Scott talks with journalist Chip Gibbons about an article he wrote for Jacobin that details the CIA’s 2019 plots to surveil, kidnap and even poison Julian Assange. First, Scott and Gibbons reflect on the impact of Assange and Wikileaks. They then discuss the CIA’s 2019 activities and the pair of protests happening next weekend in London and DC against the illegal prosecution of Assange.
Discussed on the show:
- “Secret Documents Have Exposed the CIA’s Julian Assange Obsession” (Jacobin)
- The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
- “What Happened to America’s Civil Libertarians?” (TK News) [paywall]
- October 8th Hands Off Assange Rally
Chip Gibbons is a journalist whose work has been featured in In These Times and the Nation. He is also the policy director of Defending Rights and Dissent, where he authored the report “Still Spying on Dissent: The Enduring Legacy of FBI First Amendment Abuse.” Follow him on Twitter @ChipGibbons89.