The Chris Hedges Report: Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, speaks out

Julian Assange has spent over a decade fighting imprisonment, extradition, and CIA espionage. On Oct. 8, Chris Hedges and others will gather in Washington, DC, to demand Assange’s release at the same time that protestors surround the British Parliament. For this special episode of The Chris Hedges Report, John Shipton, Assange’s father, shares updates on the international campaign to free his son.

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  1. Our constitution and our sense of justice has been and is being destroyed by despots, liars, cover-up professionals, and state sponsored propaganda. There is no innocence until proven guilty. There is no fairness in this disgusting incarceration of a man of honor who honors the truth.

  2. This imprisonment if Julian Assange is proof of censorship and criminalizing journalists these people attacking him are YOUR ENEMIES PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP YOU IGNORANT OF THEIR FILTHY AGENDAS

  3. I've watched a couple of your videos , so granted my knowledge of you're work is limited. Yet the 2 videos I watched included 1 Where you disparage white men for retreating behind a Republican Cult , as they blame their problems on migrants. In short you take the stance of its the world against the white men. A tired inaccurate predictable liberal stance. Then this video where you covering a white man being persecuted by the Liberal State of Government that started under Obama and Continues With Biden. For reporting on something The Government was doing to all Americans , among others . The 2 videos I watched are a sharp contradiction to each other . Lastly I will say I was disappointed that Trump didn't do something more to help this journalist. However as we're learning more each day just how much Trumps Presidency was shackled by the people who are really in power behind the scenes. Even Bidens Press Secretary called Julian a propagandist. You somehow try to excuse Obama and Democrats persecution of Julian and try to put the full weight of blame for Julian's predicament squarely on Trumps shoulders. Why not be more effective putting the blame where it belongs and stop feeding the machine of manufacturered civil divide ?

  4. “Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed—and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.”—John F. Kennedy.

  5. Julian is a Hero who must get Nobel Peace Prize, not in Jail. Peoples of the world are proud of him. What we see in these western democratic countries about julian is disgusting. Julian must be free immediately.

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    Free Internet

  7. So sickening Julian is imprisoned for telling the truth in a country where the newly crowned monarch lives above the law and can NEVER be charged for any crime he may choose to commit. It’s fine to call out what it actually is it’s still a feudal system and it’s time to speak out about this disparity constantly. People need to stop waving flags and start waving fists at the injustice that is under the crown. No one is buying thar the crown does not have any political voice.

  8. I think his father should have chance to speak on the meeting of UN nation. Because it is there doesn't exist any other country who assumable could speak on his name…he is like a state less

  9. When you think of all the crimes that the USA led NATO have committed and are still committing and Julian is still in a high security prison it makes you sick to your stomach he is guilty of telling the truth only and there is no evidence against him at all these judges are making a mockery of justice if Julian Assange is extradited democracy is definitely dead in this country and the judges the USA and UK have committed a terrible crime against humanity free Julian Assange Now.James Bergin Airdrie Scotland UK.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍

  10. Anyone, from Muammar al- Qaddafi to Julian Assange to Donald Trump and many others have felt the wrath of killary, even Vladimir Putin. I Believe she is behind everything that is EVIL.

  11. Thanks for a terrific discussion. I feel it is high time there was serious confronting the question of how Afghans and Iraqis would be faring had NATO treated the Collateral Murder evidence seriously, affirming in the minds of these riven nations that NATO understood they have #UDHR rights. The inexcusable path that was taken, to dehumanize and put in solitary confinement the person who allowed a soldier to practice #Principle7Nuremberg and refuse to collude in hiding military atrocities, was a complete unforced error that undermined the credibility of NATO and American legal practice around the world.

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