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Tidbits - May 14, 2020 - Reader Comments: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery; Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Above Law; Re-Open without Testing & Tracing IS Murder; Catholic Church Supports Trump; COVID and China; Federal Works Program; On-Line Events; more

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Reader Comments: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery; Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Above Law; Re-Open without Testing & Tracing IS Murder; Catholic Church Supports Trump; COVID and China; Federal Works Program; lots of On-Line Events and Resources; more...

Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
Julian Assange “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time...

Tidbits - Feb. 6, 2020 - Reader Comments: Guilty -Not Impeached; Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Guilty But Not Impeached; Bernie Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing Workers; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

Reporters Face New Threats From the Governments They Cover

James Risen The New York Times
The cases against Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald may be models for a crackdown. The Trump administration and the right-wing Brazilian government of President Jair Bolsonaro seem to have decided to experiment with such draconian anti-press tactics

The Trials of Julian Assange

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

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets”

An interview with Fidel Narvaez Jacobin
Jacobin talks to Fidel Narvaez, the ousted Ecuadorian diplomat who handled Julian Assange’s case about why Lenín Moreno caved to international pressure, broke his promises, and gave Assange up to British authorities.
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