Web Exclusive: Julian Assange on Fighting the International Crackdown on WikiLeaks | Democracy Now!
In this 40-minute web exclusive interview, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks discusses his more than 300 days in the Ecuadorean embassy, the U.S. Justice Department spying on journalists, the future of WikiLeaks and Visa’s financial blockade on WikiLeaks.
Watch our recent interview with Assange about the guilty plea of hactivist Jeremy Hammond, the upcoming “show trial” for accused Army whistleblower Bradley Manning, and his little-known meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. He was granted political asylum by Ecuador last year and sought refuge almost a year ago at the Ecuadorean embassy in London because the British government promises to arrest him if he steps foot on British soil. Assange is the co-author of the book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet.