[act-ma] Free Julian Assange rally Sun Jun 17, 12noon Boston Common Bandstand

David Rolde davidrolde at comcast.net
Fri Jun 15 19:20:53 PDT 2018


This Boston rally to Free Julian Assange is organized by #BecomeUngovernable and is endorsed by the Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party. Please come to the Boston Common Bandstand at noon this Sunday, June 17.  Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/852032098315369/ <https://www.facebook.com/events/852032098315369/>

 ~ David Rolde, GBC Secretary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Deb Della Piana, become.ungovernable at gmail.com <mailto:become.ungovernable at gmail.com>



#BecomeUngovernable announces Boston, MA, sister rally in solidarity with #Unity4J


In solidarity with the rally in Sydney Town Hall Square, Australia, #BecomeUngovernable announces a sister rally in Boston on Sunday, June 17,  demand that the Australian government meet its obligations to protect Assange, as it did for Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste. The rally will be held at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common at noon. It will last until approximately 2:30.There will be several speakers along with information about building a worldwide movement to ensure the safe release of Julian Assange, and his return to safety in Australia. 

On March 28 of this year, Assange's contact with the outside world was cut off by the Ecuadorian government. Since that time, the Ecuadorian government has stated that Assange may stay in the safety of the embassy, essentially if he agrees to cease all press activities. The treatment of Assange by Ecuador, under pressure from Washington, is a serious threat to democracy which relies on a free and unencumbered press.

The Australian government is obligated, under both international and national law, to defend its citizens against persecution and unjust treatment. 



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