Assange Case: “Wake up, American Press!”
JAMES C. GOODALE | February 24, 2020 (less than fiddy)
KEVIN GOSZTOLA @kgosztola, [currently in London] kevin at shadowproof.com,
Managing editor of Shadowproof, Gosztola is in London and covering the
extradition hearing for Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange which began today.
See his latest Twitter thread.
Gosztola noted: “There are [members of parliament] from European countries,
who will be there as observers, but there isn’t a single person from
[the U.S.] Congress who is going over to watch proceedings.”
“And what’s really bad is the United States is going to end up
with an Official Secrets Act, by which leaking not only is criminalized
but receiving leaks in the capacity of a leakee is also going to be criminalized.
And that is really bad because you’re just inviting governments, particularly
authoritarian governments, to control their information.”
[link to consortiumnews.com (secure)
] — which just awarded Julian Assange
their Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award — is providing video and
other coverage of the legal proceedings and protests in London.