Friday, 17 February 2023 — Assange Defense
Stand Up for Press Freedom!
February 23 is Student Press Freedom Day! The future of journalism and press freedom is in more danger than ever before. But the future generation of journalists and lawyers is ready to stand up to demand Assange’s release and the protection of journalists everywhere who speak truth to power. Sign up here to participate in Student Press Freedom Day!
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Make Your Voice Heard
One of the most important (and simplest) things you can do right now to help free Julian is to write a Letter to the Editor. 350 letters have already been published, including Garth’s in the Press Democrat:
And here’s Trudy’s in the Boulder Daily Camera:
Will you help us keep the drumbeat going? Click here for our easy-to-use LTE portal and send in your own LTE to your local paper!
What We’re Reading Today
“This is rapidly turning into, and being seen to turn into, a battle of the 99 percent against the 1 percent. The rest of us versus a tiny, entrenched, political-security-legal elite bent on the public punishment of a journalist who did what all journalists should aspire to do: let the public know vital information that governments and corporations are hiding from them,” – Read more of John Rees’s piece in Counterfire.
“Campaigners staged a ‘night carnival’ in London on Saturday to call for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, attended by two thousand people and prominent supporters such as Jeremy Corbyn and the son of the late Dame Vivienne Westwood.” Check out photos from the Night Carnival here.
“As Americans, we should be angry and disgusted that our government, and now the Biden administration, has been engaged in the persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is a political prisoner. He has never endangered the lives of Americans, and there is no evidence otherwise,” – Read Paul Dougan’s piece in Boulder Weekly.
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The Assange Defense Committee