The Justice Department Is Out to Get Assange

April 24, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to James C. Goodale, a leading First Amendment lawyer and former executive vice president of The New York Times Company. The detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police on April 11 has generated an international media...

The Dictator and the Nihilist

April 19, 2019

Julian Assange and Omar al-Bashir shared an underlying commonality — a lack of accountability, which proved to be their ultimate undoing. Two major public figures lost their protected status last week. British authorities dragged Julian Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, out of the...

Is the US Right to Extradite Julian Assange?

April 15, 2019

By focusing narrowly on whistleblowers’ violation of the law, the law ends up hiding and protecting crimes that damage democracy itself. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Defending the US government’s request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the UK after his expulsion...

The Women of WikiLeaks: Speaking Truth to Power

July 28, 2018

Information, as powerful as it is, belongs to everyone and can help in individual self-determination. At the center of any WikiLeaks discussion lies Julian Assange, the platform’s founder who has been embroiled in scandals and accusations of misogyny, amongst all else. Lesser known is the...

Can Election Hacking Be Good for Democracy?

June 13, 2017

Leaks are actually a fundamental step in the right direction toward a more democratic system. Russia very likely interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and, more recently, in the 2017 French presidential election. This occurred primarily through the leaking of internal emails and...