Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Slow-motion Execution of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 25, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the torture of Julian Assange with his father, John Shipton.

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War, by Henry Hagins + John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches + Balls To War

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins + Balls To War

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 23, 2021

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.

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Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 17, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses The Trial of Julian Assange, a new book by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

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The Judicial Kidnapping of Julian Assange, by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Dec. 14, 2021
December 15, 2021

In the crudest, most political judgement in memory, two High Court judges in London have ordered the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where a trial in a kangaroo court awaits him, followed by a life lost in a barbaric prison system.

“Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

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Chris Hedges: Julian Assange Could Soon Be Extradited To The United States

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 10, 2021

Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange could soon be extradited to the United States for alleged crimes he committed publishing classified information. The UK’s High Court rejected a January decision refusing extradition of Assange after the US filed a request to have him sent stateside.

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Justice For Julian Assange Is Justice For All by John Pilger + Nils Melzer: If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured To Death!

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Nov. 1, 2021
November 3, 2021

Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States — for the ‘crime’ of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies — John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.

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Biden Hasn’t Got a Prayer, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Sputnik, Oct. 28, 2021
October 31, 2021

US President Joe Biden is escaping to Europe this weekend leaving behind a domestic scene of political disorder and despair.

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Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Extradition Hearing of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges and

RT America on Oct 30, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange in London with Joe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium News.

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 2 + Daniel Ellsberg on Assange Extradition Hearing + Chris Hedges: It Strikes Me As Particularly Weak On All Counts

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Shadowproof on Oct 28, 2021

Kevin Gosztola followed the second day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 1

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Shadowproof on Oct 27, 2021

Kevin Gosztola has been following the first day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Crown Prosecution Service is arguing on behalf of the United States government to overturn a district judge’s decision to block the extradition back in January. Join Kevin for a report on Day 1.

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Chris Hedges and John Pilger: The Appeals Hearing of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges and John Pilger

RT America on Oct 23, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges talks to documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger about the upcoming appeals hearing in London for the Julian Assange case.

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Kristinn Hrafnsson: The US Govt Contemplated Killing Julian Assange With UK Complicity

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goingundergroundRT on Sep 29, 2021

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson about the shocking revelations that the Trump Administration and CIA considered assassinating or kidnapping Julian Assange, with planned shootouts with Russian agents on Britain’s streets, a car crash kidnapping and an assault on a passenger jet should Julian Assange decide to leave for Russia.

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Kristinn Hrafnsson: Pegasus Spyware Leaks Show Nobody is Safe From Surveillance!

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goingundergroundRT on Jul 21, 2021

We speak to Wikileaks Editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson. He discusses the leaks showing up to 50,000 people were potential targets of the Pegasus spyware that has been sold to governments around the world by NSO, an Israeli company and the inescapable global surveillance apparatus, that has also now become privatised. He also discusses the Julian Assange US extradition case, where he slams the ongoing detention of Julian Assange despite a key witness in the case against Julian Assange admitting to lying.

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

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Attorney: U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart, as Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity

Democracy Now! on June 28, 2021

One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange’s extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder’s fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes.

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Chris Hedges: The Judicial Lynching of Craig Murray

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on June 26, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Craig Murray, the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the Uzbek government and the CIA.

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