A whole a week of rallies and activities culminating in a film with David McBride on Friday (7th Oct) and the formation of a Human Chain along the banks of the Yarra on Saturday (8th Oct) Monday, 3rd October 12:00 – 2:00 pm: BBQ and party for WikiLeaks 16th birthday at ABC offices, Southbank. Calender … Continue reading “Melbourne Human Chain – 8th October 2022”
A whole a week of rallies and activities culminating in a film with David McBride on Friday (7th Oct) and the formation of a Human Chain along the banks of the Yarra on Saturday (8th Oct)
Monday, 3rd October 12:00 – 2:00 pm:
BBQ and party for WikiLeaks 16th birthday at ABC offices, Southbank. Calender
Tuesday, 4th October 10:00 am – 9:00 pm:
11 hour vigil at UK Consulate. Calender
Wednesday, 5th October 11:00 am – 1:00 pm:
Picket the office Attorney General Mark Dreyfus (Mordialloc). Calender
Thursday, 6th October 6:30 pm:
David McBride film plus Q&A panel with John Shipton (Nova Cinema Carlton). Tickets
Friday, 7th October 10.30 am – 12:00 pm
Picket office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles (Geelong).
On the 1st July 2021, a video streamed from the National Press Club in Washington DC
Renowned academic Dr. Cornel West and Intercept reporter Ryan Grim spoke alongside John and Gabriel Shipton in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington D.C., concluding their tour of the United States, calling on the Department of Justice to drop the charges against Assange.
During June 2021 John and Gabriel Shipton Toured the US The father and brother of award-winning Australian journalist Julian Assange toured the United States in June 2021, calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian come home. With events in Boston Chicago Columbus, OH Denver Los Angeles Madison Miami Milwaukee … Continue reading “Home Run For Julian: US Tour”
During June 2021 John and Gabriel Shipton Toured the US
The father and brother of award-winning Australian journalist Julian Assange toured the United States in June 2021, calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian come home.
On the 4th June 2021, the Geneva Press Club, Twitter posts and RT News reports on actions to free Julian Assange ahead of the G7 Summit
Efforts to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Belmarsh Prison in the UK were ramped up this week ahead of the G7 summit with an action in Geneva, a petition, and an intervention by the UN special rapporteur on torture.
Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris, Geneva Mayor Frederique Perler, and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer called for the journalist’s release and an end to US extradition proceedings against him on Friday.
Melzer, who also serves as the Swiss human rights chair at the Geneva Academy, called Assange’s incarceration “one of the biggest judicial scandals in history” and referred to the WikiLeaks founder, as well as whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, as the “skeletons in the cupboards of Western countries.”
“It is the story of a man being persecuted in our part of the world for having told the truth,”Melzer said. “He has exposed war crimes, he has exposed torture, he has exposed corruption. It’s an inconvenient truth.
“Are you teaching your children that it’s a good thing or a bad thing to tell the truth?” he continued, concluding that he cannot leave his children a world “where it has become a crime to tell the truth because, once that has happened, we are living in tyranny.”
A temporary monument to Assange, Snowden, and Manning was unveiled in Geneva on Friday. The mobile art installation, made by Italian artist Davide Dormino in 2015 and dubbed ‘Anything to Say?’ shows the three figures standing on chairs with a fourth empty chair next to them. A petition set up by the Geneva Press Club also went live, demanding Assange’s immediate release.
“In the name of respect for inalienable human rights and the values promoted by human rights organizations based in Geneva,” the Geneva Press Club called on the British authorities “to refuse the extradition of Julian Assange and to restore his freedom” and for the US government “to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange.”
The Geneva Press Club also called on democratic states such as Switzerland “to ensure Julian Assange [has] a territory of refuge where he can protect himself from new prosecutions.”
Though he has not been found guilty of any crime, Assange has spent over two years in Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh, a maximum-security jail which has housed some of the UK’s most infamous and dangerous criminals, including several high-profile terrorists, serial killers, and rapists. Assange remains at Belmarsh despite a judge ruling in January that he could not be extradited to the United States due to mental health concerns.
Assange’s fiancee said on Saturday that the journalist is “barely hanging on” in the prison and has been in “a terrible state, unable to even string a sentence together” as he is confined to a small cell for 22 hours a day.
“Julian is not violent, he is not a danger to society. He is a publisher and this case is about freedom of information. This situation shames the UK’s justice system. It is a blight on the UK’s global reputation,” Morris declared, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
She called it “unacceptable” that a “foreign power” like the United States is able to “tell Britain what to do.”
“It’s time for President Joe Biden to drop the charges against Julian, and Boris Johnson should ask him to do so at the G7 meeting in Cornwall this week. Hopefully then, justice will prevail,” Morris concluded.
The Mail reported that Assange “has a cork board” in his prison cell “on which he has pinned pictures of his two youngest sons – Gabriel, four, and Max, two,” and he also “feeds a pair of mallards nesting beneath his cell window.”
The 47th G7 summit is set to take place in the UK between June 11 and 13. The UK, the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the European Union, and Japan will participate.
Translations of this page: English Deutsch Français PortuguêsOriginal Announcements on Challenge Power 03.05.2020 is the World Press Freedom Day Let´s reflect on how journalism has developed. What will be reported on? What is there silence about? What is almost always written about in a very one-sided way and why? Who exerts pressure? In which case is … Continue reading “3rd May : World Press Freedom Day”
Let´s reflect on how journalism has developed. What will be reported on? What is there silence about? What is almost always written about in a very one-sided way and why? Who exerts pressure?
In which case is it more about the decline or death of press freedom than in the case of Julian Assange?
This day, like many other days, will be spent by journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars at Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison in London, the British Guantanamo.
Despite his chronic lung disease and an increased risk of contracting Covid 19, and without a court ruling – has been sitting there for over a year in preventive prison. The USA demands his extradition, and it is only for this reason that an unsentenced journalist is in prison with the highest security level in Great Britain.
On Press Freedom Day, it is vital that we draw attentin on this judicial scandal, which is a precedent case that overrides our most fundamental rights and will go down in history! We are using this day to draw massive attention to it and to inform journalists, politicians, organisations and our surroundings.
Here you can join several online actions for this day!
We have written an letter demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Julian Assange. Please help us to circulate this letter in order to share it among supporters, journalists, lawyers, human Rights activists, fighters for democracy, press freedom and constitutional state and everybody interested in promoting our common project of releasing Julian Assange from prison, stopping any prosecution of him instantly and protecting free press, journalists ans Whistleblowers.
Several countries and cities will join a huge online event Support Assange & Wikileaks Coalition – global webinar from Sydney Live streaming also on unity4J Action 4Assange and via Support Assange & Wikileaks Coalition group on FB For more @SAWCSydney on Twitter
Media for #WorldPressFreedomDay as invited by @SAWCSydney, for more info email email@example.com
http://www.assangecampaign.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/westminster_on_display.mp4 Roger Water’s intended speech has been recorded in Craig Murray’s blog Amazing number of events across whole of UK listed in Wise Up – Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English grassroots solidarity network for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and Julian Assange