Chris Hedges: It’s Actually A Fairly Ominous Ruling + Kevin Gosztola and John Kiriakou: The Assange Extradition Decision

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 4, 2021

A London court has ruled against those seeking Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US. Assange is charged with 17 counts of espionage as well as hacking. “On Contact” host Chris Hedges, who witnessed part of Assange’s trial, joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in.

Kevin Gosztola Talks With John Kiriakou About The Assange Extradition Decision

Shadowproof on Jan 4, 2021

Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola talks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou about the extradition decision in Julian Assange’s case.

‘He would be exposed to oppressive conditions of detention in the US ‘ – Nils Melzer on Assange

RT on Jan 4, 2021

Nils Melzer, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, speaks to RT following the UK court decision on Julian Assange. He discusses whether the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US would have negatively affected his mental health and led to his possible suicide, whether it be the end of the Assange saga should the US lose its appeal, and more.

Max Blumenthal, Eric Sirotkin, & Ray Mcgovern on Assange case twist

RT on Jan 5, 2021

Following the UK judge’s surprising decision, RT’s guests Max Blumenthal, Eric Sirotkin, and Ray McGovern discussed the implications of the Assange ruling.

‘Bail him now!’ – Roger Waters on Assange

RT on Jan 4, 2021

Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, speaks to RT, giving his take on the Old Bailey’s verdict and demanding the immediate release of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, the meaning of the court’s ruling for investigative journalism and press freedom as a whole, and more.

See also:

The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange, by Chris Hedges

The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now, by Craig Murray

In Assange Case, British Judge Rejects US Government’s Extradition Request, by Kevin Gosztola

US Incarceration System Deemed Too Cruel For Julian Assange, by Kevin Gosztola

From the archives:

Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange Defeated the US Government’s Extradition Request + Craig Murray: Hopeful Assange Can Be With Us Soon

Roger Waters, John Pilger, Ray McGovern and Miko Peled: The Trial of Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Craig Murray: Assange Extradition Hearing + John Pilger: Assange’s Crimes Are Truth Telling + Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange, by John Pilger

John Pilger, Daniel Ellsberg and Alexander Mercouris: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing + Kevin Gosztola: Day 10 + Joe Lauria: Day 10 + Craig Murray: What I’ve Told You Won’t Be Reported On The BBC

Six Reasons Julian Assange Should Be Thanked, Not Punished, by David Swanson

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

Chris Hedges: Collateral Murder Video and the US Military Cover Up

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