Final days of Assange Extradition Trial

Last week on the Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon) we played extracts from a webinar held by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (the MEAA) on the Julian Assange extradition hearing, featuring Wikileaks editor Kristinin H. The MEAA regard the Assange extradition hearing as a profound threat to journalism and support Assange who is a member of the union.

This week we feature another speaker from that webinar, former Greens senator, Scott Ludlam, another MEAA member.

Prominent Australian journalists Mary Kostakidis and Andrew Fowler, plus British legal analyst and editor Alexander Mercouris, and reporter Mohamed Elmaazi, discuss what’s at stake beyond Assange’s fate; what the prosecution and defense strategies might be; the weakness of the prosecution case; the political nature of the proceedings and how the media has covered Assange [from Consortium News].

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  1. The Frontline Club says:

    Much of what was discussed in ‘The Front Line Club’ in 2012 is currently the subject of extradition proceedings brought by the US government against Assange in the Old Bailey Criminal Courts in London in 2020. Was the use of unredacted information revealing the names of informants in the Afghan War logs ethical, what is the relationship between Wikileaks and mainstream publications like the Guardian and the New York Times? Whether the US would suceed in suppressing release of its war crimes.

    Is the extradition case the last train for Julian?

    I hope not.

    Last Train to Mirabad
    Julian Assange took on the US
    Wikileak’d ten years war in Afghanistan
    Julian roams downstairs in Woolwich Court
    Thinking what would Pilger and Ellsberg do now?
    Waiting to be taken through tunnel to Belmarsh Prison
    Where ghosts of IRA meet
    Ronnie Biggs in special secure unit
    No Wikileaks today about Sapper Jamie Larcombe
    No mention of his Afghan mate
    Both dead in Mirabad
    – Ian Curr

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