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World Press Freedom Day

Press Freedom, Journalists and Whistleblowers

May 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm America/Chicago

The right to expose the truth and express political dissent is under attack by the U.S. government, as exemplified by the continued persecution of Julian Assange for exposing war crimes, and the recent indictment of members of the Uhuru Movement for “sowing social discord” and furthering so-called “Russian propaganda.”

AssangeDefense-Chicago, in association with Chicago Area Peace Action and CodePink, has brought together a panel of speakers uniquely qualified to discuss these critically important issues affecting the future of democracy in the U.S..

We are especially excited about the opportunity to hear from Len Goodman, the criminal defense lawyer representing Penny Hess (chairperson of the African People’s Solidarity Committee) who is due to be arraigned on May 2nd.