Sunday, 23 September 2012

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: UK flyer

Here's a very handy flyer with Assange & WikiLeaks support ideas specific to the UK. Thanks for the editing from a UK supporter, based upon the original Australian flyer.

The flyer is designed as a double sided A5 leaflet. You can download the files here or email me to be sent print-ready pdfs.

Contact politicians, organise with fellow supporters, help keep WikiLeaks strong and... spread the word!

Both sides: A5 flyer: 5 ways to help Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

Front: A5 flyer: 5 ways to help Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

Back: A5 flyer: 5 ways to help Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

 

Here's the text for the flyer. You'll also find Australian versions of this flyer here.

 

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

 

1. Contact the British government

Write to the UK government asking them to:
  • adhere to international law and guarantee Assange's safe passage to Ecuador;
  • respect the sovereignty of the Ecuador Embassy in London;
  • urge the Swedish prosecutors to accept Ecuador’s invitation to interview Assange about the sexual assault allegations in the embassy; and
  • recognise the evidence that a grand jury has been set up in the US for the purpose of indicting Assange for his work with WikiLeaks, and that he could face the death penalty if sent to trial.

David Cameron Prime Minister, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
 By email: nick.clegg.mp@parliament.uk

Theresa May, Home Secretary, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
By email: mayt@parliament.uk

Or write to your local MP electronically, via http://www.writetothem.com/ or by post.
Template Letters can be found at  http://justice4assange.com/Action.html#UK

 

2. Contact Australian High Commissioner in London:

Tell him the Australian government should:
  • act as third party in negotiations for Assange’s safe passage from the UK to Ecuador;
  • seek written guarantees from the UK and Sweden that neither country will agree to extradite Assange to the US;
  • state publicly that Assange is a journalist and should not be prosecuted by any state for his work with WikiLeaks;
  • guarantee that if Assange returns to Australia he will not be extradited from here to the US; and
  • PM Gillard should retract her prejudicial remarks about Assange as per the Senate resolution calling on her to do so.
John Dauth, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

 

3. Organise support for Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and alleged sources: Bradley Manning Jeremy Hammond

Join Friends of WikiLeaks (FoWL) at wlfriends.org and defend Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, whistleblowers and free speech in the UK and abroad. Sign up to the WikiLeaks Twitter feed and Facebook page to stay up to date.

Join the e-mail list of WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange contact@wiseupaction.info,

Visit the www.bradleymanning.org & www.freehammond.com websites to support and donate.

 

4. Keep WikiLeaks strong

WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation entirely supported by donations from the public. WikiLeaks’ aim is simple: justice through transparency. In publishing evidence of war crimes and corruption on a global scale, through their website www.wikileaks.org, the organisation has given us the information we need to hold governments to account. WikiLeaks’ releases also give us a broader understanding of how power is exercised in our name, and thereby the means we need to work towards a just society for all.

Please help WikiLeaks continue its vital work: visit shop.wikileaks.org/donate
Cash and cheques made out to 'DR & Co - Julian Assange Defence Fund' can be sent to:
Derek Rothera & Company
Chartered Accountants
Units 15 & 16
7 Wenlock Road
London N1 7SL

 

5. Spread the word and join the Embassy vigil

Help counter the smears and factual inaccuracies: tell your friends about Julian
Assange and WikiLeaks and encourage them to take action too! Get the facts of  the case here: justice4assange.com

You can stand in solidarity by joining the Daily Vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London: outside No: 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1X 0LS, Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge

Visit http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/2012/vigil-for-assange-continues/ for more information on the vigil.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Sydney Rally for Assange & WikiLeaks: Poster & flyer

Please download and distribute this flyer and poster for the October 6 action in Sydney for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Organised by the Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition and Stop the War Coalition, this action links the issues and calls for troops out of Afghanistan... now! 11 years is indeed 11 years too long!

For more information contact Linda 0401 511 588 or Anne 0404 090 710. Follow @stopwarsyd on Twitter and check the website for updates.

Poster for Sydney Oct 6 Rally: Don't shoot the Messenger, Troops out of Afghanistan

Rally for Assange and WikiLeaks: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

11 years too long: troops out of Afghanistan NOW !

Over two years ago WikiLeaks released the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

Now, as we near the 11th anniversary of the war on October 7, both WikiLeaks and Julian Assange remain under attack for daring to reveal the truth about the bloodshed in Afghanistan as well as in other conflicts around the globe.

The Australian Government has completely abandoned Assange in deference to the US alliance and UK authorities are threatening to disregard international law and prevent Assange from travelling to Ecuador.

We need WikiLeaks more than ever if we are to fully understand, and so act against, the continuing cycle of corruption, abuse of power and war mongering.

Join us to demand safe passage for Assange, an end to the witchhunt against WikiLeaks, and an end to the “war on terror”.

Speakers:
Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator
Antony Loewenstein, independent journalist and author
Christine Keavney, Sydney Stop the War CoalitionMore TBA!

Sydney Town Hall
Saturday, 6 Oct 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


A5 flyer x2: print on an A4 sheet: email me for best quality pdfs


Monday, 17 September 2012

Julian Assange: Journalist or Terrorist? Adelaide forum poster

Adelaide Friends of WikiLeaks in association with the Australian Institute of International Affairs SA Branch and the School of History and Politics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Adelaide are presenting a Public Forum on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange on October 6.

Here's the details and the poster for the event, including the great line up of speakers!

Public Forum on Wikileaks and Julian Assange

Julian Assange: Journalist or Terrorist?

Saturday October 6, 2012
12 noon to 4:00 pm

Elder Hall, Adelaide University, North Terrace, Adelaide

Speakers:
Christine Assange
Scott Ludlam Greens Senator 
Greg Barns President Australian Lawyers Association
Philip Dorling Independent Journalist
Gail Malone Human Rights/Peace Activist
Cathy Vogan Media Artist, Teacher, Citizen Journalist

Gold Coin Donation - Parking at Uni $5 per day

Follow @ADFOWL on Twitter

Update Oct 22: Watch a video of Christine Assange at the forum:

and head to http://thing2thing.com/?p=2737 for more.





Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Posters for ACTFoWL

The ACT Friends of WikiLeaks group ordered these posters for use on an information stall. Feel free to request graphic support for your FoWL group!



Checkout some Assange asylum placards here.
Please use all these designs freely: no need to ask permission. Bean.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Assange, WikiLeaks and the law in a post 9/11 world: Sydney forum poster

Sydney forum and livestream projection: email me for a hi-res pdf

This Wednesday 12th September will see a public forum at the NSW Parliament House & a live stream projection of the event in Martin Place, Sydney.

The topic is ASSANGE, WIKILEAKS & THE LAW IN A POST 9/11 WORLD:
  • Does Assange face a credible threat of extradition to the US?
  • Has the Australian government done enough to protect this citizen’s rights?
  • If Assange was extradited to the US, what conditions await him and could he be prosecuted for anything?
The speakers are:
DAN MORI Lawyer (Former US Defence lawyer for David Hicks)
WENDY BACON  Journalist & professor
KELLIE TRANTER Lawyer & Human Rights activist
MC DAVID SHOEBRIDGE, NSW Greens MLC

WEDNESDAY, 12th September 2012, 6 to 8 PM
The Macquarie Room @ NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney

All seats are booked inside Parliament House. But you can still watch the forum. Join us in Martin Place for a 6PM start of a live feed projection.

Alternatively you can watch online at http://ustream.tv/channel/sawc

Hosted by Greens MLC, David Shoebridge, with Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition and Sydney Stop the War Coalition. For more information contact: Anne 0404 090 710


Checkout some Assange asylum placards here.
Please use all these designs freely: no need to ask permission. Bean.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: Australian flyer

PLEASE USE THE UPDATE OF THIS FLYER HERE AS SOME DETAILS AND LINKS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST EDITION... PDFs OF THE NEW EDITION ARE ALSO AVAILABLE



Well, the title is self explanatory. A quick guide to action for folks in Australia with content from the
Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition in Sydney. Thanks for all the great work!

Please email me for files edited with contact details for your area and/or support group. As usual, I can also email you the best quality pdf files for printing.

UPDATE below: flyer edited for ACTFoWL in Canberra.

A5 flyer both sides for Sydney


A5 flyer both sides for Canberra


And here's the content in plain text. You can copy, paste and edit this, and email to me for a print-ready pdf.

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks


1. Contact Australian politicians


Write to your Federal MP: ask them what they’re doing to help Julian Assange. If you’re not satisfied with
the response, request a meeting with them: it’s your democratic right.
Contact relevant government members. Tell them the Australian government should:
  • act as third party in negotiations for Assange’s safe passage from the UK to Ecuador;
  • seek written guarantees from the UK and Sweden that neither country will agree to extradite Assange to the US;
  • state publicly that Assange is a journalist and should not be prosecuted by any state for his work with WikiLeaks;
  • guarantee that if Assange returns to Australia he will not be extradited from here to the US; and
  • PM Gillard should retract her prejudicial remarks about Assange as per the Senate resolution calling on her to do so.
Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7300

Senator Bob Carr
Foreign Minister
PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7500
 
Nicola Roxon MP
Attorney-General
M1.21
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7300

 

2. Contact the British government


Write to the High Commissioner in Canberra asking the UK government to:
  • adhere to international law and guarantee Assange's safe passage to Ecuador;
  • respect the sovereignty of the Ecuador Embassy in London;
  • urge the Swedish prosecutors to accept Ecuador’s invitation to interview Assange about the sexual assault allegations in the embassy; and
  • recognise the evidence that a grand jury has been set up in the US for the purpose of
indicting Assange for his work with WikiLeaks, and that he could face the death penalty
if sent to trial.

Mr Paul Madden
High Commissioner
British High Commission Canberra
Commonwealth Avenue
Yaralumla
ACT 2600
ph (02) 6270 6666

 

3. Organise


Collective mass action is the key to getting this issue on the political agenda:

To be kept informed of upcoming events in Sydney, add your name
to the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition mailing list: email
gailmalone@skymesh.com.au with “Assange” in the subject line.

To get involved in organising and help us plan future events, call Linda on 0401
511 588 or Corinne on 0415 126 649.

Join Friends of WikiLeaks, the WikiLeaks network, to find and communicate with like-
minded Wikileaks supporters in your neighbourhood or across the globe: wlfriends.org

 

4. Keep WikiLeaks strong


WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation entirely supported by donations
from the public. WikiLeaks’ aim is simple: justice through transparency. In
publishing evidence of war crimes and corruption on a global scale, the organisation
has given us the information we need to hold governments to account. WikiLeaks’
releases also give us a broader understanding of how power is exercised in our
name, and thereby the means we need to work towards a just society for all.

Please help WikiLeaks continue its vital work: visit shop.wikileaks.org/donate

 

5. Spread the word


Help counter the smears and factual inaccuracies: tell your friends about Julian
Assange and WikiLeaks and encourage them to take action too!

stopwarcoalition.org/SAWC
justice4assange.com