Chris Hedges and Gabriel Shipton: Will Julian Assange Ever Be Free?

Free Assange street art, Shoreditch

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 27, 2023

Chris Hedges speaks with film producer and brother of Julian Assange, Gabriel Shipton, on his new film about his family’s journey to get Julian free.

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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.

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

Stella and family at Human Chain around Parliament for Julian Assange, London 8th October 2022

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MintPress News on Jan 10, 2023

I spent the hour with Julian Assange’s wife Stella Assange. We talked about whether the rumors he’ll be released soon are true, how she finds the strength to keep fighting, and whether she was stunned to hear the CIA had planned to assassinate her husband.

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End Title 42 and Closed Borders, by Peter Orvetti

March to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border

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by Peter Orvetti
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 5, 2023

The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, with no policy solution in sight. During the 2022 fiscal year, nearly 2.4 million migrants were apprehended at the border, up 44 percent from the previous year and a nearly eightfold increase from five years earlier. Nearly 500,000 migrants successfully entered the U.S. across the southern border without authorization, four times the estimated total for 2017.

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Chris Hedges: Europe’s War on Refugees

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 30, 2022

In their book, Map of Hope and Sorrow, co-authors Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan trace the stories of five refugees trapped in Greece’s brutal refugee camps.

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

Free Julian Assange

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by Finian Cunningham
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Ireland
December 26, 2022

Finian Cunningham on Dec 24, 2022

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, spoke to me in an interview this week just days before Christmas. I was bracing for a difficult, anguished encounter, given the appalling injustice meted out to Julian.

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Chris Hedges: Ukraine, Iran, Palestine, Twitter Files, Media Censorship and Assange

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acTVism Munich on Dec 16, 2022

In this episode of The Source, we interview Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Chris Hedges about the war in Ukraine. We also examine recent developments in Iran, Israel and Palestine. And finally, we look at freedom of speech issues such as the Twitter Files and the Julian Assange case.

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Human and Environmental Rights Come With Mutual Responsibilities, by David Gallup

Protests at COP27

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by David Gallup
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 19, 2022

If we want a world where our human and environmental rights are elevated, we must place as much importance on our responsibilities to humanity and the planet as we put on our rights.

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Beyond Razor Wire: A Connected Planet, by Robert C. Koehler + American Scar: The Environmental Tragedy of the Border Wall

U.S.-Mexico Border — Nogales, Arizona

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 17, 2022

“Ducey insists Arizona holds sole or shared jurisdiction over the 60-foot strip the containers rest on and has a constitutional right to protect residents from ‘imminent danger of criminal and humanitarian crises.’”

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

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Declassified UK on Dec 1, 2022

Join the Declassified UK team as we pose your questions to John Pilger.

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NYC Vigil to FREE Julian Assange

Anxiously waiting the court's decision.

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Beyond Narratives on Dec 10, 2022

Join legendary rock artist Roger Waters, as well as luminaries such as Max Blumenthal, Garland Nixon, Nick Brand, Randy Credico and a host of others as we cover the event from a symbol of fascism, the British Consulate, in NYC.

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COP27 Continues the Climate Summit Ritual of Words Without Action, by Pete Dolack

Cop 27 Climate Justice Demonstration

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Nov. 23, 2022
November 26, 2022

This has become, sadly, a yearly ritual by now. The world’s governments gather together to discuss what should be done about global warming, and finish their time together by issuing statements of concern while doing little concrete to actually solve the problem. And so it is with COP27.

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The U.S. Has Put Six Worse Things Than the World Cup in Qatar, by David Swanson

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Sept. 28, 2017

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 21, 2022
November 22, 2022

Here’s a video of John Oliver denouncing FIFA for putting the World Cup in Qatar, a place that uses slavery and abuses women and abuses LGBT people. It’s a video about how everyone else glosses over nasty truths. Oliver drags in Russia as a past World Cup host that abuses protesters, and even Saudi Arabia as a possible host in the distant future that commits all sorts of atrocities. My concern is not just that the U.S., as one of the planned hosts four years hence, gets a pass on its general behavior. My concern is that the U.S. has far outdone FIFA this year, and every year, in Qatar. The U.S. has put six things into that horrific little oil dictatorship, each of which is worse than the World Cup.

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Mike Prysner: Ron DeSantis’ Military Secrets: Torture and War Crimes

Camp x-ray detainees

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Empire Files on Nov 19, 2022

In this Eyes Left/Empire Files exclusive, Mike Prysner sheds light on the shadowy military career of Ron DeSantis.

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Jennifer Robinson: Julian Assange, Free Speech and Democracy

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“So when you hear politicians or government officials in the UK or in the U.S or in this country talk about due process or the rule of law this is what they’re talking about. Punishment by process, burying him under legal process until he dies. In fact, if you look at the case and you read our grounds of appeal there’s been very little by way of due process or rule of law in what has been inflicted upon Julian as we argue in our appeal. This case has been rife with abuse.” — Jennifer Robinson

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