Release from Captivity ALL the Remaining Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, by Daniel N. White

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by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 22, 2022

In response to Karen Greenberg’s article, Jan. 20, 2022:

Dear Ms Greenberg:

Enjoyed reading your latest. Was most interested in what it didn’t say about closing Guantanamo, releasing its last inmates, and the law.

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Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Slow-motion Execution of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 25, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the torture of Julian Assange with his father, John Shipton.

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Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 17, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses The Trial of Julian Assange, a new book by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

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The Judicial Kidnapping of Julian Assange, by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Dec. 14, 2021
December 15, 2021

In the crudest, most political judgement in memory, two High Court judges in London have ordered the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where a trial in a kangaroo court awaits him, followed by a life lost in a barbaric prison system.

“Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

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Chris Hedges: Julian Assange Could Soon Be Extradited To The United States

Free Assange

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 10, 2021

Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange could soon be extradited to the United States for alleged crimes he committed publishing classified information. The UK’s High Court rejected a January decision refusing extradition of Assange after the US filed a request to have him sent stateside.

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A Dystopian Hellscape Beckons: 21 Dark Clouds Over 2021 Amerika, by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Nov. 16, 2021
November 29, 2021

Some of those willing to look may have noticed that dark clouds of fascism are forming over the United States like never before. How so? Let me count the ways – 21 to be exact:

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The Dehumanization of Ahmaud Arbery, by Kenn Orphan

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 27, 2021

Without a doubt, the outcome of the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial in Georgia was a relief for many reasons. But the closing remarks made by Laura Hogue, the defense attorney representing Gregory McMichael, understandably sparked outrage. Hogue said:
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PSL Statement: Rittenhouse Acquittal Hands Racist Vigilantes A License To Kill + Protests Erupt Across US Over Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Rittenhouse Acquittal Hands Racist Vigilantes A License To Kill

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by The Party for Socialism and Liberation
LiberationNews.org
November 22, 2021

The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with millions of people across the country in expressing our complete outrage at the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. Once again, the U.S. court system has functioned to protect a racist murderer, who went out into the streets of Kenosha on August 25, 2020 to wage war on people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man. The verdict is an infuriating reminder of the fundamentally white supremacist nature of the capitalist legal system in the United States.

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Critical Race Theory Playing Out in Real Time, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 19, 2021

“People tell me because I have this case against the city I’m all right. But I’m not all right. I’m messed up. I know that I might see some money from this case, but that’s not going to help me mentally. I’m mentally scarred right now. That’s how I feel. [There] are certain things that changed about me, and they might not [change] back. Before I went to jail, I didn’t know about a lot of stuff, and, now that I’m aware, I’m paranoid. I feel like I was robbed of my happiness.” – Kalief Browder

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Justice For Julian Assange Is Justice For All by John Pilger + Nils Melzer: If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured To Death!

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Nov. 1, 2021
November 3, 2021

Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States — for the ‘crime’ of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies — John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.

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Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Extradition Hearing of Julian Assange

Acte en suport a Julian Assange. 24-F

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with Chris Hedges and

RT America on Oct 30, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange in London with Joe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium News.

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 2 + Daniel Ellsberg on Assange Extradition Hearing + Chris Hedges: It Strikes Me As Particularly Weak On All Counts

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Shadowproof on Oct 28, 2021

Kevin Gosztola followed the second day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 1

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Shadowproof on Oct 27, 2021

Kevin Gosztola has been following the first day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Crown Prosecution Service is arguing on behalf of the United States government to overturn a district judge’s decision to block the extradition back in January. Join Kevin for a report on Day 1.

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Chris Hedges and John Pilger: The Appeals Hearing of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges and John Pilger

RT America on Oct 23, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges talks to documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger about the upcoming appeals hearing in London for the Julian Assange case.

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David Swanson and Margaret Kimberley: Powell, Obama, Alex Saab and Assange

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 18, 2021
October 20, 2021

Margaret Kimberley is a co-founder and Executive Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report, a recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism, a board member of Consortium News, and a recipient of a 2021 Women and Media Award from the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press.

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