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TUC Radio:: Reacting to the Assange Verdict with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, Segment 2

1 mes ago
This conversation was held Live on the day of the court ruling in the UK against Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks. The British Court of Appeal ruled that Assange could be extradited to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act of 1917. The WikiLeaks website came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of documents and films provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video and the Afghanistan war logs. All with evidence of war crimes. Six years later WikiLeaks published the Democratic National Committee email leaks which showed attempts to denigrate the Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Julian Assange was blamed for having helped Trump win the election. However the Trump administration, with Attorney General William Barr, showed no gratitude for Assange’s alleged support. On May 23, 2019, they charged him with violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and raised the bar for him to 175 years in prison and demanded his extradition from the UK. Ironically the current Biden administration fully endorses the Donald Trump charges. Among the voices who condemn the granting of the extradition request are fellow journalists, publishers and defenders of free speech and whistle blowers. However among those who get their information from commercial media prejudice and bias towards Julian Assange clouds the issue. They call him a hacker, one who damaged the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and a rapist. Allegations that even clouded the view of today's guest, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. What follows is an in depth exploration of the prejudice against Assange - who so urgently needs support - and where it is based on lies and illegal court proceedings. On these matters at this time nobody is more qualified than UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and professor of international law at the University of Glasgow, Nils Melzer. Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi spoke to him on December 10, 2021. Matt Taibbi is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, and co-host, with Katie Halper, of Useful Idiots. Katie Halper is a comedian, writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and political commentator. She is the host of the podcast The Katie Halper Show. Nils Melzer refers to his book The Trial of Julian Assange, due out in February 2022. You can find the over one hour program by Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi on YouTube and the Useful Idiots channel under Assange.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio:: Reacting to the Assange Verdict with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, Segment 1

1 mes ago
This conversation was held Live on the day of the court ruling in the UK against Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks. The British Court of Appeal ruled that Assange could be extradited to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act of 1917. The WikiLeaks website came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of documents and films provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video and the Afghanistan war logs. All with evidence of war crimes. Six years later WikiLeaks published the Democratic National Committee email leaks which showed attempts to denigrate the Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Julian Assange was blamed for having helped Trump win the election. However the Trump administration, with Attorney General William Barr, showed no gratitude for Assange’s alleged support. On May 23, 2019, they charged him with violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and raised the bar for him to 175 years in prison and demanded his extradition from the UK. Ironically the current Biden administration fully endorses the Donald Trump charges. Among the voices who condemn the granting of the extradition request are fellow journalists, publishers and defenders of free speech and whistle blowers. However among those who get their information from commercial media prejudice and bias towards Julian Assange clouds the issue. They call him a hacker, one who damaged the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and a rapist. Allegations that even clouded the view of today's guest, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. What follows is an in depth exploration of the prejudice against Assange - who so urgently needs support - and where it is based on lies and illegal court proceedings. On these matters at this time nobody is more qualified than UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and professor of international law at the University of Glasgow, Nils Melzer. Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi spoke to him on December 10, 2021. Matt Taibbi is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, and co-host, with Katie Halper, of Useful Idiots. Katie Halper is a comedian, writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and political commentator. She is the host of the podcast The Katie Halper Show. Nils Melzer refers to his book The Trial of Julian Assange, due out in February 2022. You can find the over one hour program by Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi on YouTube and the Useful Idiots channel under Assange.
Maria Gilardin

The Michael Slate Show: Covid, A Case Study with Life & Death Stakes: Science, Epistemology, Conspiracy & Fascism, with Andy Zee and Dr. Phil Rice. Plus, Atheist's Guide to Christmas , Segment 1

1 mes ago
Dr. Phil Rice & Andy Zee, COVID: A Case Study with Life & Death Stakes: Science, Epistemology, Conspiracy & Fascism. Why have we tolerated a science-hating, genocidally racist, lunatic fascist regime, a regime that has facilitated so many unnecessary deaths? And what needs to be done? Stephanie Meyers and the late Paul Krassner, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas, a collection of writings of scientists, activists and everyday atheists on how they celebrate Christmas and the Winter Holidays.
Michael Slate

Free Thy Land: Are All Aliens Santa Claus?, Segment 1

1 mes ago
show covers: what gray aliens eat and how. martian origins. who made covid and why. supplements to prevent death from covid. a comparison of alien to convict morality. the technology of implanting souls in AI. a solution to dental care fascism. LSD weaponry. and the usual bad jokes.
Freedom

Free Thy Land: Are All Aliens Santa Claus?, Segment 1

1 mes ago
show covers: what gray aliens eat and how. martian origins. who made covid and why. supplements to prevent death from covid. a comparison of alien to convict morality. the technology of implanting souls in AI. a solution to dental care fascism. LSD weaponry. and the usual bad jokes.
Freedom

Latin Waves : interviews author/educator Dr Robin Hahnel, Segment 1

1 mes 1 semana ago
Robin Eric Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. Latin Waves' host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Economist Robin Hanhel. The quest for progressives and good intentioned people is to build a society that integrates all the elements of the social economy to create a systematic process of justice that replaces the Capitalist system...How we would do that is the subject of this conversation. Consider Supporting the show by making a Donation https://latinwavesmedia.com/
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Building Bridges: UNDOCUMENTED FAMILIES DEMAND CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL , Segment 1

1 mes 1 semana ago
Luis Angel Reyes Savalza, an immigration attorney, himself undocumented and who was arrested for demanding the release of people in state prisons and immigration jails, calling the situation really alarming, rips the Democratic Party for 35 years of failed promises, and now excluding a path to citizenship from the Budget Reconciliation Bill and leaving 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

This Way Out: "A Quilt for David" (Pt. 3) & Home at Queermas & global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

1 mes 1 semana ago
Queer youth feast on family angst for the holidays; "A Quilt for David" extracts a persecuted gay dentist’s real story; France surgically removes conversion therapy, the E.U. Justice Court orders I.D. papers for queer couples’ kids, Senegalese lawmakers draft an odious anti-queer bill, Barbados starts its new republic with rights guarantees, and a pro-equality candidate wins Chile’s run-off presidential election! Those stories — and more this week — when you discover "This Way Out": the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.
Lucia Chappelle