In this fourth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” Randy Credico speaks with Stefania Maurizi, a trailblazing investigative journalist who has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to reveal the Snowden files about Italy.
Nathan Fuller starts the interview by first providing startling updates on Julian’s case, including a serious and troubling double standard: the U.S. government intends to apply the Espionage Act to foreign nationals while limiting the so-called privileges of the First Amendment to U.S. citizens.
Stefania highlights the contributions Wikileaks has made to the world of publishing and comments on the CIA four-year illegal spying on Assange, his lawyers and attorneys. Randy also asks Maurizi to elaborate on her lawsuits to obtain communication between British prosecutors and U.S. Department of justice, as well as her efforts to obtain emails between British prosecutors and the Swedish prosecutor. Randy also asks Stefania to comment on Vault 7, the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA, and Cablegate, among other matters.
Ms. Maurizi works as an investigative journalist for the Italian daily la Repubblica. Prior to La Repubblica, she worked for 10 years with the Italian news magazine l’Espresso.
She has interviewed key figures including A.Q. Khan, the father of the Pakistani atomic bomb who revealed the condolence payment agreement with the U.S. government, and the family of the Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto who was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Ms. Maurizi has started a multi-jurisdictional FOIA litigation effort to defend the right of the press to access the full set of documents on the Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks case. She is the author of two books entitled Dossier WikiLeaks. Segreti Italiani and Una Bomba, Dieci Storie.
Randy Credico, host of Live on the Fly, is a political satirist, civil rights activist and former director of The William Mosea Kunstler Fund For Racial Justice. Randy has an uncanny knack for circumventing mainstream media disinformation and official stonewalling to bring you live-audio debriefings and analysis from lawyers, journalists, whistle blowers, organizers and activists who are fighting to protect Assange from a lifetime sentence behind the bars of a U.S. maximum security penitentiary.
Randy visited Julian at the Ecuadoran embassy in London and is actively coordinating public support for him in the U.S. and abroad. Because Randy is adept at evading news blackouts and cutting through official stonewalling, Live on the Fly delivers gripping live-audio debriefings and analyses from the defense attorneys, witnesses, journalists, activists and many more.
Nathan Fuller is director of the Courage Foundation which runs Julian Assange’s public defense campaign at defend.wikileaks.org.
Courage supports whistle blowers and other journalistic sources who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record. Before Courage, Nathan covered Chelsea Manning’s military court martial for the Chelsea Manning Support Network.
Prior and returning guests to Live on the Fly include renowned investigative journalist and documentarian John Pilger; investigative journalists Stefania Maurizi and Max Blumenthal; animal rights activist and environmentalist Pamela Anderson; whistle blowers Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, Coleen Rowley and ex NYPD Detective Frank Serpico; whistle blower, human rights activist and former United Kingdom Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray and many more.
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About the Author
Randolph A. Credico is a comedian, radio host, and activist, and the former director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice. Credico currently hosts LIve On The Fly and Assange: Countdown to Freedom.