Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

Assange’s predicament and its broad implications for journalism and speech are evidently of little concern to Amnesty International, which wrote a letter to the Julian Assange Defence Committee (JADC) telling them that Amnesty is not actively working towards Assange’s defense.

Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

NEW YORK -- Journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with 17 Espionage Act charges by the United States. If convicted, Assange could be sentenced to up to 170 years in prison or even face the death penalty. A conviction would also set a dangerous precedent for journalists in the U.S. who publish classified material. National

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Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections

“The fact that we are handing over the keys of American democracy to the military-industrial complex — it’s like giving the keys to the henhouse to a fox and saying, ‘here come in and take whatever you want.’ It’s obviously dangerous.” — Investigative journalist Yasha Levine

Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections

Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced its solution to “protect” American elections from interference, which it has named “ElectionGuard.” The election technology is already set to be adopted by half of voting machine manufacturers and some state governments for the 2020 general election. Though it has been heavily promoted by the

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The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

Andrew Bacevich on the sole memorial for those who have fought in our now almost 18-year-old war on terror — never actually a coherent “war” but a spreading set of conflicts, upheavals, and chaos of every sort.

The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

Earlier this month, I spent a day visiting Marseilles to videotape a documentary about recent American military history, specifically the ongoing wars that most of us prefer not to think about. Lest there be any confusion, let me be more specific. I am not referring to Marseilles (mar-SAY), France, that nation’s largest port and second largest

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What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

The fact is that such naked gushing over all that lethal Pentagon hardware is perfectly okay from someone with Helene Cooper’s racial/gender/national profile. It’s amazing what you can say if you’re only diverse enough.

What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called "Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) "What It's Like to Be Me at the New York Times." Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news we should be getting from that skimpy

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A US Military Veteran and ‘Aid Volunteer’ Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders “we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition.”

A US Military Veteran and ‘Aid Volunteer’ Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders

Grayzone --  A far-right Venezuelan opposition activist emailed a death threat to human rights activists from the peace group CODEPINK. The threat was delivered when CODEPINK was helping to 

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Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

The Embassy Protection Collective, the activists that fought for the US to respect international law at the Venezuelan embassy, are just getting started.

Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

WASHINGTON -- Following the illegal seizure by U.S. authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, the group of activists who lived in the building for 37 days -- protecting it from such a seizure at the request of the democratically elected government of Venezuela -- is escalating tactics. In many ways, the fight of the Embassy Protection

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Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto spokespeople for the mob.

Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists. In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to disseminate their message, and the tactics they have employed

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