Listen to the latest episode of Randy Credico’s radio show “Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” an ongoing exploration of the prosecution and persecution of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder, hosted by CovertAction Magazine and featuring regular updates from the Courage Foundation’s Nathan Fuller.
In this episode, Credico speaks with legendary civil rights activist, author, and Harvard University Professor Dr. Cornel West, who lauds Julian Assange as a revolutionary truth-teller and places his revelations in an historical context. Dr. West visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2013 and recounts their conversations on history and politics.
Credico and Fuller also speak with the ACLU’s Ben Wizner, lead attorney for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. They speak in detail about the U.S. government’s unprecedented indictment of Julian Assange. Wizner describes just how brazen and dangerous he finds the use of the Espionage Act against a foreign publisher, and the global implications of such a transnational extradition. He also talks about the U.S. government’s attempt to distance Assange from the profession of journalism and the ways in which a conviction would threaten other journalists.
Finally, Credico speaks with journalist Max Blumenthal, editor of The Grayzone, about the international value of WIkiLeaks’ disclosures. Blumenthal—who will be in New York City on February 15th for the Courage Foundation’s panel on Assange’s prosecution—gives examples of how journalists have used the WikiLeaks war logs and diplomatic cables and reminds listeners that, even as Assange sits in prison, WikiLeaks continues to publish ground-breaking revelations from whistleblowers within the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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.