National Action Day – 3rd July 2022

Calling for participants in a National Day of Action for 3rd July Be it a Vigil, a rally, a stall, a humble gathering sharing birthday cake. It’s Julian’s fourth birthday in Belmarsh Prison ( aka ‘Hellmarsh‘ or Britain’s Guantanamo) with the previous seven years effectively isolated in the Ecuador embassy. Australia is now in the … Continue reading “National Action Day – 3rd July 2022”

ABC: Julian Assange’s closest allies say the time for quiet lobbying is over

On 20th June 2022, the ABC 7:30 with Leigh Sales posted Supporters of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange are urging the Albanese Government to make a clear public statement, demanding his extradition from the UK to the US be stopped. Conversations have been taking place behind the scenes, after the British home secretary approved the extradition … Continue reading “ABC: Julian Assange’s closest allies say the time for quiet lobbying is over”

Federal government lobbying behind the scenes for Assange’s freedom

On 19th June 2022,  James Massola and Latika Bourke reported in the Sydney Morning Herald The federal government is lobbying US counterparts behind the scenes to secure the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after the United Kingdom’s decision to approve his extradition to the United States. The Trump administration brought charges against Assange under the Espionage … Continue reading “Federal government lobbying behind the scenes for Assange’s freedom”

Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet

On the 18th June 2022, Caitlin Johnstone blogs British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths … Continue reading “Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet”

Amnesty International : Home Secretary’s certification of Assange extradition puts him at risk

On the 17th June 2022, Amnesty International posted Responding to the news that the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has certified Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International Secretary General said: “Allowing Julian Assange to be extradited to the US would put him at … Continue reading “Amnesty International : Home Secretary’s certification of Assange extradition puts him at risk”

The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution

On the 5th June 2022, John Jiggens covered the book ‘The Trial of Julian Assange’ by Nils Melzer in Pearls and Irritations Nils Melzer was UN Special Rapporteur on Torture between 2016 and 2022. In 2019 he began investigating the case of Julian Assange. The English language edition of his book, The Trial of Julian Assange, … Continue reading “The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution”

ABC Talkback — Can the Government Intervene to Assist Assange?

On 6th June 2022, ABC’s Life Matters with Nat Tencic interviews fellow Australians held in foreign prisons Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he want a conclusion to the Julian Assange matter, but what can his government do?  Peter Greste and Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who were both held in foreign prisons, discuss what the government’s involvement was … Continue reading “ABC Talkback — Can the Government Intervene to Assist Assange?”

Wallraff Prize winner 2022 Julian Assange

On the 19th May 2022, Birgit Wentzien writes on Stella Morris accepting the Günter Wallraff Prize 2022 for Journalism Criticism on behalf of Julian Assange (Google Translation) Julian Assange has been awarded the Günter Wallraff Prize 2022. His wife Stella Morris accepted the award on May 19, 2022 at the Cologne Forum for Journalism Criticism on … Continue reading “Wallraff Prize winner 2022 Julian Assange”

Priti Patel, Hear This Loud and Clear: Julian Assange Must Not be Handed Over to the US

On the 10th May 2022, Duncan Campbell, posted his opinion in The Guardian A decision from the home secretary is imminent. Extradition would set a disastrous precedent Priti Patel now has to make one of the most important decisions of her career: will she bow to heavy pressure from the United States and send a … Continue reading “Priti Patel, Hear This Loud and Clear: Julian Assange Must Not be Handed Over to the US”