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NATO Summit: Collectively Losing Their Mind

Blinken at the NATO public policy forum at the NATO summit in Washington on Wednesday. (NATO/YouTube) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News On March 7, 2022, two weeks after Moscow entered the civil war in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS News from Moldova that the U.S. would give Poland a “green light” to send […]

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Biden: ‘I’m Running the World’

Biden interview Friday night. (ABC/YouTube screenshot) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News About midway through what was billed as the most consequential interview of Joe Biden’s political career, he uttered the most consequential words in the interview: “I am running the world.” Those five words explain why he refuses to withdraw from the race and confirm what […]

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Assange Agreed to Destroy Unpublished Classified Material

L to R: Stella Assange, Jennifer Robinson, Senator David Shoebridge, Barry Pollack and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson at Thursday press conference in Parliament House, Canberra. (Free Assange screenshot from YouTube) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News The 23-page plea deal between Julian Assange and the United States government that freed Assange this week contains a provision that he agree […]

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Judges Named for Assange Appeal

Royal Courts of Justice where Assange’s appeal will take place July 9-10 (Joe Lauria) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News The judges in Julian Assange’s two-day appeal hearing on July 9-10 are the same who granted Assange a rare victory last month:  his right to appeal the Home Office’s extradition order to the United States.  Justices […]

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Whistleblower David McBride To Be Sentenced

By Joe Lauria / Consortium News A sentencing hearing has concluded in the case of Australian whistleblower David McBride who was forced to plead guilty to leaking classified documents to the media after he was essentially denied a defense at his trial in November. The documents ultimately revealed evidence of war crimes committed by the Australian […]

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US Issues Assurances on Assange

Stella Assange leaving High Court on March 26. (Joe Lauria) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News The United States Embassy on Tuesday filed two assurances with the British Foreign Office saying it would not seek the death penalty against imprisoned WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange and would allow Assange “the ability to raise and seek to reply upon […]