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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2021
Assange faces extradition
'Free Assange' campaigners at the Durham miners' gala in 2019 , photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Imprisoned Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, whose publications exposed the war crimes of US imperialism in Afghanistan and Iraq, faces extradition from Britain to the US following a recent High Court ruling.
In January 2021 court ruled that his risk of suicide prevented granting the US authorities extradition. Now, pending an appeal by Assange's lawyers, he could face espionage charges in the US and, if convicted, a prison sentence of up to 175 years.
The US administration's move on a non-US citizen represents an attempt to silence investigative journalism by criminalising the exposure of extrajudicial killings and other nefarious activities by governments.
- Read more: 'British High Court grants extradition of Julian Assange to USA' at socialistworld.net
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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:
Tory cuts and privatisation leave NHS in crisis
Unions must fight for Covid workplace safety
Councils to make workers pay, again
Assange faces extradition
Global inequality grows
What we think
Split Tories and spineless Starmer
End of the USSR
The legacy of the collapse of Stalinism
Stonewall attacked by the establishment
Sharon Graham: 100 days as Unite general secretary - the challenges ahead
Fighting union leadership needed to win NHS pay rise
Support tube workers fighting back
South Wales Stagecoach victory
Yorkshire Stagecoach strikers confidence growing
Welcome support for striking Scunthorpe scaffolders
Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail
London colleges victory
Coventry bin workers strike against Christmas holiday cut
Sheffield couriers escalate and spread action
Uni support staff strike ballot
Tesco strike action latest
Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise
Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds
Sudan: End military rule and poverty
Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council
London solidarity protest: Rio Tinto out of Serbia
Save St Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton
Why we joined the Socialist Party
Selling the Socialist - Waltham Cross and Boscombe
Posters, car boot and socialist guided tour - some ideas to raise funds
TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer
Christmas quiz of 2021
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