Free Assange Movement Plans Global Protests Before Extradition to US

Free Assange Movement Plans Global Protests Before Extradition to US

Supporters of journalist Julian Assange and freedom of the press are holding international protests on October 8th. The founder of Wikileaks is set to be extradited to the United States. Advocates for Assange say his conviction in an American courtroom would mean the death of the free press. HandsOffAssange.com lists over a dozen worldwide events. In London, activists, led by Julian’s wife Stella Assange, will form a human chain around parliament. Assange is currently being held in a British maximum security prison pending extradition. Washington has charged Assange under the espionage act....

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Poll: Growing Number of Americans Want Diplomacy With Adversaries

Poll: Growing Number of Americans Want Diplomacy With Adversaries

According to a new survey of Americans, a growing majority desire negotiations with Washington’s enemies. For example, nearly 80% of people polled said they want the White House to continue nuclear talks with Iran.  The Eurasia Group Foundation released a new survey asking Americans if our government should negotiate with adversaries. Nearly twice as many Americans said they want more talks compared to those calling for less diplomacy.  Since Joe Biden became president, Washington's relationship with Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang and Tehran has become more contentious. However, the increasingly...

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Americans Want to End Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Split on Israel

Americans Want to End Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Split on Israel

A new poll shows nearly 70% of Americans want to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and only a slight majority support selling arms to Israel.  “When survey takers were asked if the United States should continue its sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, more than two-thirds responded negatively,” the Eurasia Group Foundation reported. Americans identified Riyadh’s human rights abuses and the war in Yemen as the reason for wanting to halt arms sales.  Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen in 2015. Riyadh claimed its goal was to return the elected Yemeni president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, to power. However,...

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