Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, They’re Agents of It

11 May 2021 — Matt Taibbi

The War on Terror has come home, and news companies are pioneering a new brand of vigilante reporting, partnering with the spy agencies they supposed to be overseeing

Matt Taibbi

 Former CIA director John Brennan was a media villain, now he’s media himself.

What a difference a decade makes.

Just over ten years ago, on July 25, 2010, Wikileaks released 75,000 secret U.S. military reports involving the war in Afghanistan. The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel helped release the documents, which were devastating to America’s intelligence community and military, revealing systemic abuses that included civilian massacres and an assassination squad, TF 373, whose existence the United States kept “protected” even from its allies.

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Watch: Rafael Correa on Venezuela, Assange, and ‘preventing the total destruction of our homeland’

16 December 2020 — The Grayzone

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Max Blumenthal interviews former Ecuador President Rafael Correa, who was in Venezuela to observe its legislative elections and show support to a government under sustained economic and political attack by the US (inc. transcript).


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Iraq War Logs: 10th Anniversary

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!

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The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life. Why is the paper so silent?

22 September 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump’s administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to “espionage”.

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Assange Defense and Jimmy Dore Team Up!

2 September 2020 — Assange Defense

Currently, Julian Assange faces extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States, where he has been indicted on 18 counts for obtaining, possessing, conspiring to publish and for publishing classified information. The indictment marks the first-ever use of the Espionage Act for the publication of truthful information in the public interest, and it represents a gravely dangerous attempt to criminalize basic journalistic activity, threatening journalists’ right to publish and your right, as a citizen, to know the truth.

Ahead Of Major Assange Hearing, UK Court Urged To Ensure Press Access

26 August 2020 — The Dissenter

Global COVID-19 pandemic will likely prevent dozens of journalists from covering proceeding if court does not take action to provide live video to press

A major three-week hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case is scheduled in London on September 7. However, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic will likely prevent dozens of journalists from around the world from reporting on proceedings if the Westminster Magistrates Court does not take action.

Julian Assange Court Case Delayed Again in Bizarre Circumstances

14 August 2020 — Mint Press News

“I have never in my career faced so much difficulty attempting to trial monitor as in Julian Assange’s case.” — Rebecca Vincent, Director of International Campaigns for Reporters Without Borders.

Assange Indictment: Old Wine in Older Bottles

30 July 2020 — Off Guardian

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Demonstrators supporting Julian Assange hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written. But the scribes are far from original. Repeated rituals of administrative hearings that have no common purpose other than to string things out before the axe are being enacted.

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