Jan 18 • 32M

The Chris Hedges Report podcast with Kevin Gosztola on Julian Assange and the End of Press Freedom

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The long persecution of Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, is set to culminate in its final act – a trial in the United States this year. Kevin Gosztola has spent the last decade reporting on Assange, WikiLeaks and the wider war on whistleblowers. His new book, “Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange,” methodically lays out the complex issues surrounding the case, the gross distortions to the legal system used to facilitate through the extradition of Julian, now in a high security prison in London, the abuses of power by the FBI and the CIA, including spying on Julian’s meetings when he sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with his family, doctors and attorneys, and the dire consequences, should Julian be convicted, for the press.