Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced a bill to reform the Espionage Act, the archaic piece of legislation used to prosecute Julian Assange and other whistleblowers.
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the US on charges relating to his role in publishing classified documents which revealed alleged war crimes perpetrated by US forces in Iraq.
Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have dispatched police after journalists who’ve challenged the state.
The extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange sets an extremely dangerous precedence for press freedom.
Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed Friday after refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury in Virginia looking into the release of documents to WikiLeaks.
In the midst of the Trump shutdown, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate’s first bill, S-1, meant to signify its priorities for the new Congressional session, is a bipartisan defense of the Israeli government from boycotts.
Standing for the national anthem at National Football League games is a new concept that started as recently as 2009, that may have coincided with a government marketing campaign.