Day of support for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Thursday, November 17 · 5:00pm
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brisbane
295 Ann Street (corner of Creek Street) across from central station
This rally has been organised by members of the public in solidarity with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
On the 17th of November a rally will be held outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at 5pm. At 295 Ann Street corner of Creek Street Brisbane, across from Central Station.
It will involve leafleting people on their way to the station, a speak out, theatrical masks,a petition and banner display.
Julian’s mother Christine Assange from the Sunshine Coast is asking for our help.
“I am asking Australian’s around the country on November 17th to refuse to celebrate the Obama visit and instead replace it with ‘A day of support’ for Julian.” Christine Assange
US president Barack Obama will visit Australia on the 17th of this month. We are insisting that the Federal Government intervene in Julian’s case. As he is in ‘clear and present danger’ of being rendered to the US, where he could be charged under the ‘Espionage Act’ which carries the death penalty.
We believe that the sexual assault charges against Julian Assange are politically motivated and linked to the activities of WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks is a whistleblowing organisation it is the winner of:
– the 2008 Economist Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award – the 2009 Amnesty International human rights reporting award (New Media)
It has been active in bringing stories to light across the world on
– War, killings, torture and detention
– Government, trade and corporate transparency
– Suppression of free speech and a free press
– Diplomacy, spying and (counter-)intelligence
– Ecology, climate, nature and sciences
– Corruption, finance, taxes, trading
– Censorship technology and internet filtering
– Cults and other religious organizations
– Abuse, violence, violation
For more information about WikiLeaks visit wikileaks.org
To keep up to date with Julian Assange solidarity in Brisbane join Facebook group brisbanewikileaksdefence. MB
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph” Haile Selassie
(note: this quote is admirable, but not the politics of he that quoted – m)