Greenwald: Brazil’s Intervention Likely Kept Partner from Being Charged Under UK Terrorism Law

By: Sunday August 18, 2013 8:02 pm

(update below) The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained by United Kingdom authorities at Heathrow Airport for nine hours, the maximum period under a provision of a terrorism law in the country. His partner had “electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles” confiscated. Greenwald has been reporting stories [...]

Obama’s Embrace of Rendition & the Appearance of Three Men with Somali Roots in Federal Court

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 12:09 pm

(update below) The Washington Post has published a story that spotlights how the administration of President Barack Obama has embraced the practice of extraordinary rendition, highlighting the rendition of two Swedish men and one British-Somali man who had his British citizenship revoked. It details what is known about the men who had been missing and [...]

UK’s Role in US Drone Strikes Challenged by Former Law Chief

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 8:31 pm

A former Director of Public Prosecutions in the United Kingdom was recently interviewed by The Times (UK) where he called upon the British government to reveal its involvement in supporting the US drone war in Pakistan. Former law chief Ken MacDonald QC, now a director of the human rights organization Reprieve, told the news organization, [...]

State Department Supports Internet Freedom for Indians But Not WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:36 pm

The United States State Department has told India that it must respect Internet freedom, as the country threatens legal action against social media like Facebook, Google and Twitter that do not remove “inflammatory” content.” As a BBC report describes, recently there have been “clashes between indigenous tribals and Muslim settlers.” Northeastern migrants “fled other Indian cities [...]

Assange Accuser Named by Former British Ambassador on BBC Show

By: Monday August 20, 2012 10:10 pm

Rape victims, according to the BBC, are “legally entitled to anonymity for life.” One can be arrested in the United Kingdom for naming rape victims in tweets. There is an understandable and generally accepted rule in not just the British media, but also in the United States media that one does not name rape victims [...]

Julian Assange vs. ‘The Free World’

By: Monday August 20, 2012 6:10 pm

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief who was granted asylum by Ecuador, delivered a speech from a balcony on the embassy building on August 19. It was a speech where he expressed immense gratitude to Ecuador, Latin American countries, the Ecuador embassy staff, supporters who had demonstrated outside the embassy, his supporters all over the world, WikiLeaks [...]

Julian Assange Delivers Speech Thanking Supporters, Calling for End to US War on Whistleblowers

By: Sunday August 19, 2012 11:02 am

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief who was granted asylum earlier on August 16, delivered a speech from the balcony of the Ecuador embassy in London, where he has been holed up for two months. The speech was an opportunity for Assange to show gratitude toward his supporters while also reminding the world of what he [...]

How Coverage of Julian Assange Provokes Liberal Outrage

By: Saturday August 18, 2012 5:16 pm

Most liberals in the United States seem to prefer ignoring what is happening with WikiLeaks, particularly its founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Either they are totally repulsed by Assange as an individual, they do not consider WikiLeaks to have provided a valuable service by releasing previously classified documents, the way the United States government is [...]

The Ecuador/UK Standoff Over Asylum for Julian Assange (Latest Updates)

By: Friday August 17, 2012 7:55 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador yesterday. In the hours preceding the announced decision, the British government issued a letter that contained a threat against the Ecuador embassy in London, where Assange has been holed-up for nearly two months. The government indicated it might be willing to invoke a law and [...]

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 [...]

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