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”
By MARTY GOODMAN Feb. 15 was the first large event in New York City calling for freedom for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act of 1917 for exposing U.S. war crimes, torture, and human rights abuse.
By KATU ARKONADA The trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a perfect metaphor for how United States imperialism operates in the world today. The Armed Forces, the Department of State, and the CIA caused thousands of deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, but it’s the person who showed to the world those crimes who … Continue reading Assange: Empire of Surveillance and Imperialism
By MICHAEL STEVEN SMITH Book Review: In Defense of Julian AssangeEdited by Tariq Ali and Margaret KuntslerPaperback, First Edition, 320 pagesPublished 2019 by OR Books Whistle-blowing, truth-telling journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now sits in solitary confinement in London‘s infamous Belmarsh prison. The Trump administration has asked that he be extradited to Virginia for trial as … Continue reading Book Review: The Trials of Julian Assange