Canberra ACT 2600
Convergence On Canberra For Assange
Welcome to Country: Auntie Violet Sheridan
MC: Mary Kostakidis
– James Ricketson Journalist/Film maker
– Dr Monique Ryan (Teal)
– David Shoebridge (Greens)
– Jordon Steele-John (Greens)
– Bridget Archer (Lib)
– Andrew Wilkie, (Indep)
When: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Thursday 26th July 2022
Where: Parliament House lawns, Canberra
A message from the protest will be delivered to Anthony Albanese and the Labor cabinet that we expect them to make good on their apparent commitment to apply diplomatic pressure to the UK and US Governments to drop the wholly political case against Julian Assange. NOW!
Our petition to get Assange home has 750,000 million signatures. We’ve been patient, and hopeful that our new government will stand up for Julian – but we are now fed up with delays and the long painful process this Australian journalist has been put through for doing nothing more than his job. He has done what every journalist should do: tell us the truth about corruption and war crimes among those who have power over us, and enable us to hold them to account. Journalism is not a crime. It’s a Crime-Stopper.
Free our truth teller, free the press, free the people’s right to the truth and to greater government transparency. Only in this way can any true democracy work.