Chris Hedges: Imperialism on Trial – Free Julian Assange + Ex-Icelandic Interior Minister: US Tried to Frame Julian Assange in Iceland

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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with Chris Hedges

#Unity4J on Jun 12, 2019

Event: “Imperialism on Trial – Free Assange” (chaired by Greg Sharkey)
Date: 11 June 2019
Place: London
Clip: Chris Hedges

Excerpt: “Even if Julian were odious, which he is not, even if he carried out a sexual offense, which he did not, even if he was a poor house guest—a bizarre term for a man trapped in a small room for nearly seven years under house arrest—which he was not, it would make no difference. Julian is not being persecuted for his vices. He is being persecuted for his virtues.” Transcript

Chris Hedges (part 2) – ‘Imperialism on Trial – Free Julian Assange’ – 11 June 2019

#Unity4J on Jun 14, 2019

Excerpt: “Journalists like to promote the image of themselves as fearless individualists, but they are – as I saw repeatedly in my two decades as a war correspondent in Central America, Africa, the Middle East,and the former Yugoslavia – more often obsequious cheerleaders for war and empire. They venerate, and are usually intimidated by, politicians, generals and intelligence chiefs, corporate heads and hired apologists for the corporate state.”

“If we had a functioning judicial system and an independent press, Julian would have been a witness for the prosecution against the war criminals he helped expose. He would not be wasting away in Belmarsh Prison. The documents he made public would have ensured that those who waged illegal war, tortured, lied to the public, monitored our electronic communications, and ordered the gunning down of unarmed civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, would be held accountable.”

LIVE: Imperialism on Trial – Free Julian Assange

RT UK on Jun 12, 2019

Speakers from a variety of backgrounds will share their expertise on imperialism in general, and on the Julian Assange case in particular.

Ex-Icelandic Interior Minister: US Tried to FRAME Julian Assange in Iceland!

goingundergroundRT on Jun 15, 2019

We speak to former Minister of the Interior of Iceland Ögmundur Jónasson on how he kicked out a team of FBI investigators from Iceland who were trying to frame Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange.

Watch the video here.

See also:

Joanna Mogilevska: speech at Melbourne Free Assange and Manning Rally – 14/6/2019 (video + transcript)

From the archives:

John Pilger: Extradition Process a Very Long Uphill Road for Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Kristinn Hrafnsson: The US Extradition Request for Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and John Pilger Reporting on Julian Assange’s Hearing from London + John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a War on Journalism!

Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange

Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges: It Cuts Out The First Amendment, Essentially! + Chelsea Manning Back in Prison (Updated)

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech + Imperialism on Trial: Free Assange

Avoiding Assange by Jim Kavanagh