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THE TRIAL OF JULIAN ASSANGE - Roger Waters, John Pilger, & Ray McGovern

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October 11th 2020

Recently, U.S. prosecutors indicted WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange on seventeen espionage charges stemming from the disclosure of atrocities committed by the U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. With global consequences directly affecting the freedom of the press, Assange stands to be extradited from the UK to trial in the U.S. under the Espionage Act. In this event, author and activist, Miko Peled, speaks with three prominent activists who have persistently advocated for Assange’s release and freedom. Miko and the panel will tackle the following topics: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ contributions to journalism The campaign to prosecute Assange Assange’s eviction from the embassy and his corresponding treatment by the British authorities  The likelihood of Assange’s extradition to the U.S. to face espionage charges  The lack of journalistic support and solidarity for Assange  Guest Panel: Roger Waters – Cofounder of Pink Floyd, Songwriter & Musician, Activist John Pilger – Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker Ray McGovern – Ex-CIA Presidential Briefer, Writer, Activist

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