Patrick Henningsen, Fidel Navraez
The following interview was recorded after Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing in London on June 14, 2019, where SUNDAY WIRE host Patrick Henningsen met and spoke with diplomat and former Ecuadorian Consul for the UK, Fidel Navraez, who is also a close friend of Julian Assange and was with him throughout his application and asylum with Ecuador and during a six year period in the Ecuadorian Embassy serving under the Correa government. This was a very informal and candid interview with Fidel who was able to give some key insights on the case and also on Assange as a person, his politics, his relationship with Ecuador, and also his commitment to WikiLeaks’ mission of transparency and speaking truth to power.
INTERVIEW: Ecuadorian diplomat Fidel Navraez on Julian Assange extradition
“There is a war being waged against journalism and whistle-blowers. The very cornerstone of a democracy is a free press, and we have seen how this fourth estate has capitulated to every whim of the neoliberal and imperialists’ agenda. And because of this, we require alternative media outlets, such as Wikileaks, to do the job that the mainstream aren’t doing, which is about exposing corporate and governmental malfeasance.”
Speakers from a variety of backgrounds will share their expertise on imperialism in general, and on the Julian Assange case in particular.
George Galloway, Tommy McKearney, Alexander Mercouris, Roshan Muhammed Salih, Neil Clark, Ogmundur Jonasson, Patrick Henningsen, Clare Daly, Chris Hedges
Bolivian President Evo Morales, highlighted on Saturday that in the neoliberal period, it was the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who decided the economic fate of Bolivia. However, that now it’s the Bolivian people who are building their future, according to the first Indigenous president of the Andean country.
Tulsi Gabbard, Omeed Malik, audience, inclusive discussion in NYC.
The Swiss band MOZART HEROES are Chris on Violoncello and Phil on guitars. All sounds on this record are created by Chris and Phil with cellos, guitars, bass, self recorded cymbals, our own voices and a wine glass for spheric/deep sounds. We don’t use sample libraries synthesizers or any other sound sources!
by Danny Sjursen
Think of U.S. policy in the Middle East as the proverbial broken record. Explain it as you will, Washington’s focus always comes back to Iran. Seldom has a country that remains anything but a superpower (even a regional one) loomed larger. It all started in 1953 when the CIA overthrew Mohammad Mossadegh, the prime minister of a democratically elected Iranian government, and left power in the hands of the autocratic young shah (and his brutal secret police). In other words, Washington’s modern history in the region began with a devastating blow against a democracy (and against democracy itself). In a sense, neither country has ever recovered. Of course, blowback for that act finally arrived in 1979, when the Shah was ousted, Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile, American diplomats were taken hostage, and the clerics ascended to power.