Golriz steps up for Assange in progressive thought Olympics

Wow.

Golriz is participating in one of the most important civil rights events on Earth.

The Assange trial has inspirited a global event which lists the who’s who of left wing thinkers and Golriz is there!

Now, I have certainly been sarcastic and critical towards Golriz in the past, but this is an honour that cuts through any of that & she deserves nothing but praise!

The Belmarsh Tribunal NYC: Shut down Guantanamo. Free Assange — February 25

Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunals of the late 1960s, which put the US government on trial for its war crimes in Vietnam, the Belmarsh Tribunal will expose the crimes of the so-called War on Terror 20 years after the first prisoners were brought to Guantánamo Bay — and call for Assange’s freedom.

The event — convened in partnership with DiEM25, the Courage Foundation, The People’s Forum, DSA International Committee, The Intercept, People’s Dispatch and the International People’s Assembly — will be chaired by philosopher Srećko Horvat and civil rights attorney Margaret Kunstler. Witnesses will include: Alice Walker, Angela Richter, Austin González, Balthesar Garzón, Chip Gibbons, Chris Hedges, Clare Daly, Claudia De la Cruz, Cornel West, Deborah Hrbek, Golriz Ghahraman, Guillaume Long, Jeremy Scahill, Jodi Dean, Milo Rau, Nancy Hollander, Nathan Fuller, Nick Estes, Noam Chomsky, Renata Avila, Roger Waters, Sevim Dagdalen, Srećko Horvat, Steven Donziger, Vijay Prashad, and Yanis Varoufakis.

Jesus wept! Alice Walker! Cornel West! Jeremy Scahill, Noam fucking Chomsky? Vijay Preshad AND Yanis Varoufakis!!!!

This will be an incredible moment and Golriz honour’s NZ by her inclusion!

This is the Olympics for progressive thought and to argue for Assange’s freedom is an extraordinary event in the most important journalism trial in the modern era.

All people of good faith and basic human decency should salute Golriz for her inclusion and participation of this incredibly powerful event.

Standing ovation here at TDB!

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