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While the U.K. government seems poised to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, a global movement has grown demanding his release.

Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and Edward Snowden's lead attorney, explains why the charges against Julia Assange are an attack on global press freedoms.

Washington elites routinely take and disclose classified government documents and get only slaps on the wrist, says @theintercept 's @jeremyscahill .

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just reset the Doomsday Clock for 2023, setting it to 90 seconds to midnight. It's a "very dramatic wake-up call" to the world on the risks of war and nuclear annihilation, says peace activist Frida Berrigan.

During COVID, we gave away hundreds of billions of dollars in public money to private industry with no strings attached. And then those landlords turned around, they hiked the rent, they evicted their tenants." –housing activist @taraghuveer 

The documentary "20 Days in Mariupol" gives a harrowing view of the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Director Mstyslav Chernov talks about what it took to capture the footage, then sneak it out while Russian soldiers hunted him and his team.

Steve Gallon, a Florida educator, and state Senator Shevrin Jones slam the DeSantis government's war on inclusive public education.


BREAKING: Ex-Black Panther Albert Woodfox has died at age 75 from complications related to COVID-19. He survived 43 years in solitary confinement, believed to be the longest such punishment for any prisoner in U.S. history.

"Defunding the police is not simply about withdrawing funding for law enforcement and doing nothing else," says Angela Davis, who says Joe Biden has accepted this "superficial understanding" of the demand. Defunding police must be paired with reinvestment in community, she says.

Happening now: Medical students stage die-in outside in NYC protesting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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Noam Chomsky says the U.S. must stop undermining possibilities of negotiations with Russia to end the war in Ukraine and "drop the official position that the war must go on to weaken Russia."

Dr. says anti-fascist and anarchist protesters protected clergy from white nationalists Friday night: "They saved our lives"

Former U.K. Labour Party leader @jeremycorbyn  is in Washington for the Belmarsh Tribunal to advocate for Julian Assange's freedom as he fights extradition from Britain to the United States. "We're standing up for the right to know. We're standing up for journalism," Corbyn says.

Ecuador's presidential front-runner @ecuarauz , who faces a runoff election in April, says the country is facing a “double crisis” of COVID-19 and austerity. “We’re facing what we call a lack of trust within Ecuadorian society, and we need to fix that as soon as possible.”