The Villagers in spirit and metaphor grow hands and feet and go to work!
“In a war-torn valley a little north of Delhi from where I am sending you this message a few weeks ago something interesting happened. The army had surrounded a village in which a group of militants was holed up. The army ordered the villagers to come out of their homes so that they could open fire on the house the militants where in. The villagers came out with their hoes and plucks and axes and shovels, surrounded the house, brought the militants out, put them in their midst and escorted them out of the village to the edge of the forest and to freedom. I wish we could do this for Julian Assange. He is our militant in the war against imperialism and neoliberalism.
Unfortunately he is imprisoned in a little house right across the road from Harrods, London where he has been for 4 years now. There is no forest near Harrods so we can’t do what those villagers did. Not literally. But we can in spirit and in metaphor. And we must!” Free Julian Assange now!” – Arundhati Roy on Julian Assange, June ‘16
Solidarity Action outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on the 2nd of September 2018 part of the #Unity4JDay initiative.
With Thanks and Solidarity #FreeAssange!