FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange After Arrest In Ecuador Embassy

3 October 2020 — The Dissenter

“One record of [Assange’s] entire archive” was effectively purloined, and without it, attorney Gareth Peirce mentioned it has made putting together a defense in his extradition case more difficult.

Kevin Gosztola

The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government’s help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from the Ecuador embassy in London on April 11, 2019.According to Gareth Peirce, one of Assange’s attorneys, that day she “made immediate contact with the embassy in regard to legally privileged material, an issue of huge concern.” Assange wanted the material—in addition to “confidential medical data”—”identified and released to his lawyers.” Continue reading

Russia’s response to expansion of NATO to its doorstep

3 October, 2020 — Asia Times

The West is shell-shocked by Russia’s resurgence under President Vladimir Putin

by MK Bhadrakumar

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Russian President Vladimir Putin upon his arrival to attend a peace summit on Libya at the Chancellery in Berlin on January 19, 2020. Photo: AFP / John MacDougall

The following is the sixth installment of an extended report on one of the most important geopolitical developments of the 21st century: the increasingly comprehensive alliance between China and Russia and its implications for Eurasian and regional powers across the planet. To follow the series, click here.

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Energy Policy: The UK Government conceded

3 October 2020 — Goodlaw Project

The Government has at last accepted it must review its outdated energy policy that has allowed fossil fuel projects to be forced through. This important concession from Government, which can be read here, followed judicial review proceedings launched by Good Law Project in March alongside noted environmentalists Dale Vince and George Monbiot. Continue reading