Consortium News ran wall-to-wall coverage this week of the U.S. appeal of the decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States. Thank you for your support.
The two-day U.S. appeal of the decision not to extradite the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher to the United States took place on Wednesday and Thursday in the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Consortium News provided detailed coverage before, during and after the hearing before Lord Justice Ian Duncan Burnett, the chief justice of England and Wales, and Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde in courtroom number 4.
Consortium News gained remote access to the courtroom via video link to provide the blow-by-blow over the two-day hearing: live updates, final daily reports and nightly video recaps of the day’s events. We aired a CN Live! Tuesday night and plan one at the weekend to analyze the events.
The United States is seeking to overturn medical testimony at his extradition hearing last year that led a magistrate to deny the U.S. request to send Julian Assange to the U.S. because of his high-risk of suicide. Assange has been charged with espionage and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for his publication of information revealing U.S. war crimes and acts of corruption and deception by the U.S. and other governments around the world.
The stakes could not be higher. It is not hyperbole to say that freedom of the press and democracy itself is on trial.
Unfortunately it takes money for us to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage of the Assange case of any news organization in the world. So thank you for helping us follow every move in this week’s hearing with your generous donations to our Fall Fund Drive. We have just a little bit to go to reach our target. Thank you!
I support consortiumnews through paypal. Almost nothing feels so meaningful. They publish what is at once the most readable & the most relevant.
Consortiumnews are coffee for the soul. They are winning against those who kill journalism.
— LeftistsUK? (@LeftistsUk) October 28, 2021
Please Support CN’s
Fall Fund Drive!
Consortiumnews is one of the few places where one can find CREDIBLE non-MSM reporting and analysis, especially on international politics. Sure, IF you want (need?) to read thinly veiled cheerleading and apologetics about how great the US is, and how the US is ‘the exceptional nation’, fighting a “never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way” (ie; as the opening narration to the 1950’s ‘Superman’ series espoused), then this is not your website. But if you’re tired, half-sick from dining on the ‘desserts’ of the MSM and need something with sustenance and protein, the Consortiumnews is an excellent place to find that. They were one of the FEW media sites that WERE 100% correct about the bogus Iraq War buildup/invasion —- BEFORE it happened.
Accordingly, I have just sent a donation via US mail, and would encourage other sympathetic readers to do the same!
Note: And ‘No’, I’m not a compensated shill for Consortiumnews— I’ve never met nor corresponded with them privately. I’m just a guy from the Midwest US who has long-followed their website.
US is showing that real Journalism is now unAmerican. Fox CNN MSNBC (the hollywood studio press-arms) are supposed to be the standard now?
With this prosecution both the British and American legal systems show themselves as incapable of protecting the highest western values, if they ever believed in them at all. Both nations should now know why they are shown little respect in the global community. I personally have no reason to have respect for either of their leaderships.
I am tired of watching the statue of Justice outside the Central Criminal Court and
the British Judiciary opening their legs to US penetration. The history of Britain from the Magna Carta onwards has been to maintain its independence not to become a dependent banana republic of the USA in a colder version of the Caribbean.
The last thing either the UK or Australia needs is an alliance with a profoundly ignorant and fascist
“the British Judiciary opening their legs to US penetration….” , a somewhat arresting mental image, but somehow appropriate.