Next month, Julian Assange’s mother, Christine, is scheduled to appear with Assange supporter Scott Ludlam and historian Humphrey McQueen at a panel discussion in Sydney. The talk, entitled “Don’t Shoot the Messenger: WikiLeaks, Assange, and Democracy,” is slated for February 17 and described as follows:
WikiLeaks, a free press publishing and media organisation, has revealed human rights abuses, war crimes and corruption in governments across the world. Yet the US Administration wants to close WikiLeaks down and prosecute its founder Julian Assange. International financial services organisations have blocked payments to WikiLeaks, denying them vital income. The Australian government has failed to take a stand against the political persecution of Assange. Australian Prime Minister Gillard’s assertion that WikiLeaks’ activities were illegal was proved to be false by an Australian Federal Police investigation.
What does this say about our democracy?
Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator
Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange
Humphrey McQueen, historian, Australian National University
Mary Kostakidis, journalist and Australia’s first primetime anchorwoman
FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 2012, 6.30 pm to 8.15 pm
University of Technology, Sydney
Room 13 (Building 2) Entrance level, UTS Tower, Broadway
Presented by the Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition
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