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12.04.2019

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

By David Swanson Governments’ (monstrous and criminal) behavior should not be secret. People should know what their government is doing, and what a powerful foreign government is doing to their own countries. The actual results of the work of WikiLeaks have been hugely beneficial. If U.S. courts were to get… »

12.04.2019

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

“This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the U.S.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a “computer hacking… »

12.04.2019

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Pressenza interviewed Javier Arcentales Illescas, Human Mobility Advisor of the Ombudsman’s Office of Ecuador, an institution that spoke today about the detention of Julian Assange, at the consulate of Ecuador in London. Here is the interview. Q: The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister and government representatives have said today… »

06.04.2019

LHF2019: ‘The small media dispute is a cultural dispute’, according to Pía Figueroa

LHF2019: ‘The small  media dispute is a cultural dispute’, according to Pía Figueroa

02.04.2019 – Madrid – Juana Pérez Montero Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza and member of the organizing team of the Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 10 to 12 May, answers our questions about the meaning of the Forum and of the Network… »

06.04.2019

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on… »

05.04.2019

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell In a clear threat to expel Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, the country’s President Lenín Moreno declared in an interview yesterday that the WikiLeaks founder had “repeatedly violated the conditions of his asylum.” Moreno stated that his government would “take a decision” “in the short term”… »

05.04.2019

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

If Assange is arrested, that will be our cue to rise like lions from our slumber, which has gone on far too long at far too great a cost. We cannot permit them to use, exploit and oppress us like this anymore. We are the many. They are the few. »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

03.04.2019

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan has been met with condemnation by the international community, with the UN and Washington’s Gulf and European allies slamming the move. The US president signed… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

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