Articles by Kevin Gosztola

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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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