Monday, 21 May 2012

Global Action for Julian Assange! 80 Facts for Bob Carr!


Grab all 80 Facts for Bob placards at Picasa or from @somersetbean's Favourites list on Twitter... Click on an image and choose download photo from the actions dropdown menu. Download, print, paste, share, retweet... Don't wanna wait for the downloads? Contact me for emailed zipped files of all 80 Facts.

Use as placards, posters etc for Bring Julian Home rallies at DFAT offices, Australian embassies and consulates... wallpaper some concrete... pin on the local noticeboard... etc!

Global action day after the UK Supreme Court decision  

UPDATE: GLOBAL ACTION 30-31 MAY 2012

You'll find times and locations of global rallies below. The rallies are taking place regardless of the outcome, as this decision is merely one step in the process of political persecution of Julian Assange.

The immediate danger involves a decision in favour of extradition to Sweden. Within 10 days, Julian would be sent to Sweden to be immediately imprisoned - in solitary confinement and incommunicado. With no bail system and no time limit to detention, it's likely he would spend up to a year in prison. This is without having been charged with any crime.

The next danger, regardless of this particular decision, involves the US seeking Julian Assange's extradition from either Sweden or the UK. For a variety of reasons Sweden looks to be a preferable location for the US government to get their hands on their target. Justice4assange.com is an invaluable resource for further information.

 It's on with the (US) show for Bob... Picture: Getty

Bob's facts

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr wants facts: 
As Premier I never saw a demonstration that didn’t hurt the side that mounted it. And I was never persuaded by a noisy crowd with a few placards. A carefully mounted case with killer facts was a different proposition. 

I guess he hasn't contemplated demonstrations with a carefully mounted case with killer facts on the placards! So far he hasn't responded to the facts so maybe a little noise will be needed too!

Of course the facts ain't only for Bob and the pollies. The facts will be helping defend WikiLeaks and Julian Assange wherever they're displayed in public - on and offline. Only with overwhelming pressure from people in Australia and around the world will the Australian government be forced to deviate from their completely pro-US government stance.

Thanks so much to @AssangeC for researching the facts and @Jaraparilla for compiling them here.
See also Brisbane Times: Mother appeals to Carr

Federation Square, Melbourne, April 2012: send your pics!

Global rallies

From WLCentral below is a list of rallies (updated 29 May 2012) scheduled after Julian Assange receives the verdict on his Supreme Court appeal against extradition to Sweden. These rallies are taking place regardless of the outcome. Please email any unlisted rallies, corrections, or further information to mcetera@mail.be.

GLOBAL ACTION 30-31 MAY 2012

Julian Assange's verdict will be handed down at 9:15am on Wednesday 30 May (London time)

That's 6:15pm Australian EST, so rallies will be held the following day, on Thursday 31 May.
It's 4:15am New York time, so US rallies will be held on Wednesday 30 May, except for Hawaii on Thursday 31 May. 
Australia:
See Australian Friends of WikiLeaks Twitter (@AusFOWL) for information on all Australian rallies.
  • Canberra
    Where: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sydney Avenue, Barton ACT
    When: 12PM – 2PM and 4:30PM – 6PM, May 31
    Resourses: FoWL poster
    Contact: Twitter: @wirnpa
  • Townsville
    Where: Ewen Jones' Office, Nathan Business Centre, Aitkenvale
    When: 12PM – 2PM and 4:30PM – 6PM, May 31
    Resources: FoWL poster
    Contact: Facebook Event Page

Germany:

United Kingdom:

United States:
  • Denver
    Where: Lincoln Park (Occupy Denver)
    When: 5:30PM, May 30
    Resources: FoWL poster
    Contact: Twitter: @Kallisti
  • Honolulu
    Where: Australian Embassy, 1000 Bishop Street
    When: 11:30PM - 2PM, May 31
    Resources: FoWL poster
    Contact: Twitter: @HawaiiFOWL
  • New York
    Where: U.S. State Department, 799 United Nations Plz followed by Australian Consulate, 150 East 42nd Street
    When: 1:00PM, May 30
    Resources: FoWL poster
    Contact: Twitter: @WikiLeaksTruck

Global:

You'll find a list of Australian Embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices here. ORGANISE YOUR OWN ACTION! Send me your details of time and location for your own rally poster.
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