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: Official Secrets 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.
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.
UK Bill Threatens Journalists With Life in Prison
Journalists and publishers could face life sentences if National Security Bill 2022, being debated in the U.K. Parliament, becomes law, reports Mohamed Elmaazi.
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.
Official Secrets Act: UK Planned Reform Makes Criminals Out of Journalists
In a remarkable twist, this new legislation equates investigative journalism with spying, writes Karin Wahl-Jorgensen.
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.
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.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 3: Passing the Espionage Act
Part three of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 2: The Espionage Act’s UK Origins
Part two of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.