World Socialist Website endorses call out for global emergency protests if Julian Assange is evicted
The World Socialist Website (www.wsws.org), the online publication of the ICFI, has endorsed the call out for emergency protests by workers and youth at U.S. Embassies, U.S. Consulates and U.S. Political offices if Julian Assange is evicted.
In an article posted on July 21st entitled Protests being organised against imminent eviction of Julain Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, National Secretary of the Australian Socialist Equality Party, James Cogan stated:
“The protest in London will be taking place at 10am, Monday, July 23, at the Ecuadorian embassy. Protests in other cities have been called at US embassies and consulates, to take place the day after Assange was evicted. Rallies are organised so far in Melbourne, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand; Paris; and Los Angeles. Click here for details.
The WSWS endorses all protest action against the persecution of Julian Assange and urges its readers to participate.“
In an article published on 23rd July entitled Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement, journalist Mike Head wrote:
“These developments underscore the necessity to deepen the fight for a powerful international working-class movement for his freedom and for the defence of all basic democratic rights.
Urgent protests are being organised in many countries to respond when Assange is evicted from Ecuador’s London embassy. Click here for details. The WSWS endorses such demonstrations and urges its readers to participate. Such action, however, will be the beginning of a protracted campaign to defend Assange and oppose the increasing attack and censorship on critical voices and independent media on the Internet.“
The ICFI and the World Socialist Website played a crucial role in organising and promoting the June 19th Vigils outside U.K. embassies and other protests for Julian Assange. They have published prolifically on the need to defend Julian Assange as part of the broader campaign to defend democratic rights, oppose censorship and to fight the drive to war.