Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad: The Arrest of Julian Assange Eviscerates All Pretense of the Rule of Law and the Rights of a Free Press

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Dandelion Salad

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.

See also:

Transcript for the above interview

The Martyrdom of Julian Assange by Chris Hedges

From the archives:

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

6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad: The Arrest of Julian Assange Eviscerates All Pretense of the Rule of Law and the Rights of a Free Press

  1. Pingback: Chris Hedges and Aaron Mate: Russiagate–One of the Most Shameful Periods in Modern American Journalism – Dandelion Salad

  2. “To the leaders of the democratic revolutions of the 18th century, the practices now called extraordinary rendition recalled the dark and crowded dungeons of Charles II and Louis XIV, filled with political prisoners. The bourgeois revolutions in France and the United States abolished arbitrary detention and torture as the hated method of political reaction, upholding the right of due process, habeas corpus, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. Under international law today, extraordinary rendition is a crime against humanity according to the Nuremberg principles.” (Eric London, WSWS)

  3. 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.

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