Author: 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

Lessons for the fight against censorship from the restoration of classconscious.org’s Twitter account.

On June 18th, the Twitter account of classconscious.org (@classconscious1) was suspended without warning or justification. We immediately launched a political counter attack against this outrage, linking our censorship to the censoring of other pro-Assange accounts. After three weeks, on July 9th, our account was restored. Important political lessons can be drawn about the power of […]

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Solidarity protest in San Francisco fights back against Twitter’s censorship of pro-Assange campaign

by Davey Heller, July 9th 2019 On July 8th, the Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange held a protest outside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand an end to the escalating censorship of pro-Assange accounts. On June 18th, @classconscious1, the account of classconscious.org, who have used their account for 12 months to promote […]

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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 […]

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Protest at Twitter HQ called to demand end to censorship of pro-Assange accounts

In response to the June 18th suspension of the Twitter accounts of classconscious.org (@classconscious1) and PhillipAdams (@Phillip Adams64) on June 18th, the Bay Area Free Assange Committee has announced a protest at Twitter HQ in San Francisco on Monday July 8th at 4PM. The protest demands an end to the censorship and the increasing move […]

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Pacific Media Workers Guild representing journalists in California and Hawaii passes resolution to support journalist Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning

by Davey Heller, 30th June 2019 In the face of opposition from elements of the union bureaucracy, the sub-committee of the Pacific Media Workers Guild (The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America Local 39521) has passed a motion, reproduced in full below, calling for the freedom of the journalist Julian Assange and the whistleblower Chelsea Manning.  The […]

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Open letter against Twitter censorship of pro-Assange accounts

Below is a joint statement issued by @PhillipAdams64 and @ClassConscious1 against the censorship of their accounts by Twitter on June 18th and against censorship of pro-Assange accounts more broadly. We call on all defenders of free speech and Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning to sign this open letter. Please contact ClassConscious@protonmail.com to add your name […]

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Defend free speech – Fight Twitter’s censoring of classconscious.org and Phillip Adams

by Davey Heller, 18th June 2019 On 18th June, Twitter launched an attack on free speech and the Free Julian Assange campaign by suspending the account of classconscious.org (@ClassConscious1). The move came hours after classconscious.org had tweeted out numerous tweets which linked to its article covering the global solidarity protests that occurred between the 12th […]

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Protests around the world to coincide with Assange’s court appearance on June 14th

Photo of arrest in Melbourne by Anthony Snowden By Davey Heller, June 17th 2019 Classconscious.org put out a call for protests around the world to coincide with Julian Assange’s court appearance. Originally scheduled for June 12th, the hearing was moved to June 14th. Between June 12th and 14th protests occurred in Melbourne, San Francisco, Auckland, […]

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Joanna Mogilevska: classconscious.org speech at Melbourne Free Assange and Manning Rally – 14/6/2019

To coincide with Julian Assange’s latest hearing in court in London, Joanna Mogilevska of classconscious.org takes a stand at the Free Assange and Manning rally at UK Consulate in Melbourne on June 14th 2019. The transcript of her speech can be read below: ‘Truth is ultimately all we have’. These are the words Julian Assange […]

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Class-Classcious writer’s Australian election article’s published in Independent Australia

Davey Heller, contributor to classconscious.org has had two articles published in the progressive news website Independent Australia. The 2019 Election and a history of Australian coups On June 14th, the article “The 2019 Election and a history of Australian coups” was published. It discusses how: “THE GREAT LIE of global politics is that far-right governments […]

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