Dear Julian Assange and WikiLeaks supporters, we are holding a rally to coincide with a worldwide rally to support JulianAssange and Wikileaks. #G4JAD
Rally: Sunday 15th July. 1 PM
Sydney Town Hall Sq.
Julian Assange has been forced to request political asylum from the Ecuadorian government because he has dared to stand up to US hegemony. This is a crucial time to let our government know that we expect them to uphold democracy. To defend our rights to be informed and to express our political views, to read what we want to read and to produce publicly available commentary, criticism and information about the world we live in.
Harassment of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ supporters is on the rise, with people being detained at airports, questioned and their phones and computers seized by security agencies. Supporters and colleagues have been subpoenaed for questioning about Assange and WikiLeaks, putting the lie to Bob Carr’s claim that the US is not mounting a legal case against Assange.
We need to let our government know we are awake, particularly to Bob Carr’s attempts to mislead us about what the US government is doing. We need to let them know that we expect them to properly defend Assange’s and our rights to free speech and to be informed.
Please bring your placards and your voices.
OccupySydney on behalf of : Jann Dark (For Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition)