Video: 1 Year Since Julian Assange’s Arrest

Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, joined Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, and Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, on Saturday, April 11 for a livestreamed webinar to mark one year since the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The panel was moderated by Aaron Maté, writer for The Nation and host of Pushback at The Grayzone and organized by the Courage Foundation. One year before, on April 11 2019, Julian Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested by British police. Assange is fighting extradition to the United States where he faces 175 years in prison on the first-ever charges of espionage for publishing truthful information in the public interest.

Watch the full video on YouTube:


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