Trump’s push to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is a blunt effort to criminalize journalism.
The extradition trial could potentially set a chilling precedent for press freedoms around the world.
The combined maximum sentence in the U.S. for the crimes Assange is accused of is 175 years.
The Trump administration is using Assange as an example to warn journalists that they publish at their own peril.
Chomsky discusses the need for journalists to speak truth to power as the state escalates repression of whistleblowers.
This hour-long special features an excerpt of Chomsky’s speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
Assange’s extradition case proves that in the U.S. empire, the gravity of justice pulls only one way.
This is the first-ever case of a journalist or publisher being indicted under the Espionage Act.
Bini is still in prison after being arrested on the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities.
The special rapporteur is warning that WikiLeaks founder Assange is suffering the effects of “psychological torture.”