Margaret Flowers: Assange’s Extradition Case is Our Struggle for Popular Power

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Monday, January 4, 2021, will be a seminal day for press freedom and our right to know what our governments and corporations are doing around the world.

By Margaret Flowers  Popular Resistance   NEWSLETTER  Above photo: europeanjournalists.org

Judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce her decision on the United States’ request to extradite Julian Assange to the US for trial on 18 charges for his work to publish leaked documents that expose US war crimes and other wrongdoing in Wikileaks.

If Assange is extradited, this will have a chilling effect on any journalist or publisher anywhere in the world who dares to expose the truth about what the United States and its transnational corporations are doing. Already, Assange has endured what would break the will of many people – false accusations of sex crimes, seven years holed up in the small Ecuadorian Embassy in London and almost two years in…

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