Upcoming Actions in Support of WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange, October 2019

Dear friends in the struggle to free Julian Assange!

Thank you for the amazing participation in our JADC actions! Catch up with our actions over at http://www.wiseupaction.info. and enjoy the videos and photos from the Gavin MacFadyan Journalism award ceremony at  Belmarsh.

Please continue to write to your members of parliament in support of Julian Assange, using this helpful resource produced by the Courage Foundation. Also please write urging them to sign Early Day Motion #2746 raised by Chris Williamson. It reads:

That this House condemns the on-going mistreatment and imprisonment of investigative journalist Julian Assange by the UK; agrees with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that his treatment appears to contravene the principles of necessity and proportionality envisaged under human rights standards; opposes any attempt to extradite Mr Assange to the United States, either directly from the UK or by onward extradition from Sweden; believes that his case has broader consequences for media freedoms, freedom of speech and civil liberties in the UK; and calls on the Government to ensure that Mr Assange is released, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement are respected and that he is afforded the right of compensation for his mistreatment by the UK.

Watch Gordon Dimmack explaining EDM #2746 share this video and spread the word for the campaign!

There are two wonderful art exhibitions that people can visit in support of WikiLeaks and Chelsea Manning

Until Thursday 31st October ‘Monument for Chelsea Manning’, at Conway Hall, 25, Red Lion Square. WC1R 4RL. “The bust of Chelsea Manning, activist and whistleblower,  sits alongside artwork and objects that celebrate the efforts of campaigners throughout history who have fought for issues such as the freedom of the press, opposition to war and greater social equality.”

On 21st of October 2019,  a talk “Courage is Contagious” will be held during the opening night of the exhibition of art in Ryde, Isle of Wight, which runs to 1st November 2019 – “dedicated to the defence and freedom of Julian Assange.

Here are some of the events we organise for October:

Friday 11th of October 9am  – Attending Court Hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court

This will be a short Case Management hearing at Court 1 of WMC which only has 10 spaces available in the public gallery but has equipment for video link. We are not calling a protest this time, we shall attempt to attend the hearing by joining the public gallery and report back about what we have learnt.

Address: 181 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5BR
Nearest Tube: Marylebone, Edgware Road

Hashtag: #Jailed4Journalism

Friday 11th of October 2-3pm – Leafletting Opportunity

Watch Katherine Gun defending the publishing of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange here in a short interview with Consortium News Elizabeth Vos. Her story as a whistleblowing hero is depicted in the film “Official Secrets” illustrating “the moral imperatives facing whistleblowers and investigative journalists/publishers”.
The following screening provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate support of Assange by leafletting outside the cinema. We’ll have our Free Assange Banner, posters and banners available, Join us!

Time: 11/10/19 2-3pm
Place: Outside Embankment Garden Cinema
Address:  Victoria Embankment Gardens, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NS
Nearest Tube Station:

Details of the film can be found here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=embankmentgardencinema

If you wish to watch the film after the leafletting you can buy your tickets here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=2678C03D-7177-4674-9F29-F0E8CEA949E7&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=234BE9FA-D695-47EE-9A49-4772D8FDA0A9

Monday 21st October 9am – Attending Court Hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court

This is an Administrative Court Hearing of short duration. We will attempt to follow proceedings by joining the public gallery and report back what we have learnt. A contingency of the Yellow Vests will be travelling from France to stand in solidarity with Julian Assange outside WMC. We shall join their action and accompany them to various London locations with our banners and posters in support of Julian Assange. Dress for the weather, bring snacks to share and join a day of action in the streets of London with our French brothers and sisters.

Address: 181 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5BR
Nearest Tube: Marylebone, Edgware Road

Hashtag: #YellowVest4Julian

Friday 25th October – Committee organising meeting 

Time: 6-8
Place: Meeting Room 2, Unite the Union,
Address: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN
Nearest Tube: Holborn

Saturday 26th of October 2-4pm BBC Rally

It is important that the BBC reports correctly on the Julian Assange case and the inaccuracies and fake news propagated against him over a number of years is glaring. As JADC attempts to Correct the Record in the Julian Assange case we host our Julian Assange No Extradition rally outside the BBC Broadcasting House. Join Us!

Guest Speaker: Ken Livingstone

Date/Time: 26/10/2019, 2-4pm
Place: BBC Broadcasting House
Address: Portland Place London W1A 1AA
Nearest tube station: Bond street (Jubilee, Central Lines), Oxford Circus(Central, Bakerloo, Victoria Lines)In solidarity #FreeAssange!

Hashtag: #StopTheLIES #TellTheTruth

Committee to Defend Julian Assange
Grassroots solidarity for the WikiLeaks publisher
JADC@protonmail.ch

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