The attempt to extradite Julian Assange from the UK to the US is one of the biggest press freedom cases in decades. Despite these implications it has gotten very little coverage. BreakThrough News speaks with Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News, who attended the trial, about the witness testimony, the absence of the mainstream media, the conditions of the trial and the deeper implications for free speech.
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