Julian Assange
CIA Report reveals CIA debated possible kidnapping and assassination of Assange

A recent investigative news report revealed plans by the CIA, under Trump-era director Mike Pompeo, floating the idea of either kidnapping or possibly assassinating Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

CIA reportedly planned to kill Assange as revenge for Vault 7 leak

This was after Wikileaks published the Vault 7 files. According to media reports, discussions about kidnapping and even killing Assange took place at the”highest levels” of the Trump administration

How has the US changed since 9/11?

20 years after the September 11 attacks, what has the United States turned into? What has been the impact of the forever wars domestically, and what kind of political and economic crises have beset the country? Eugene Puryear analyzes the US today

20 years of the ‘War on Terror:’ Horrific costs, no end in sight

Successive US administrations used the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to pursue endless wars which achieved nothing but death of millions of people and destruction of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

A day in the death of British justice

Journalist John Pilger examines the latest arguments presented by the US in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, and the continuing persecution of the whistleblower and his partner Stella Moris

UK court allows US to expand grounds of appeal against Assange; family raises concerns

The new and expanded appeal will have prosecutors representing the United States challenge medical assessments by an expert witness that were the grounds to deny extradition of the Wikileaks founder

Protests demand the release of Julian Assange in the UK

Two judges agreed to grant the U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds of appealing the decision to block the extradition on Wednesday.

UK court allows US appeal on Assange’s extradition on limited grounds

Prosecutors said judge Vanessa Baraitser erred in determining what could be “oppressive conditions” in case Assange is extradited. They claimed she did not give the US enough opportunity to give “assurances” over her concerns about harsh prison conditions

Protests spread amid severe shortages and soaring prices in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in Lebanon as the state cuts subsidies, the trial ordered against digital rights activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, and more

Prime witness in Assange case admits to lying, details expose misleading indictment

Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted hacker and one of the prime witnesses in the US indictment against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated his testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution

After release of whistleblower Reality Winner, now attention on Assange, Hale and Snowden

Winner was released for good behavior while in prison and will continue to remain under transitional custody for the remainder of her sentence. Meanwhile, activists and journalists are calling for attention to cases against Julian Assange, Daniel Hale and Edward Snowden

On second anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world

Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea

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