If the U.S. wins its appeal, Julian Assange will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
Australia had to reveal heinous crimes its troops committed in Afghanistan, even after it prosecuted a whistleblower and raided a TV station. It’s time for the U.S. to launch serious investigations of its own conduct in war, writes Joe Lauria.
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Dan Ellsberg, who testified at Julian Assange’s hearing, and legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, who was in the courtroom, join us LIVE at 9 am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern and 5 pm BST on Saturday.
Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria presents a live 10-20 minute report every day that court is in session at noon EDT during the resumed extradition hearing. Watch his recap of the seventh day’s events. The testimony of Dan Ellsberg and John Goetz.