World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • Violence in South African mining and the Julian Assange embassy imbroglio Aug 23, 2012 - 5:00 pm
  • 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.
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