Articles by: Thomas Scripps

Ken Loach (Credit: Filmoteca de Catalunya/Flickr)

Ken Loach expelled from the British Labour Party: The political lessons

Filmmaker Ken Loach has been expelled from the Labour Party. He tweeted on Saturday: “Labour HQ finally decided I’m not fit to be a member of their party, as I will not disown those already expelled. Well … I am proud to stand with the good friends and comrades victimised by the purge. There is indeed a witch-hunt … [Labour[Read More…]

by 19/08/2021 1 comment World
Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian citizenship revoked

Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian citizenship revoked

Ecuador has stripped Julian Assange of his citizenship. The move is another outrageous assault on the WikiLeaks founder’s democratic rights, made in preparation for his extradition to the United States on charges under the Espionage Act. He is currently held in the UK’s Belmarsh maximum security prison, pending a case in the High Court. The decision to revoke citizenship was[Read More…]

by 29/07/2021 1 comment Human Rights
As it releases thousands of prisoners, UK government keeps Julian Assange locked-up in danger

As it releases thousands of prisoners, UK government keeps Julian Assange locked-up in danger

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the British Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced plans for the early release of up to 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales—just under 5 percent of the prison population. The selected “low-risk” prisoners in the last two months of their sentences will be electronically tagged and allowed back into the population to ease overcrowding.[Read More…]

by 06/04/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared via videolink at Westminster Magistrates Court in London yesterday for a brief administrative hearing. The half-hour proceedings confirm that the fundamental legal rights of the world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an extraordinary rendition. Assange last appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on October 21 and is being held on remand at[Read More…]

by 14/12/2019 1 comment World