John Pilger at The Don’t Extradite Julian Assange Rally + Roger Waters: Wish You Were Here

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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WSWS on Sep 2, 2019

Journalist John Pilger speaks at London rally called by musician Roger Waters on Sept. 2, 2019.

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John Pilger: Extradition Process a Very Long Uphill Road for Julian Assange

John Pilger: Extradition Process a Very Long Uphill Road for Julian Assange

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TheRealNews on Jun 17, 2019

Britain’s Home Secretary signed off on the U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange, and now UK courts will decide his fate. But if the process until now is any indication, he will not receive a fair hearing, says journalist and filmmaker John Pilger.

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Chris Hedges: Imperialism on Trial – Free Julian Assange + Ex-Icelandic Interior Minister: US Tried to Frame Julian Assange in Iceland

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with Chris Hedges

#Unity4J on Jun 12, 2019

Event: “Imperialism on Trial – Free Assange” (chaired by Greg Sharkey)
Date: 11 June 2019
Place: London
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Chris Hedges and Kristinn Hrafnsson: The US Extradition Request for Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 15, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses the US extradition request for Julian Assange with WikiLeaks editor in chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson.

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Chris Hedges and John Pilger Reporting on Julian Assange’s Hearing from London + John Pilger: Julian Assange Extradition Case is a War on Journalism!

Chris Hedges and John Pilger Reporting on Julian Assange's Hearing from London

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RT America on Jun 14, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court on Friday. Top independent journalists from the world over flocked to UK to cover his trial. Rick Sanchez explains what’s at stake. We’ll also hear from acclaimed documentarian John Pilger. Then host of “On Contact” Chris Hedges joins live from London, UK to discuss the case against Assange.

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Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 8, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses with Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the conditions of Julian Assange’s detention, his psychological and physical health as well as the judicial proceedings against Assange.

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Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

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by Jim Kavanagh
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The Polemicist
May 31, 2019

In my article, Avoiding Assange, a month ago, right after the first US indictment was issued, I addressed two diversionary arguments that I knew would be used by those who want to hide their complicity with American imperialism under leftish cover—that is, those who don’t want to be seen as endorsing the United States government’s prosecution of Assange for, and intimidation of every journalist in the world from, reporting the embarrassing truth about American war crimes, but who also don’t really want to stand in the way of Assange’s extradition to the United States.

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Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges: It Cuts Out The First Amendment, Essentially! + Chelsea Manning Back in Prison (Updated)

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Updated: May 24, 2019

TheRealNews on May 23, 2019

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States.

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What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy – press freedom – by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history.” — Christopher B. Daly, Smithsonian, April 28, 2017

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Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy III: Class War

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Leaked Bradley Manning Audio Recording + Daniel Ellsberg: Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander

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Leaked audio recording of Bradley Manning describing his response to the July 12, 2007 Baghdad Apache airstrike video that documented the killing of two Reuters journalists.

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Blowing the Whistle on Obama’s America

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Jan 5, 2013

On the campaign trail four years ago, US presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his views on whistleblowers. He said: “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud and abuse in government is a government employee committed to public integrity, willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism … should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

As president, the reality has been very different. During his first term in office, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. That is twice as many as all previous presidents combined. In the first half of this full edition special, we blow the whistle on President Obama’s America.

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Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers by Chris Hedges

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Robert Meeropol: My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act

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Dec. 30, 2010

Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: “My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act — Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange”

As the U.S. Department of Justice considers charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of 1917, we speak with Robert Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg—the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act, in what’s been described as the most controversial death sentence in U.S. history. This week, Meeropol released a widely read statement in support of WikiLeaks called, “My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act—Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange.”

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Wikileaks, the Espionage Act, and the Constitution (Ralph Nader testifies)

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3 hours, 14 minutes

Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed were the nature of journalism, the extent of constitutional protections of the press in protecting the divulgence of classified information, and the amount of information that is categorized as classified.

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