On October 27th and 28th 2021, the Royal Courts of Justice in London will be the site of a historic event.
The Biden administration is appealing the UK court judgement that journalist and publisher Julian Assange should not be extradited to the USA.
It will be the culmination of 11 extraordinary years of illegal extra-judicial US and British efforts to extradite Assange to the US, where he faces a living death in a supermax prison.
But Journalism is not a Crime!
Assange has suffered enormously for exposing the truth about wars, government corruption and criminality. He defends press freedom with his life.
Predictably, his pursuer is, in essence, the establishment that he exposed. And though we knew much of it already, we recently found out from inside sources that the CIA – clearly unconstrained by legal or moral considerations – plotted to kidnap, poison or otherwise assassinate Assange while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
This is only the latest example indicating how the deck has always been stacked against him, both in the US and Britain. See this fuller account from Jonathan Cook in 2019.
He needs our support.
If he is extradited, what journalist, anywhere in the world, will dare to seek out and expose these truths that peaceful coexistence depends on?
This is why Julian’s fight is also our fight.
Thousands demonstrating outside the Court, and thousands watching on-line or in the Court itself will make an impact. His very life, and our right to know the truth, are in our hands.
Be there! Join us at The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
• Queue early for a place in the public gallery on the 27th & 28th of October 2021
• Join the protest outside the Court at 9am on Wednesday the 27th of October 2021
• Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request remote access to court proceedings.