The Shift Episode 63: Free Speech, Assange and the Storming of the Capitol with Steve Poikonen

Enjoy this 63rd episode of The Shift as host Doug McKenty discusses the state of these turbulent times with Steve Poikonen of Slow News Day. Steve was in Washinton DC the week of January 3rd initially to cover Judge Baraitser’s final decision concerning the extradition case of Julian Assange. Unbeknownst to him, that Wednesday would become one of the most controversial in American history as Trump supporters from all over the country amassed to rally in support of the President. The rally, of course, resulted in the storming of the Capitol Building which caused many Congresspeople to flee for safety and disrupted the planned certification of electoral college votes. Choosing to stay an extra day to cover the event, Steve found himself an eyewitness to these unprecedented events. Stay tuned for this exciting conversation that covers the gamut of the current political crisis from the perspective of this independent journalist, free Assange activist, and eyewitness to last week’s mayhem in Washington DC. Find out more about the work of Steve Poikonen, including the weekly Free Assange Vigil, on the web at, on YouTube at Slow News Day, and on Twitter @SlowNewsDayShow.



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