Global protests to demand freedom for Julian Assange

To mark the sixth anniversary of Julian Assange seeking asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy to avoid extradition to the United States to face espionage charges, protests have been called around the world. Danger to Julian is growing by the day as the new Ecuadorean Government moves to do the bidding of the U.S. and evict Julian from the Embassy. In addition Julian’s physical and mental health is imperilled by his ongoing detention and isolation.

There are now events planned across seven countries and in over twenty locations. The upcoming protests must be the start of an international movement of the working class to demand the Julian is given his freedom as part of a broader campaign against war, censorship and to defend democratic rights! Julian needs to be brought home safely to family and friends in Australia!

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON

 

June 19th. 6-8 pm rally preceded by a vigil from 11 am. Ecuadorean Embassy, No3 Hans Crescent, Knightbrige :  .WisupActionWebsite.- Facebook event page

AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

June 17th 1- 3PM Socialist Equality Party Rally, Sydney Town Hall Square. Speakers include John Pilger and James Cogan (SEP National Secretary). Endorsed by Julian Burnside QC and Terry Hicks (father of David Hicks) –Facebook event and website

 

 

vigilpostersydneyJune 19th, 9am – 1pm, British Consulate Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney – Facebook Event

MELBOURNE

June 19th. 12- 2pm, Outside British Consulate, 90 COllins St, CBD.           Vigil will be attended by Julian’s father, John Shipton who stated “Julian’s total isolation from his bereft children, anxious brothers, sister and parents and worried friends had best, for Julian urgently, end. Bring him home“. Speakers include: Greg Barnes: Advisor to Wikileaks and Julian Assange, James Cogan(SEP National Secretary) and Shirley Shackleton(widow of Balibo 5 Journalist),   Class-conscious website and Facebook event.

 

  June 19th  6- 8pm Solidarity Light Vigil, Melbourne CBD. Bring candles and loved ones to show your support Disarm Facebook Event

BRISBANE

June 19th, Vigil 4-6PM, Ann Street Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street, Brisbane City Centre (opposite Central Station) Facebook event page

PERTH

June 19th 12PM-2PM Forrest Chase Facebook Event Page

ADELAIDE

adelaide vigilSunday 17th June 1PM (77-91 Rundle Mall)

INDIA

TAMIL NADU

June 19th, 5PM Siriperumbudur bus terminal, Tamil Nadu – Supporters of the ICFI. Details on the ICFI/WSWS Supporters INdia

 

IRELAND

DUBLIN

JUNE 19TH. 6-8 PM BRITISH EMBASSY, 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge : Speakers Mariead Maguire,Nobel Peace Laurete, Clare Daly TD,Mick Wallace TD, * More speakers & musicians to be confirmed.

NEW ZEALAND

WELLINGTON

June 19th, 12-4PM:
12 Noon Australian High Commission (72 Hobson St) Then march to:
1.15 U.S. Embassy (29 Fitzherbert Terrace Thorndon) Then march to:
2.30 pm British High Commision (44 hill St)
Facebook Event

SRI LANKA

COLUMBO

June 19th, 4PM, Fort Railway Station in central Colombo – Socialist Equality Party protest. Details on World Socialist Website

SWITZERLAND / UNITED NATIONS

GENEVA

 June 19th, 10.30 AM Human Rights Council Meeting, Palace of Nations, Geneva. Meeting on Wikileaks and Julian Assange and the future of rights and freedoms in the West

UNITED STATES

BOSTON

 June 17th, 12 PM : Parkman Bandstand, BostonFacebook Event

LOS ANGELES

June 19th 2-8 PM – U.K. and Australian Consulate, 2029 Century Park East, LA CONSULATE, L.A Facebook Event

NEW YORK CITY

    June 19th 2pm- 8pm – UK Consulate, 845 Third Av, btwn 51st & 52d, Manhattan.  Bring brollies & banners. Contact @beaucoupmorceau on Twitter

PHOENIX

June 21st, 5 -6.30 PM, British Consulate, Phoenix,2425 East Camelback Road, Phoenix Arizona Facebook event page

SAN FRANSCISCO

        June 19th, 4-6 PM, British Consulate, 1 Sansome St, San Francisco

SAN DIEGO

   June 19th, 2-8 PM,  Balboa Park by Lily Pond

WASHINGTON D.C.

June 19th, 2-8 PM, British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC       Facebook Event

 

 

 June 19th, 11 AM Lafayette Park opposite the Whitehouse. Speakers : Ray McGovern Marsha Coleman Adebayo Margaret Flowers Medea Benjamin Kevin Zeese Angel Fox Lee Stranahan Statement by Kevin Zeese and Event Page

AUSTIN

  June 19th – Meet up to fly banners over bridges on freeways demanding freedom for Julian. Contact Kara on Twitter @LowHangingRuby for details about how to get involved.

CHICAGO

June 19th – Meet up to fly banners over bridges on freeways demanding freedom for Julian. Contact Veronica on Twitter @whaleswarrior for details about how to get involved.

MAP OF GLOBAL FREE ASSANGE VIGILS

OTHER CITIES

If you are planning to host or know of any other cities who wish to participate in the June 19th actions for Julian, they are being coordinated through the Free Julian Assange at U.K and U.S. Embassies Worldwide Facebook page or send a message direct to the Class-conscious website via our Contact page. Like wise if you have additional details of speakers etc about already listed events, please pass that on too.

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  1. Julian Assange leaked Hilary Clinton’s emails to the Russians. He was detained but never charged on sex offences in Sweden.
    Assange is probably anti – American-foreign-policy; he blamed former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for what happened in Libya and was concerned that, if elected President, Clinton would invade Iran (she supported the invasion of its neighbour, Iraq).
    Wikileakes probably saw Trump as the lesser of two evils.
    But Trump is up to his eyeballs with the Russian mafia (oligarchs).
    The oligarchs stole all this money from the Soviet Republics (countries ending with …stan) and gave Trump a cut to launder it. Even the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Four Corners covered the story.
    But what the ABC left out was one of the oligarchs, Felix Sater, is aligned with a fundamentalist Jewish sect … Jared Kushner is also a member.
    Four Corners probably left it out of their show for fear of being called anti-semites which ironically, former clansmen: Trump and his father, are.

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    • Wikileaks published to the world. ‘Fancy Bear’ strikes me as fanciful attribution, and asserts that Russian’s acquisition of emails preceded Wikileaks’.

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    • “Julian Assange leaked Hilary Clinton’s emails to the Russians.”

      Boy have you been drinking the MSM kool-aid.

      Wikileaks were given a dump of DNC internal emails by Seth Rich, a Bernie supporter who worked for the DNC and was disgusted by the way Hillary Clinton stole the nomination from Bernie (Seth Rich was subsequently murdered, probably by US government secret agents). Assange placed a redacted version of that email dump on Wikileaks. That’s where the Podesta emails came from, and things such as the information that all the main US media outlets were collaborating with the Clinton campaign in an effort to get Hillary elected.

      A completely separate issue is that, during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary was illegally handling work emails containing classified, and in some cases, top secret, information, on an unsecured private email server that is thought to have been hacked by the Russians (and probably the Chinese). She was doing this so that her dodgy dealings with the Clinton foundation wouldn’t come under scrutiny. That had nothing to do with Assange or Wikileaks though.

      A further source of emails came from Hillary’s most senior aide, Huma Abedin. Huma had tens of thousands of Clinton emails on a laptop in a folder marked “Insurance”. The laptop was seized by the FBI, and the emails discovered by them, during investigations into Huma’s then husband Anthony Weiner, who had been sending indecent photos of himself to children. Whether those emails were hacked by the Russians is unknown, but considering Huma’s close connections to Saudi Arabia, it’s a fair bet that the Saudis have a copy! Again, there is no connection to Assange or Wikileaks though, just misbehaviour by the untrustworthy and corrupt people Hillary surrounds herself with.

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  2. A big thank you to all those who remain active despite the tidal wave of indifference that seems to swell at the very mention of Julian Assange’s name. Nelson Mandela trod a very similar path. Let us pray that 7 and not 27 will be the number of years it takes for Julians die-hard support to be successful.

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  3. The event in Chicago, IL, USA you are promoting is being run by a woman “Veronica P. Wolski” (aka @whaleswarrior) who has informed us that she is now and has always been working very closely with and with the support and encouragement of members of the Chicago Police Dept. (see: https://twitter.com/FoWLChi/status/1008087664963325952) You should remove that listing! We have been trying to organize a rally here but interest in this seems to be non-existent, which we attribute to the fact that Chicago is 70% black and Hispanic and heavily Democratic Party-influenced – and primarily due to WikiLeaks’ friendliness towards neo-fascists like US Senator Ron Paul and Julian Assange’s courting of the racist, anti-immigrant, misogynist Trump administration. Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago Twitter: @FoWLChi email: fowlchicago@riseup.net

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  4. Hi.
    I have a banner ready to put in a busy square near the town hall of Sabadell. The theme is: “No dream is possible hiding the Truth, Julian Assange.” Much encouragement. Have a day full of smiles.

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