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Title: CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House ...
Post by: Riney on November 20, 2012, 23:51:59 PM
CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House - Tuesday the 27th November
Bring along a friend!

tweet from : Australian FoWL ‏@AusFOWL
Title: Re: CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House ...
Post by: Riney on November 26, 2012, 12:15:10 PM
Canberra Vigil for Julian Assange will be livestreaming. You can catch it here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sawc
Title: Re: CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House ...
Post by: Riney on November 28, 2012, 01:39:44 AM
Update:

Australian FoWL ‏@AusFOWL
Canberra Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange will now be held on Thurs night due to bad weather yesterday - same time
Title: Re: CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House ...
Post by: Riney on November 30, 2012, 00:05:59 AM
nice picture from this event...

Candlelight vigil Nov 28th 2012

1000s of candles spell 'Free Julian' at Parliament House in Canberra as parliament closes for 2012

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A852m6bCMAAkXeR.jpg)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A852m6bCMAAkXeR.jpg:large
Title: Re: CANBERRA: Candlelight vigil for Julian Assange at Parliament House ...
Post by: enrica on November 30, 2012, 10:25:26 AM
Statement by John Pilger in support of Canberra candlelight vigil for #Assange

@StopWarSyd - 29 November 2012

I am sorry I can’t be with you at this vigil. I am in London keeping an eye on Julian. Be assured he’s doing remarkably well in the circumstances, and each time I see him I am struck by his energy and courage.

In my own career I have known what it’s like to challenge and sometimes confront great power. You enter another world – a world of shadows and the utter ruthlessness of state power.

When Julian designed and built WikiLeaks he knew he would become a state enemy – the reward was that he would be a rare voice of ordinary people. What he has done is important to all of us because these days the state, behind its democratic facades, has become in many ways an enemy of people.

At this vigil, please both understand that reality and celebrate the courage, and the resilience, of Julian Assange. He deserves all the power we, the people, can give him.

http://stopwarcoalition.org/statement-by-john-pilger-in-support-of-canberra-candlelight-vigil-for-assange/
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Post by: enrica on November 30, 2012, 10:34:54 AM
Statement by Mary Kostakidis in support of Canberra candlelight vigil for #Assange

@StopWarSyd 29 November 2012

We are still waiting for the Australian Government to fulfil their obligation towards an Australian citizen whose life and freedom are at risk because of his work as a publisher and journalist.

Their silence and abrogation of their responsibility in the light of so much evidence the US is building a case to prosecute Julian shows their subservience to the USA.

They should be playing a constructive role to bring about a resolution to the impasse which has seen an Australian citizen seek refuge in the Embassy of another country – an unprecedented situation.

The European Arrest Warrant was devised for the purpose of extraditing terrorism suspects. It has been misused all along and has had a ruinous effect on the lives of many people suspected of anything but terrorism. They have languished in jails for years waiting to clear their name, charged with offences such as exceeding their credit card limit. Julian has not even been charged.

The Swedish prosecutor pursuing Julian refuses to question him in the UK as has been done in other cases where extradition is being considered. No reason has been given other than it is her prerogative. To exercise such a prerogative in a case that is steeped in political controversy simply serves to reinforce the view that the two matters are connected. If they can’t charge him, then what is the point of getting him to Sweden, other than to keep him jail for as long as they like and for as long as the US needs to build its case?

Governments have power vested in then by the people. But as an American famously said about Vietnam, the people can’t know everything, otherwise they might want to have a say. Julian is in deep trouble because he believes you and I should know more, so we can have a say and not allow governments and corporations to get away what they do when we are ignorant.

This vigil is to say we value what you have done and continue to do Julian, and we want you back home.

http://stopwarcoalition.org/statement-by-mary-kostakidis-in-support-of-canberra-candlelight-vigil-for-assange/
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Post by: enrica on November 30, 2012, 10:37:28 AM
Statement by Phillip Adams AO in Support of Canberra Candlelight Vigil for #Assange

@StopWarSyd 29 November 2012

I’m beyond anger and shame over our treatment of refugees — right up there with the endless disgrace of our destruction of Aboriginal culture and community, our proud record in environmental protection and that long running version of Apartheid, our White Australia Policy.

But now my anger and rage is focused on one refugee — the most famous refugee in the world. Julian Assange — abandoned and vilified by his government.

On my recent visit to see Julian in the Ecuadorian Embassy I was deeply alarmed by both the helplessness of his situation and by the deterioration of his health. Gillard, Roxon and the rest on both sides of the house are behaving appallingly — the usual arse-licking of the US that  passes for policy in so many areas.

I’ve supported Julian since his hacking days and signed up for the advisory board of WikiLeaks during the planning period, and will continue to back him in his courageous struggles against bad governments everywhere.

But right now the government we must attack is Australia’s. With the US and Sweden’s close behind. Julian’s case is Australia’s Dreyfus case.

Phillip Adams AO 

http://stopwarcoalition.org/statement-by-phillip-adams-ao-in-support-of-canberra-candlelight-vigil-for-assange/