19 iulie 2019

In Crisis of Democracy, We All Must Become Julian Assange

counterpunch.org

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in history. Assange has been charged on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of The New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration noted , “If the government succeeds with the trial against Assange, if any, that will mean that it’s criminalized the news gathering process.” On [...]