Articles by: Laura Tiernan

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the US extradition hearing in London that may decide Assange’s fate. The doctors’ two-page letter appears[Read More…]

February 18, 2020 World
Thirty-nine migrants found dead in lorry trailer in UK

Thirty-nine migrants found dead in lorry trailer in UK

The bodies of 39 migrants were found yesterday in the back of a freight lorry parked in Grays, Essex, in the United Kingdom. The deaths have evoked public outrage and revulsion toward the British government’s brutal “deterrence” regime against migrants and refugees. Police were called to the Waterglade Industrial Park in Essex by East of England Ambulance Service at 1.40am.[Read More…]

October 24, 2019 World
UK home secretary demands climate change protesters face “full force of the law”

UK home secretary demands climate change protesters face “full force of the law”

Mass arrests of climate change protesters continued in London yesterday, after the Conservative government’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid demanded police “use the full force of the law.” More than 682 protesters have been arrested since Monday. “No one should be allowed to break the law without consequence,” Javid tweeted Thursday morning. He called on police to “take a firm stance”[Read More…]

April 20, 2019 Climate Change