23rd of October Irish Dayof Solidarity with Julian #Assange – Join the actions!

With great pride we publish here the great actions that our brothers and sisters in Ireland are putting together in support of Julian Assange:

Please note slight change of time for Dublin Stall/Rally

IRISH DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH JULIAN ASSANGE OCTOBER 23RD IN 20+ IRISH TOWNS FROM DERRY TO KERRY

Saturday October 23rd 1pm to 2/2.30 ish there will be “Solidarity Stalls for Julian Assange from Derry to Kerry- see below for details.

PLEASE COME ALONG & JOIN US FOR A WHILE, I@D REALLY APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE

On Saturday October 23rd from 1pm to 2.30 pm there will be a “Solidarity Stall for Julian Assange in Dublin and across the country. (Full list of event venues and times listed below). It is all part of an Irish Day of Solidarity with Julian Assange, which will see a whole series of activities from Derry to Kerry in support of the imprisoned Australian journalist and publisher. It is organised by Free Assange Ireland in cooperation with other campaign groups and organisations for peace and justice.

More than twenty events are being held to draw attention to the fact that lawyers for the US administration will go to the London High Court on October 27th/28th seeking to extradite Assange to the United States to face dubious charges relating to the 1917 US Espionage Act. If Julian Assange is extradited he will be sentenced to 175 years in prison. And although never convicted, he is nearly 3 years isolated in Belmarsh High Security Prison, London.

But what is his crime? He revealed US war crimes that US politicians did not want the world to know. He exposed environmental abuses and corruption by governments and corporations. He was non-partisan, publishing verified documents from around the globe including 800,000 from Russia. 20,000 court cases made use of these publications. Julian Assange’s crime is his journalism and that the world media published his outstanding scoops!

Because of his journalism a US “Get Assange” taskforce set out to spy on him; to smear him with a made-up rape allegation and fabricated evidence from Sweden; and finally to extradite and destroy him. For a decade this gifted journalist has faced the threat of being buried in a US Supermax jail. UN expert Nils Melzer called it “psychological torture”.

Recently Yahoo News uncovered a 2017 CIA plot ordered by President Trump to kidnap or kill Assange in London. A year later in August 2018 Saudi Arabia murdered a dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in its consulate in Istanbul. It is clear some of those in power see journalism as a crime, as a capital offence.

LIST OF FREE ASSANGE IRELAND’S EVENTS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD SO FAR

ULSTER
ARMAGH Aonach Mhacha 74-76, Sraid na nGall, Armagh. 1 pm – 2 pm
Sráid na nGall, Armagh 1- 2 pm
BELFAST CITY HALL 1- 2 pm
WEST BELFAST 1- 2 pm
Erection of Assange Solidarity Banner on site of Old RUC Andersonstown Barracks
DERRY City Guildhall Square outside famous public hall. 1-2.30 pm
DONEGAL TOWN Gaoth Dobhair, Town Centre, Co Donegal 1-2.30pm
ENNISKILLEN – The Diamond, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh 11am to 12 Noon
MONAGHAN TOWN, Church Square 1pm – 2.30pm Co. Monaghan
OMAGH, In front of Courthouse, High Street, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 1-2.30 pm

CONNACHT
GALWAY CITY, Shop Street/Mainguard Street Junction – 1pm to 2.30pm
Shop St/Mainguard St junction 1-2.30pm
CASTLEBAR, Market Square, Co. Mayo 1pm to 2.30pm
SLIGO Town, O’Connell Street/Topergal Lane, Co. Sligo

MUNSTER
CORK City
Library Grand Parade 1-2pm
ENNIS, Co. Clare
O’Connell Statue 1-2pm
NENAGH, Co Tipperary
LIMERICK City Thomas St 1-2.30pm
TRALEE, Co. Kerry

LEINSTER
ATHLONE
Athlone Castle Beginning 12 Noon
CARLOW, Co. Carlow
Town Centre 1-2pm

DUBLIN
DUBLIN GPO O’Connell Street & Larkin Statue on traffic island in O’Connell Street – 12.30pm to 2pm

DUBLIN MEETING
New Theatre/Connolly Books
Speakers: Clare Daly, Mick Wallace, Denis Halliday and Peadar King 1.45pm

WEXFORD Town Centre 1-2pm

WALL WELCOME TO ATTEND

FURTHER READING

Here is an interview with John Pilger from last year, which shows the extent of the US/British persecution of journalist Julian Assange:

http://johnpilger.com/articles/eyewitness-to-the-trial-and-agony-of-julian-assange

This article is by Nils Melzer UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. It deals with the rape claims investigation by the Swedish police and the torturing of Assange:

«A murderous system is being created before our very eyes»

Patrick Cockburn:

The CIA Plot to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange in London is a Story that is Being Mistakenly Ignored

For further information please contact: Free Assange Ireland – Email: freeassangeireland@yahoo.com Twitter: Free Assange Ireland #1@assange_1 and

https://www.facebook.com/groups/634407133894321/

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