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25.02.2020

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

A British court has started deliberations on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., where he faces espionage charges and up to 175 years in prison for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. A crowd of supporters, including Pink Floyd co-founder… »

25.02.2020

Nonviolent Action for Peace

Nonviolent Action for Peace

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War George Lakey’s new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory… »

21.02.2020

Writing to Julian Assange

Writing to Julian Assange

Dear Julian, I wish I were in fifth grade. If so, this letter would be easier to write. I think if the judge were in fifth grade too, he would release you. But when we grow up, logic is compromised with personal interests, fear, and arthritis sometimes. I had read… »

20.02.2020

World-wide journalists condemn court action against Julian Assange

World-wide journalists condemn court action against Julian Assange

1200 journalists from 98 countries have released a joint statement today in defence of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, in the lead up to proceedings in a UK court to extradite him to the United States to face the espionage charges. The court case begins on 24 February. This is the… »

19.02.2020

“Casa En Tierra Ajena” A documentary about Central American migration

“Casa En Tierra Ajena” A documentary about Central American migration

By Gustavo Espinoza and translated by Jhon Sánchez. Every year, two thousand Central Americans leave their countries and walk across Mexico, seeking to reach the United States. Addressing the issue, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of New York, presented the documentary “Casa en Tierra Ajena (2017),” under… »

18.02.2020

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

By Laura Tiernan This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the… »

18.02.2020

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

By Jhon Sánchez This Saturday, I’m planning to watch Maria Teresa Silva’s new play, “Is There Such A Thing As True Love“?  I had the opportunity to talk to her. Thank you for granting this interview: JS: How do you get involved in writing plays?  MTS: I studied writing… »

11.02.2020

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

“Today Chantelle Bellrichard tried to go to Unistoten for CBC. She was stopped at 44 and told she couldn’t proceed because a bridge, that she witnessed other vehicles using, was unsafe. RCMP detained our journalist Friday, and wouldn’t let him go to Unist’ot’en either,” said Ricochet editor during the protest… »

01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

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