Freedom of Expression
Latuff: “Defending Assange is defending the freedom of expression”

The cartoonist Carlos Latuff produced a series of illustrations in support of Julian Assange as well as many others depicting some of the key revelations of his organization Wikileaks

Latin American and Caribbean movements call for united struggle and other stories

Today we look at the 3rd Assembly of ALBA Movimientos, the ongoing boycott of Israeli courts by Palestinian administrative detainees, and more

Ukrainian parliament Opposition political parties banned in Ukraine and ‘unified information policy’ imposed

Zelensky justified the ban on mostly left and anti-NATO parties in the country by claiming that they had alleged links with Russia, despite the fact that most of these parties have publicly opposed Russian intervention

Protests against policing bill and gender violence continue in UK and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill in the UK, strike against privatization by bank employees in India, a UN Report documenting a 65% increase in the demolitions of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, and the continued protests in France as the Senate debates the Global Security Bill

Massive protests against Global Security Bill rock France

As the French Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Global Security Bill, protests took place across the country against the law which will strengthen the power of the police

Police arrest Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel

The Spanish national court served a notice to rapper Pablo Hasel in January asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of “glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions” and faces a two-year prison term.

Pablo Hasel Spain Protests take place in Spain against persecution of rapper Pablo Hasel 

The Spanish national court served a notice to Hasel last week asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of “glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions”, and faces a two-year prison term

Progressives denounce Turkey’s persecution of Turkish Cypriot publisher Sener Levent 

The Progressive Party of Working People and Members of the European Parliament from Cyprus expressed solidarity with Turkish Cypriot publisher Şener Levent who is being persecuted for defaming Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Freedom of Press-Ukraine Ukrainian government targets media outlet for broadcasting communist leader’s message

The GolosUA media platform has been summoned by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice for broadcasting the Victory Day message of Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) secretary Petro Symonenko

Assange is a champion of the cause of freedom, says Brazil’s Lula in letter

The ex-president’s letter published on Monday September 21 in The Guardian warned about the risks of Assange’s extradition to the US

The trial of Julian Assange: Week 2

The second week of the trial portion of the extradition hearings of Julian Assange concluded on Friday. Witnesses highlighted the political nature of the US charges and the contributions of Assange and WikiLeaks

CIA torture survivor testifies that cable leaks were crucial to securing redressal

Today’s testimonies reinforced the defense’s argument that the revelations made by Wikileaks has been in the interest of the public and often crucial to securing justice for US crimes