detention and extraordinary rendition cases in relation to the “war on terror”.

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PEPE ESCOBAR: Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound

8 September 2020 — Consortium News

He is being punished not for stealing fire – but for exposing power under the light of truth and provoking the god of Exceptionalism.

Police ejecting Assange from embassy, April 11, 2019. (YouTube)

Police ejecting Julian Assange from Ecuadorian embassy in London, April 11, 2019. (YouTube)

By Pepe Escobar
Special to Consortium News

This is the tale of an Ancient Greek tragedy reenacted in AngloAmerica.

Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built on the site of a medieval prison.

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