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Julian Assange

Julian Assange embarrassed the United States by revealing activities recorded by Americans themselves, and the lawlessness of the US military that continues every day, all round the world, writes Alison Broinowski.

The ruling that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States is welcome, but it comes after the charade in which British authorities held an unconvicted person in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible, argues Stuart Rees.

John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

Matthew Drake-Brockman

Police moved on an activist who chained himself to the office of Labor MP Tanya Plibersek to urge her to speak out against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Peter Boyle reports.

Australian barrister Greg Barns explains to Green Left why the Australian government must step in and assist Julian Assange. 

John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström about the trial.

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie discusses the urgent need for the federal government to intervene for Julian Assange and the important principles at stake in his trial.

Julian Assange is facing a show trial, designed to warn any whistleblower and journalist not to go down the same path. He is not on trial for any crime, but rather for exposing them, argues Sam Wainwright.

Amnesty International has presented a petition with almost 400,000 signatures to the United States Consulate calling on the US government to drop the charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reports Jim McIlroy.

Having reported on the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks editor’s extradition hearing entered its final stage.

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