Articles by Kevin Gosztola

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‘Another Dark Day’: UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition to United States
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

17 Jun 2022 – UK Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. Her decision was immediately condemned by human rights and press freedom organizations. The Assange legal team planned to submit an appeal in the High Court of Justice challenging how extradition law was interpreted.

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Dark Day for Press Freedom: British Court Orders Assange Extradition
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2021 – Outrage as a British magistrates court ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States and sent the request for his extradition to Home Office Secretary Priti Patel for approval. He will remain in detention at Belmarsh until Patel’s decision and during any appeal.

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UK Supreme Court Slams Door on Assange Appeal, Extradition May Be Authorized
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

14 Mar 2022 – Without any explanation, the British Supreme Court denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “permission to appeal” a decision by the British High Court. If the British Home Office approves extradition, Assange’s defense may submit an appeal on the issues of freedom of the press.

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Whistleblower Exposes Credit Suisse’s Bankrolling of Spy Chiefs Involved in CIA Torture
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

22 Feb 2022 – A major global journalism project called “Suisse Secrets” revealed the names of criminals and corrupt government officials who had Credit Suisse accounts, including spy agency chiefs implicated in the CIA’s torture program.

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For Third Year, Committee to Protect Journalists Excludes Assange from Jailed Journalist Index
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

20 Dec 2021 – A record number of journalists are imprisoned throughout the world, according to the annual prison index released by the Committee to Protect Journalists. But that number excludes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Israel Slapped ‘Terrorist’ Label on Palestinian Human Rights Groups after They Uncovered Pegasus Spyware
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

8 Nov 2021 – After the Israeli government designated six Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist,” Jonathan Kuttab, the co-founder of one of them, said that “Israel realizes it has lost the public relations-war. The world now knows and acknowledges the reality that it is an apartheid state and a systematic violator of human rights and international law.”

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Appeal Hearing: CIA’s War on Assange, Their ‘Most Prominent Critic,’ Takes Center Stage
Kevin Gosztola and Mohamed Elmaazi | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

28 Oct 2021 – The CIA’s record of retaliation against Assange, including reported plans to kidnap or assassinate him, was the focus on the second day of the appeal hearing. It was part of the Assange legal team’s effort to convince the High Court of Justice of the gravity of the risks he would face if they allowed extradition to the USA.

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Twenty Years in a Security State: CIA Goes into the Torture Business
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

20 Sep 2021 – CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou was asked in July 2002 if he wanted to be trained in “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He was one of 14 people invited to learn how to apply these torture methods who declined the offer. “I had a moral and ethical problem with them. I had a legal problem with them. Besides being immoral and unethical, to me, they were clearly illegal. We have very clear laws and are signatories to international treaties that ban this kind of behavior,”

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Pentagon-Backed Movie, ‘Black Hawk Down’, Championed Military Intervention after 9/11
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

9/11 and Its Impact on Cinema – The film, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, was made with full support from the Pentagon before the 9/11attacks. But its release was moved to Dec 2001 because it was a tale of American heroism that could sell audiences on the supposed necessity of military intervention.

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Two Years after Assange’s Arrest, Biden Can End Trump’s Assault on Press Freedom
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

11 Apr 2021 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London for two years today. Protests and solidarity actions are planned over the course of the week throughout the world and in cities like Boston, Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Vienna, and Hamburg.

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Assange Prosecution Launched by Trump Justice Department Will Continue under Biden
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

9 Feb 2021 – A Justice Department spokesperson indicated officials have no plans to abandon a case widely viewed as a threat to global press freedom. “We continue to seek his extradition,” Justice Department spokesperson Marc Raimondi told Reuters.

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British Judge Keeps Julian Assange in Prison, Despite Denying Extradition Two Days Ago
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

6 Jan 2021 – “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been won,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared. She said the United States government “must be allowed to challenge [her] decision.”

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In Assange Case, British Judge Rejects US Government’s Extradition Request
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

4 Jan 2021 – “It would be oppressive to extradite [Assange] to the United States of America,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser stated

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In Closing Argument for Assange’s Extradition, Prosecutors Cast WikiLeaks as Criminal Enterprise
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

1 Dec 2020 – In the closing argument for the extradition os Julian Assange, Crown Prosecution Authority lawyers cast WikiLeaks as an ideologically entity in the “business of encouraging individuals to hack into computers.” Prosecutors further allege Assange encouraged the “mass and indiscriminate theft of a vast number of documents,” maintaining WikiLeaks “cannot be compared to the New York Times.”

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Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument against Extradition to United States
Kevin Gosztola | The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

10 Nov 2020 – In submission to magistrates’ court in London, attorneys detail the “politically motivated” case the Trump administration pursued against the WikiLeaks founder.

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US Government Expands Assange Indictment to Criminalize Assistance Provided to Edward Snowden
Kevin Gosztola | Shadowproof - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

25 Jun 2020 – The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong.

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CNN Goes ‘Undercover’ to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Kevin Gosztola | Shadowproof – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

29 Jan 2019 – A CNN “exclusive” report from inside Venezuela aired multiple times on the network on January 28. It is a prime example of how influential media outlets in the U.S. effectively create propaganda for the opposition, which now is receiving funds from President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Military Industrial Complex: Shadow World Exposes Greed, Profit and the Business of War
Kevin Gosztola – MintPress News, 27 Nov 2017

A new PBS documentary looks deep into the shadowy world of the global arms trade, profit-making from war, and the politicians who sell the interests of their constituents to the highest bidder.

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WikiLeaks Publishes NSA Documents Detailing Economic Espionage by ‘Five Eyes’ Alliance against France
Kevin Gosztola – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2015

29 Jun 2015 – WikiLeaks published documents from the NSA showing details of economic espionage against France by the “Five Eyes’ alliance, which consists of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Eleven Years After US Invaded Iraq: Bloodshed, Rape, Torture & Executions in the Country Are Ignored
Kevin Gosztola – The Dissenter, 24 Mar 2014

Dahr Jamail, one of the only American journalists still covering Iraq, reported this month for Truthout that Maliki’s forces had killed “at least 109 civilians” and wounded 632 people since they started to shell Fallujah in January. Doctors, residents and NGO workers, who he spoke with, accused the government of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.”

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Group Launched to Support WikiLeaks, Transparency Journalism Reports Incredible Success
Kevin Gosztola – The Dissenter, 11 Feb 2013

A foundation dedicated to promoting and funding transparency journalism, which launched on December 16 [2012], has concluded its first round of funding for organizations. The Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) raised nearly $200,000 for four different organizations, including WikiLeaks, which it collected donations to support because the media organization faces a banking blockade that makes it difficult for it to directly accept funds from supporters.

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TransCanada Transforms Tar Sands Blockade Area into Police State
Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2012

Enlisted off-duty police officers are intimidating, harassing and arresting just about anyone they think is trespassing, even if those people happen to be on property they own. And, officers who are acting as armed henchmen for TransCanada have arrested three journalists in the past twenty-four hours for simply being there to report on resistance to the pipeline construction.

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