Keep safe in these difficult times, sending best wishes to all our members! We have started planning our street actions again observing social distancing at the same time. Please read about police powers on protests under Covid-19.
We are very grateful to Green and Black Cross for puttiing together this guidance https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/coronavirus/2-police-powers/
Extremely important for grassroots supporters and organisers to support the initiatives launched by the Official WikiLeaks Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign like the MP letter writing campaign here: https://dontextraditeassange.com/mp every letter counts!!!
Belmarsh Vigil for Julian Assange Saturday 13th of June 1pm
Join local residents in solidarity with Julian Assange. Social Distancing rules apply. Congregate in separate groups of six only plenty of space for several groups in the vicinity. Bring Yellow ribbons, in solidarity to political prisoner Julian Assange to decorate the trees outside Belmarsh. Address: Western Way, London SE28 0EB Pick up a pack of the new flyers, an amazing booklet by @SomersetBean to mark Julian Assange spending one year in Belmarsh.
Candles4Assange Saturday 13th of June 3pm
Join our regular solidarity activists at Trafalgar Square in solidarity with Julian Assange. Banners, Posters, Flyers, Chanting, informing the passers by about developments in the case. Help us build up the mass movement needed to Free the WikiLeaks Publisher from the clutches of Belmarsh prison.
Charing Cross Charing Cross (on the Bakerloo and Northern lines) is the closest Tube station, with an entrance/exit on Trafalgar Square. The following stations are within a few minutes’ walk: Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
Please note London Transport requires the use of Facemasks to protect against the spread of Covid19.
Free Assange cloth masks can be ordered here: https://wiseupaction.info/2020/05/26/free-assange-face-masks-design-and-uk-suppliers/
#FreeTheTruth – Spying on Julian Assange, his lawyers and visitors
Saturday 13th June 6 – 8pm
The Spanish Case: Uncovering Huge Breaches of Julian’s Rights to a Fair Trial
Join journalists Max Blumenthal and Stefania Maurizi advocate, anti-corruption expert Eva Joly and former Ecuadorean consul Fidel Narvaez to discuss details of the most egregious breaches of due process and of Julian Assange’s human rights when security firm UC global spied on Julian within the embassy where he had sought refuge from US persecution.
Despite having a chronic lung condition and contrary to medical advice given the dangers posed by Covid19, Julian continues to be denied bail and remains in Belmarsh prison where he is in his cell over 23 hours a day and not receiving the medical care he needs.
His extradition trial continues on Sep 7 2020. If convicted, Julian will be extradited to the US and face a potential for 175 years in the horrific conditions of a US supermax prison under special administrative measures
Read more about the case here:
Article by Max Blumenthal : https://thegrayzone.com/2020/05/14/american-sheldon-adelsons-us-spy-julian-assange/
Stefania Maurizi’s interview with Fidel Narvaez : https://jacobinmag.com/2019/10/julian-assange-fidel-narvaez-ecuador-moreno
US special administrative measures: The Darkest Corners https://ccrjustice.org/sites/default/files/attach/2017/09/SAMs%20Report.Final_.pdf
Doctors4Assange letter in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2820%2930383-4
Expert testimony on the risks of Covid-19 in prisons and detention facilities [Please note that a more specific document was provided in relation to Belmarsh; that document is not yet in the public domain] http://prisonreformtrust.org.uk/portals/0/documents/COKER_Report_HL_PRT.pdf