Yanis Varoufakis at the Belmarsh Tribunal: First they came for Assange…
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 19 Oct 2020
13 Oct 2020
In his speech at The Belmarsh Tribunal, Yanis Varoufakis makes the case that we must move beyond defending Julian Assange, to actively condemning those whose crimes he revealed. Convened by the Progressive International, The Belmarsh Tribunal investigated and evaluated US war crimes in the 21st century — and defended Julian Assange’s right to reveal them.
Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 Party, professor of economics at the University of Athens, and co-founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement). His latest book is And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future.
Tags: Activism, Assange, Big Brother, Ecuador, Human Rights, Journalism, Justice, Media, Surveillance, Sweden, Torture, UK, UN, USA, Violence, Whistleblowing, WikiLeaks, Yanis Varoufakis
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