On his show On Contact, journalist Chris Hedges interviews CN Editor Joe Lauria on the two-day U.S. appeal hearing seeking to overturn an order not to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to Virginia.
Chris Hedges: The Most Vital Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time
If Assange is extradited and found guilty of publishing classified material it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting.
WATCH: CN Video Report Assange Hearing Day One
CN Editor Joe Lauria explains the day’s events at the Royal Courts of Justice.
5 Ways the US Has Misled UK Courts on Assange’s Health
U.S. prosecutors have five times misled two British courts on key points about Julian Assange’s health as it attempts to overturn a ruling against extraditing him to the United States, report Cathy Vogan and Joe Lauria.
The US Appeal and CIA Plans to Assassinate Assange
The Yahoo! News revelations will put even more mental stress on the WikiLeaks publisher, writes Marjorie Cohn.
WATCH: Assange’s Future Foreseen 10 Years Ago
In 2011 a lawyer for Julian Assange wrote a letter to the then Australian prime minister eerily predicting the predicament the WikiLeaks publisher finds himself in, as explained by Cathy Vogan.
WATCH: John Pilger’s First Interview With Julian Assange
In John Pilger’s first interview with Julian Assange in 2010, Assange explains how WikiLeaks works, the impact of its journalism and governments’ efforts to stop it.
Biden in No Position to Lecture World on Global Warming
Tackling the global climate emergency requires a fundamental redistribution of financial resources, writes Aaron White. The U.S. president shows no sign of leading the way.
If UN Charter Were Put To a Vote Today, Would It Pass?
Countries outside of the Western alliance don’t get to define what the “international community” thinks, writes Vijay Prashad.
Kamala Harris’ Response to Student Provokes Zionist Ire
The vice president’s recent episode at George Mason University is based on a dispute over what is real, writes Lawrence Davidson.