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(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 12, 2020 ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Politicians Call on UK to Release Assange
A group of members of the European Parliaments, and former members of Congress and local legislatures have written to Britain's secretary of state for justice urging that Julian Assange be released from Belmarsh prison on compassionate grounds.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Help Us Cover the Julian Assange Story
With corporate TV and press abandoning the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher, Consortium News has been in the forefront among alternative media in chronicling his plight. But we can't do it without you.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 1, 2019 VIPS: Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All
Retaliation against Julian Assange over the past decade plus replicates a pattern of ruthless political retaliation against whistleblowers, in particular those who reveal truths hidden by illegal secrecy, VIPS says.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 13, 2019 VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
Media reports are predicting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is about to give the findings of his probe into any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump. If Mueller gives you his "completed" report anytime soon, it should be graded "incomplete."
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 10, 2019 Why China Tiptoed onto the Far Side of the Moon
Xi Jinping's state media was strangely quiet about its historic lunar landing, writes Patrick Lawrence in this look at the U.S. effort to maintain primacy over advanced technologies.
SHARE Monday, December 10, 2018 Watch Vigil for Julian Assange
Consortium News broadcast the latest vigil for Julian Assange as the publisher comes under new pressure to be expelled from Ecuador's London embassy, while charges await him in the United States.
SHARE Sunday, December 9, 2018 Karen Kwiatkowski Receives 2018 Sam Adams Award
Here is Karen Kwiatowski's acceptance speech for the 2018 Sam Adams Award at a ceremony in Washington on Saturday night, preceded by the citation, that was read by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2018 VIPS Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange
For six years, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has been effectively imprisoned without charges at Ecuador's London embassy. Human rights organizations have decried actions of the UK, US and Swedish governments that confine the journalist in what now amounts to torturous isolation, deprived of space, sunlight, visitors, communication with the outside and necessary medical care.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 1, 2018 VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC
As drums beat again for war -- this time on Iran -- the VIPS' warning is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be all-caps CATASTROPHIC.