Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and James Goodale: Assange Extradition and the War on Journalism

Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and James Goodale: Assange Extradition and the War on Journalism

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Popular Resistance on Sep 9, 2020

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

[Begins at 5:05 minutes in.]

See also:

Trump’s ‘War On Journalism’ Takes Center Stage At Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing, by Kevin Gosztola

Assange Extradition Hearing Halted As COVID-19 Spikes In United Kingdom, by Kevin Gosztola

Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 8, by Craig Murray

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Kevin Gosztola

Juan Passarelli

From the archives:

Julian Assange and Charlatan Trump, by Finian Cunningham + Julian Assange Extradition Hearing – Sept. 9, 2020

The Trial Of Julian Assange: Whose Side Are You On? by John Pilger + The Assange Hearing by Craig Murray

Rest In Power Kevin Zeese

John Pilger: What Is Going On In The World Is The Struggle For True Freedom

Global Assange + Julian Assange’s Father, John Shipton Speaks Out

Chris Hedges: Ramifications For Press Freedom In Julian Assange Extradition

Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Julian Assange Extradition Trial

Assange Hearing Day 1 by Craig Murray + USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 2 + The Assange Story: WikiLeaks Founder’s Journey From Whistleblowing Hero To Exile

John Pilger: Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed + The Prosecution of Julian Assange

Chris Hedges: This Isn’t A Trial By Any Stretch Of The Imagination–It’s A Political Farce + Hedges: It’s Very Dangerous Because First It’s Julian Assange And Then It’s The Rest Of Us