After protest at Twitter HQ announced, account of @PhillipAdams64 – restored but @classconscious1 – remains suspended

On Sunday June 30th, the Twitter account of @PhiliipAdams64 which had been suspended since June 18th without reason or warning was reinstated. The account is used by Phillip Adams to promote the now 156,000-strong, change.org petition demanding freedom for Julian (that he manages). Phillip Adams received a message from Twitter stating his account had been labelled as “spam” by mistake. The reinstatement came only hours after Davey Heller tweeted a classconscious.org article announcing that the Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange is planning to protest outside Twitter HQ on July 8th at 4PM in San Francisco. 

Unfortunately Twitter has not backed down on its suspension of classconscious.org’s account @classconscious1 that was also suspended without warning on June 18th. The suspension of the classconscious.org Twitter account came hours after it had tweeted out numerous tweets linking to its article covering the global solidarity protests occurring between the 12th and 14th June – called out by classconscious.org to coincide with Assange’s most recent extradition hearing in London.  Classconscious.org after appealing their suspension, was informed they had repeatedly broken Twitter’s rules but were not told which rules were broken and no specific tweets were referenced. This is a complete abrogation of due process. Phillip Adams, until he was restored to Twitter did not receive any communication from Twitter justifying his suspensions. 

Email sent to classconscious.org from Twitter


Each day brings another example of Twitter censorship of pro-Assange accounts

Therefore we call on all supporters of Julian Asange and Free Speech to continue to spread word of the July 8th protest to demand the reinstatement of the @classconscious1 account and for Twitter to end the escalation of its censorship of pro-Assange accounts. 

Contact classconscious on Twitter or Facebook or at ClassConscious@protonmail.com to support the rally or add your name to the open letter to Twitter protesting its censorship.

REINSTATE CENSORED ACCOUNTS!

END CENSORSHIP ON SOCIAL MEDIA OF THE FREE ASSANGE CAMPAIGN!

AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!

PROTEST AT TWITTER HQ

WHEN: JULY 8TH AT 4 PM

WHERE: Twitter HQ – 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103

Organised by  Bay Area Free Assange Committee

Davey Heller

Davey Heller is a Trotskyist from Melbourne and long-time campaigner for Left-wing causes including anti-war, refugee rights, environmental protests and workers' struggles. He is a former secondary teacher who studies history at Monash University and currently works in the environmental field. You can follow him on Twitter at @socialist_davey

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