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The extradition hearing beginning this week is the final act of an Anglo-American campaign to bury Julian Assange. It is not due process. It is due revenge, said John Pilger in a speech Monday outside the court building.
Misgivings about who ran this site can co-exist with legitimate alarm about combined attacks by the FBI, the Times and other corporate media on the political nature — not the accuracy — of its content, writes Joe Lauria.
Assange’s case is a testimony to the deepening crisis of Western liberal democracy, writes Nozomi Hiyase. What has been revealed is a widespread breakdown of systems of accountability and a dangerous trend toward authoritarianism.