IADL calls on UK Court to grant bail to Julian Assange, ill and vulnerable to COVID-19

The following resolution of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers was adopted by the IADL’s Council meeting on 28 June 2020: IADL CALLS ON UK COURT TO GRANT BAIL TO JULIAN ASSANGE WHO IS ILL AND PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO COVID-19 The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization with consultative status in … Continue reading “IADL calls on UK Court to grant bail to Julian Assange, ill and vulnerable to COVID-19”

Doctors speak out

On the 6th June 2020, Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign posted this video on YouTube Dr. Lissa Johnson – Psychologist Dr. Derek Summerfield – Senior Lecturer at London’s Institute of Psychiatry Dr. Bob Gill – NHS Dotor

Shocking spike in Covid-19 jail suicides should end Britain’s obsession with imprisonment

On the 29th May 2020, Chris Sweeney reports: Coronavirus has shone on a light on the crisis in the UK’s prisons. The justice system needs to be overhauled to bring an end to ridiculous sentencing, overcrowding and disgraceful conditions. Britain’s justice system, like many of its prisons, is stuck in Victorian times. And recently there’s … Continue reading “Shocking spike in Covid-19 jail suicides should end Britain’s obsession with imprisonment”

An Illusion Of Protection: The Pandemic, The ‘Criminal’ (UK) Government And Public Distrust of The Media

On the 18th May 2020, David Cromwell of Media Lens wrote Editors Note: This article suggests that a strong independent Journalism would have averted the mishandling of the UK coronavirus pandemic by the UK Government. Any notion that the UK government actually considers that its primary responsibility is to protect the health and security of … Continue reading “An Illusion Of Protection: The Pandemic, The ‘Criminal’ (UK) Government And Public Distrust of The Media”

Revealed: How Britain’s profiteering spymasters ignored the country’s biggest threats like coronavirus—and endangered the public

On the 7th May 2020, Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis report for Declassified UK There is money and power in identifying Russia and cyber attacks as the key security threats facing Britain — but not in addressing the more important issues of pandemics and climate change. Former UK intelligence chiefs are personally profiting from the … Continue reading “Revealed: How Britain’s profiteering spymasters ignored the country’s biggest threats like coronavirus—and endangered the public”

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes Italy to be highest in Europe

On the 5h May 2020, Nick Triggle reports The UK now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, according to the latest government figures. There have been 29,427 deaths recorded across the UK – a figure Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said was “a massive tragedy”. The latest total for Italy, previously the highest … Continue reading “Coronavirus: UK death toll passes Italy to be highest in Europe”

The UK is lagging behind Europe on coronavirus in prisons

On 21st April 2020 Juliet Rix interviews Richard Garside The director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies says our government’s approach is putting prisoners and the public at risk “Inaction by government on Covid-19 in UK prisons is putting not just prisoners’ lives at risk but also prison staff, and the general public,” … Continue reading “The UK is lagging behind Europe on coronavirus in prisons”

Coronavirus: More than 2,000 prisoners may have been infected, says Public Health England (PHE)

On then 28th April 2020, Danny Shaw reports The number of prisoners believed to have been infected with coronavirus may be up to six times as many as the published figure, it has emerged.  Public Health England (PHE) says it has found 1,783 “possible/probable” cases – on top of 304 confirmed infections across jails in … Continue reading “Coronavirus: More than 2,000 prisoners may have been infected, says Public Health England (PHE)”

Coronavirus : UK Poor Twice as Likely to Die from Covid-19 and other observations

In early May 2020, RT News reports Poorest in England MORE THAN TWICE as likely to die from Covid-19 as richest ‘Trying every trick in the book’: UK government changes rules to hit 100k coronavirus tests target US should have spent half its military budget on healthcare system instead of missiles Poor most vulnerable New … Continue reading “Coronavirus : UK Poor Twice as Likely to Die from Covid-19 and other observations”