‘Terrifying Precedent’: Assange & the Espionage Act as Tool of Suppression
For over a century, the Espionage Act of 1917 has been used by the US government to silence journalists, whistleblowers, and leftist groups.
From Eugene Debs to Julian Assange, the Act has been a repressive tool against dissent.
Carey Shenkman, a constitutional lawyer, joins the show to discuss his book A Century of Repression: The Espionage Act and Freedom of the Press to break down the scope and impact of the Act.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .