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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

'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.

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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:


News

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


LGBTQ+ rights

Stonewall attacked by the establishment


Workplace news

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


International news

Sudan: End military rule and poverty


Campaigns

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


Readers' opinion

TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer


Quiz 2021

Christmas quiz of 2021


 

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