[Update: The video of the Erin Burnett – Julian Assange interview is available here. – FoWL Chicago]
Julian Assange, one of the founders of WikiLeaks, will appear tonight at 7PM Eastern time (US) on the Erin Burnett – Out Front program. The format will be a live television interview conducted with Assange, who is currently living in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.
Assange, currently enduring political asylum generously granted by the Government of Ecuador but available only in the cramped quarters inside the Ecuadoran Embassy, has come under attack from the United States government for courageously exposing major US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as for releasing “classified” US State Department cables allegedly delivered into the hands of WikiLeaks by US military intelligence analyst Bradley Manning – who is himself currently on military trial in the US.
The CNN announcement for tonight’s interview follows:
“Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange OutFront with Erin Burnett
“It has been more than five months since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London – an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual misconduct allegations.
“Assange recently chided American politicians, including Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) over pressuring major credit card companies like Mastercard and Visa to block money donated to Wikileaks.
‘It is a serious issue that Senator Lieberman or Peter King or any other crazed right-wing extremists in the U.S. can apply an economic death penalty to any European company or organisation of their choice without any accountability, ‘ said Assange.
“Assange went on to tell British media outlets that even though it’s a financially difficult situation – the whistle-blowing site will not close its doors.
“Assange: How notoriety has changed a trapped man
“Assange is out with his new book ‘Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet.’ The book discusses how the internet can be used as an instrument of freedom and oppression.
“Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange is LIVE with Erin Burnett on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7pm ET.
“Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN for the full interview.”
Source: CNN website: Erin Burnett – OUTFRONT blog