Join us Sunday 11am – 12:20pm Chicago time for a live zoom forum on the on “The Trial of Julian Assange and its Implications for Press Freedom.” with Nils Melzer and Ray McGovern.
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This event is presented by First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee – more …. I’m forwarding this for the event organizer – thanks for your work Ann!
Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; and Ray McGovern, former CIA Russia analyst, presidential daily briefer for George H.W. Bush and current peace activist (who is growing his beard in solidarity with Julian Assange), will discuss this unprecedented extradition trial of this Walkley-award-winning publisher and seven times (including 2020) nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Julian Assange. Notably, Mr. Assange said:
Amnesty International, the ACLU, Rebecca Vincent of Reporters without Borders, Laura Poitras writing in the New York Times, Barton Gellman writing in the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger former editor of the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald now on Substack, editor Marty Baron of the Washington Post and editor-in-chief Dean Baquet of the New York Times have all described the threat to press freedom posed by this extradition trial. It is time that the public also understood what is at stake.
Please join us at 11am Sunday for this live zoom forum with Nils Melzer and Ray McGovern, moderated by Ann Batiza.
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