If there is such thing as divine retribution in this materially obsessed world, perhaps the outbreak of COVID-19 could just be it.
By offering asylum to the persecuted publisher of WikiLeaks, France’s Macron would enhance his status in myriad European latitudes and all across the Global South, writes Pepe Escobar
The time to speak up for Assange and the future of press freedoms is now. Not when he’s extradited. Not after his fake trial and draconian sentencing. Now.
Assange may be the one sitting in the dock. But it is not he who is really on trial, but rather the so-called authorities who are persecuting him.