26 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks
Randy Credico’s ongoing series of interviews on the approaching extradition trial of Julian Assange in London, featuring regular updates from the Courage Foundation
Episode 1: Coleen Rowley & Anthony Papa
In this first podcast, hear compelling clips from William Kunstler and John Pilger on extra-judicial and arbitrary detention as well as interviews with Nathan Fuller, director of the Courage Foundation which supports whistle blowers and runs Julian’s public defense campaign, Coleen Rowley, retired FBI Special Agent and whistle blower, expert on criminal procedure constitutional law, and Anthony Papa, artist/activist and the author of 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom, and This Side of Freedom: Life after Clemency.
Episode 2: John Pilger
In this second episode of Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom, Randy Credico delivers an exclusive interview with the legendary documentarian John Pilger—a man whose searing vision and crusading exposés of government greed, hypocrisy, tyranny, injustice, poverty and heartbreak have fired the passions and inspired the activism of millions.
Episode 3: Estelle Dehon
In this interview, Randy speaks with Estelle Dehon, public law barrister at Cornerstone Barristers, as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appears in the Westminster Magistrates Court, London for an administrative hearing relating to his extradition to the United States.
Assange has been kept in prison since April 2019, when he was forcibly evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy by officers from the Metropolitan Police. Monday’s hearing is one several due to take place before the whistleblower’s extradition trial in February. Assange faces multiple charges in the U.S.
Episode 4: Stefania Maurizi
In this fourth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” Randy Credico speaks with Stefania Maurizi, a trailblazing investigative journalist who has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to reveal the Snowden files about Italy.
Nathan Fuller starts the interview by first providing startling updates on Julian’s case, including a serious and troubling double standard: the U.S. government intends to apply the Espionage Act to foreign nationals while limiting the so-called privileges of the First Amendment to U.S. citizens.
Stefania highlights the contributions Wikileaks has made to the world of publishing and comments on the CIA four-year illegal spying on Assange, his lawyers and attorneys. Randy also asks Maurizi to elaborate on her lawsuits to obtain communication between British prosecutors and U.S. Department of justice, as well as her efforts to obtain emails between British prosecutors and the Swedish prosecutor. Randy also asks Stefania to comment on Vault 7, the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA, and Cablegate, among other matters.