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NINA CROSS ARCHIVE

UK Abuse of Assange Continues: Blocking Spanish Investigation, Caving to US Demands

Nina Cross | The refusal by the UK Central Authority to allow a Spanish judge to interview Assange suggests the UK is protecting the ability of the US to extradite him.

Britain’s Unconvicted Prisoner: Keeping Assange on Lockdown for Neocons in Washington

Nina Cross | This second piece on Belmarsh focuses on how the narratives around security and healthcare are being used as pretexts for denying Julian Assange access to justice, while severely isolating him from other inmates.

Trust and Disclosure: Are Civil Rights Being Sacrificed on the Altar of Brexit?

Nina Cross | The latest Brexit battle in Parliament has exposed how key members of government reserve an arbitrary double standard when it comes to the disclosure of information.

Julian Assange: Deprivation of Justice and Double Standards in Belmarsh Prison

Nina Cross | Belmarsh prison continues carrying out the state’s political agenda – which denies one prisoner his basic legal rights, while giving special treatment to another.

Official Secrets: Priti Patel’s Early War on Whistleblowers

Nina Cross | Is the Darroch leak being used as a platform to make a more authoritarian OSA seem more acceptable? Is this Patel’s opening salvo to future whistleblowers?

Jeremy Hunt, Tommy Robinson and The ‘Press Freedom’ Propaganda Troupe

Nina Cross | Is Tommy Robinson jumping on the media freedom bandwagon to justify breaching court orders to film perpetrators in grooming gang trials? A look at Robinson’s claim of ‘convicted of journalism’ in the context of media freedom and the persecution of Julian Assange

Swedish Prosecutors: ‘It’s Not on the Cards’ to Interview Assange – After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years

Nina Cross | After keeping a European Arrest Warrant over Assange for seven years, Swedish Prosecutors now claim they are holding off on interviewing him ‘for now’, which means the 2010 warrant was wrongly issued.

From 9/11 to Shoplifting: Assange in the Context of the European Arrest Warrant

Nina Cross | From day one, the EAW was open to abuse, and was used as the primary mechanism for trapping Assange.

Miscarriage of Justice: Why Assange’s Belmarsh Sentence is Wrong

Nina Cross | Testing the reason behind Judge Taylor’s sentencing of Assange, just one layer of law applied to Assange, shows UN rapporteur Nils Melzer is justified in denouncing the UK for Assange’s disproportionate treatment

Britain’s ‘Media Freedom’ is Smokescreen to Hide the Persecution of Journalists Who Expose War Crimes

Nina Cross | Jeremy Hunt’s media freedom campaign is a useful deflection from the British government’s war on Assange and its increasingly hostile and repressive stance towards journalists.

Julian Assange: The UK, Sweden and the ‘Illusion of Justice’

Nina Cross | The trapping of Assange has relied upon the immoral use of the prosecuting services by the UK government, and the illusion that ‘Assange had a choice.’

Revealed: The British Government’s War on Assange and Media Freedom

Nina Cross | A look at the various legal and soft power tools used by the British government in its war against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Assange Arrest: How Does British Corporate Media See its Future?

Nina Cross | A look at the role of British corporate media in protecting the UK government in its complicity in the US-led persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

What’s Behind Jeremy Hunt’s Choice of Amal Clooney as UK ‘Media Freedom’ Ambassador?

Nina Cross | Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of Amal Clooney as special envoy for media freedom hours after Wikileaks warn of Julian Assange’s likely expulsion from Ecuador’s embassy in London may not be incidental.

Disinfo Maginot Line: Protecting EU from ‘Russian Influence’ – by Manufacturing History

Nina Cross | Narratives are being manufactured to fit the Western version of reality concerning critically important events shaping our history in and around Europe. But is EU’s latest line of defense really against ‘Russian influence’ or its own population?

How Sanctions Against Russia Expose Cracks in Britain’s Political Class

Nina Cross | The Foreign Affairs inquiry into sanctions reveals a visible rift between the business establishment and government over Russian sanctions.

British Aid to Venezuela: A Soft Power Tool Kit

Nina Cross | UK aid to Venezuela is rooted in a familiar neoliberal political agenda – helping to create division and instability.

William Hague Attacks Corbyn on Venezuela, Exposes Barbarism of Regime Change Policy

Nina Cross | William Hague’s attack on Corbyn for his non-intervention stance on Venezuela stems from Hague’s own history of destructive meddling and neocon ideology.

Why Jeremy Hunt’s Support for Venezuela’s Self-declared President Must be Rejected

Nina Cross | In a parliamentary debate on Venezuela UK Minister of Americas Alan Duncan promotes intervention and refuses to address consequences.