The Julian Assange Show: Horowitz-Zizek *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*May 17, 2019 at 11:16 (GMT) · Published
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently serving a 50-week sentence in London's Belmarsh prison, interviewed American conservative writer David Horowitz and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, two guests with two opposite points of view, for his second episode of 'The Julian Assange Show' in 2012. The twelve-episode series originally aired on RT from April to July 2012.
In the episode Assange acts as a referee, mediating a discussion between Horowitz and Zizek, and the two go on to clash on a range of topics, including the Israeli-Palestine conflict, the Black Panthers, and the creation of the "social welfare state" in Europe.
In his show, Assange interviewed "iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders." Speaking at the time of the filming of his show, Assange said that the mainstream media is labelling him as an "enemy combatant, a traitor, who interviews terrible radicals from around the world."
The Ecuadorian embassy is London was the home of Assange for almost seven years, after he entered the property on 19 June 2012 claiming diplomatic asylum.
He was arrested by British police on 11 April 2019 after Ecuador officially revoked his asylum status and allowed UK police to escort him from the embassy and into custody.
A British court sentenced Assange to 50 weeks in prison on May 1 for jumping bail when he took refuge in the embassy in 2012.