British legal analyst Alexander Mercouris joined U.S. constitutional lawyer Bruce Afran on CN Live! to discuss Afran’s Consortium News article on how the charges against Julian Assange breach the U.S. constitution. Watch the replay.
Tag: Espionage Act
The Espionage Act & the 4th Year of Assange’s Arrest
If Julian Assange is extradited he will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
Sterling: Espionage Act Like Slave-Era Anti-Literacy Laws
C.I.A. whistleblower Jeffery Sterling, who was sentenced to 3½ years in prison, says punishing Julian Assange for publishing critical information is designed to keep us enslaved in ignorance.
Ellsberg: Losing 1st Amendment Reverses War of Independence
Daniel Ellsberg says using the Espionage Act against journalist Julian Assange in blatant violation of the First Amendment means the First Amendment is essentially gone.
Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too
Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution, reports Joe Lauria.
Stella Assange: ‘We Are Going to Fight This’
“We are going to use every appeal avenue,” Stella Assange told a London press conference on Friday after the home secretary signed the extradition order, reports Joe Lauria.
LETTER FROM LONDON: The Obsessive Pursuit of Assange as UK Prepares Its Own Espionage Act
The single-minded U.S. pursuit of Julian Assange as Britain proposes changes to its official secrets law shows the fierce determination of both governments to conceal their secrets, writes Alexander Mercouris.
In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak
The former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst is the first person to face sentencing for an Espionage Act offense during the administration of President Joe Biden.
ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Why the Crumbling Computer Conspiracy Case Is So Vital to the US
Since the U.S. is on shaky constitutional ground with the espionage indictment, the computer intrusion charge has served as a hook to try to get Assange, by portraying him not as a journalist, but as a hacker, writes Cathy Vogan.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 6: Assange in the Dock
The sixth and final part of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.