Kevin Gosztola returns to Project Censored to explain the latest developments in the Julian Assange extradition case, including the recent ruling from the UK’s High Court of Justice. He also comments on the Espionage Act charges brought against former president Donald Trump. Then, to honor the June 16 passing of whistleblower and peace advocate Daniel Ellsberg, we rebroadcast an interview Gosztola did with Ellsberg earlier this spring. Among other topics, Ellsberg shared details about his 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers, as well as his pessimistic assessment of today’s US press. Project Censored recently posted Daniel Ellsberg’s article, “On Civil Courage and its Punishments,” which was originally published in Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times, edited by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, and Project Censored (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2013), 208-13. The article was based in part on an interview with Project Censored’s Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips on KPFA, Pacifica Free Speech Radio, The Project Censored Show, April 3, 2013.
Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of ShadowProof. He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from its beginning, as well as other press-freedom and whistleblower cases. Gosztola also writes at The Dissenter. His new book on the Assange case, Guilty of Journalism, is now available in bookstores.