Chris Hedges and Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange and the End of Press Freedom + The Belmarsh Tribunal on Julian Assange, Press Freedom

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Updated: Jan. 21, 2023

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2023

The long persecution of Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, is set to culminate in its final act – a trial in the United States this year.

Kevin Gosztola has spent the last decade reporting on Assange, WikiLeaks and the wider war on whistleblowers. His new book, Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange, methodically lays out the complex issues surrounding the case, the gross distortions to the legal system used to facilitate through the extradition of Julian, now in a high security prison in London, the abuses of power by the FBI and the CIA, including spying on Julian’s meetings when he sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with his family, doctors and attorneys, and the dire consequences, should Julian be convicted, for the press.

13 years ago WikiLeaks pulled back the curtain on a host of documented US government crimes. This year, Julian Assange is expected to stand trial. His case is emblematic of how far the US government will go to hide the truth.

Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of Shadowproof, where he writes The Dissenter. He is the author of Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning.


Updated: Jan. 21, 2023

The Belmarsh Tribunal on Julian Assange, Press Freedom

Dont Extradite Assange Campaign on Jan 20, 2023

January 20, 2023, Belmarsh Tribunal from Washington, D.C. The event will feature expert testimony from journalists, whistleblowers, lawyers, publishers and parliamentarians on assaults to press freedom and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Srecko Horvat, the co-founder of DiEM25, will chair the tribunal, which is being organized by Progressive International and the Wau Holland Foundation.

Members of the tribunal include:

Stella Assange, partner of Julian Assange and member of his defense team
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower
Noam Chomsky, linguist and activist
Jeremy Corbyn, member of U.K. Parliament and founder of the Peace and Justice Project
Chip Gibbons, policy director of Defending Rights & Dissent
Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof
Margaret Kunstler, civil rights attorney
Stefania Maurizi, investigative journalist, Il Fatto Quotidiano
Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights attorney
Ben Wizner, lead attorney at ACLU of Edward Snowden
Renata Ávila, human rights lawyer, technology and society expert
Jeffrey Sterling, lawyer and former CIA employee
Steven Donziger, human rights attorney
Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief, WikiLeaks
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher, The Nation
Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson, Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
Betty Medsger, investigative reporter

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See also:

The World Comes To DC To Demand Biden Drop The Case Against Julian Assange, by Kevin Gosztola

Could Julian Assange Be Released In Two Months? by Kevin Gosztola

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From the archives:

Lee Camp and Stella Assange: When Will Julian Be Freed?

Finian Cunningham and John Shipton: Daring to Hope for his Son Julian Assange

John Pilger: The State of the UK Media, and The Resilience of Julian Assange

Chris Hedges: It’s the End of any Investigation into the Inner Workings of Power

The U.S. Empire’s War Against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, by Rainer Shea

Prime Witness In Assange Case Admits To Lying + MPs Hand-Deliver Letter To Belmarsh Demanding Access To Julian Assange

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of Blaming Russia and WikiLeaks for Clinton Loss + WikiLeaks’ Release of the Largest Leak of Secret CIA Documents

“Collateral Murder” Video allegedly shows US forces killing two reporters and six others By Daniel Tencer

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