Sunday, 30 December 2012

New WikiLeaks WL raised fist design

Wishing all humanity a revolutionary 2013! We certainly need it on every level... Peace, love, solidarity...

Checkout the latest Bean design at the Official WikiLeaks Store - all your purchases help fund WikiLeaks' operations.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Enemy of the State hoodie at the WikiLeaks store

Says it all. Certain converstion starter.

It's an American Apparel Unisex Fleece Hoodie. Sales at the Official Store help keep WikiLeaks strong! And there's also other options/styles available.

For background information start here: US calls Assange 'Enemy of the State'

Assange: Learn, Challenge, Act... Now: Poster

Download, print and share this poster with a powerful quote from the conclusion of Julian Assange's public speech marking 6 months in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

The poster directs viewers to Feel free to request a version with your Assange/WikiLeaks support group details.

For printing

For web use

For printing

For web use

You can watch the full speech here and read a copy of the transcript below.

Good evening London.

What a sight for sore eyes. People ask what gives me hope. Well, the answer is right here.

Six months ago – 185 days ago – I entered this building.

It has become my home, my office and my refuge.

Thanks to the principled stance of the Ecuadorian government and the support of its people, I am safe in this embassy to speak to you.

And every single day outside, for 185 days, people like you have watched over this embassy – come rain, hail and shine.

Every single day. I came here in summer. It is winter now.

I have been sustained by your solidarity and I’m grateful for the efforts of people all around the world supporting the work of WikiLeaks, supporting freedom of speech, freedom of the press, essential elements in any democracy.

While my freedom is limited, at least I am still able to communicate this Christmas, unlike the 232 journalists who are in jail tonight.

Unlike Gottfrid Svartholm in Sweden tonight.

Unlike Jeremy Hammond in New York tonight.

Unlike Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain tonight.

And unlike Bradley Manning, who turned 25 this week, a young man who has maintained his dignity after spending more than 10 per cent of his life in jail, without trial, some of that time in a cage, naked and without his glasses.

And unlike so many others whose plights are linked to my own.

I salute these brave men and women. And I salute journalists and publications that have covered what continues to happen to these people, and to journalists who continue publishing the truth in face of persecution, prosecution and threat – who take journalism and publishing seriously.

Because it is from the revelation of truth that all else follows.

Our buildings can only be as tall as their bricks are strong.

Our civilization is only as strong as its ideas are true.

When our buildings are erected by the corrupt, when their cement is cut with dirt, when pristine steel is replaced by scrap – our buildings are not safe to live in.

And when our media is corrupt, when our academics are timid, when our history is filled with half- truths and lies – our civilization will never be just. It will never reach to the sky.

Our societies are intellectual shanty towns. Our beliefs about the world and each other have been created by the same system that has lied us into repeated wars that have killed millions.

You can’t build a skyscraper out of plasticine. And you can’t build a just civilization out of ignorance and lies.

We have to educate each other. We have to celebrate those who reveal the truth and denounce those who poison our ability to comprehend the world that we live in.

The quality of our discourse is the limit of our civilization.

But this generation has come to its feet and is revolutionizing the way we see the world.

For the first time in history the people who are affected by history are its creators.

And for other journalists and publications – your work speaks for itself, and so do your war crimes.

I salute those who recognize the freedom of the press and the public’s right to know – recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognized in the First Amendment of the United States – we must recognize that these are in danger and need protection like never before.

WikiLeaks is under a continuing Department of Justice investigation, and this fact has been recognized rightly by Ecuador and the governments of Latin America as one that materially endangers my life and my work.

Asylum is not granted on a whim, but granted on facts.

The U.S. investigation is referred to in testimony – under oath – in the U.S. courts, is admitted by the Department of Justice, and in the Washington Post just four days ago by the District Attorney of Virginia, as a fact. Its subpoenas are being litigated by our people in the U.S. courts. The Pentagon reissued its threats against me in September and claimed the very existence of WikiLeaks is an ongoing crime.

My work will not be cowed. But while this immoral investigation continues, and while the Australian government will not defend the journalism and publishing of WikiLeaks, I must remain here.

However, the door is open – and the door has always been open – for anyone who wishes to speak to me.

Like you, I have not been charged with a crime. If you ever see spin that suggests otherwise, note this corruption of journalism and then go to for the full facts. Tell the world the truth, and tell the world who lied to you.

Despite the limitations, despite the extra-judicial banking blockade, which circles WikiLeaks like the Cuban embargo, despite an unprecedented criminal investigation and a campaign to damage and destroy my organization, 2012 has been a huge year.

We have released nearly one million documents:

Documents relating to the unfolding war in Syria.

We have exposed the mass surveillance state in hundreds of documents from private intelligence companies.

We have released information about the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere – the symbol of the corruption of the rule of law in the West, and beyond.

We’ve won against the immoral blockade in the courts and in the European Parliament.

After a two-year fight, contributions to WikiLeaks have gone from being blockaded and tax-deductible nowhere to being tax-deductible across the entirety of the European Union and the United States.

And last week information revealed by WikiLeaks was vital – and cited in the judgment – in determining what really happened to El-Masri, an innocent European kidnapped and tortured by the CIA.

Next year will be equally busy. WikiLeaks has already over a million documents being prepared to be released, documents that affect every country in the world. Every country in this world.

And in Australia an unelected Senator will be replaced by one that is elected.

In 2013, we continue to stand up to bullies. The Ecuadorian government and the governments of Latin America have shown how co-operating through shared values can embolden governments to stand up to coercion and support self-determination. Their governments threaten no one, attack no one, send drones at no one. But together they stand strong and independent.

The tired calls of Washington powerbrokers for economic sanctions against Ecuador, simply for defending my rights, are misguided and wrong. President Correa rightly said, "Ecuador’s principles are not for sale."

We must unite together to defend the courageous people of Ecuador, to defend them against intervention in their economy and interference in their elections next year.

The power of people speaking up and resisting together terrifies corrupt and undemocratic power. So much so that ordinary people here in the West are now the enemy of governments, an enemy to be watched, an enemy to be controlled and to be impoverished.

True democracy is not the White House. True democracy is not Canberra. True democracy is the resistance of people, armed with the truth, against lies, from Tahrir to right here in London. Every day, ordinary people teach us that democracy is free speech and dissent.

For once we, the people, stop speaking out and stop dissenting, once we are distracted or pacified, once we turn away from each other, we are no longer free. For true democracy is the sum – is the sum – of our resistance.

If you don’t speak up – if you give up what is uniquely yours as a human being: if you surrender your consciousness, your independence, your sense of what is right and what is wrong, in other words – perhaps without knowing it, you become passive and controlled, unable to defend yourselves and those you love.

People often ask, "What can I do?"

The answer is not so difficult.

Learn how the world works. Challenge the statements and intentions of those who seek to control us behind a facade of democracy and monarchy.

Unite in common purpose and common principle to design, build, document, finance and defend.

Learn. Challenge. Act.


Julian Assange
Ecuadorian Embassy, London
December 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

New Ts for the launch of FPF!

An important announcement today from WikiLeaks... the press release is below.

The new designs are in the WikiLeaks store! And most importantly the Freedom of the Press foundation is here and on twitter here!


WikiLeaks declares war on banking blockade

Sunday 16th December, 23:00 GMT
Today sees the launch of the Freedom of the Press Foundation − a new initiative inspired by the fight against the two-year-long extra-judicial financial embargo imposed on WikiLeaks by U.S. financial giants including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and the Bank of America.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation, an initiative of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) co-founder John Perry Barlow, former Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, the actor John Cusack and others, will crowd-source fundraising and support for organizations or individuals under attack for publishing the truth. It aims to promote "aggressive, public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption and law-breaking in government".

Over the last two years the blockade has stopped 95 per cent of contributions to WikiLeaks, running primary cash reserves down from more than a million dollars in 2010 to under a thousand dollars, as of December 2012. Only an aggressive attack against the blockade will permit WikiLeaks to continue publishing through 2013.

The new initiative, combined with a recent victory in Germany, means contributions to WikiLeaks now have tax-deductible status throughout the United States and Europe.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ publisher, said: “We’ve fought this immoral blockade for two long years. We smashed it in the courts. We smashed it in the Treasury. We smashed it in France. We smashed it in Germany. And now, with strong and generous friends who still believe in First Amendment rights, we’re going to smash it in the United States as well.”

The Foundation’s first ’bundle’ will crowd-source funds for WikiLeaks, the National Security Archive, The UpTake and MuckRock News. Donors will be able to use a slider to set how much of their donation they wish each organization to receive and can donate to WikiLeaks using their credit cards. The Foundation holds 501(c) charitable status, so donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. Other courageous press organizations will be added as time goes by. It will not be possible to see by banking records what portion of a donor’s contribution, if any, goes to WikiLeaks.

It is admitted by Visa, MasterCard and others that the blockade is entirely as a result of WikiLeaks’ publications. In fact, the U.S. Treasury has cleared WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks has won against Visa in court, but the blockade continues.

John Perry Barlow, a board member of the new Foundation, says the initiative aims to achieve more than just crowd-sourced fundraising: "We hope it makes a moral argument against these sorts of actions. But it could also be the basis of a legal challenge. We now have private organizations with the ability to stifle free expression. These companies have no bill of rights that applies to their action – they only have terms of service."

The WikiLeaks banking blockade showed how devastating such extra-judicial measures can be for not-for-profit investigative journalism and free press organizations. Initiatives such as the Freedom of the Press Foundation are vital to sustain a truly independent free press.

In heavily redacted European Commission documents recently released by WikiLeaks, MasterCard Europe admitted that U.S. Senate Homeland Security Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Congressman Peter T. King were both directly involved in instigating the blockade.

As journalist Glenn Greenwald − also on the FPF board − recently wrote: "What possible political value can the internet serve, or journalism generally, if the U.S. government, outside the confines of law, is empowered − as it did here − to cripple the operating abilities of any group which meaningfully challenges its policies and exposes its wrongdoing?... That the U.S. government largely succeeded in using extra-legal and extra-judicial means to cripple an adverse journalistic outlet is a truly consequential episode: nobody, regardless of one’s views on WikiLeaks, should want any government to have that power."

But what of the chance these U.S. companies will blockade the FPF like they did WikiLeaks? "Let Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and all the rest block the independent Freedom of the Press Foundation. Let them demonstrate to the world once again who they really are," said Mr Assange.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

#2yrs2long: Australian politicians on #Assange: cards

Send in your favourite quote about Assange from an Aussie pollie and I'll pop it on the design and send you a print ready pdf, perfect for printing on 10x15cm (4x6 inch) photographic paper... and of course blog it for others to use.

Also look out for Christmas cards FOR pollies next week!

These are hi-res jpegs and will print ok on 10x15cm photo paper. Email me for pdfs for best quality.

Thanks to Sean Munro for the spectacular photo.

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#2yrs2long Assange posters with QR code

These black and white posters are designed for easy reproduction and include a QR code for

Julian Assange: detained 2 years without charge.

Plenty more designs here and here! Please use and distribute freely and widely!

#2yrs2long: Assange posters

Foreign Affairs offices in Sydney: December 7 2012: 2 years Assange detained without charge

#2yrs2long: Time for Australian government to defend Assange!

These posters feature Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon - all complicit in Australia bowing to the US over Assange.

Sit-ins in Australian Department of Foreign Affairs offices in Sydney & Melbourne, December 7 2012

Like the designs and wanna "spread the word"? Buy a T from the Official WikiLeaks Store and help keep them strong!

And you'll find more in this series here.

On location: DFAT in Melbourne: Justice = Defend Assange Now!

#2yrs2long: Posters to support Assange

Checkout more posters in the series here.

#2yrs2long: Free Assange!

Today marks two years of Julian Assange being detained without charge in any country.

Call the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate to demand the Australian government act to defend Assange.

You can read the Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA) statement here.

#2yrs2long is the twitter hashtag to follow.

TheBeanBlog will be releasing designs and posters for your downloading. And of course you can email me with your own requests, specifications, ideas and artwork!

But first...

New Tshirts: Gillard, Carr and Roxon in appropriate headgear

For a limited time only at the Official WikiLeaks Store, you can purchase these new Ts 'commemorating' #2yrs2long and calling out the Aussie government's toadying to the US administration.

Profits go to keep WikiLeaks strong. And the least we can do is make a public statement every time we're out and about!

For those outside Australia unfamiliar with these characters... that's the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Attorney-General in the funny hats.

Australia: Defend Assange Now!

Update: posters now online: here and here!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Official WikiLeaks Store: refurbished!

The Official WikiLeaks Store has the motto: Keep Us Strong! and that's exactly what you're doing for WikiLeaks and whistleblowers when you shop there.

Checkout the new look and new designs at the US/Australia store. Here are 3 reasons to shop there:

1. All profits help WikiLeaks to continue its' vital work
2. You'll be actively educating and informing other people about the issues every time you wear or use your purchases!
3. Courage is contagious: You'll be encouraging others to have the confidence to express their views publicly.

Oh, and another reason: Enemy of the State Tshirts are on special at just US$18.99 to celebrate the new look shop. And stand by for the new designs in the UK and EU shops very soon!

New funked up version of an old favourite - Retro WikiLeaks design

 Got ideas for Ts? - I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Canberra candlelight vigil for Julian Assange UPDATE: NOW THURS 29 NOV

A3 poster

Flyer 2xA5 on A4

Update: November 30: A great photo from the night:

Free Julian: Parliament House Canberra, Nov 29, 2012

Custom Beat the Blockade banner

A request from for a banner linking to's Christmas campaign. Send dimensions for an image for your site or blog!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Assange support banner

This is a redesign requested by ACTFoWL.

What makes a civilisation civilised? People understanding what is really going on.

A banner can be an eyecatching and affordable way to broadcast your message publicly. Take it to a rally or other public event, hang it over a freeway or mount it in your front garden!

Vistaprint offers banner production of your own design for only about AU$120. For best results, email me for a pdf of the design. And feel free to submit your own design requests related to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond...

New icon for AusFoWL

A request from AusFoWL. Request designs for your WikiLeaks support event, blog, action - any application at all.

Update: 30 November 2012: A simple flyer request from AusFoWL to publicise their Twitter account. Will work well as a sticker too! Designed 4 to an A4 sheet.

Small flyer promoting Australian Friends of WikiLeaks

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Stuck for gift ideas? Give the gift of truth. Support WikiLeaks.

That's the theme of this year's Beat the Blockade Xmas campaign. And here's the shopfront you'll see when you visit:

The statement from the site is below, followed by the downloadable printable cards also available from the Beat the Blockade site.

This Christmas, give the gift of truth. Support WikiLeaks.
Since December 7, 2010 – within ten days of the launch of Cablegate – an arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade of payments to WikiLeaks has been imposed by Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union. The attack has destroyed 95% of their revenue.

Without your support, they may not survive. And we need WikiLeaks more than ever.

As we see Obama entering another four year term in the White House, leading an administration that has thrown out many of the people’s rights enshrined in the US Constitution, and which has indicted more whistleblowers than any other in US history, we need WikiLeaks.

As we see detainees held in Guantanamo Bay dying without ever receiving a fair trial, we need WikiLeaks.

As multinational corporations make profits from the misery of others without being held to account, we need WikiLeaks.

As the surveillance state creeps inexorably into all our lives, and governments extend their reach into our affairs while becoming more secretive about their own, we need WikiLeaks.

For the defence of the voiceless; those without the power, money and influence to dictate their message to the corporate media, we need WikiLeaks.

This Christmas, you can choose to support WikiLeaks and give gifts to friends and family that really make a difference. Choose from one of the gift ideas on this site, or use our eCard system to make a donation to

WikiLeaks on behalf of family or friends, as a truly bastard crushing gift.

Peace on earth. Support WikiLeaks.

Visit the Gift Ideas Page

Designed for printing at 10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 inches
  ... and look out for some new gear in the Ofiicial WikiLeaks Shop very soon!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Post 9-11 Detention: Mandala of Terror Posters

From Thursday, 25th October 2012, WikiLeaks began releasing the ’Detainee Policies’: more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense covering the rules and procedures for detainees in U.S. military custody.

From the WikiLeaks press release:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said: "The ’Detainee Policies’ show the anatomy of the beast that is post-9/11 detention, the carving out of a dark space where law and rights do not apply, where persons can be detained without a trace at the convenience of the U.S. Department of Defense. It shows the excesses of the early days of war against an unknown ’enemy’ and how these policies matured and evolved, ultimately deriving into the permanent state of exception that the United States now finds itself in, a decade later."

Please freely download, reproduce and distribute this new poster released in conjunction with WikiLeaks' latest release. For best quality print, email me for a print ready pdf.

Hi-res jpeg for A4/A3 print

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And look out for more: TheBeanBlog will be releasing more posters during the time of the WikiLeaks #DetaineePolicies releases:

Hi-res jpeg for A4 print

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