Authoritarianism, Suppression of Dissent and Julian Assange

Posted on: Sun 17 Nov 2019

Due primarily to an upsurge of people’s struggle around the world, western governments in particular are responding by increased authoritarianism, suppression (or attempted suppression) of dissent, and attempts to silence whistle-blowers, most prominently Julian Assange. Stephen Darley talks about these developments, and interviews Helen Lawrie and Phil Davies of the Stay Human (Adelaide) group about the health, legal and political state of Julian Assange, and the lessons from what has been called his slow torture by the UN Human Rights Rapporteur.

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