In London: Free Assange Human Chain

Friday, 26 August 2022 — RootsAction

We’re forwarding information from the Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign.

The national Surround Parliament demonstration on Saturday 8 October is fast approaching. We need the largest possible turnout so we are asking for your help. We already have roughly one half of the 5,000 links needed in the human chain that will surround the Houses of Parliament!

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Those Angry at Rushdie’s Stabbing Have Been Missing In Action Over a Far Bigger Threat to our Freedom

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — MintPress Newsnathan 

Jonathan Cook

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Nothing I am about to write should be read as diminishing in any way my sympathy for Salman Rushdie, or my outrage at the appalling attack on him. Those who more than 30 years ago put a fatwa on his head after he wrote the novel, “The Satanic Verses,” made this assault possible. They deserve contempt. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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CIA, Pompeo Sued For Allegedly Spying On US Attorneys And Journalists Who Met With Assange

Monday, 15 August 2022 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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A group of journalists and lawyers, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living under political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, sued the CIA and former CIA director Mike Pompeo. They allege that the agency under Pompeo spied on them in violation of their privacy rights.

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BREAKING: 11 AM Press Conference! CIA & Mike Pompeo SUED for Spying on Americans!

Monday, 15 August 2022 — Assange Defense

Remember when news broke that the CIA plotted to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange, and that they colluded with a foreign security firm to spy on those who visited him in the embassy?

Today, attorneys announced a bombshell lawsuit against the CIA, its former Director Mike Pompeo, and the security firm he conspired with.

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Take Part in The Human Chain to Free Julian Assange – 8 October 2022

Thursday, 11 August 2022 — — Don’t Extradite Assange

Plus two new video interviews with Stella Assange

By Don’t Extradite Assange

Below is the initiative of the Free Assange human chain.

Sign up for the Human Chain here

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Dear Supporter,

Because of your help over 1500 people have pledged to be part of the Free Assange human chain. Thank you for sharing the event on social media and around the United Kingdom.

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The US is ‘close to getting its hands on Julian Assange. An interview with John Pilger

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 — John Pilger

In an interview with Oscar Grenfell of the World Socialist Website, John Pilger explains the latest manoeuvres by the US and UK authorities to extradite Julian Assange, journalist and publisher, to the US where he faces 175 years in prison for the crime of journalism.

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Ithaka

Sunday, 10 July 2022 — Craig Murray

Away from the Tory Babel over who will be the top “world-leading” sociopath, I spent the last two evenings in the company of decent people. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, were in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the screening of “Ithaka”, the documentary that follows the fight by Julian Assange’s family to have him freed. I was moderating the Q & A.

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Assange Fights Extradition To United States With Two Appeals

Friday, 15 July 2022 — The Dissenter

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Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange separately appealed decisions by Home Office Secretary Priti Patel and a United Kingdom district court, which authorized his extradition to the United States.

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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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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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Assange Extradition: On To The Next Hurdle

Tuesday, 15 March 2022 — Craig Murray

With Julian still, for no rational reason, held in maximum security, the legal process around his extradition continues to meander its way through the overgrown bridlepaths of the UK’s legal system. Today the Supreme Court refused to hear Julian’s appeal, which was based on the grounds of his health and the effect upon it of incarceration in the conditions of the United States prison service. It stated his appeal had “no arguable legal grounds.”

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