August 16, 2012

Ecuador Is Right to Give Assange Asylum

Mark Weisbrot, Guardian UK

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Ecuador has now made its decision: to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. This comes in the wake of an incident that should dispel remaining doubts about the motives behind the UK/Swedish attempts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. On Wednesday, the UK government made an unprecedented threat to invade Ecuador's embassy if Assange is not handed over. Such an assault would be so extreme in violating international law and diplomatic conventions that it is difficult to even find an example of a democratic government even...

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A Global Backlash Against the Rich
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Condemn War Crimes by Syria's Rebels, Too
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