Listen to US plot to assassinate Julian Assange revealed52:234 October 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author, journalist and research, Dr Suelette Dreyfus to discuss the newly released feature by Yahoo!News outlining a CIA plot to capture or assassinate Julian Assange. Assange is still being detained in London waiting to see if he will be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage.

Then, Cam Walker, campaigns director Friends of the Earth calls in to discuss Australia’s climate policy considering the upcoming COP26 climate talks, whether Scott Morrison will even turn up and the likelihood of the Coalition signing on for net-zero emissions by 2050.

And Jack Latimore, The Age’s new Indigenous Affairs journalist breaks down his role at the masthead, the difference between writing for Blak media and mainstream media, and the experience of reporting on First Nations issues in Australia.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.