Prosecution of Julian Assange: His Right to Publish is Our Right to Know

by Courage Foundation

A panel of experts will confront the dangerous consequences of the US government prosecuting Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of 1917.

About this Event

Leading journalists, attorneys, and human rights defenders will hold a panel discussion just weeks before the extradition trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who if sent to the United States would face the first ever charges of Espionage for the publication of truthful information in the public interest. If the Trump Administration can imprison a foreign publisher for life for exposing war crimes, what can’t it do? And is the New York Times next? These esteemed speakers will consider these questions and what we can do to protect the First Amendment.


  • Jim Goodale, former NYT General Counsel
  • Renata Avila, human rights attorney
  • Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
  • Max Blumenthal, journalist, The Grayzone

New video statements from:

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Alice Walker
  • Daniel Ellsberg


  • Idalin Bobé, founder of

The Courage Foundation is an international whistleblower support network, campaigning for the public and legal defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks at

Sponsored by FAIR, National Lawyers Guild-NYC, NYC Free Assange, Big Apple Coffee Party, OR Books

Click here for map: A short walk from the Court Square Subway Station (7 train, E train, G train)

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