with Chris Hedges
RT America on Apr 12, 2019
The arrest of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. Joining Chris Hedges to discuss the arrest and pending extradition of Julian Assange is the historian Vijay Prashad.
Transcript for the above interview
The Martyrdom of Julian Assange by Chris Hedges
From the archives:
Chris Hedges Responds to Rachel Maddow’s Latest Conspiratorial Spasm
John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World
10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free by David Swanson + Daniel Ellsberg On Assange’s Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom
Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange
Russiagate: A Trump-Boosting Triumph of Diversion and Inauthentic Opposition? by Paul Street + Democrats’ Russophobia Hid Trump’s Real Crimes
Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Cooperate with Wikileaks Grand Jury + Activists Attempt To Visit Chelsea Manning
John Pilger: The Prisoner Says No To Big Brother + Transcript
Julian Assange: Russia Was Not the Source of the Leaked Podesta Emails
“Collateral Murder” Video allegedly shows US forces killing two reporters and six others By Daniel Tencer
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To be honest, I blame the majority of the public for our problems! I really do and if you think about it everything that’s happening is because of their selfish desires, fears and ignorance. There are many types of activists out here but some are ready to pick up a pistol and put these policemen, bankers and politicians to the firing squads. But of course, if we tried we would all be ran down within the week. There would be no public uprising to support us because the public is scared. It’s clear the world governments are all working together to keep us all in line. But people like to walk around with blinders on while we ( activists) know the terrifying truth. We are not free and the situation is only becoming worse. I tell you this, and i believe this with all my heart. When the world governments have gained enough police and military power to control every citizen…that’s when you will see the official end of elections in the west. Not now, but give it another 50 to 100 years mark my words this will happen. The people’s fear will lead this world down a dark path that we can’t come back from. I feel it in my bones. My brother Julian is a prime example of what happens when you stand up to these crazy, power hungry fools in power. We are in serious trouble and everybody is watching football games and buying shit they don’t need.
Thanks for your comment, TheGreatKahn.
I don’t believe humanity will survive for another 50 to 100 years without some drastic changes in the capitalist economic system.
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The arrest of Julian Assange is not an act of strength. It is the response of governments in profound and mortal crisis. Economic catastrophe, threatening unending wars of dominance for hegemony, and most significantly, rising social opposition of the international working class. The attempts to silence dissent will be met with mass struggles throughout the world. We must mobilise boldly to ensure workers are clear about the historic and strategic issues at stake and the need for socialist revolution.
For those who may not have seen or forgotten this discussion between Julian Assange and John Pilger from November 4, 2016, about “…the most significant email in the whole collection.”:
Thanks, Jerry. Dandelion Salad posted it so I edited your comment with the link.