Tag: England

United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Assange faces 18 charges brought against him by the US Justice Department, 17 of which fall under the Espionage Act. All the charges relate to documents WikiLeaks released in 2010 and 2011, which were provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
Points to wider western involvement in Ukraine war and association with Neo-Nazi Battalion Left amidst the ruins of the Azov battalion’s headquarters in Mariupol were the business cards from the German embassy. One was of an attaché named Michael Faul, a Canadian colonel named Colonel Brian Irwin and the French...
Yellow Journalism of the Hearst Era Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century There is a wise old maxim that says, “The first step on the road to wisdom is to call things by their right names.” So, let’s do that. "Fake News" has been around a long while: The...
In this special episode of CovertAction Bulletin, we spend the entire hour with former CIA analyst and field agent John Kiriakou. Kiriakou became a whistleblower when he exposed the CIA’s official torture program—and then became the only person jailed for it. We discuss how the ongoing campaign against Julian Assange should inform us about how to view and support the work of other whistleblowers. While Assange remains in prison and under threat of extradition and trial in the U.S., the threat to journalists, publishers and activists continues to grow.
Says Ukrainian Army Has Committed War Crimes and That “We’re the Bad Guys in Mariupol” Aiden Aislin, a captured British mercenary currently being held in Russian captivity, is filled with regrets for his participation in a deadly war. Aislin, a 28-year-old from Nottingham who first came to Ukraine in 2018 and...
As cities and towns are faced with rising poverty, homelessness and drug addiction, the authorities respond with more social control, using a technology that makes George Orwell’s 1984 seem tame I’m seated in the police Zoom briefing with other council members representing Hastings, my small English seaside town in East...
His two children could lose their father for the rest of their lives Although important legal principles are at stake in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, for which a ruling will be handed down on January 4, it should not be forgotten that there are important human issues at...
Julian Assange has been held in isolation (23 hours per day) at Belmarsh high-security prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11, 2019. The United States government claims he violated its Espionage Act of 1917 and committed illegal computer hacking. U.S. authorities requested...
Listen to the latest episode of Randy Credico’s acclaimed radio show Live on the Fly. This series entitled “Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom” is an ongoing exploration of the prosecution and persecution of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder. Who’s Who on Episode 10 of Live on the Fly Jesselyn Radack heads the...
Listen to the latest episode of Randy Credico’s acclaimed radio show “Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” an ongoing exploration of the prosecution and persecution of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder.