The Trial of Julian Assange and its Implications for Press Freedom -Jan 17

Event Dates: 
01/17/21

Sun Jan 17, 11 am - 12:20 pm The Trial of Julian Assange and its Implications for Press Freedom. Presented virtually by the First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee.Zoom link  - https://uumilwaukee.org/event/the-trial-of-julian-assange-and-its-implications -for-press-freedom/ . 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, "If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth." 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.  The verdict on this trial was scheduled for January 4. Please contact for questions Ann Batiza, 414-238-3903 - annwisc@gmail.com . Sent to WNPJ by Peace Action WI info@peaceactionwi.org