Donald Trump Must Urgently Pardon Julian Assange

British Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected on Jan. 4 the request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, on the grounds of his mental health, and the risk he might commit suicide in a U.S. prison. A hearing on his release on bail was set for Jan. 6. Assange’s supporters welcomed a victory; although the judge did not […]

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Extending the Celebration of Beethoven’s Genius to 2021 and Beyond

It is most unfortunate that the cancellation of concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurred precisely in the “Beethoven Year”. Countless numbers of musical events and memorials long planned to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great composer had to be called off, or in the best of cases, performed under extremely restrictive conditions. Fortunately, many of […]

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