If one asks current or former WikiLeaks associates what their greatest fear is, almost none cites prosecution by their own country. Most trust their own nation's justice system to recognize that they have committed no crime. The primary fear is being turned over to the US. That is the crucial context for understanding Julian Assange's 16-month fight to avoid extradition to Sweden, a fight that led him to seek asylum, Tuesday, in the London Embassy of Ecuador.

If one asks current or former WikiLeaks associates what their greatest fear is, almost none cites prosecution by their own country. Most trust their own nation's justice system to recognize that they have committed no crime. The primary fear is being turned over to the US. That is the crucial context for understanding Julian Assange's 16-month fight to avoid extradition to Sweden, a fight that led him to seek asylum, Tuesday, in the London Embassy of Ecuador.

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'Star Wars' Forces J.J. Abrams to Give 'Star Trek 3' to First-Time Director Roberto Orci - TheWrap

'Star Wars' Forces J.J. Abrams to Give 'Star Trek 3' to First-Time Director Roberto Orci - TheWrap

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Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here's Why

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here's Why

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."

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GLENN GREENWALD: ABOUT THAT REUTERS ARTICLE. The latest official effort to distract attention from the latest damning NSA revelations is more absurd than most.

GLENN GREENWALD: ABOUT THAT REUTERS ARTICLE. The latest official effort to distract attention from the latest damning NSA revelations is more absurd than most.

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“The only time the U.S. government pretends to care in the slightest about human rights abuses is when they’re carried out by countries that don’t cooperate.” ~ Glenn Greenwald

“The only time the U.S. government pretends to care in the slightest about human rights abuses is when they’re carried out by countries that don’t cooperate.” ~ Glenn Greenwald

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?  WE ARE BEING BLINDLY LEAD INTO WW III

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids? WE ARE BEING BLINDLY LEAD INTO WW III

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Welcome to The Intercept https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/10/welcome-intercept/ We are very excited to welcome everyone to The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media (FLM). The Intercept, which the three of us created, is the first of what will be numerous digital magazines published by FLM.

Welcome to The Intercept https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/10/welcome-intercept/ We are very excited to welcome everyone to The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media (FLM). The Intercept, which the three of us created, is the first of what will be numerous digital magazines published by FLM.

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The gay marriage snowball and political change | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The gay marriage snowball and political change | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Glenn Greenwald is an excellent, non-partisan American journalist. He's also a former constitutional and civil rights litigator and the author of three bestselling books.

Glenn Greenwald is an excellent, non-partisan American journalist. He's also a former constitutional and civil rights litigator and the author of three bestselling books.

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