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Patrick Lawrence: Biden’s Secret Stash

Scheerpost | 26 Jan 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden with reporters on Jan. 20. (White House, Cameron Smith) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News There are two things I love about the mess our more or less senile president finds himself in as his hoard of classified documents comes to light in a rolling barrage of revelations. One is the mainstream media’s quite unbelievable...

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Biden accused of hypocrisy as he seeks extradition of Julian Assange

The Guardian | 21 Jan 2023

Ad-hoc tribunal of legal experts and supporters pressures US administration to drop ‘attack on press freedom’ Joe Biden has been accused of hypocrisy for demanding the release of journalists detained around the world while the US president continues seeking the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder...

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Vivienne Westwood, influential fashion maverick, dies at 81

Financial Express | 30 Dec 2022

Westwood’s fashion career began in the 1970s when her radical approach to urban street style took the world by storm. But she went on to enjoy a long career highlighted by a string of triumphant runway shows and museum exhibitions. Follow Us Vivienne Westwood, an influential fashion maverick who played a key role in the punk movement, died Thursday...

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Assange's Wife Says Concerned About Conditions of His Detention in UK Prison

Urdu Point | 16 Dec 2022

Stella Moris, the wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia on Friday she was concerned about her husband's state of health and conditions of his detention in a UK prison. MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th December, 2022) Stella Moris, the wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told Spanish newspaper...

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RSF: Number of journalists killed in 2022 higher than last year

The Telegraph India | 14 Dec 2022

The number of journalists killed in 2022 up to December 1 was 20% higher than in the same period last year, reversing a two-year downward trend, according to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Russia's war against Ukraine played a "major role" in the increase, RSF researcher Christopher Resch told DW. Eight journalists have been killed...

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British MP: Minister ‘Misled’ Parliament on Secret Assange Operation

Consortium News | 08 Dec 2022

Matt Kennard and John McEvoy report on a member of Parliament’s questioning of the Foreign Office about its staff’s involvement in the secret policing operation to seize the WikiLeaks publisher from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. August 2012: Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange had taken asylum. (nick.hider, CC BY-SA...

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Museum offers internships to help 'level the playing field' for students with autism

Rumble | 06 Dec 2022

Leveling the playing field is what the head of an internship program at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis says is the main goal. The internship program is geared toward developing and supporting the skills and talents of students with...

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Australia steps up calls for US to drop WikiLeaks charges

Dothan Eagle | 30 Nov 2022

By ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he recently told U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to bring WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange’s prosecution to a close. Albanese’s comments Wednesday to Parliament appear to be an escalation of Australia’s...

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Australian PM Anthony Albanese urges US government to end pursuit of Julian Assange

The Guardian | 30 Nov 2022

Prime minister says he raised Wikileaks co-founder’s case with US representatives recently and will continue to push for it to be ‘brought to a close’ ....

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Top world media outlets urge US to halt prosecution of Julian Assange

Anadolu Agency | 29 Nov 2022

Major global media outlets have joined forces to call on the US to drop charges against the founder of Wikileaks and to stop his prosecution in order to protect journalism. In a joint open letter published on Monday, The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, and Der Spiegel gave their views on the prosecution of Julian Assange, noting...

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UK shoppers cut their spending, government borrows more than expected

Reuters | 21 Oct 2022

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - British shoppers reined in their spending more sharply than expected in September as they felt the hit from rising prices, and a one-off bank holiday to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth also weighed on retail sales figures for the month. Separate official data showed Britain's borrowing grew by more than expected,...

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Wikileaks' Julian Assange Needs "Urgent Political Fix", Says Lawyer

NDTV | 21 Oct 2022

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said an "urgent political fix" is needed in his case because legal appeals against his extradition to the United States could continue for another decade... ......

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Five Lessons I Learned At Bitcoin Amsterdam

Bitcoin Magazine | 21 Oct 2022

The first conference organized by BTC Inc. in the Dutch capital is the most popular Bitcoin-only event in Europe. This is an opinion editorial by Federico Rivi, an independent journalist and author of the Bitcoin Train newsletter. Disclaimer: BTC Inc. is the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, and the Bitcoin Conference. Bitcoin Amsterdam was a...

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Documentary 'Ithaka': The fight to free Julian Assange

Deutsche Welle | 15 Oct 2022

Assange's father, John Shipton, was in Berlin for the German premiere of the documentary and talked to DW about the latest developments surrounding his imprisoned son. ......

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CIA sued over alleged surveillance of lawyers, journalists who met Assange

Anadolu Agency | 16 Aug 2022

A group of journalists and lawyers have sued the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its former director, Mike Pompeo, over allegations that they were placed under surveillance when they met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his...

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FBI seized top secret documents at Trump's home; Espionage Act cited

Gulf Daily News | 13 Aug 2022

FBI agents in this week's search of former US President Donald Trump's Florida home removed 11 sets of classified documents including some marked as top secret, the Justice Department said on Friday, while also disclosing it had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. The bombshell disclosures were made in a...

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Assange family urges Australia to do more

ECNS | 05 Aug 2022

The family of Australian citizen Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder being extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States, has urged the Australian government to intervene in his case. Assange, who allegedly made public a wealth of sensitive leaked information while at the helm of WikiLeaks, is being held in a maximum security cell in...

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Julian Assange’s family urge Australian PM Anthony Albanese to intervene before US extradition

The Guardian | 04 Aug 2022

John and Gabriel Shipton say they’re frustrated at Australian PM for lack of progress in WikiLeaks founder’s case since Labor was elected .Julian Assange’s family have said the Albanese government needs to intervene in the case before he is extradited to the US, saying it would effectively be a...

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Former CIA engineer convicted in WikiLeaks espionage case

Reuters | 14 Jul 2022

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - A former CIA software engineer was convicted on Wednesday of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks from the spy agency, in one of the biggest such thefts in CIA history. Jurors in Manhattan federal court convicted Joshua Schulte, 33, on eight espionage charges and one obstruction charge over the so-called Vault 7...