Nils Melzer: Assange Will Not Face a Fair Trial + Guillaume Long: Overthrow of Morales is a Textbook Coup + Abby Martin on Assange, Bolivia and Gaza

Nils Melzer: Assange Will Not Face a Fair Trial + Guillaume Long: Overthrow of Morales is a Textbook Coup + Abby Martin on Assange, Bolivia and Gaza

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goingundergroundRT on Nov 30, 2019

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on the ongoing detention of Julian Assange. He says Julian’s detention has no legal basis, explains why the UK’s treatment of Julian is tantamount to torture, why Julian won’t face a fair trial in the US if he is extradited and more!

Next we speak to former Ecuadorean Foreign Minister under Rafael Correa, Guillaume Long. He discusses the letter signed by 60 doctors raising the alarm that Julian Assange could die if his current treatment continues, the right wing coup that overthrew elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the battle the left is facing in Latin America with US-backed right wing governments and more!

Abby Martin on Julian Assange, Coup in Bolivia, Bernie Sanders & Gaza

acTVism Munich on Nov 21, 2019

In this interview with investigative journalist, founder of the Empire Files and documentary filmmaker, Abby Martin, we talk about the case of Julian Assange and the implications it has for journalism. In addition, we analyse the situation in Bolivia, whether a coup took place and if it is part of a larger trend unfolding throughout Latin America. Furthermore, we discuss Abby Martin’s latest documentary film called “Gaza Fights for Freedom” and examine the socioeconomic conditions in Gaza as well as what the possible solutions to the crisis there could be. Lastly, we analyse U.S. politics and talk about what citizens worldwide can do to affect meaningful change in finding solutions to the extraordinary challenges facing humanity. Read the transcript of this interview.

See also:

John Pilger on The Persecution of Julian Assange (Radio interview)

John Pilger: Visiting Britain’s Political Prisoner

From the archives:

The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now by John Pilger + Jennifer Robinson: What’s Really Happening to Julian Assange?

Abby Martin: Netanyahu Should Be Indicted for War Crimes!

US Hand In Bolivia Coup by Finian Cunningham + After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large by Vijay Prashad + Interview with Evo Morales

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: Installing A Fascist Rule In Bolivia + Anya Parampil: Debunking Bolivian Coup Myths (“Gaza Fights For Freedom” documentary discussed)

John Pilger: Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is A Charade

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

Chris Hedges: Latin America Under Assault From International Bankers, Corporations and the CIA

Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital