12 November 2020 — Assange Defense
We are happy to announce the release of the first video in our Iraq War Logs series, and we hope you can help by amplifying these messages on social media!
21 October 2020 — Assange Defense
Ten years ago today, WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history: the Iraq War Logs.
The Assange Defense Committee will release a video tomorrow to commemorate this anniversary. The video explores the background of the leaks, what was revealed, and their impact. Today, we want to give you a sneak preview of our video!
17 September 2020 — Assange Defense
It was another day of explosive testimony in Julian’s extradition hearing, with two witnesses taking the stand. Journalist John Slobada explained to the court the important journalistic contributions of WikiLeaks in revealing civilian casualties, while legal scholar Carey Shenkman stressed how the U.S. indictment of Julian is for a “political offense” and that Julian’s human rights are being violated.
15 September 2020 — Assange Defense
Two experts testified in Julian’s hearing today, making important arguments against extradition.
You can read a full recap of the day’s hearing at our blog. Let’s get right into today’s highlights:
9 September 2020 — Media Lens
The use and misuse of George Orwell’s truth-telling is so widespread that we can easily miss his intended meaning. For example, with perfect (Orwellian) irony, the BBC has a statue of Orwell outside Broadcasting House, bearing the inscription:
‘If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’
9 September 2020 — Off Guardian
I began a recent post with this assertion:
The western world is inhabited by those who know we are ruled by sociopaths … and that much larger group which, taking at face value the surface forms of democracy informed by independent media, either cannot or will not accept this admittedly frightening truth.
8 September 2020 — Moon of Alabama
Today the London show trial over the extradition of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange to the U.S. has begun. U.S. prosecutors claim that Assange’s publishing of evidence of U.S. war crimes has violated the U.S. Espionage Act.
Why an Australian publisher who worked from Europe and evidently published truthful evidence of war crimes should by guilty under a political U.S. law is beyond me.
5 August 2020 — Sputnik International
Filmmaker and journalist Pablo Navarrete followed John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, over a number of months as he campaigns to prevent his son from being extradited to the United States and secure his release from Britain’s Belmarsh maximum-security prison.