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Urgent Call to Demonstrate — Julian Assange

On Monday 20th May Julian Assange will find out whether the UK will allow his extradition to the United States for his publishing which revealed war crimes and human rights abuses.

We are calling for an urgent demonstration at the Royal Courts of Justice in London from 8am as the monumental decision is handed down.

A decision is expected on the day; should the court find in favour of the US. Julian Assange’s extradition will likely be imminent. Following last months court hearing where the US provided only non-assurances, described by his wife Stella Assange as “weasel words”, that Julian “may seek” to raise first amendment protections (although only once extradited), rights groups have intensified their calls for the immediate release of the publisher, Amnesty International saying that “The US authorities are paving the way to a disastrous precedent for worldwide media freedom if Julian Assange is extradited”.

The prosecution of Julian Assange will have global ramifications, not only for news-gathering and publishing, but also for every individual and their right to know what their government is doing in their name.

We urge you at this crucial time to make your voices heard and join us on Monday 20th May from 8am as we aim to leave the courts and assembled press in no doubt that we must free Julian Assange.

More details to follow…

Monday May 20, 8:00am 
Royal Courts of Justice


Ithaka Strasbourg Screening

If you’re in Strasbourg tomorrow get your tickets for Ithaka documentary – The fight to free Assange. Julian Assange’s wife Stella and WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson will be in France for a cinema screening of Ithaka. There will be a follow up discussion on Wednesday 24 April at 8pm, at the Cinema Star in Strasbourg.

Details here:

We continue to urge US citizens to contact their representatives and call for them to sign House Resolution 934: “Regular journalistic activities are protected under the First Amendment, and that the United States ought to drop all charges against and attempts to extradite Julian Assange.”

Here is a link to resolution:

Supporter Action

We are rallying support for an initiative spearheaded by the remarkable activist, Halo, concerning House Resolution 934. Halo requires funding to continue her efforts in the US. We urge you to consider supporting this crucial work by visiting her crowdfunding page below:

Continue supporting “Anything to say?” touring Italy:

Monument dedicated to Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden will be traveling to Milan (18 may), Napoli (15 may), Rome (1 june) and Bologna (8 june).

Support their action here:

How to Support Julian:

The US government possesses unlimited resources to pursue its persecution of Julian Assange. However, we solely depend on you, the public, to advocate for his freedom. Every contribution made to the Free Assange campaign supports our efforts. Please consider becoming our patron and signing up for monthly donations of £5, £10, or more. Your donation will truly make a difference!

More details here:

Free Julian Assange!

Important Links

Free Assange

Stella Assange

Australian Assange Campaign

US Assange Defense

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