WATCH: All Hands on Deck for Assange

Days before his son’s hearing in London, John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father. addressed a gathering at the National Assembly in Paris this week after a screening of the film Ithaka

Julian Assange’s extradition case comes before two judges at the High Court in London in eleven days, on Feb. 20-21. Assange is fighting for the right to appeal the British home secretary’s decision to extradite him to the United States to face espionage charges for exposing U.S. war crimes.

The film Ithaka, which principally tells the story of John Shipton‘s journey to free his son, was shown at an auditorium inside the the French National Assembly building in Paris on Wednesday.  Speaking in order of appearance in the video are: Arnaud Le Gall, an MP in the French National Assembly, député du Val d’Oise, membre de La France Insoumise; Dominique Pradalié, présidente de la Fédération Internationale des Journalistes (IFJ); Laurent Dauré, du Comité de Soutien Assange and Shipton, father of Julian Assange. Filmed by Joe Lauria. Editor: Cathy Vogan.

The video is in the original French and English. To see subtitles in English or another language click on “Watch on YouTube” on the bottom left hand here, then in the new window on “CC” at the bottom. After French subtitles appear on screen, click on the “Settings” wheel to the immediate right and choose “Auto Translate” and then scroll down to “English” or another language.


3 comments for “WATCH: All Hands on Deck for Assange

  1. LeoSun
    February 11, 2024 at 21:20

    * “London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation,” i.e., “All Hands on Deck for Assange.”

    Once, again, Consortium News’ Joe Lauria & Cathy Vogan, keeping us in the company of the “Angels on Earth!”

    John Shipton & “All Hands,” on Deck for Assange,” IS outstanding, inspiring, real, in every way! The Guests, the Questions, the Venue, the option to listen in any language. Sincerely appreciated. Thank You! “Keep it Lit!”

    Onward & Upwards for “Justice for Julian.” Save the Date: February 20-21, 2024. Ciao.

    * G. K. Chesterson

  2. José
    February 10, 2024 at 21:05

    Hello all , thank you for this article.
    I had the great honor of being present at this screening thanks to the invitation of Mr. Arnaud Le Gall, a French deputy. Joe Lauria had honored us with his presence.

  3. Theresa Barzee
    February 10, 2024 at 14:49

    Bless you, Joe, Cathy, and all of you on this. John Shipton is so gracious. And Julian’s “case” will never be over. Freed even. We know the importance of fighting for what he and all of us want to stand for. May all the non-sense end in this horrid persecution. Human rights will prevail. May it be soon. Free Julian. Free our international laws from foolish criminal interpretations. Free Palestine.

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