Classconscious.org is placing another call-out for workers and youth to rally to defend Julian Assange and turn up the heat on the U.S. Government on Sunday November 4th. So far protests have been called for Sunday 4th of November in 9 cities: Auckland, Canberra, Dublin, Kathmandu, Ljubljana, Melbourne, Philadelphia, Taipei, Toronto,! A protest in also be organised outside the Embassy in London by the WISE Up Action group on November 4th. (Details for each protest can be found at the bottom of the article).
We are excited that people in Taipei are joining these global protests for Assange for the first time. Organisers are holding a protest/press conference outside the American Institute of Taiwan which operates as a defacto Embassy. Representatives of the Tree Party have endorsed this protest .
Once again, the focus of these protests is the U.S. Government – headed by President Donald Trump – which is ultimately responsible for the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange. Just as his predecessor Obama, before him, the Trump government is pursuing its relentless efforts to arrest and extradite Assange – to put him on trial for Espionage. The U.S. Empire is determined that Assange and Wikileaks’ ongoing revelations about their war crimes, surveillance and political corruption be stopped forever and an example made of Julian Assange to other whistleblowers and publishers.
As the recent moves to strip Assange of his Ecuadorian citizenship show, the high-level conspiracy against him continues. Efforts are also being made to potentially indict Assange as part of the Mueller investigation, centring on the baseless allegations that he worked with the Russians to help elect Trump.
It is envisioned that the November 4th global actions will be part of rolling global days of action held at regular intervals. November 4th also coincides with the next Unity4J Day of action.
There are also standing plans for Emergency protests if Julian Assange is evicted from the Embassy.
How to stay informed and get involved:
1) Join the Free Julian Assange Events Facebook page
1) Join an Action 4 Assange Facebook group.
2) Sign up for Email updates from classconscious. (Note: we also send out our new articles on other topics from our website in addition to campaign info).
3) Email classconscious.org at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to start organising a protest in your city or country on November 4th. We can assist you with organising and publicising your protest.
Resources are available such as the awesome ‘Bean’ print-quality pdfs for Julian Assange banners, placards, leaflets, stickers, badges, etc made by Somerset Bean which can be obtained from his website.
We are also encouraging people to make banners and signs using the theme of ‘blowing the whistle’ on the U.S. Empire’s persecution of Assange by incorporating the image of whistles. You can also blow real whistles at your demonstration!
Only a massive mobilisation of the youth and international working-class will generate the political force necessary to prevent Julian disappearing into an American prison for life or worse. The fight for Julian’s freedom is inseparable from the fight to defend democratic rights and the fight against censorship and against imperialist war.
DETAILS OF PROTESTS
Nov 4th – U.S. Embassy 23 Customs St East, 11 to 1 pm – Facebook Event
Nov 4th – U.S. Moonah Place, Yarralumla 11AM- Speak Out for Assange! – Journalism is not a crime!
– Facebook Event – Media Statement
Nov 4th – U.S. Embassy, Ballsbridge 12 PM – Facebook Event – Facebook Event
Details to be confirmed
Nov 4th, Park Zvezda, 12:00 PM
Nov 4th – U.S. Consulate 553 St Kilda Rd, 12 PM – Facebook Event
Nov 4th – WHYY, the headquarters of public radio in Philadelphia, 150 N 6th St, Philadelphia, 12 PM
Nov 4th, American Institute of Taiwan is: No. 7, Ln. 134, Sec. 3, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist. Taipei City, 2-4 PM
Nov 4th – Across the street from U.S. consulate in parkette at 360 University. 12 PM – Facebook Event
FREE JULIAN ASSANGE! JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME
PRESS RELEASE FROM TAIPEI