Our Video Petition to the US Government – Here are the Instructions – Please Join Us!

Open letter to the US government on video.  NEW DEADLINE JAN 31st!

The following is a brief description of this project with instructions on how to participate and submit your video clips. Julian Assange’s extradition hearing date is set to occur on either Feb 7th or 8th, 2011. Our goal is to release this video on Feb 5, 2011. With your help it will be a very powerful message that will be heard by many people around the world. Due to our very tight deadline we ask that you submit video clips back to us within 5 days of receipt of these instructions!


Project Overview

This is a simple and direct open letter to the US government about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange spoken on video by people from around the world. We presently have approximately 20 countries and 70 people on board. The video will include your voices as part of a collective message as well as other relevant imagery and quotes that provide a full picture to help us meet our objective. The goal is for this video to be powerful, intelligent, moving and straightforward.

The objective of this project is two-fold. First, it is to interrupt the US government’s attempts to villainize and prosecute Julian Assange and bring down WikiLeaks. Second, it is to assist in shifting public opinion in the US by strategically highlighting the potential loss of key freedoms including free speech and a free press and the implications this could have on open societies everywhere. This video will be uploaded onto YouTube, highlighted on the www.support-julian-assange.com site, and loaded onto our new site (in construction) called www.nomino.org.

At its end, the video will direct viewers to either one of the above sites, so that all viewers may become “signees” onto this open letter. We hope to collect hundreds of thousands, (better yet millions!) of signatures.

Video Clip Participation Instructions

1. Each participant is asked to read three paragraphs of this letter that we have selected for you. We are asking all of you to read some of the same content – this is so we can strengthen this message via the editing process and ensure we have everything covered. So, if your last name begins with:

A-H: Read paragraphs 1-3

I-P: Read paragraphs 3-5

Q-Z: Read paragraphs 5-7

You are asked to videotape yourself speaking these paragraphs and to upload these clips within 5 days of receipt of these instructions. Your videos do not need to be fancy! We are just looking for decent sound quality and the highest resolution you can provide.


Note: Just be you!! You matter! Your voice matters!

2. You are also welcome to submit a brief general message to our potential audiences (US government, US media, US public, global public). Or, you may wish to cite a specific fact that you think is relevant to this open letter and our overall objective. For example, you may wish to offer facts about the Iraq or Afghanistan war, powerful quotes about freedom, democracy, truth, or government, a personal statement about protecting our rights, about misuse of information to set policy agendas, or about our need as citizens to have access to accurate information. You can speak this message, or you can videotape yourself holding a simple sign (for example “115,000 dead Iraqi civilians”). If you or someone you know has been personally affected by these two wars, you may wish to say something brief about this. As long as your message is respectful, factual, relevant, and brief, it may be included in this video project. (Feel free to contact me to discuss ideas).

The goal here is to function as a powerful reminder of the critical need for governments to do the RIGHT thing. While we realize we will all have our own thoughts, feelings and ideas on this complex situation, we have come together over a common understanding: citizens need access to accurate, truthful information.

Submission Instructions

Video Clip Format: Quicktime.mov

Deadline for Submission: January 31, 2011 (sooner if possible!)

After you have videotaped your portion of the letter, please go to www.dropbox.com and download a free drop box for uploading your video clips. Dropbox.com will send you an email with instructions guiding you on how to share a folder with others. Please follow the instructions for uploading your video clips and then for sharing your new folder. Name your file with your last name AND country! Upon doing so, please add Cliff Sargent, our film producer and video editor, AND Tangerine to the shared folder using our email addresess below:

[email protected] [email protected]

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me through Facebook, email or Skype, whichever is easiest for you. If you know of anyone else who you think would join us, please send them my way ASAP.

I can’t thank you all enough for your support, your participation, and your willingness to come together to do this. I know we all know how critical it is we get this message across. So…let’s do it! Let’s change our world!



[email protected]

Skype: Tangerine Bolen


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5 thoughts on “Our Video Petition to the US Government – Here are the Instructions – Please Join Us!

  1. Yes, Princboss_20, it does. And WE need to be the voice of reason for our rights and freedoms. Join our message to the US government. Together we WILL make a difference.


  2. there are those who are called fighters, and those who are called lovers, but we must all fight for our freedoms.

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