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The roar of a US warplane over a civilian Irish airport

For almost two decades, activists have waged an inspiring struggle against the use of the Shannon airport in Ireland by the US military. How does a government allow the military to use a civilian airport, they ask

Daily Round-up | in Puerto Rico over unreliable electricity supply & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories from protests in Puerto Rico, the election of a president in Sri Lanka, the release of a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, and COVID-19 vaccine inequality

Demand to release Assange echoes across the world

Assange has been imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison since 2019, while the United States government has been waging a legal battle to fight for his extradition.

Vijay Prashad: “War itself is a crime”

Vijay Prashad delivers a moving address on the horrors of war, hunger and the necessity of fighting for peace for all

NYC Belmarsh Tribunal Second Belmarsh Tribunal on US war crimes and for Julian Assange’s release to be held in New York

The upcoming Belmarsh Tribunal in New York coincides with with the date of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by the US in occupied parts of Cuba

20 years after it opened, Guantanamo Bay continues to be a symbol of injustice

In these 20 years of operations, only 12 detainees have been charged and just 2 convicted of any crimes by the Military Commissions.

Drivers demand debt relief for crushing taxi permit loans in the US and other stories

Today we look at the protest for debt relief by taxi drivers in New York City, the 19 year long wrongful imprisonment of Ahmed Rabbani by the U.S., and more

Assadullah Gul Gitmo US detention of Afghan man at Guantanamo is illegal, says court

Assadullah Gul has spent 14 years at the Guantanamo detention center without being formally charged and tried. He is one of the 39 remaining detainees and underwent physical and psychological torture

Guantanamo bay and the legacy of global “War on Terror”

The failure of the successive governments in the US to shut Gitmo in which the majority of the detainees, past and present, were never charged with any crime formally, even after spending years in prison and suffering inhuman acts of torture, exposes their complete disregard to human rights.

Day 5 of Assange trial: Wikileaks’ publication of Afghan War Logs was basis for ICC case

Today’s witness presented by the defense, Eric Lewis, tried to impress upon the fact that once Assange could be subjected to arbitrary detention methods and highlighted the tremendous contributions of Wikileaks in advancing an ICC investigation of the US

WikiLeaks: pricking imperialist bubbles since 2006

The viciousness of the persecution of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks stems from their consistent success in exposing the lies of imperialism and destroying the claims of the West to stand for the good of all