[act-ma] Julian Assange rally Sept 13

Susan McLucas susanbmcl at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 19:22:57 PDT 2021

Supporters of Julian Assange and advocates for a free press will be
gathering Monday, Sept 13th at Park St. Station, 4:30-6pm.
Boston Area Assange Defense is petitioning Senators Warren and Markey, and
calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to drop all charges against
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Signatures and letters will be
collected at the rally.
Activists around the world are asking:
“Why is an innocent journalist imprisoned?”
‘What did Julian Assange reveal about the Afghan war in 2011 that the
mainstream media largely ignored until now?”
A video of Julian Assange speaking in 2011 about the goal behind the U.S.
invasion of Afghanistan recently went viral on social media, with over 3M
views. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1427929346262642688...
“The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the
US & Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational
security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war"
- Julian Assange in 2011
Optimistically Assange said, “If wars can be started by lies, peace can be
started by truth.”
The media failed to report on the truth about the Assange case over the
years – several key discoveries should have stopped the US’s attempt to
prosecute Julian Assange in its tracks. These include, the spying of
Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy by CIA funded UC Global which is
currently in the Spanish courts. And the latest discovery is that the
prosecution’s key witness, Siggy Thordarson recanted his testimony,
admitting that he lied about his association with Assange and WikiLeaks.
The U.S. government has no grounds to prosecute Assange and the media is
The Trump and Biden administrations’ attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks
publisher is an unprecedented attack on press freedom. If convicted on all
charges, Julian Assange faces 175 years in prison. Assange is a political
prisoner and the U.S. attempt at prosecution criminalizes journalism.

Free speech is a cornerstone of democracy. And a free press holds our
government accountable. Publishing classified information is a common
practice in serious journalism. Detained in the UK since he was 39 years
old, Assange has spent 10 years in one form or another in arbitrary
detention, as was determined by the United Nations' Working Group on
Arbitrary Detention in 2016. In its December 2018 statement, it wrote “that
the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored.”
Please join us September 13th to help raise awareness to this important
press freedom case and help Free Julian Assange.

Contact Paula Iasella at AssangeBoston at gmail.com and Susan McLucas at
SusanBMcL at gmail.com or 617-501-9125.

Susan McLucas
617-776-6524, cell: 617-501-9125
14 William St, Somerville, MA 02144

More information about the Act-MA mailing list