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Global network to eliminate nuclear weapons calls on the United States, Russia, the UK, France and China to match words with actions

In 1970, at the height of the Cold War, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) came into force. Under the Treaty, which today includes all but five UN member states, five states acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia,…

On Human Rights Day, Justice Loses Another Opportunity.

The Royal Courts of Justice accepted the US appeal for the extradition of Julian Assange. Thanks to the live broadcast of Ruptly, we had access to the first news that was spread the morning of December 10th on the US…

US/UK: “Travesty of justice” as extradition appeal fails to recognise that it would be unsafe for Julian Assange to be sent to the US

Responding to the High Court’s decision to accept the US’s appeal against the decision not to extradite Julian Assange Amnesty International’s Europe Director Nils Muižnieks said: “This is a travesty of justice. By allowing this appeal, the High Court has…

Declassified UK: Repression in Colombia and its relationship with the UK

Now that we are all looking at Afghanistan and evaluating the actions of the Western powers in the “restitution” of democracy in the countries they first dynamite, it is good to get rid of the double standard game played by…

Open letter from ΜέΡΑ25 and SYRIZA to Biden on Assange

(Similar letters to the US President have been sent by members of the British and Australian Parliaments (including members of the conservative governing parties).) In this context, ΜέΡΑ25 formally addressed the Parliamentary Groups of the New Democracy, SYRIZA, Kinal and…

Assange Remains in Prison in Spite of the Decision Not to Extradite Him

The decision not to release Julian Assange from prison on bail or on house arrest was taken today by the British court, on the grounds that he is a flight risk and that he should stay in prison until the USA had…

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

BY KASPARAS JANKAUSKAS Belarusian Cyber-partisans again have made problem for the Lukashenko’s regime. They recently have attacked the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, United Payment and Information space (electronic system created for instant payment for goods or services) and…

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

The role of the free press is to hold power accountable, especially those who would wage war. Press freedom itself is currently on trial in London, as Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, fights extradition to…

The country that got it all wrong

LONDON – On May 5 the United Kingdom became the country with the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe – according to official figures, almost 42,000 Britons have died because of this disease so far. In early March the situation…

Watershed data indicates more than a trillion dollars of corporate profit smuggled into tax havens

UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands – the “axis of tax avoidance” – are responsible for 72 per cent of global tax losses Analysis of new OECD data published yesterday, on the basis of a reporting standard developed by the…

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