Hoping to increase book sales and raise his profile, Antony Loewenstein organises a rally to help save Julian Assange from possible sex charges:
Spokesperson Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist and author of My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution, says that the Australian government has failed in its responsibilities towards Australian citizen Julian Assange.
“The Gillard government should be praising the bravery of an individual who dares reveal the realities of international diplomacy.
“The public has a right to know why we are in Afghanistan, why we support Israel, how the US views us and which ministers are relying information to Washington.”
Despite Assange being held in the U.K. in relation to a warrant from Sweden, Loewenstein and anyone stupid enough to join him “will march on the U.S. consulate to demand”:
* Julian Assange is afforded all legal rights and released from custody.
* Governments recognise Wikileaks as enjoying the same freedoms as all other media outlets.
* The Australian Government retracts all statements and threats which have shown their utter disregard for the public’s right to know what governments are doing.