In a Democracy Now! exclusive Amy Goodman talks to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent nearly three years inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he has political asylum. Assange faces investigations in both Sweden and the United States. In the U.S., a secret grand jury is investigating WikiLeaks for its role in publishing a trove of leaked documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as State Department cables. In Sweden, he’s wanted for questioning on allegations of sexual misconduct, though no charges have been filed. Earlier this month, Sweden’s Supreme Court rejected his appeal to lift his arrest warrant. Swedish prosecutors are reportedly preparing to travel to London to interview Assange after refusing to do so for years.
While Assange has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean Embassy, WikiLeaks has continued to publish documents, from leaked drafts of the TPP—that’s the Trans-Pacific Partnership—to the recent disclosures of the British nuclear submarine whistleblower William McNeilly, to secret details of a European Union plan to use military force to curb the influx of migrants from Libya.
Part 1: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated
Part 2: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control
Part 3: British Nuclear Sub Whistleblower William McNeilly Revealed Major Security Lapses
Part 4: Europe’s Secret Plan for Military Force on Refugee Boats from Libya
Part 5: As Assange Faces Swedish Legal Setback, New Details Come to Light on U.S. Case Against Him