Boston Area Assange Defense, the Community Church of Boston and Mass. Peace action will hold a screening of Juan Passarelli’s 2020 film ‘The War on Journalism’ today, October 25th, from 2pm to 4pm at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.
Afterwards, journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Kevin Gosztola, and Boston author, teacher and activist, Victor Wallis, join Passarelli to discuss recent revelations of the vengeful CIA’s plot to kidnap, rendition, and assassinate Assange, engaging in illegal means to bypass the rule of law in order to make an example of Julian Assange, intimidate journalists and suppress press freedoms. Assange’s final extradition hearing is October 27 & 28.
The video and discussion after it will be live streamed as well. We support this event and encourage you to attend or watch it.
More from Boston Area Assange Defense’s description of the event:
‘The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange’ is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of – ‘democratic’ states colluding to demonize, spy on, and imprison a journalist not because he committed any crimes but because he exposed the crimes of state officials and agencies. In an age where journalists are under attack globally for doing their jobs, Julian Assange is facing a 175-year sentence for publishing factual documents about US war crimes, if extradited to the United States.
Long-time WikiLeaks’ collaborator, Passarelli writes, “There is a war on journalism, and Julian Assange is at the center of that war. If this precedent is set, then what happens to Assange can happen to any journalist.”
‘The War on WikiLeaks’
Julian’s life and the future of press freedom rest in the balance in this case. Please come with an appetite to learn about the press freedom case of the century and what you can do to help save Julian Assange.
This event will be live-streamed, and a Q&A will follow the discussion.