[From Left to Right] Craig Murray, Naomi Colvin and Aaron Maté
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Listen to the eighth installment of political satirist and civil rights activist Randy Credico’s show “Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” an ongoing series in support of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This episode features special co-host, Aaron Maté, journalist and host of The Grayzone’s media show, Pushback. This podcast is part of Credico’s ongoing radio exploration of the prosecution and persecution of Julian Assange and exposes the chilling effects that this case could have on a free press and investigative journalism.

In this episode, Credico and Maté speak with former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and author, Craig Murray, about the persecution of Julian Assange. Murray exposes the hypocrisy of the British government, and four recent developments in the case including (1) the recent news that President Trump offered Assange a pardon, (2) Corbyn Johnson’s recent statements in Parliament, and (3) what a large-scale spying operation conducted against Assange could mean in terms of his defense.

Credico and Maté also speak in-depth with Naomi Colvin about what we can expect during Assange’s extradition hearing which starts next Monday, February 24. Topics of the interview include (1) the “golden thread” that runs throughout his entire case, (2) what little the U.S. is required to present to the court, and (3) the inequality of bilateral relations between the U.S. and Britain. Naomi also comments on Assange’s latest conditions in prison, the full extradition process, and the judicial process Assange might be facing for the next several years.

And finally, Credico and Maté are joined by two New York City activists who have been conducting a vigil in support of Assange since April 2019.

Randy Credico

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

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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