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Chomsky, Walker and Ellsberg Defend Julian Assange

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Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act. The extradition hearing starts in London on Monday, Sept. 7th. With host Jimmy Dore.

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Jimmy Dore

Today, we will be speaking to an illustrious panel of champions for free speech. Alice Walker is

a poet, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of books like, 'The Color Purple', a fine essayist, and a civil

rights activist. She is one of our greatest writers and greatest social activists. Noam Chomsky,

professor of linguistics and social critic and one of the foremost intellectuals of our time. And

Daniel Ellsberg joins us, he was a US military analyst who bravely released the Pentagon

Papers in 1971. These documents expose the lives of our government about the Vietnam War,

the fallout of his whistle-blowing helped bring an end to our military involvement in Vietnam. And

all three of these guests are co-chairs of the new US support group for Julian Assange called,

Assange Defense. And if you want more information, you can always go to assangedefense.org

and you will find coverage of the trial and updates on Julian's hearing, that's

assangedefense.org. Mr. Ellsberg, Professor Chomsky, Miss Walker, thank you all for being

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