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Assange Extradition And The War On Journalism

Saturday 12 September 2020, by siawi3


Assange Extradition And The War On Journalism

By Chris Hedges,

September 10, 2020

photo: John Shipton, the father of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, stands in front of a “Don’t Extradite Assange” poster as he arrives at the Old Bailey, London, ahead of a hearing in Assange’s battle against extradition to the US, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Assange is fighting to avoid being sent to the US to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion after the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011. Aaron Chown/Press Association via AP Images.

A timely discussion with Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale and Sue Udry.

(Event starts at 5-minute point on video.)

A webinar/press conference organized by the late Kevin Zeese for streamed live on Sept. 9, 2020. VIDEO here

The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to the United States for prosecution is a war against freedom of the press and our right to know. If the prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act occurs, it will define journalism for the 21st Century. No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.


Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers
James Goodale, the general counsel for the NY Times during the Pentagon Papers
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist
Moderated by Sue Udry, Executive Director of Defending Rights and Dissent