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If Assange is sent to the U.S., he would face up to 175 years in prison over unprecedented espionage charges for publishing truthful information in the public interest.

Organizations providing thorough coverage on the extradition case against Julian Assange: Craig Murray, Defend WikiLeaks, Bridges for Media Freedom, Assange Defense, Consortium News, Shadowproof

Go to the Allies page under the “Resources” menu item to see a list of recommended Twitter accounts to follow to get regular updates on Assange’s extradition hearings.

See daily court reports from Bridges for Media Freedom below, and journalists who regularly cover Julian Assange beneath that.

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February


Assange Defense

  • Even though we are all still recovering from the election (and there are still some pending legal challenges to consider), we thought we’d take a few minutes to unpack an idea that many people have floated on social media and opinion columns. The post Election Hot Take: 5 Reasons Pardoning […]
  • Ten years ago today, WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history: the Iraq War Logs. The Assange Defense Committee will be releasing a video next week to commemorate this anniversary. We will be exploring the background of the leaks, what was revealed, and the impact of the Iraq […]
  • Here we recap the major arguments and revelations from expert witnesses who testified in Julian Assange's extradition — and why they matter legally. Topics range from the dangerous threat Assange's indictment poses to journalism, to the abusive conditions Assange would face in the United States' prison system, to the politicized […]
  • Lawyers, journalists, academics, and activists testified about the enormous importance of WikiLeaks 2010-11 publications. They explained how the Iraq and Afghan War Logs documented previously uncounted civilian casualties, war crimes and the true nature of modern warfare, how the State Department cables exposed backroom corruption and the U.S.’s global influence, […]
  • Psychiatrists and doctors who have interviewed, visited, and treated Julian Assange testify that he has Asperger’s syndrome, clinical depression, and is at a high risk of suicide in the event of extradition. U.S. lawyers, prison experts and a former warden testified that if sent to the United States, Assange would […]

Craig Murray’s

  • Why militarism is such a surefire winner for populists is an interesting question, to which the answer is probably an unpleasant reflection on human nature. Atavism and racism are the easiest way to political success, despite the demonstrably catastrophic consequences. For an economically dominant power to allocate its resources under […]
  • Here is Boris Johnson writing on devolution in 2001: OCH aye, it’s the New Jerusalem! It’s a land of milk and honey they’re building up there in Scotland, laddie. They’ll nae be doing with your horrid Anglo-Saxon d e v i l-t a k e-t h e-h i n d […]
  • Mike Russell is claiming I have in some way misinterpreted or mis-attributed his detailed advocacy of privatisation of the NHS. I therefore bring you the following published critiques, every one of which has evidently “misunderstood” Mike Russell too. First from Iain MacWhirter in the Scottish Review of Books: I have […]
  • UPDATE: Mike Russell has responded in a tweet that his book is a dialogue between the two authors, implying he did not subscribe to its views on the NHS. Unfortunately, having read the full book, this is demonstrably untrue. It is certainly true that the Introduction states that not all […]
  • There appears to be a presumption that upon Scottish Independence, the Trident submarine fleet and its incredibly destructive WMD’s must simply be handed over to Westminster by Holyrood. That is wrong in international law; if the weapons remain on the territory of Scotland, a sovereign state, it will be for […]

Kevin Gosztola’s Coverage on Shadowproof

  • On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower from the Australian military named David McBride, who still faces prosecution for leaking information on war crimes in Afghanistan even though the country recently completed an investigation into the violence. Later in the show, […]
  • On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights some of the individuals on President-elect Joe Biden's agency review teams, which he appointed for his transition to the White House who previously participated in the war on whistleblowers when Barack Obama was president. The post […]
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is a clear violation of the Anglo-U.S. treaty that governs this extradition.” The post Assange Legal Team […]
  • On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola shares an update on President Donald Trump’s National Regulatory Commission and their plans to allow the dumping of radioactive waste in garbage landfills. Later in the show, Gosztola discusses former Homeland Security official Miles Taylor, the “Anonymous” […]
  • On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower retaliation suit filed against President Donald Trump’s administration by former EPA official who worked for the disgraced ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt. Later in the show, Gosztola covers an illegal gag order at the Homeland […]