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Journalism is on trial
WikiLeaks editor and publisher Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing truthful information in the public interest.
Julian Assange is being sought by the current US administration for publishing US government documents which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses. The politically motivated charges represent an unprecedented attack on press freedom and the public’s right to know – seeking to criminalise basic journalistic activity.
If convicted Julian Assange faces a sentence of 175 years, likely to be spent in extreme isolation.
The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
Massimo Moratti of Amnesty International has publicly stated on their website that, “Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international law.”
Human Rights Watch published an article saying, “The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain. It is urgent that it defend the principles at risk.”
The NUJ has stated that the “US charges against Assange pose a huge threat, one that could criminalise the critical work of investigative journalists & their ability to protect their sources”.
The Economist New Media Award (2008)
The Amnesty New Media Award (2009)
The Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal (2011)
The Sam Adams Award for Integrity (2010)
The National Union of Journalists Journalist of the Year (Hrafnsson) (2011)
TIME Magazine Person of the Year, People’s Choice (highest global vote) (2010)
The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism (2011)
The Blanquerna Award for Best Communicator (2011)
The Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism (2011)
The International Piero Passetti Journalism Prize of the National Union of Italian Journalists (2011)
The Voltaire Award for Free Speech (2011)
The Jose Couso Press Freedom Award (2011)
“Julian Assange shouldn’t be the subject of a grand jury hearing, he should be given a medal. He’s contributing to democracy.”
Director, Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University; UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions
“Assange must NEVER be extradited to the USA. It’s a serious threat to him personally and freedoms we usually honor, such as press freedom, freedom of expression and FOI.”
Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
“Julian Assange’s potential extradition has human rights implications that reach far beyond his individual case.”
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Human Rights Chair, Geneva Academy;
“The case is a huge scandal and represents the failure of Western rule of law. If Julian Assange is convicted, it will be a death sentence for freedom of the press.”
Leading academics, lawyers, journalists, press freedom/human rights groups, and politicians oppose the persecution of Julian Assange.
Julian Assange’s partner has visited him in prison for the first time in almost six months, and said he looked much thinner than last time she saw him. Continue reading →
Julian Assange’s hidden family revealed:
top secrets inside the Embassy
60 Minutes Australia watch video ↓
Stella Moris – partner of Julian Assange and the mother of his two sons
She is fighting against his extradition to the United States.
“My partner, the journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is fighting extradition to the United States and faces 175 years in prison. I and many others are joined in that fight – against extradition and his continuing imprisonment. We are appealing for your help.” —Stella Moris
WikiLeaks has published extensively on many major subject matters, from countries all around the world. Here are just some of its major publication areas:
Collateral Murder is a classified US military video of a helicopter gunship slaying eighteen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad, including two Reuters journalists and their rescuers, documents a war crime.
The Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs showed the true number of civilian deaths in Iraq and is the most detailed record of war to date. It detailed the abuse and torture of prisoners by police and military in full knowledge of coalition forces.
The WikiLeaks site has 284, 493 publications on nuclear issues. These documents traverse the nuclear fuel cycle – from uranium mining to nuclear waste – with many thousands exposing nuclear energy industry giants, and nuclear weapon threat assessments, numbers, doctrines and negotiations.
The Minton Report detailed how Dutch multinational company Trafigura had dumped toxic waste in the Ivory Coast affecting 108,000 people. The report had been suppressed through a super injunction that the Guardian and the BBC obeyed, but WikiLeaks exposed.
TPP, TTIP & TISA, aka the ‘Big 3Ts’, are major trade agreements being drafted and negotiated in secret without proper democratic oversight. WikiLeaks has provided multiple draft chapters and negotiating positions to the public. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are now stalled. The lesser known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) between US, EU and 22 other countries accounts for two thirds of global GDP has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TiSA enters into force.
The Global Intelligence Files revealed the inner workings of the private intelligence firm Stratfor that services the US government and large corporations such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.
Julian Assange’s hidden family revealed: top secrets inside the Embassy
60 Minutes Australia
Activism – London
The legal team require financial assistance!
The US Attorney has unlimited funding. Whereas Julian Assange’s legal team which is lead by Gareth Peirce does not.
Throughout Europe you can make a tax-deductible donation toward Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ staff legal costs.
Important Dates, Actions & Events
Future Actions – calls of action which you don’t want to miss out on
07 Sept – Extradition Hearing Central Criminal Court Old Bailey – Monday-Friday until 2 Oct;
PAST HEARINGS & COURT
14 August – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;
27 July – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;
29 June – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;
01 June – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;
04 May – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;
27 Apr – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court;;
7 Apr – 10am Woolwich (case management and anonymity issue of 2 witnesses);
25 Mar – 10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court (call-in by video);
24 Feb – 10am Woolwich Crown Court;
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PRESS RELEASES AND POSTS
- Day 17, Part 2: Anonymous witnesses detail U.S.-directed spying of Julian Assange in the Embassy; UC Global agrees to send Embassy recordings to US intelligence
- Day 17, Part 1: Witnesses – UC Global spied on Assange’s conversations with lawyers; Patrick Cockburn, Ian Cobain, Guy Goodwin-Gill, Stefania Maurizi, Robert Boyle
- Day 16: Former warden – Assange would get “desolate and degrading” Special Administrative Measures; Lindsay Lewis – Assange will “almost certainly” be placed under SAMs
- Day 15: Assange would face solitary confinement and extreme restrictions if sent to US; Joel Sickler – Assange would get little to no health care
- Day 14: Judge admits political nature of Assange’s case; Jakob Augstein – Assange “feared for the safety of informants”; Patrick Eller debunks Manning/Assange “conspiracy”
- Day 13: Cryptome published unredacted cables first; Dr. Crosby – “very high risk” of suicide if Assange is extradited
- Day 12: Prosecution attacks Assange’s autism spectrum diagnosis
- Day 11: Psychiatrist – High risk of suicide if Assange is extradited
- Day 10: Christian Grothoff – WikiLeaks did not publish unredacted cables first; Cassandra Fairbanks: High-level plan to revoke Assange’s asylum
- 161 former heads of state, prime ministers, and ministers demand Assange’s freedom
- Day 9: Nicky Hager – Assange’s redactions protected informants; Jennifer Robinson – Trump offered pardon for Assange in exchange for sources; Khaled el-Masri, kidnapped and tortured by the CIA
- Day 8: WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs exposed 15,000 civilian casualties; Carey Shenkman – “Highly politicized prosecution”
- Day 7: John Goetz – WikiLeaks docs confirm CIA torture & escaping accountability; Daniel Ellsberg – WikiLeaks did not cause harm
- Day 6: Eric Lewis – abusive conditions in US prison; Tom Durkin – Assange would not get a fair trial in US
- Day 5: Eric Lewis – Assange would face solitary confinement in US prison
- Day 4: Paused due to COVID19-like symptoms of member of the prosecution
- WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs and what it means for Press Freedom
- What would Julian Assange face in the U.S.?
- WikiLeaks, Afghan War Logs and Press Freedom
- ‘NOT IN OUR NAME: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange’
- The Assange Case and Collateral Murder
- Julian Assange: Doctors speak out
- Prisons and the Covid crisis
- The US-UK Extradition Treaty – Should it be replaced?
- Whistleblowers for Assange
- Journalists speak out for Assange
- Collateral Murder – 10 Years On
- Demonstration over the extradition of Julian Assange at Parliament Square
- Press Freedom and the case of Julian Assange
- M.I.A at UK Home Office: “Don’t extradite Assange!”
- Roger Water “Wish You Were Here” at Home Office
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