Lebanese communications minister Melhem Riachy on Going Underground


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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to former Lebanese Communications Minister Melhem Riachy on the protests that have swept Lebanon. He calls the Lebanon protests a new birth and discusses whether foreign hands are involved, the prospect of Israeli attack during the protests, whether the UK and US will try to take advantage of the Lebanese protests, why the protesters shut down Tuesday’s parliamentary session, the causes of the protests such as corruption, poor services and the Lebanese economic crisis and more! Next, we speak to activist and agent-provocateur Joe Corré on Julian Assange’s US extradition case. He discusses why this is the biggest press freedom case of our lifetime, the message the US is trying to send by trying to extradite Assange, his condition in Belmarsh prison and mental health, WikiLeaks’ role in holding politicians to account, regardless of political leaning and more!

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