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The US's Failing Human Rights Leadership - with Julian Assange's Brother
Plus, a new left-on-left twitter beef between Ross Barkan and Dianne Morales
The United States currently has a journalist in jail. And already, other countries are using it as an excuse to arrest journalists themselves. Right now, an Australian journalist is sitting in a Chinese prison for espionage, but when we try to hold them to account for press freedoms, what’s their answer?
“Where is Julian Assange?”
So what did Assange actually do? For one, he published a leaked US military video showing American soldiers in a helicopter mowing down photographers, journalists, and even children.
None of the shooters were charged.
Julian has been in a maximum security prison for three years.
Assange’s brother, Gabriel Shipton, and Shadowproof journalist Kevin Gosztola sit down for an extended interview to discuss the torture Julian has endured, the dark impact this has on journalists all over the world, and a personal discussion of Julian as a brother and an uncle.
Plus, we review an intense left-on-left twitter belief that descends into our new favorite game: intersectional poker.
It’s all this, and more, on this week’s subscriber-only episode of Useful Idiots. Watch it here.