By Mohamed Elmaazi We reprint below an October 9, 2022 Consortium News article by Mohamed Elmaazi, who has covered all of Julian Assange’s London extradition hearings. —JM, editor Thousands of supporters of Julian Assange descended upon London’s Palace of Westminster to form a human chain around the Houses of Parliament in support of the embattled WikiLeaks publisher on … Continue reading World-Wide Backing as Parliament Encircled for Assange
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FREE ASSANGE! FREE MUMIA! FREE PALESTINE! An evening of unity and solidarity on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7pm In Berkeley, California.
By JEFF MACKLER Of the estimated 1.4 million top security clearance U.S. personnel employed by one or another of the government’s 18 branches of its $81 billion annually budgeted “U.S. Intelligence Community,” perhaps one or two individuals each year are designated as “whistleblowers” and persecuted to the high heavens.
By JOE LAURIA Guests Who Visited WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange In The Ecuador Embassy Have Sued The C.I.A., Former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo And Spanish Security Firm UC Global For Allegedly Violating Their 4th Amendment Rights.
By JEFF MACKLER, National Secretary of Socialist Action A re-print from August 2021, when US military fled Afghanistan in defeat. After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer.
By BRIAN GARVEY From start to finish Waters used his platform to scream out a message to a packed Boston Garden. It was a message that was explicitly anti-war, anti-authoritarian, pro-people, and pro-justice; offering commentary that was not only poignant but also intentionally challenging to a mainstream audience.
By ROBERT CORSINI Assange activist and filmmaker Robert Corsini created a video in defense of journalist and whistleblower Julian Assange at the Los Angles People’s Summit. Julian’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are featured speakers as well as a terrific Assange table staffed by Assange activist Vincent De Stefano.
By BENJAMIN NORTON Mexico’s left-wing President López Obrador denounced US hypocrisy and reiterated his call to free Julian Assange, calling him a “prisoner of conscience” and the “best journalist of our time, in the world.” At a press conference, AMLO played a WikiLeaks video showing the US military killing civilians in Iraq.
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By JEFF MACKLER Support for Assange is mounting around the world. Recently, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the 46-nation Council of Europe called on the UK not to extradite Assange to the U.S.
By MARJORIE COHN On January 24, 2022, the British High Court of Justice allowed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to ask the U.K. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of the extradition order. In December 2021, the High Court had overturned U.K. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s January 2021 ruling denying the U.S. request for extradition.
By JEFF MACKLER Assange’s WikiLeaks revelations showed yet again that the U.S. government engages in war crimes of historic proportions on a daily basis around the world.
By JEFF MACKLER Imprisoned Wikileaks founder, journalist, free speech champion and world-renowned social critic Julian Assange today faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the U.S. torture base in Guantanamo, Cuba.
Statement from the Assange Defense Committee on the Dec. 10 decision by the UK court.
By MARJORIE COHN The Biden administration is continuing Donald Trump’s persecution of WikiLeaks founder, publisher and journalist Julian Assange.
By Jeff Mackler [Introductory note: The weekend of October 23-25, in anticipation of a UK court convening to re-consider a previous lower court decision to refuse Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S., Assange supporters will be mobilizing across the U.S. and worldwide demanding: Free Julian Assange! Drop the Charges! No to Extradition! Free Speech! Free … Continue reading Julian Assange and the CIA-USA Daily Wars Against Humanity
A Socialist Action Webinar Hello friends of Socialist Action! Join us for our next special webinar to discuss the recent defeat of US imperialism in Afghanistan and the road ahead. Featuring two longtime anti-war activists, Joe Lombardo of UNAC and Jeff Mackler, National Secretary of Socialist Action. Please note that this webinar will take place on Thursday, September 2nd (rather than our regular … Continue reading Afghanistan: Defeat of US Imperialism and the Road Ahead
By Jeff Mackler After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer. With the panicked … Continue reading Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead
By Eric Harvey [Editor’s note: The article below originally appeared in The Reframer publication, July 8, 2021]Photo: Hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a key witness in the Assange case Recruited by The United States to build a case against Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks Julian Assange, hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson has admitted to fabricating information … Continue reading Unexpected Development in Assange Case Again Points to Kafkaesque Criminalization of Journalism
By Terina Hine Reprinted from the British-based online publication, Counterfire. [Editor’s note: Assangedefense.org, the U.S.-based national Julian Assange defense committee organized a series of 17 meetings throughout the month of June in cities across the U.S. The meetings featured Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton. Entitled "Home Run for Julian,” tour demands included, … Continue reading The Case Crumbles: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Free?
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By Nathan Fuller Almost immediately upon District Judge Vanessa Baraitster’s early January ruling that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would not be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States on medical grounds, lawyers representing the U.S. announced their intent to appeal that decision. Two days later, Judge Baraitser, whose ruling rejected Assange’s free speech and democratic … Continue reading Julian Assange wins first round against U.S. extradition
By Nozomi Hayase [Editors note: The article below was written a few days before a UK court ruled on Jan. 4 against the request of the U.S. government to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S. to face spurious charges under the Espionage Act that could place Assange in prison for over 100 years charges. While … Continue reading Assange wins first round in UK Court… Prosecution of Assange Is an Attack on Our Own Humanity
We reprint two speeches from the April 19, 2020 webinar “The Prosecution of Julian Assange and the Fight for Free Speech”