Political satirist, civil rights activist, and journalist Randy Credico interviews artists, activists, intellectuals and politicians about the imprisonment and persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Season 5, Episode 15: Nils Melzer
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer shares his thoughts on the verdict in the Chauvin trial for the George Floyd murder and the broader challenges & root causes for Police Brutality in the US & worldwide. Professor Melzer also provides a glimpse at his new bestselling book The Case Of Assange: The Story of a Persecution.
Season 5, Episode 14 Civil Rights attorneys Margaret Kunstler & Marty Stolar
Veteran civil rights attorneys Margaret Ratner Kunstler discuss the extreme importance in the case of Julian Assange, why Attica matters 50 years after the rebellion and their long association and work with the legendary National Lawyers Guild, both of whom are past recipients of NLG's prestigious award.
Season 5, Episode 13: John Pilger
Sunday, April 11, will mark the two year anniversary of the kidnapping, incarceration, and torture of journalist and publisher Julian Assange.
Coincidentally April 11, 2017 marks the four year anniversary of the launch of Assange Countdown to Freedom. That initial show featured both Julian Assange and legendary filmmaker, author and war correspondent John Pilger.
Four years since the start of Countdown to Freedom, Pilger returns for his 12th significant appearance and typically pulls no punches in his scorching critique of the US and UK governments' unrelenting ten year persecution of the courageous Wikileaks founder. In addition Mr. Pilger condemns, in no uncertain terms, the traitorous MSM shameless complicity with the powers that be in its continuous sinister attempts to destroy Julian Assange.
The multi award winning John Pilger, whose 61 critically important documentaries have been included on the archives of the British Library, categorically expounds on every incident and aspect of the kafkaesque treatment of Assange with his unequalled passion, knowledge and eloquence.
In addition, Nathan Fuller, executive director of the Courage Foundation, close the program with an update on Assange's current legal status and upcoming events revolving around the two year arrest anniversary April 11.
Season 5, Episode 11: Max Blumenthal
Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal returns to Assange Countdown and gives new details on the UC Global spying scandal, details the groundbreaking innovative and influential and history o of Wikileaks brand of journalism.
The Grayzone editor also pulls no punches in his biting critique of the MSM who profited off of Assange's revelations and have now cowardly left the courageous persecuted journalist in the foxhole.
Live on the Fly: Cornel West on the Attica rebellion 50 years ago
Season 5, Episode 9: John Shipton, Julian Assange's father
Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, joins Randy from NYC. He & Assange's brother, Gabriel Shipton, traveled to the US to garner more public support for Assange and to urge President Trump to pardon Assange during his final days in office. In the end Trump failed to grant a pardon to Assange, Mr. Shipton cited the growing international movement as a vital element in his tireless crusade to free his journalist son. He discusses how it is now up to President Biden to drop the charges against Assange and end the persecution and prosecution of the only journalist ever indicted under the Espionage Act.