Kevin Gosztola is back for another update on Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, where most recently the defense has been debunking the prosecution’s claim that Assange engaged in a hacking scheme with Chelsea Manning. Gosztola says the defense was able to establish the baselessness of this claim, based in part on the fact that WikiLeaks had already published just about everything Manning leaked to them before the supposed hacking would have taken place. Gosztola fears that despite this small victory, the prosecution will simply move on to something else, given that their entire case seems to be politically motivated rather than based on unbiased facts.
Discussed on the show:
- “Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Assange Unravels At Trial” (Shadowproof)
- The non linear effects of leaks on unjust systems of governance
- “State Department Cables” (WikiLeaks)
- Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website
- “Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say” (The Guardian)
- “UK Government Caught Lying Twice at Assange Extradition” (Antiwar.com)
Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Follow him on Twitter @kgosztola.
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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org