#TheCanaryLive – Julian Assange, democracy, the media and the US election
Join us for a live panel discussion from 7-8:30pm on Tuesday 3 November. On the day of the US election, we explore Julian Assange’s ongoing legal battle, the implications for press freedom and democracy, what people in the UK can do to stop his extradition, and how the US election could affect the outcome.
Chaired by The Canary‘s editor-at-large Kerry-Anne Mendoza, featuring John Rees from the Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign, trade unionist and a member of the National Executive Committee of UCU Dr Deepa Driver, and Canary regular contributor John McEvoy.
WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange faces a possible sentence of 175 years in prison if he’s extradited to the US from the UK. Famous for the work of WikiLeaks in exposing US war crimes among other things, Assange is not only one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners; he is also a son, a father, a fiancé, and a human being. A group of politicians, journalists, and activists gathered outside the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London in September during his final extradition hearing to demand: No Extradition. A UK judge will announce whether he should face extradition to the US in early January 2021.
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