12/2/22 John Young on Cryptome, Wikileaks and the Persecution of Julian Assange

12/2/22 John Young on Cryptome, Wikileaks and the Persecution of Julian Assange

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Scott talks with John Young of Cryptome.org about his attempt to join the Julian Assange indictment as a co-defendant. Before Wikileaks published redacted versions of the State Department cables leaked by Chelsea Manning, Cryptome got access and published the entire collection of unredacted cables. Young believes that his inclusion in the indictment would weaken the state’s case against Assange. Scott and Young also talk about the early days of Cryptome and the state of classified documents on the internet today. 

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John Young is the cofounder of Cryptome.org, one of the earliest databases of classified documents on the internet. 

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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