Get ready to resist the PCSC Act!

Saturday, 25 June 2022 — NetPolSave Our Rights

New Police powers are coming into force next week!

On 28th June, most of the powers in the Police, Crime and Sentencing Act will come into force. This includes the changes to the Public Order Act that will allow the police to impose conditions on protests that are too noisy. It also reduces the threshold for arrest and prosecution for breaching conditions from having to prove that a person knew the conditions were imposed to only having to prove they “ought to know”.

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Julian Assange News Links 20-24 June 2022

Friday, 24 June 2022 — The New Dark Age

Don’t Extradite Assange
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/06/dont-extradite-assange/

If Albanese Asks For Assange’s Freedom, Biden Ought To Agree
https://popularresistance.org/if-albanese-asks-for-assanges-freedom-biden-has-every-reason-to-agree/

Stella Assange: ‘We Are Going To Fight This’
https://popularresistance.org/stella-assange-we-are-going-to-fight-this/

UK Government Approves Request To Send Assange To US For Trial
https://popularresistance.org/uk-government-approves-request-to-send-assange-to-us-for-trial/

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Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet

Saturday, 18 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

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British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths about the US empire.

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UK Home Secretary Orders Julian Assange Extradition

Friday, 17 June 2022 — Assange Defense Committee

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has made her decision. This morning, she ordered Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

“A Sad Day for Western Democracy”

The co-chairs of The Assange Defense Committee – Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, and Alice Walker – released the following statement in response to Patel’s decision:

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UK Government Approves Extraditing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Same Country that “Plotted to Assassinate” Him

Friday, 17 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Editors

UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States if convicted of violating the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘Another Dark Day’: UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition To United States

Friday, 17 June 2022 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel (UK Government photo covered by fair use for news and commentary)

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United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

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Patel Responsible For Assange’s ‘Slow-Motion Execution’ If Extradited, Doctors Warn

Monday, 13 June 2022 — The Dissenter

Photo: Alisdare Dickson

A coalition of over 300 doctors warned UK Home Secretary Priti Patel that she may be responsible for the “slow-motion execution” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if her office approves the United States government’s extradition request.

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UK: Is dissent now illegal? How worried should we be?

Monday, 6 June 2022 — Goodlaw Project

Join me for a special Good Law Project live event: “Is the UK shutting down dissent? Protest in the new age of policing powers” on Wednesday 15 June at 5pm.

The Government has changed the law to make it easier for the police to restrict where and how we protest, and it’s set to do so again in the coming months. For many, freedom of
assembly is essential to a healthy democracy. Just how worried should we be about the new powers the Government has given the police, and itself, to limit protest?

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Major UK Political Parties Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Restrict Press Freedom

Monday, 30 May 2022 — The Dissenter

BY RICHARD SPENCE

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is a leading supporter of the “state threats” bill that has press freedom advocates concerned. (Photo: ukhouseoflords)

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All main political parties in the United Kingdom have called for immediate passage in Parliament of new measures to fight “state threats,” which would restrict press freedom and threaten civil liberties.

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The Power of Lies

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — Craig Murray

Craig Murray

The comments on Peter Oborne’s excellent article on Julian Assange in the Guardian last week are a damning indictment of the media’s ability to instil near universal acceptance of “facts” which are easily proven lies.

The Guardian chose as its “Guardian pick” to head the section a comment full of these entirely untrue assertions.

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Stella Assange BBC Interview: “I will keep fighting until Julian is free.”

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — The Assange Defense Committee

We just wanted to share Stella’s amazing appearance on BBC HARDtalk. In a wide-ranging interview that touched on Stella and Julian’s relationship, the U.S. allegations, and other topics, Stella spoke powerfully about what’s at stake and how she plans to keep fighting.

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Amnesty International Resists Calls To Designate Assange A ‘Prisoner Of Conscience’ As Extradition Looms

Monday, 16 May 2022 — The Dissenter

BY MOHAMED ELMAAZI

Photo by Mohamed Elmaazi, NUJ member

The international human rights organization Amnesty International has resisted calls to designate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “prisoner of conscience,” even though the organization acknowledges he is the target of a “politically motivated prosecution” by the United States.

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The persecution of Julian Assange

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 — Jonathan Cook

By Jonathan Cook

According to UN torture expert, the UK and US have colluded to publicly destroy the WikiLeaks founder – and deter others from exposing their crimes

Middle East Eye – 4 May 2022

The British home secretary, Priti Patel, will decide this month whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States, where he faces a sentence of up to 175 years – served most likely in strict, 24-hour isolation in a US super-max jail.

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The Police Bill has received Royal Assent. Get ready to resist!

Thursday, 28 April 2022 — NetPol

It’s time for collective solidarity

On 28th April, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent. Thousands of us took to the streets to resist this draconian legislation. But the battle against the bill was never going to be won in parliament, and it’s now down to all of us to make it unenforceable on the streets.

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