World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Violence in South African mining and the Julian Assange embassy imbroglio

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As the standoff over the extradition of Julian Assange continues London, John Paul Rathbone, Latin America editor, tells Gideon Rachman what Ecuador stands to gain - and lose - from giving the Wikileaks founder asylum in its embassy. Also: Alec Russell, former Johannesburg bureau chief, explains the violence and turmoil in the South African mining industry and its historical context.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill Keller On Romney

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bill Keller, op-ed contributor and former executive editor for The New York Times, discusses Mitt Romney's circle of political advisers and donors and explores how these relationships would shape a Romney Administration.  He also discusses the news of Wikileaks chief Julian Assange being granted asylum by Ecuador.

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The Takeaway

Assange Supporter Vaughan Smith on His Extradition

Friday, August 17, 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is sitting it out at Ecuador's embassy in London. Yesterday Ecuador's foreign minister granted him political asylum. But if Assange steps foot out of the embassy, he faces imminent arrest by British authorities and extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes.


The Takeaway

Bradley Manning's Pre-Trial Hearing and a Look at Military Secrecy

Monday, December 19, 2011

In Fort Meade, Maryland, a pre-trial investigation to determine whether or not to court-martial Private Bradley Manning is underway. Manning is accused of passing confidential U.S. military documents onto WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In theory, the Article 32 hearing could give Manning's lawyers the chance to bring up a broad host of issues connected to the case — about military secrecy, for example, and about the personal difficulties Manning, who is gay, struggled with in the Army. However, over the weekend, Army investigators put strict limits on what witnesses Manning can call in his own defense.

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