Culture and Media

05.03.2020

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

After the video that was published yesterday by Forensic Architecture, an independent university based research agency undertaking media and spatial research of state and corporate violence, there is much proof that a Syrian asylum seeker was shoot dead in the Greek borders with Turkey (Evros). National public opinion is in… »

03.03.2020

Stop the Extradition of Julian Assange-Defend Freedom of the Press

Stop the Extradition of Julian Assange-Defend Freedom of the Press

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate I would like to thank Eamon McMahon and the Organizers of this event for giving us the opportunity to discuss what I consider to be one of the most important issues of our time, namely, War and Peace and the right for public to… »

02.03.2020

How Swedish authorities invented the rape charge against Julian Assange

How Swedish authorities invented the rape charge against Julian Assange

Thanks to the investigative work and perseverance of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, the truth is gradually being revealed. One of the most successful false news stories of the last decade is the story of two women who filed a rape complaint against Julian Assange with… »

28.02.2020

Democracy: from Athenian Origins to 21st Century America

Democracy: from Athenian Origins to 21st Century America

By David Sparenberg I will not write much here.  Those who read me often hear enough of my words and have become familiar with my convictions and concerns.  What I am doing instead is putting together a series of quotations from African-American philosopher Cornel West, from his essay Putting on… »

27.02.2020

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens. Julian Assange, whose deteriorating condition has been noted for months by psychologists,… »

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… »

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