Jennifer Robinson: Julian Assange, Free Speech and Democracy

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“So when you hear politicians or government officials in the UK or in the U.S or in this country talk about due process or the rule of law this is what they’re talking about. Punishment by process, burying him under legal process until he dies. In fact, if you look at the case and you read our grounds of appeal there’s been very little by way of due process or rule of law in what has been inflicted upon Julian as we argue in our appeal. This case has been rife with abuse.” — Jennifer Robinson

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Chris Hedges: It’s the End of any Investigation into the Inner Workings of Power

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TheRealNews on Oct 12, 2022

TRNN speaks with journalist Chris Hedges from the ground during the international protests to free Assange, which were held in Washington, DC, and in London.

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Hands Off Assange Human Chain In London and Washington, D.C. + Chris Hedges’ Speech at Hands Off Assange Protest

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Consortium News on Oct 8, 2022

We’re coming to you live from London, where people have come from around the world to form a Human Chain around the British Parliament, and ask for the release of the Australian journalist Julian Assange. Organised by Don’t Extradite Assange.

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Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Julian Assange’s Looming Extradition and the Imperative of Mass Resistance

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 23, 2022

A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice.

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John Pilger: This is a War of Propaganda

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with John Pilger

South China Morning Post on Jul 8, 2022

Australian journalist, author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and shining a light on inconvenient facts that often contradict the mainstream media narrative.

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The Problems With Seeking The Death Penalty In The Nikolas Cruz Case, by Laura Finley

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by Laura Finley
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, July 22, 2022
July 24, 2022

There is no doubt about Nikolas Cruz’s culpability for the mass murder of 17 people and the injury of 17 others at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. His horrific actions affected many more than those who were injured or killed and will leave a lifetime scar on far too many people. He absolutely must be held accountable for this tragedy. The death penalty, however, is the wrong way to do so, for several reasons.

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Where Is Your Loyalty? by The Man From the North

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
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Originally published May 1, 2017
June 27, 2022

For all the avowed patriots who demand my Pledge of Allegiance and salutes on Loyalty Day, Fourth of July, and other patriotic, militarized holidays, I fling this question to your hearts: how deep and far does your loyalty to your country run?

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Abby Martin: Millions Will Be Forced Into Motherhood + US Supreme Court Overturns Landmark Abortion Ruling + Expand the Supreme Court!

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Effectively Ends Abortion Access in Much of the United States

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June 24, 2022

Shortly after 10am E.T. this morning, in a devastating decision, the Supreme Court officially and effectively ended abortion access for people in about half of the United States.

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UK Home Secretary’s Certification of Assange Extradition puts Him at Risk + UK Home Secretary Approves Extradition of Julian Assange

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Amnesty International
June 17, 2022

Responding to the news that the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has certified Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International Secretary General said:

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Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

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Galway Alliance Against War on Jun 7, 2022

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CHOMSKY, PILGER & GALLOWAY SPEAKERS AT IRISH PEACE WEBINAR
Saturday 4th June at 2pm

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Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Devastating For Death Row Inmates, by Laura Finley

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by Laura Finley
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PeaceVoice
May 31, 2022

On May 23, 2022, the Supreme Court issued yet another decision that does greater injustice to the US criminal (in)justice system. It ruled that state prisoners cannot submit claims of inadequate counsel to federal courts, thereby adding yet another barrier to those on death row who are seeking relief amidst serious concerns that justice was not served.

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Is Corporate Criminal Law Heading for Extinction? by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, May 27, 2022
May 28, 2022

Crimes without criminals was not a subject for study when I was in law school. The two were seen as part of the same illegal package. That was before notorious corporate lawyers and a cash register Congress combined to separate economic, health and safety crimes from corporate accountability, incarceration and deterrence.

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“Public Justice” – Standing Forty Years Against Brutish Corporate Power, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, May 6, 2022
May 9, 2022

It is not often that one speech urging the creation of a national public interest law firm, driven by seasoned trial lawyers, would move from words to deeds, from oratory to action.

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