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Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States.
The most consequential false conspiracy theory of the last twenty years in the United States centered on fabricated accusations raised against the Iraqi state in 2002-3. These claimed that Iraq maintained secret stores of “weapons of mass destruction” and intended to use them against the West, perhaps imminently.
Friday gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus som Source: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13 – Craig Murray
Letters: The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the folly of spending billions on nuclear warheads at the expense of a robust health service, write two former naval commanders, while Bruce Kent describes it as ‘theft from the NHS’ Source: We spend billions on nuclear weapons. Let’s fund the NHS instead | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
Deployment of controversial ‘Reapers’ should be approved by parliament, say campaigners Source: Ministers refuse to reveal target of new RAF killer drone missions | Drones (military) | The Guardian
Forgoing our links with European suppliers makes no sense economically or health-wise Source: We are what we eat, so we’re right not to trust what goes into American food | Food | The Guardian
Boris Johnson’s government watched as Covid-19 hell unfolded in my country – and then failed to heed the warnings, says La Repubblica’s UK correspondent, Antonello Guerrera Source: Italians are looking on aghast at the UK’s coronavirus response | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
Campaigners say plan will end up fuelling conflict and human rights abuses Source: Revealed: £1bn of taxpayers’ cash to help foreign countries buy British arms | World news | The Guardian
Tehran says 1,135 have died and experts fear true figure could be five times as high Source: UK presses US to ease Iran sanctions to help fight coronavirus | World news | The Guardian