Freedom of the Press and Julian Assange
The picture above was taken at a demonstration on January 2 in Boulder in support of Julian Assange.
On January 4, the British judge ruled that Assange could not be extradited to the U.S. due to the prison conditions to which he would be subjected. The decision may be appealed by the U.S. government. On January 6, the judge ruled that Assange would not be granted bail because he was a risk for failing to show up in court.
The judge upheld all the U.S. arguments for Assange's extradition under the U.S. Espionage Act, dealing a serious blow to freedom of the press.
For more information about the decision and its ramifications:
Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed & Dissent Labelled Mental Illness
Chris Hedges: The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange
WATCH: CN Live! New Episode—‘Judgement Day’
New Book by Julian Assange