WATCH: ASSANGE EXTRADITION: John Pilger, Stefania Maurizi and Charles Glass

Watch Journalists Speak Out, with John Pilger, Stefania Maurizi and Charles Glass.

With imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange facing the twin dangers of extradition to the U.S. and Coronavirus in Belmarsh prison, watch a panel discussion on the state of Assange’s legal process, the state of his health and the health of press freedom with legendary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger, Italian reporter and WikiLeaks partner Stefania Maurizi and journalist and author Charles Glass.

Presented by Don’t Extradite Assange, @DEAcampaign

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9 comments for “WATCH: ASSANGE EXTRADITION: John Pilger, Stefania Maurizi and Charles Glass

  1. Ralph Conner OBE
    April 19, 2020 at 16:01

    Extrication to the U.S. is a death sentence for Assange. He will be held in the worst conditions, subject to violence and sit to wait for a trial that would start years from now. He’d have no chance of survival past his predictable appeals, with a complicated case against him nearly Impossible to defend. It was the deep state that started the war against him, and likely he’d be a target of their sealed wishes.

  2. Mafamo Manyeli
    April 19, 2020 at 01:43

    Free Julian no crime he has committed. Journalists around the world should unite and fight for Julian.

    • Norah
      April 19, 2020 at 16:29

      There are fewer independent journalists in the ‘ Free West ‘ than you would need to make up a soccer team, all the rest are jobsworths who may be completely decent people but need the money. It is that simple. But the Assange case is pivotal to all our futures, because if editors disallow their reporters from writing honest, factual articles, then we are no better than Turkey where dozens of them have been locked up for ‘ telling the truth ‘. It is impossible for journalists to globally unite. Money has perverted the system , can you imagine an editor on maybe £150k a year not being a yes-man to the owner of the newspaper / TV station ? If the editors who similarly are most probably very decent people, don’t stick to the desired narrative, they get sacked.
      In Assange’s case he ran a small enterprise collating information from many online sources, so he was the editor and the owner and therefore, as his information was then put online, he had no reason to be biased. He had no vested interests, no ” narrative “. The MSM being totally bought, in the Anglosphere at least, has a nasty, anti-democratic, racist agenda. The owners of all these rags ( I haven’t bought a newspaper this century ) are all Globalists who hate democracy, nation-states and Christianity. The Internet , at the moment, is freeish from
      agendas and fixed narratives. Obviously if our crooked Judiciary and politicians are going to facilitate Assange’s kidnap to the American Empire, where he will be locked up for life, it sets a precedent for other honourable and brave journos. Assange reported on state murder by the US army in Iraq, Afghanistan and lots more, so he was an embarrassment to the Deep State, but why should past events be classified and hidden for decades ? It is immoral. As the World gets smaller ( growing population heading for 8 billion ) , what we all need is transparency and honesty, not secret societies and dedacted or buried documents . But don’t hold your breath.

  3. Ann Batiza
    April 18, 2020 at 23:35

    From Milwaukee.

    A decade-long smear campaign against Julian Assange has duped the American people into cheering for the criminalization of journalism. Thank you to Assange’s defenders. But it is time for journalists in the U.S. to wake up. If they do and journalists clamor for his release, as Stefania Maurizi said this morning, he will be freed.

  4. April 18, 2020 at 21:06

    The more people speak out for Julian the sooner he will get out. Write write write to leaders. Bitch them out! Get out and protest!

  5. Rachel
    April 18, 2020 at 20:46


  6. April 18, 2020 at 14:09

    This was such a welcome and important broadcast. Thank you for setting up this vital discussion. Vital to Julian Assange’s survival and vital to the survival of journal;ism as we know it. Typing at you from Canada, the Great White North where there is a distinct chill on reporting the Assange extradition case as well as a chilling appetite for regurgitating disinformation regarding WikiLeaks and the usual Assange smears and lies that reside like a virus deep inside the Canadian establishment media narrative. Attempts to shine light on Canadian media’s anti-journalism around Assange and WikiLeaks haven’t received much traction or echo in the journalism community journalism schools as the directors have turned out to be obedient stenographers of prevailing narratives. Two lonely examples that ask the question, where are Canadian journalists in their reporting of arguably the most important press freedom case in this century? www (dot) canadalandshow (dot) com/smearing-assange-wikileaks-press-become-hypocrites/ www (dot) nationalobserver (dot) com/2019/11/25/opinion/letter-editor-journalism-not-crime

  7. Norah
    April 18, 2020 at 11:39

    Three people with free minds, three great journalists, unfortunately a dieing breed. I think John Pilger made the vital point that the undeniable change in journalism was top to bottom, from the owners of newspapers / TV stations / radio, to their editors , to their ground troops the journalists. Orwell said ‘ In a world of almost complete deceit, to tell the truth is a revolutionary act ‘. Well over 100 years ago Mark Twain said ‘ If you don’t read the newspapers ( MSM today ) you are ill-informed, if you do read the newspapers, you are misinformed ‘. Today we also have the concept of ‘ deceit by omission ‘as a popular way of misdirecting the masses. The last bastion of truth in the at last in the Anglosphere, is the Internet. Can a country where social media is the only freedom of expression call itsel a democracy ?

  8. April 18, 2020 at 08:26

    From Portugal #FreeJulianAssange

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