Posts Tagged ‘support’
InterOccupy – By badger On October 7, 2012
Now that Julian Assange has been declared an enemy of the state for revealing to the world the lies of the US government, we Americans who value truth and freedom will stand up in solidarity with Wikileaks, Assange, and Manning, and say that we are all enemies of the state.
It is important that everyone realize that the persecution of Manning, Assange, and wikileaks marks a dangerous time for our constitutional rights. We must speak out now, or else we may not have another chance.
We will rally at Bryant Park on Friday, October 26th, 2012 @ 4:30pm where there will be a teach in faciliated by Alexa O’Brien about wikileaks and other related subjects. After this, there will be a march.
Posted on September 18, 2012 by CaTⓋ
THING2THING proudly presents THE WIKILEAKS TAPES, a unique historical collection that provides the ideal background for those who want to know more about Wikileaks. Listen and learn from Professor Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Mary Kostakidis, John Pilger, John Hatton AO, Kellie Tranter, Andrew Fowler, Jonathan Holmes, Julian Morrow, Julian (brief appearance) & Christine Assange, John Shipton, Senator Scott Ludlam, Nozomi Hayase & Rap News, Julian Burnside QC, Gary Lord (@jaraparilla), Michael Pierce SC, Spencer Zifcak, Larry Buttrose, Clark Stoeckley, John Penley, Andrew Partos, Gail Malone, Cassie Findley, Antony Loewenstein and Gary Kennedy.
This dual layer DVD edition assembles the entire “Did You Have Any Idea?” series of interviews and other related films by Cathy Vogan on the subject of Wikileaks. Special thanks to @SomersetBean for the use of his incomparable graphics in the interface design.
AAP – September 17, 2012 5:30AM
BRITISH fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has used her latest catwalk show to send a message of support to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Front row guests at the London Fashion Week show, including celebrities and models, were handed large white T-shirts emblazoned with the 71-year-old designer’s face and the words, “I’m Julian Assange”.
While the Australian chief of the secret-leaking website remained holed up at London’s Ecuadorian embassy just a few kilometres away, he became a talking point of Sunday’s show, held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Whitehall.
The grand 19th century venue made Ms Westwood’s reference to Mr Assange more provocative, as the FCO has been a central player in the stoush over bids to extradite the Australian from the UK to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual assault allegations.
Australian author and social commentator Kathy Lette tweeted from the show: “V tongue-in-chic 4 foreign office. Models in T-shirts emblazoned with V. Westwood’s face, sloganed -I’m Julian Assange”.
It is not the first time Ms Westwood has aired her support for Mr Assange. Read the rest of this entry »
17 September, 2012
Iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood has added her flavor to London Fashion Week, handing out “I’m Julian Assange” T-shirts to those sitting in the front row at her show. The venue was just right: the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“V Tongue-in-chic 4 foreign office. Models in T-shirts emblazoned with V.
Westwood’s face, sloganed -I’m Julian Assange,” novelist Kathy Lette tweeted to her followers following the stunt.
Elle magazine’s UK edition boasted a photo of model Jade Partiff wearing one of the pro-Assange T-shirts, which featured the supportive messages against the background of Vivienne Westwood’s own face.
Jade Partiff wearing Vivienne Westwood T-shirt, the message reading “I’m Julian Assange”, at London Fashion Week in London on September 16, 2012 (Image courtesy www.elleuk.com)
The 71-year-old punk fashion designer is regularly seen delivering political messages during her events. For Sunday, Dame Westwood picked two hot issues: climate change and Assange.
Westwood’s must-have is meant to be provocative – the show was staged at the headquarters of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is caught in a diplomatic stand-off over the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition.
Assange, a co-founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website, remains in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, unable to leave despite the Latin American country having granted him political asylum. British authorities have vowed to grab any opportunity to deliver Assange to Sweden. The Foreign Office even hinted that it would cancel the Ecuadorian embassy’s diplomatic status. Later, diplomats retracted the threat.
Stockholm has spent about two years trying to get Assange extradited so that he can be questioned in connection with sex crimes accusations, though he faces no charges. Assange denies the accusations, insisting his case is politically motivated.
WikiLeaks exposed thousands of sensitive US diplomatic cables, which aroused heated rhetoric among American politicians, with several Senators accusing Assange of espionage. This, Assange’s lawyers point out, creates a solid probability that Sweden would be simply a layover on Assange’s way to the US. There, he could face a military trial and even execution, says the defense team.
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up the Wiphala flag, which represents the native people of all the Andes including Ecuador, outside the Ecuadorian embassy in Panama City August 27, 2012. Britain said on Sunday it remained committed to reaching a diplomatic solution to the presence of Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy, after both countries took steps to defuse a row over his action in taking refuge there. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Published date: 08/27/2012
2012-07-23 A Short Chat With Christine Assange
Submitted by Jaraparilla on Mon, 07/23/2012 – 14:28
WikiLeaks supporters around the globe are informed, talented, and wonderfully passionate people. But supporting WikiLeaks day after day, week after week, month after month, can be an emotional roller coaster. We all have our highs and lows, and surely nobody knows that better than Julian Assange’s mum Christine.
So I decided to take up Christine’s publicly tweeted offer for an interview, and have a chat about things from a supporter’s point of view. Of course Christine’s thoughts and opinions are not official WikiLeaks statements. But I hope everyone who aspires to support WikiLeaks can draw some inspiration from our discussion…
ME: What have you been up to since you got back from London? I’ve noticed lots of interviews!
CA: Going on Twitter has worked really well. It’s great to be able to put out notices and communicate with people outside the mainstream media. But even some of the mainstream media have picked up on my tweets – I did a couple of BBC interviews, and one in Spain, and one in Russia Today.
ME: It’s great that you are getting out to different audiences, not just the WikiLeaks supporters who are already “locked in”.
CA: Well, that’s the idea, but I do still love to be in contact with WikiLeaks supporters because we are all fighting this fight together. Hopefully I give them some energy, info and ideas, and they certainly give me some!
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By Eamonn McCann – Friday, 6 July 2012
Sympathy seems in short supply for Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks currently holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
Swedish authorities want to talk to Assange about allegations of sexual assault in Stockholm. He says he fears that, if he travels to Sweden, he might be extradited to the US on charges of espionage arising from WikiLeaks’ publication of 250,000 classified diplomatic documents.
Assange’s supporters insist the allegations are spurious. The robust feminist and anti-war campaigner Naomi Klein says: “Rape is being used in the Assange prosecution in the same way that women’s freedom was used to invade Afghanistan. Wake up.”
Whatever the truth of what happened in Stockholm, Assange’s apprehensions about what might happen in the US are far from fanciful.
The head of the US Senate’s intelligence oversight committee, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, told the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend that, “I believe that Julian Assange has knowingly obtained and disseminated classified information which could cause injury to the United States … He has caused serious harm to US national security and should be prosecuted accordingly.”
In light of that, and given seemingly permanently heightened US anxieties about ‘homeland security’, Assange’s nightmare glimpse of himself shuffling in a jump-suit in Guantanamo Bay can hardly be dismissed as an invented ploy for evading the Swedish police. So it’s puzzling that few in the mainstream media seem concerned about his plight.
Assange’s team worked for almost a year, with others, sifting through and annotating the leaked archive prior to launching publication in November 2010.
His partners were the New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais and Der Spiegel – publications held in the highest esteem, not least by themselves. (Hundreds of the leaked State Department cables have since been published in the Belfast Telegraph.) Read the rest of this entry »