Listen to the latest episode of Randy Credico’s acclaimed radio show “Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” an ongoing exploration of the prosecution and persecution of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder.
Alicia Castro and Martin Stolar
Alicia Castro, currently Argentina’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, first met Julian Assange in London, in 2012, when she was Argentina’s ambassador to the United Kingdom. She visited him many times during his long confinement in London’s Ecuadoran embassy and has been among his most active public supporters.
Marty Stolar is a legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney whom the Indypendent dubbed “the lawyer who carries protests into the courtroom.”
For over half a century he has defended activists and dissidents ranging from the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, from Catholic anti-war radicals to gas pipeline protestors. He was also attorney for Randy Credico during his appearance before the Mueller Commission and in the trial of Roger Stone. In this episode of “Countdown to Freedom,” Stolar spotlights significant aspects of Chelsea Manning’s continuing persecution by the U.S. Government that are not being covered by the media. Although Manning was recently released from jail, she still faces over $250,000 in fines for contempt of court after refusing to give evidence to a grand jury.
Part Two: Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso and contributes to many publications including The Guardian, The Nation, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. A frequent visitor to Assange during his 7-year exile in London’s Ecuadoran embassy, Ali’s many passionate speeches and articles in support of Assange have rallied public opinion throughout the world. His most recent book is In Defense of Julian Assange, co-edited with Margaret Kunstler.
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.
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.