Boston Area Assange Defense will be gathering at Park St. Station, Feb 11th, 11:30-12:30.
Please join us to keep the spotlight on the continued prosecution and persecution of journalist Julian Assange as he remains languishing in limbo in a supermax prison, in virtual solitary confinement awaiting the UK High Court ruling on the defense extradition appeal.
In the Assange News:
*January 20 Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington, DC was an excellent snapshot of global support to free Julian Assange. Democracy NOW! footage and transcript, please watch and share widely:
*Jan 5, Stella Assange audio update with Suchitra Vijayan, executive director of The Polis Project:
*Jan 24, full broadcast of ‘Assange Odysseia’, a “theatre forum” held in Strasbourg. Stella’s speech at 1:55:50 is a must listen. Assange phones in and listens to applause (he does not speak) at 2:19:00 min. 2018 audio clip of Assange speaking with Kristinn Hrafnsson at the embassy about the leaked document that ended the war in Iraq, much of it is inaudible.
*Jan 24, Covert Action Magazine short illustrated article on DC Belmarsh Tribunal: https://covertactionmagazine.com/…/tribunal-in…/
*Jan 25, Jon Stewart podcast discussing National Security, classified docs, Espionage Act used against those without impunity like Manning and Assange: https://twitter.com/jonstewart/status/1618252323993817090…
*Jan 26, article ‘Three Extraordinary Journalists: Burchett, Pilger and Assange’:
*Jan27, Newsweek article ‘Julian Assange’s Biggest Fight in Notorious Prison Isn’t Over Extradition’ with a short video clip of Assange’s family speaking. Newsweek has proven itself to be one of the few mainstream media outlets to report regularly on the Assange case.
*Jan 27, Twitter Files15: internal twitter communications reveal the secret 2017 ‘Hamilton68’ list targeting both right and left and pushing the russiagate narrative on social media, mainstream media, universities, and think tanks. Let’s not forget that it was this Russia hysteria that helped pave the way to Assange’s prosecution.
Here is our call-to-action to help amplify this growing support for Assange. Please be his voice:
1) Call Atty General Merrick Garland’s Dept of Justice! It’s easy to leave a simple message on their comment line: 202-353-1555 press 1. Call on Garland to drop all the charges against this publisher! All major news outlets warn that this prosecution of a journalist is a threat to global press freedom. The United Nations along with press freedom, human rights, and civil rights organizations call for Assange’s freedom with compensation for his arbitrary detention.
2) Write Letters-to-the-Editor! LTEs/op-eds written to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald or local papers, whether published or not, will apply pressure for the news outlet to cover the Assange case. https://www.agilitypr.com/…/top-10-massachusetts-daily…/
AssangeDefense.org Letter writing tips:
Boston Area Assange Defense has been on the streets to Free Assange since October 2020. We are committed to raising awareness on the Assange case which is the single most important case on global press freedom and protecting our First Amendment. Our goal is to stop the US extradition, and for the US Dept of Justice to drop all charges against Assange, and set him free to join his loving friends and family.
Please join us Saturday, Feb 11th – 11:30-12:30pm (winter hours!)
Paula Iasella, AssangeBoston@gmail.com or
Susan McLucas, SusanBMcL@gmail.com 617-501-9125.