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Belmarsh regular Vigils Saturday 4th, 11th,18th January 12 till 3pm
Dear friends in the struggle to free Julian Assange!
Happy New Year 2020! A great many thanks to the hundreds of people who participated in our solidarity actions on line and on the ground a new year is coming where Julian Assange will be facing a challenging Extradition case in the Britisjh courts. He is fighting for Free Press and Freedom of Speech. His freedom is our freedom. Visit our pages at http://www.wiseupaction.info for reports of our past actions and information on how you can make a difference in this struggle. Send us your planned actions and we will advertise them in our newsletter, help you with flyers, posters and other materials. Here is what is planned this month:
Saturday 4th of January 5pm, Trafalgar Square, Candles for Assange
Join Alison and her friends in flyering and engaging with the public in solidarity with Julian Assange. Nearest Tube station is Charing Cross with Bakerloo, Northern and Jubilee Lines.
Tuesday 14th January, 8am Administrative Court Hearing Westminster Magistrates Court and solidarity vigil outside the court.
An Administrative case brief court hearing will take place at Westminster Magistrates Court, a mandatory requirement for persons on remand awaiting an extradition. It is important that WikiLeaks supporters attend court in the public gallery and stand witness to the proceedings. The seats are limited to 13 in the public gallery and so it is advisable to make an early start queuing at 8 am outside the building for the doors to open at 9 am go through security and queue again outside the Court room.
During the last court hearing the Court’s Clerks prevented people who queued up on line for hours outside the court building and the Court room from giving up their seats to allow two medical observers to attend the hearing. Dr Marco Chiesa MD FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist and Visiting Professor, UCL Dr David Morgan DClinPsych MSc Fellow of British Psychoanalytic Society Psychoanalyst Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Psychotherapist had taken time off from busy schedules to take up two seats at the public gallery to observe Julian Assange and report on his condition.
Here are the two doctors speaking to Ruptly outside the court: https://twitter.com/RTUKnews/status/1207724778221494272
We continue our efforts to highlight the plight of Julian Assange under extremely limiting court access conditions imposed by the Ministry of Justice.
If you have been unable to attend the court hearings at Westminster Magistrates Court due to the lack of space in Court room 3 (13 seats available for the public) or you want to attend but are concerned you will be unable to get in due to lack of space please write to firstname.lastname@example.org who on the 18th of December 2019 gave the following reply to request to change the court room to one with a larger public and press gallery:
“Unfortunately we cannot change the courtroom that Mr Assange is due to be heard in for tomorrow, we can only do video link in court 3. It is up to his solicitors/barrister to request for Mr Assange to be produced in person at court.”
Date/Time: 14/01/2020 8 am for a 10 am court hearing.
Place: Westminster Magistrates Court,
Address: 181 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5BR
Tube: Edgware Rd, Marylebone
Wednesday 15th January 6-8pm, A Message of Love, Why we should support Julian Assange
An appeal to the Christian community in support of Julian Assange through a free talk and discussion.
Date/Time: 15/01/2020 between 6-8pm
Place: St James Church
Address: 197 Piccadilly, St James’s, London W1J 9LL
Tube: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines)
17th January 6:30-8:30pm, JADC Organising Meeting Marchmont Community Centre
Join our Committee to Defend Julian Assange monthly organising meeting planning actions for February
Date/Time: 17/01/2020 between 6:30-8:30pm
Place: Marchmont Community centre
Address: 62 Marchmont street, WC1N 1AB
Tube: Russell Square
Saturday 25th January 2-4pm our Monthly Protest Rally outside Belmarsh with Yellow Vests from France.
Our monthly protest in support of Julian Assange takes us back to Belmarsh Prison. We are being joined by a contingency of the Yellow Vests movement in France who will arrive outside Belmarsh at 8 am in the morning and stay till midnight. You can therefore join in solidarity any time during the day! Bring your poster, musical instrument, dress warmly and get ready to join our action.
Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746900588784315/
Date/Time: 25/01/2020 2-4pm
Place: HMP Belmarsh
Address: Western Way, London SE28 0EB
Train station: From Woolwich Arsenal Station catch the 244/380 bus to the prison.
The bus stops are situated directly outside the exit from the railway station.
Saturday 25th January 2pm Don’t Extradite Assange public Meeting, Edinburgh
An afternoon of talks in defence of multi award-winning journalist Julian Assange.
Craig Murray – Former British diplomat, writer, activist
John Wight – Writer and journalist
Lisa Longstaff – Women Against Rape
Robert Somynne – Journalist
For more information and tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotland-must-resist-tickets-83915861601