Julian Assange Hopes New Information Filed in Swedish Court Next Week Will Remove Arrest Warrant

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:25 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuador Embassy in the United Kingdom for two years. To mark the anniversary, his legal defense team is making a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Commission intervene in the case. His legal defense team is also planning to make a filing in Swedish [...]

Obama’s Rendition Operation in Libya: It’s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

By: Monday October 7, 2013 12:52 pm

Two raids were mounted by United States military forces over the weekend. One raid led to the rendition of a terror suspect from Libya to a naval vessel and the other raid was an operation in Somalia that failed.

Edward Snowden Provides Information on NSA Cyber Spying & Hacking to Hong Kong Newspaper

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 8:35 pm

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on secret US surveillance programs like PRISM, has provided details on United States government hacking and cyber-spying to a newspaper in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post, which previously interviewed Snowden, was shown information that Snowden said indicated the US government had [...]

The FBI’s Political Decision to Put Assata Shakur on Its List of ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

By: Friday May 3, 2013 8:23 pm

The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s [...]

Lawyers for Julian Assange & WikiLeaks Seek Details on Justice Department’s Criminal Investigation

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Lawyers for WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting further information on the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Assange and WikiLeaks. Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, counsel to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) write, “In light of recent reports suggesting the [...]

Julian Assange’s Fears About Extradition to the United States Affirmed

By: Friday August 17, 2012 12:14 pm

How do supporters of WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange make the leap that he is more likely to be extradited to the United States from Sweden than the United Kingdom? That is a common question and, certainly, a key question for anyone who remains skeptical of whether Assange should have been granted asylum by [...]

Live Blog: UK-Ecuador Standoff Over Asylum for Julian Assange

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 5:56 pm

11:25 PM EST That is all for tonight. Coverage resumes tomorrow some time in the morning. 11:20 PM EST  Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and members of CODEPINK entered an Obama 2012 campaign office in Oakland, California. They came to hand over a letter on Pfc. Bradley Manning—the soldier accused of releasing classified [...]

Ecuador’s Coming Decision on Julian Assange’s Asylum Request

By: Friday August 3, 2012 12:09 pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London awaiting a decision from Ecuador on his asylum request for over a month now. Recent headlines suggest Ecuador is going through all the motions a country would need to go through before it granted asylum to someone who had made such a request. [...]

WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Seeks Political Asylum in Ecuador

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 5:14 pm

(update below) Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, entered the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom last night and requested political asylum. Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country is now reviewing the request. The decision to seek asylum comes just days after the UK Supreme Court decided to not reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden [...]

UK Supreme Court Rejects Julian Assange’s Extradition Appeal

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 8:27 am

(update below) The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom issued a much anticipated decision today, ruling Sweden’s request for WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s extradition was “lawfully made.” By a majority of 5-to-2, the court found the Swedish public prosecutor in the case was in fact a “judicial authority” and held that the European [...]

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