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FoWL Statement of Support (multilingual translations)
« on: May 25, 2012, 09:03:03 AM »
In an effort to publicize the need for support for WL and JA I am suggesting that we try  and get a 'statement of support' together which all the FoWL groups (and individual supporters) can sign up to. We can get it round electronically, hand out at next weeks judgement and maybe send on to the press.  What do FoWL think?

Here's a first draft:

Statement of support for Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

Friends of Wikileaks (FoWL) are issuing this 'statement of support' in preparation for the handing down of the UK Supreme Court judgement on Wednesday 30th May 2012 in the case of Assange V the Swedish Judicial Authority.

FoWL are a global collective of supporters, groups and networks who are united in their appreciation of the work of Wikileaks- an organisation which aims to promote greater transparency and accountability of the powerful structures in our society in an effort to strengthen democracy and uphold global human rights. Wikileaks serves a complex and multi-faceted function in our society that goes beyond the specific leaks themselves.

The manner in which the case against Julian Assange has been conducted and the factual inaccuracies that have characterised the mainstream media portrayal of both him and Wikileaks lead us to believe that the case being decided upon at the Supreme Court is not simply about Julian Assange. This case is embedded within a context where Julian, heading the Wikileaks organisation, has a sealed indictment against him, issued by the US. Extradition to the US is likely regardless of the decision handed down on the 30th May. Wikileaks-  a safe media organisation which whistleblowers can use to counter corruption, and the work of Julian Assange- a journalist and human rights activist, are being classed as terrorism. FoWL declare this as unjust.

FoWL therefore see a direct link between the treatment of Julian Assange in this case and the persecution of Wikileaks by the global superpowers. We see this as an attempt at suppressing an important tool for prohibiting corruption. FoWL stand alongside Julian Assange and the Wikileaks organisation and voice our dissent over the politicisation of our judicial systems.

At this historical juncture we are witnessing a global shift in the role of citizenship- nations are attempting to reclaim the right to hold the governing systems they have democratically elected accountable. History will write back to this moment, in judgement of our global response to the attempted suppression of knowledge, freedom and accountability. It is our future Wikileaks is defending.
                                                   We are here- we are watching.

Signed by the following FoWL groups:
FoWL Austria
FFMFoWL
FoWL Berlin
FoWL Serbia
UKFoWL
HispaFoWL
Adelaide FoWL
NZFoWL
IndoFoWL
FrenchFoWL
FoWL Russia
Hawaii FoWL
NorwayFoWL
FinFoWL
FoWL Sweden
FoWL Belgium
AusFoWL
USFoWL



Get in contact if you need to be added. You can access a PDF copy of the signed statement (complete with FoWL logo!) here: https://network23.org/ukfowl/engage-and-act/fowl-statement-of-support/
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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 10:57:44 AM »
Great :) I'd sign this on behalf of FoWL Austria. Maybe you send it to the other groups via email - you got the addresses because FFMFoWL sent you an email, don't you?
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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 11:06:24 AM »
This statement of support is very nicely put. I emailed US FoWL last evening to ask about gatherings/rallys closer to home in NYC because currently there is only one scheduled in Washington DC. They gave me the address of the Australian Mission in NYC which is very near the Grand Central Station. It is a public building that I am sure is less than comfortable for people to meet. It is very late in the game to plan a rally but I am considering posting a gathering in the park very near by behind the New York Public Library. This letter of support could be something brought along and discussed. Gotta run- on the way to work. Still thinking about it.  :)   

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 13:18:55 PM »
Kia ora katoa my friends from Aotearoa NZ. This is brilliant :) I will sign this for NZFoWL. There is a DFAT rally planned on 31/05 in Thorndon, Wellington NZ from 12-2pm and again at 5pm to show our support for Julian Assange & Wikileaks whatever the outcome of the UK court decision.
Sorry this is short notice our NZFoWL supporters twitter acct resource has been blocked and removed by twitter management without any notification, its as if we never existed :( Ka kite ano arohanui love to you all. More details tba asap.     
NZFoWL ~ email [email protected] ~ Ada_Vodkar on twitter.com

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 13:51:56 PM »
We were already wondering what had happened to NZFoWL! Good to have you here :) Have you contacted an admin about getting your own board here?  ;D
[The] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 15:02:43 PM »
NZFoWL board is now up......have fun :)

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FoWL Statement of Support German
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 15:29:08 PM »
Unterstützungserklärung für Julian Assange und WikiLeaks

Freunde von WikiLeaks (Friends of WikiLeaks, FoWL) geben diese 'Unterstützungserklärung' als Vorbereitung auf die Urteilsverkündung des Obersten Gerichtshofs von Großbritannien am Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012 im Fall Assange vs. die schwedische Justizbehörde heraus.

FoWL sind ein globales Kollektiv von Unterstützern, Gruppen und Netzwerken, die durch ihre Wertschätzung für die Arbeit von WikiLeaks vereint sind - einer Organisation, die es sich zum Ziel macht, mehr Transparenz und Verantwortbarkeit der mächtigen Strukturen in unserer Gesellschaft zu fördern, in dem Bemühen, die Demokratie zu stärken und weltweit die Menschenrechte aufrechtzuerhalten. WikiLeaks erfüllt eine komplexe und facettenreiche Funktion in unserer Gesellschaft, die über die konkreten Leaks selbst hinausgeht.

Die Art und Weise, in welcher der Fall gegen Julian Assange geführt wurde und die sachlichen Ungenauigkeiten, die für die Darstellung der Mainstream-Medien sowohl von ihm als auch von WikiLeaks charakteristisch gewesen sind, haben dazu geführt, dass wir glauben, dass es bei dem Fall, über den am Obersten Gerichtshof entschieden wird nicht einfach nur um Julian Assange geht. Dieser Fall ist in einen Kontext eingebettet, in dem Julian, der die WikiLeaks Organisation leitet, eine geheime Anklageschrift gegen sich hat, die von den USA erlassen wurde. Eine Auslieferung in die USA ist wahrscheinlich, ungeachtet der Entscheidung, die am 30. Mai gefällt wird. WikiLeaks - eine sichere Medienorganisation, die Whistleblower benutzen können, um Korruption entgegenzuwirken - und die Arbeit von Julian Assange, einem Journalisten und Menschenrechtsaktivisten, werden als Terrorismus eingestuft. FoWL bezeichnen das als ungerecht. 

Daher sehen FoWL eine direkte Verbindung zwischen der Behandlung von Julian Assange in diesem Fall und der Verfolgung von WikiLeaks durch die globalen Supermächte. Wir betrachten dies als einen Versuch, ein wichtiges Werkzeug für die Verhinderung von Korruption zu unterdrücken. FoWL stehen an der Seite von Julian Assange und der Organisation WikiLeaks und wir bringen unseren Widerspruch gegen die Politisierung unseres Justizsystems zum Ausdruck.

In diesem historischen, kritischen Augenblick werden wir Zeugen einer globalen Veränderung der Rolle der Bürgerschaft - Nationen versuchen, das Recht zurückzufordern, die von ihnen demokratisch gewählten Regierungssysteme zur Verantwortung zu ziehen. Die Geschichte wird auf diesen Moment zurückschauen bei der Beurteilung unserer weltweiten Antwort auf den Versuch, Wissen, Freiheit und Verantwortbarkeit zu unterdrücken. Es ist unsere Zukunft, die WikiLeaks verteidigt.

                                                   Wir sind hier - wir beobachten.

Unterzeichnet von den folgenden Friends of WikiLeaks Gruppen:
FoWL Austria
FFMFoWL
FoWL Berlin
FoWL Serbia
UKFoWL
HispaFoWL
Adelaide FoWL
NZFoWL
IndoFoWL
FrenchFoWL
FoWL Russia
Hawaii FoWL
NorwayFoWL
FinFoWL
FoWL Sweden
FoWL Belgium
AusFoWL
USFoWL
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 14:30:20 PM by anon1984 »
[The] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
- Winston Churchill

Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke. - Joss Whedon

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 15:35:54 PM »
I translated it into German now - I think we should get it translated into as many languages as possible and then every FoWL-group sends it to all the media in their country!

What do you think? Would you be in, other FoWL?  O:)
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FoWL Statement of Support Italian
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 17:28:04 PM »
Dichiarazione di supporto a Julian Assange e a WikiLeaks.

Friends of Wikileaks (FoWL) rilascia questa “dichiarazione di supporto” in attesa della sentenza della Corte Suprema del Regno Unito che si terrà mercoledì 30 maggio 2012 a termine del caso: Assange contro le autorità giudiziarie svedesi.

FoWL è un gruppo di individui e organizzazioni di sostegno all'operato di WikiLeaks, un'organizzazione che ha lo scopo di promuovere una maggiore trasparenza e responsabilità da parte delle strutture di potere all'interno della nostra società, nello sforzo di rafforzare la democrazia e portare in alto i diritti dell'uomo. WikiLeaks ha una funzione complessa e sfaccettata all'interno della nostra società, che va al di là delle infiltrazioni stesse.

Il modo in cui è stato condotto il caso contro Julian Assange e l'inesattezza dei fatti riportati su di lui e su WikiLeaks dai principali media, ne hanno dipinto un ritratto che ci porta a credere che il verdetto della Corte Suprema non riguardi semplicemente Julian Assange. Questo caso va reinserito in un contesto in cui Julian, che dirige l'organizzazione di WikiLeaks, si trova sotto accusa da parte degli Stati Uniti. Indipendentemente dalla decisione del 30 maggio, è probabile che sia estradato verso gli Stati Uniti. WikiLeaks, un'organizzazione attiva nel campo dell'informazione sicura che gli informatori possono usare per contrastare la corruzione, e il lavoro stesso di Julian Assange, giornalista e attivista nella difesa dei diritti dell'uomo, sono classificati come terroristi. FoWL dichiara che si tratta di un'ingiustizia.

FoWL vede un legame diretto tra il trattamento di Julian Assange in questo caso e la persecuzione di WikiLeaks da parte delle super potenze mondiali. Questo è per noi un tentativo di sopprimere un mezzo importante di arrestare la corruzione. FoWL sostiene Julian Assange e l'organizzazione WikiLeaks, e dichiara apertamente il suo dissenso nei confronti della politicizzazione dei nostri sistemi giuridici.

In questa congiuntura storica stiamo assistendo ad un cambiamento globale nel ruolo dei cittadini: i popoli stanno cercando di ottenere che i sistemi governativi eletti democraticamente debbano tener conto del loro operato. Il futuro giudicherà questo momento come una risposta globale alla tentata soppressione del sapere, della libertà e della responsabilità. WikiLeaks sta difendendo il nostro futuro.

                                                    Siamo qui – stiamo guardando.

Firmato: i gruppi FoWL
FoWL Austria
FFMFoWL
FoWL Berlin
FoWL Serbia
UKFoWL
HispaFoWL
Adelaide FoWL
NZFoWL
IndoFoWL
FrenchFoWL
FoWL Russia
Hawaii FoWL
NorwayFoWL
FinFoWL
FoWL Sweden
FoWL Belgium
AusFoWL
USFoWL
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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 18:19:14 PM »
Translating it into French right now, then will post in FoWL board right after :).
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government,owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship.FDR

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 18:21:00 PM »
Merci beaucoup Arduina  :D
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Déclaration de soutien à Julian Assange et WikiLeaks.

Les Amis de WikiLeaks (Friends of WikiLeaks, FoWL) lancent cette «déclaration de soutien" en préparation pour la transmission du jugement de la Cour Suprême du Royaume-Uni le mercredi, 30 mai 2012, dans le cas d'Assange contre l'Autorité Suédoise Judiciaire.

FoWL sont un collectif mondial de partisans, des groupes et réseaux qui sont unis dans leur appréciation du travail de WikiLeaks, une organisation qui vise à promouvoir une plus grande transparence et la responsabilisation des structures puissantes dans notre société dans un effort pour renforcer la démocratie et faire respecter les droits de l'Homme mondial.  WikiLeaks sert une fonction complexe et à multiples facettes dans notre société qui va au-delà des fuites spécifiques eux-mêmes.

La manière dont l'affaire contre Julian Assange a été menée et les inexactitudes factuelles qui ont caractérisé la représentation des grands médias à la fois de lui et WikiLeaks, nous portent à croire que l'affaire soit décidée à la Cour suprême n'est pas simplement à propos de Julian Assange.  Ce cas est intégré dans un contexte où Julian, à la tête de l'organisation WikiLeaks, a un acte d'accusation secret contre lui, émis par les États-Unis.  L'extradition vers les Etats-Unis est susceptible quelle que soit la décision rendue le 30 mai.  WikiLeaks, une organisation de médias sûre que les dénonciateurs peuvent utiliser pour lutter contre la corruption, et le travail de Julian Assange, un journaliste et militant des droits de l'Homme, sont classés comme le terrorisme.  FoWL déclarent ceci comme étant injuste.

FoWL donc voient un lien direct entre le traitement de Julian Assange dans cette affaire et la persécution de WikiLeaks par les superpuissances mondiales.  Nous voyons cela comme une tentative de suppression d'un outil important pour l'interdiction de la corruption.  FoWL se tiennent aux côtés de Julian Assange et l'organisation WikiLeaks, et expriment notre désaccord sur la politisation de nos systèmes judiciaires.

À ce stade historique, nous assistons à un changement global dans le rôle de la citoyenneté - les nations tentent de récupérer le droit de rendre les systèmes régissant, qu'ils ont démocratiquement élus, responsable à leurs actions.  L'histoire va écrire de nouveau à ce moment, dans le jugement de la riposte mondiale à la suppression tenté de la connaissance, la liberté et la responsabilité (transparence).  WikiLeaks défendent notre avenir.
Nous sommes ici- nous regardons.
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Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government,owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship.FDR

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012, 20:15:06 PM »
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government,owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship.FDR

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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2012, 22:24:16 PM »
Hey, this great- you all work so quick with the translations!! FoWL are simply amazing.

I think we need to spread far and wide and as soon as possible. We can all draw attention to it on Twitter, put it on facebook, blogs etc.

I like your idea of sending out to all FoWL groups by emails Anon, is the contact list on FFMFoWL's blog? If so I can do this in the morning.

We are also getting some printed and handed out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. I think the statement is easily adaptable even after the judgement so that it can be a powerful flyer to be handing out whenever and wherever a rally happens. Kind of unites us all!

We also need to send out to the national press- as the judgement is so early in the morning on Wednesday (UK) then we need to get it in the press the day before so, needs to be emailed first thing Tuesday or maybe better to do this Monday.

Was there any corrections/amendments needed?


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Re: FoWL Statement of Support
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012, 22:31:31 PM »
No corrections - it was perfect ;) Actually I'm discussing the details of sending it to the press with FFMFoWL right now via email ;) Also check the UKFoWL email inbox - I sent a message to all FoWL groups!
Anyway, here's what FFMFoWL and I have been thinking about:

- Maybe we should send it out tomorrow morning already, so the journalists have time to research the matter a bit ;)
- links to include in the email: wlfriend.org, link to the statement on the forum here
- attach the FoWL-logo
- In the email, mention all the protests that are scheduled worldwide so they know what's going on and that this isn't just a local phenomenon.
[The] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
- Winston Churchill

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