Previously published as Re: Assange (28/2/20) | RT CrossTalk, Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/rttv/re-assange?in=rttv/sets/crosstalk-1.
This discussion on Crosstalk asks whether in the prosecution or persecution of Julian Assange, the western world is seeing the death of journalism. Michael Patchett-Joyce, a barrister specialising in international and European law, brings some new views to the program. John Wight counters with some persuasive political analysis, as does ex-British parliamentarian, George Galloway.
What makes Steve Bannon tick and is the corporate media and Soros-funded 'activists' right to portray him as a monster? Video inside.
For those of you who are confused about what is happening vis a vis Ukraine in European negotiations with Russia and the US talking up weapons-supply with Kiev , Peter Lavelle's Crosstalk, "Saving Ukraine" on RT today came up with some useful analysis from guests Mary Dejevsky (Independent and Guardian, columnist, UK), Alexander Mercouris, (writer and analyst on legal affairs, London), and James Jatras, (former advisor to the US Senate Republican leadership). The issue was, "Will peace be given one last chance? The French president and German chancellor head to Moscow for talks to end Ukraine’s civil war. At the same time the US Secretary of State arrives in Kiev to arrange training and arms transfers. Which approach will prevail?"
"Nulandistan" is the title of Crosstalk's most recent interview program on current politics in Ukraine, which we link to here. The name Nulandistan, of course plays on the name of Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and her encouragement of the Kiev junta.
Crosstalk interviews a panel of political scientists, Vladimir Suchan, Marcus Papadopoulos and Patrick Henningsen about what on earth a US led NATO thinks it is doing in Ukraine, why it is ignoring Putin's peace offerings, and how dangerous things are getting here. Rivetting and enlightening show. Video inside.