Nozomi Hayase joins the show to talk about Wikileaks, given all the recent news about Julian Assange. Hayase explains Assange’s background and the founding of Wikileaks, arguing that its mission is critical for a free society today. If leakers and whistleblowers aren’t protected, we lose a powerful check on government control of information. She explains that if people think we live under a free democracy, no one will be motivated to reform the things that need changing, and many whistleblowers are working to fight that image.
Discussed on the show:
- “Julian Assange, Modern Day Political Prisoner” (Antiwar.com)
- “Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals” (Common Dreams)
- “Collateral Murder” (Wikileaks)
- FISA courts
- Espionage Act of 1917
Nozomi Hayase is a journalist and historian, and the author of WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening. Find her on Twitter @nozomimagine.
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