Brisbane WikiLeaks Support Network
12 june 2012 -Brisbane ASSANGE ACTION ALERT *Vigil 12 june 1012 – 4.30pm-8pm *
Confront OZ PM Gillard Over Betrayal of Julian Assange to the U.S. War Machine
CONACT: Ciaron Ph. 042 11 536 45
Prime Minister Julian Gillard speaks at the opening dinner for the Economic Forum, Stamford Plaza, Corner of Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane City Centre
Solidarity with Julian Assange/ End the Wars Vigil
Tuesday June 12th.from 4.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Julian Assange is a target of the U.S. military and elite for exposing the war crimes of the United States in Afghanistan and Iraq. These are illegal U.S. invasions that the Gillard government has continued to service with Australian cannon fodder, hi tech targeting from Pine Gap, refuelling of U.S. warships and harrassment of Australian non-violent anti-war activists at home and abroad.
Gillard has co-operated with the U.S. strategy to isolate and pursue Australian citizen Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. The Labor Party line struts a cultivated “we no nothing ” ignorance “we have got no advice from the U.S. government seeking the extradition of Mr. Assange” from Australia (WE DON’T WANT IT YET!, JULIAN IS NOT HERE YET!”)
…”and things are at an early stage” (A SECRET GARND JURY INDICTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES IS NOW OVER 12 MONTHS OLD) .
“We have provided him with full consular assistance. He’s got exactly the same assistance that any other Australian faced with legal difficulties would get”
The quality of that assistance when it comes to be an Australian citizen/ anti-war activist in trouble with the U.S. military/government is fully exposed in the following interview with Australian non-violent anti-war activist former U.S. political prisoner Ciaron O’Reilly.
ABC Radio (4mins 50secs) “The Present Persecution of Julian Assange” interview with Australian anti-war activist Ciaron O’Reilly
Brisbane/Australia born & raised anti-war activist Ciaron O’Reilly, recently returned to Brisbane from London, interviewed outside the Dept. of Foreign Affairs during a 24 hour vigil in solidarity with Julian Assange. O’Reilly, as part of the “ANZUS Plowshares”, served 13 months in U.S. prisons for disabling a USAF B 52 Bomber. The nonviolent disarmament action took place on New Year’s Day 1991 at Griffis AFB, upstate New York, in the lead up to U.S. Gulf War 1.
In this interview Ciaron O’Reilly reflects on
– the ongoing persecution of of Julian Assange as consequence of WikiLeaks exposure of the nature of ongoing U.S. wars,
– the disengagement of the general public from these ongoing U.S. wars and subsequent isolation of activists who continue to non-violently resist these wars,
– the role of the mainstream media in securing that disengagement and isolation
– and the duplicity of Australian consular staff in O’Reilly’s own 1991 persecution by the U.S. government, the duplication of such Australian diplomatic behavior in today’s Julian Assange case.
“The poor tell us who we are,
The prophets tell us who we could be,
So we hide the poor,
And kill the prophets.”