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 [...]

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 [...]

Coming Decision to Be Announced on Julian Assange’s Asylum Request (Live Blog)

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Live video for mobile from Ustream 11:45 PM EST That is all for now. FDL’s live blog on Assange’s asylum request decision will resume just as Ecuador announces a decision. I’ll refrain from speculating. There won’t be any glib comments as I sign off for the night. I’ll just share this exchange that I had [...]

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