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Third Thursday Movie Discussion

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Documentary:  “Hero or Villain: The Prosecution of Julian Assange”

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 7 pm-8:30 pm (Central Time – USA)
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Guest Speaker: Stella Moris, human rights lawyer, member of Assange’s legal team, his fiancé and mother of his two children.

Description: Julian Assange is one of the most influential figures to emerge this century. The Australian born founder of WikiLeaks has harnessed the technology of the digital age to unleash an information war against governments and corporations. WikiLeaks has collaborated with anonymous sources to release highly classified and often deeply embarrassing information to the world. The organization exploded onto the world stage in 2010 when it began publishing a series of spectacular leaks laying bare the conduct of the United States. The leaks sparked ferocious debate over the right to know and the right to keep secrets. In April of 2019, he was dragged, protesting, from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, nearly seven years after seeking diplomatic protection. He is facing extradition to the United States on espionage charges stemming from the spectacular 2010 leaks by Private Chelsea Manning.  If extradited to the U.S., he could face up to 175 years in prison under the Espionage Act related to publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. Assange remains in Belmarsh prison since 2019. This is a unique opportunity to understand what is happening and hear from those who have been on the inside.
You can watch the documentary on YouTube. You can watch one or both parts.
Part I: Hero or Villain: The Prosecution of Julian Assange:
– Part II: The United States vs. Julian Assange:
*** Please watch the documentary(ies) on your own before the event, and join us for the discussion.
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