2 September 2020 — Assange Defense
Currently, Julian Assange faces extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States, where he has been indicted on 18 counts for obtaining, possessing, conspiring to publish and for publishing classified information. The indictment marks the first-ever use of the Espionage Act for the publication of truthful information in the public interest, and it represents a gravely dangerous attempt to criminalize basic journalistic activity, threatening journalists’ right to publish and your right, as a citizen, to know the truth.
On Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST, Defend Wikileaks will host a panel discussion featuring Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, and Daniel Ellsberg, preeminent experts on free speech and the fight to protect it, for a discussion on Assange’s persecution just 2 days before his extradition hearing resumes in London. The discussion will be moderated by political comedian Jimmy Dore. They will examine the implications of his indictment and explain why they have joined up as co-chairs of a new US support group for Assange.
Join us, and RSVP here.
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