Friday, November 29, 2019
"But apparently Assange didn't understand the true nature of corruption in the United States. He didn't realize what it meant for him to say that the difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a choice between 'cholera or gonorrhea.' Those words created an enmity which exists to this day and prevents people whose politics would otherwise make them his defenders from speaking on his behalf."
Those are just some of the words I wrote in the OR Books anthology, In Defense of Julian Assange. My chapter is entitled, "The Naïveté of Julian Assange." I'm very proud of my contribution to this book which is edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler. A purchase supports Assange's defense fund. Other contributors include Chris Hedges, Kevin Gosztola, Caitlin Johnstone, Nozomi Hayase, Noam Chomsky, Stefania Maurizi, Craig Murray and John Pilger.
I appeared on a great panel with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate on November 19, 2019. We discussed how propaganda manufactures consent. We had a full house at the Community Church in Manhattan. Lee Camp moderated. It was a great evening with wide ranging discussion.