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Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria on the West’s Lynching of Julian Assange

While the western mainstream media continue to deflect from the real details of the WikiLeaks case, preferring instead to conflate his case with the fabricated Russiagate scandal – the plight of Julian Assange persists. Why are so few ethical people in the West speaking out now in support of Assange’s basic human rights? Moreover, will they come to the defense of the right to free speech and press freedom for this publisher?

Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges interviews Joe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium News, to discuss efforts to force WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange out of his sanctuary in the Ecuador Embassy in London – through a US-led clandestine operations to extradite him to stand trial on a series of trumped-up charges. What is the legality of such a move, and what does this mean to the future of journalism in the West? Watch:

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