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The Trials of Julian Assange

Michael Steven Smith The Indypendent
A new book offers a sweeping defense of the controversial Wikileaks publisher.

In Praise of I.F. "Izzy" Stone

Peter Dreier Common Dreams
In these critical times, remembering what one of last century's most courageous journalists taught us

'Defy the Thought Police', Stand With Assange

John Pilger teleSUR
demonstrators with Assange photos The U.N. says he has the right of free passage to freedom, but this is denied. He has the right to medical treatment without fear of arrest, but this is denied. He has the right to compensation, but this is denied.

Trump Criticizes Boston Globe

Michael Levenson, Christina Prignano Boston Globe
Because the Globe organized newspapers to publish editorials supporting the free press.

Journalists Are Not the Enemy

The Boston Globe and 300 Newspapers Across the Country Boston Globe
A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.” This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences.
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