WATCH: A CN Live! Exclusive: Whistleblowing, Journalism and Democracy; Prominent Australians on Julian Assange

Five prominent Australians discuss his extradition trial taking place in London.

Hosted by Canberra Action 4 Assange and live streamed exclusively by Consortium News, five eminent Australians chaired by Professor Stuart Rees discussed the extradition proceedings against journalist Julian Assange, and its importance for the future of free speech, free press, and democracy. 

CHAIR: Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM is an Australian academic, human rights activist and author who is the founder of the Sydney Peace Foundation and is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Scott Ludlum: former Australian senator who served as deputy leader of the Australian Green Party.

Greg Barns SC: barrister with chambers in Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane.

David McBride: former Australian Defence Force lawyer and high-profile whistle-blower in the Afghan Files case.

Christine Milne: former Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania. She led the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015.

Assisted by: Melbourne 4 Wikileaks, Support Assange & Wikileaks Coalition (@SAWCSydney), People 4 Assange Sydney, Northern Rivers NSW 4 Assange, Julian Assange Supporters International, and support groups all over Australia and internationally.

Thanks to: Cathy Vogan for invitation design, Juan Luis Passarelli for London recordings, Jacob Grech of A Friday Rave, and 3CR Melbourne Phillip Adams for one of the largest petitions in Australia’s history.

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4 comments for “WATCH: A CN Live! Exclusive: Whistleblowing, Journalism and Democracy; Prominent Australians on Julian Assange

  1. Cate
    September 13, 2020 at 09:52

    We shouldn’t be prosecuting those that reveal state crimes, we should be prosecuting those that perpetrated the crimes

  2. Carrie-ann Smith
    September 12, 2020 at 22:00

    Marise Paynes office has said that in the end, this is a matter for the UK courts. They say they will NOT intervene simply because the UK and the US are a reliable democracy and we (australian gov) trust them blindly. How do we confront this a show that this is not the case? That the rule of law is NOT following in Assange’s case?

  3. Carrie-Ann Smith
    September 12, 2020 at 21:40

    How do campaigners confront the claim that Assange has endangered lives?

    • September 13, 2020 at 10:30

      It wasn’t Assange’s idea to publish the leaks unredacted that was a decision by the newspapers that he passed them to.
      How many lives did he save by showing the US govt their crimes would not go unnoticed.

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