Articles by Thomas Scripps

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Ten Years Since WikiLeaks Published the US Diplomatic Cables
Thomas Scripps | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

28 Nov 2020 – Today is the tenth anniversary of “Cablegate” when WikiLeaks, leading a group of partner media organisations, began reporting on the contents of hundreds of thousands of leaked United States government diplomatic cables. The documents revealed the vast scope and global reach of US imperialism’s criminal conspiracies and the brutality and corruption of governments the world over.

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The Show Trial of Julian Assange: A Cruel and Pseudolegal Farce
Thomas Scripps and Kevin Reed | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

15 Aug 2020 – Yesterday’s hearing in London made clear that the prosecution of Julian Assange is a shameful and degrading show trial, intended to railroad an innocent man to prison or death for revealing the crimes of US. In a botched proceeding, Assange was initially not brought to the video room to join the proceedings, the US prosecutors failed to show up after getting the hearing time wrong… (read on)

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Assange Appears in Court, as Lawyers Warn Case May Be Delayed by New US Indictment
Thomas Scripps | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

28 Jul 2020 – As it stands, the UK courts are continuing with Assange’s extradition process based on an outdated indictment.

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New US Indictment of Julian Assange Not Served in UK Courts
Thomas Scripps | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

30 Jun 2020 – In yet another Kafkaesque turn, UK legal proceedings are continuing on the basis of an indictment which has been replaced and therefore has no legal force in the US.

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Julian Assange Unable to Attend Court Hearing Due to Illness as Legal Travesty Continues
Thomas Scripps | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – Yesterday morning at Westminster Magistrates Court, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange missed his third hearing in a row due to ill health. His lawyers told the court he was too ill to attend via videolink from Belmarsh prison and was suffering from a “respiratory problem”.

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Judge Rules Assange Cannot Sit with Lawyers during Extradition Hearing
Thomas Scripps and Laura Tiernan | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

28 Feb 2020 – The first week of the extradition hearing in USA v Julian Assange ended yesterday at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court with Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting a submission from Assange’s lawyers that he be allowed to sit with them in court.

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Assange Gives Evidence in Spanish Case against Security Contractor
Thomas Scripps | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Dec 2019

21 Dec 2019 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was brought from Belmarsh Prison yesterday to appear in person at Westminster Magistrates Court and provide video-link witness testimony. The relentless nine-year persecution of Assange—including the flagrant violation of his human rights and the monitoring of his every word and movement while he was supposed to be protected by political asylum—is aimed at terrorising all would-be whistleblowers and journalists into silence.

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UK “Justice” System Tortures Julian Assange, Treats Fascist Tommy Robinson with Kid Gloves
Thomas Scripps | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

19 Sep 2019 – British class justice was on full display last Friday [13 Sep], as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was detained indefinitely at Belmarsh prison, beyond the completion of his sentence, while fascist leader Tommy Robinson was released 10 weeks early from the same jail. Robinson is the founder of the fascist English Defence League and a former British National Party member.

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