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.
Tag: Mike Gravel
WATCH: Hedges & Kucinich on Ukraine & the Democrats
Journalist Chris Hedges interviews former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich on his show The Chris Hedges Report about the death of the anti-war wing of the Democratic Party. Aired on the Real News Network.
Chris Hedges: Democrats Are a Party of War
The Democratic Party has become the party of permanent war, fueling massive military spending which is hollowing out the country from the inside and flirting with nuclear war.
A Tribute to the Late Sen. Mike Gravel
Consortium News‘ editor-in-chief sent this video message to the memorial celebration of the life of Sen. Mike Gravel in Washington on Saturday.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 5: The Pentagon Papers
Part five of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 8: Why Gravel Did It
In the eighth and final part of this series, a look at the significance of Mike Gravel reading the Pentagon Papers in Congress.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 7: The Verdict
In part seven of this eight-part series, the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the case of Gravel v. the United States.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 6: Going to the Supreme Court
In part six of this eight-part series, Sen. Mike Gravel takes his case against President Richard Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Nixon has also sued Gravel.
What Mike Gravel Meant
What I learned from Mike Gravel are lessons ignored, even mocked, by the establishment, writes Joe Lauria.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 5: From Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill
In part five of this eight-part series, Sen. Mike Gravel makes the risky move to have the Pentagon Papers published outside Congress at Beacon Press in Boston.