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!
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
June 19th, 9am – 1pm, British Consulate Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney – Facebook Event
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, Vigil 4-6PM, Ann Street Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street, Brisbane City Centre (opposite Central Station) Facebook event page
June 19th 12PM-2PM Forrest Chase Facebook Event Page
Sunday 17th June 1PM (77-91 Rundle Mall)
June 19th, 5PM Siriperumbudur bus terminal, Tamil Nadu – Supporters of the ICFI. Details on the ICFI/WSWS Supporters INdia
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.
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)
June 19th, 4PM, Fort Railway Station in central Colombo – Socialist Equality Party protest. Details on World Socialist Website
SWITZERLAND / UNITED NATIONS
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
June 17th, 12 PM : Parkman Bandstand, Boston – Facebook Event
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
June 21st, 5 -6.30 PM, British Consulate, Phoenix,2425 East Camelback Road, Phoenix Arizona Facebook event page
June 19th, 4-6 PM, British Consulate, 1 Sansome St, San Francisco
June 19th, 2-8 PM, Balboa Park by Lily Pond
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
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.
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
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.