Throughout this nation’s history, appeals to law and order have been as much about defending privilege as dealing with crime, writes Austin Sarat.
PEPE ESCOBAR: Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound
He is being punished not for stealing fire – but for exposing power under the light of truth and provoking the god of Exceptionalism.
ASSANGE EXTRADITION: War on Journalism Resumes on Monday
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.
ASSANGE EXTRADITION: After Cheering Assange’s Abuse, Journalists Have Paved Path to US Gulag
Eight years of misdirection by the corporate media has laid the ground for the current public indifference to Assange’s extradition and widespread ignorance of its horrendous implications, writes Jonathan Cook.
COVID-19: Pentagon Secrecy on Virus at Guantanamo Another Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Democratic Senators Say
Lawmakers raised the case for closure days after the international Red Cross canceled its visit to Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns over the pandemic.
State Dept-Funded Transparency International Silent on Jailed Transparency Activist Julian Assange
Patrick Maynard connects U.S. and U.K. influence to the indifference of the West’s top anti-corruption NGO toward the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder.
WATCH: ‘Not in Our Name’
A new documentary about imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was presented by Don’t Extradite Assange followed by a discussion with Nils Melzer and John Furse.
Trump Is Trying to Hide US & Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court
Marjorie Cohn reports on a war-crimes complaint filed with the ICC against the U.S. president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump adviser Jared Kushner
BOUNTYGATE: Why Didn’t Haspel Demand an Oval Office Meeting?
The safety of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan does not appear to be the motive in intelligence agency leaks to the media about the alleged Russian “bounties,” says Joe Lauria.
RAY McGOVERN: Russiagate’s Last Gasp
One can read this most recent flurry of Russia, Russia, Russia paid the Taliban to kill GIs as an attempt to pre-empt the findings into Russiagate’s origins.