Watch the 16th Julian Assange Vigil

Unity4J presented the 16th online vigil for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday. You can watch the replay here. Guests: Mike Gravel, Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, Brian Becker, Teodrose Fikre and more.

Among the topics discussed were the Geneva city parliament voting to ask the Swiss government to grant asylum to Assange, a 2008 WikiLeaks release that is relevant again because of Venezuela and Ambassador Tony Kevin’s plan to free Assange from the Ecuador embassy in London.  

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17 comments for “Watch the 16th Julian Assange Vigil

  1. Deborah Andrew
    February 12, 2019 at 09:39

    Would it be of value to start a letter writing campaign .. letters of support to Julian Assange at the Embassy? If so, how to guarantee that he will receive them, unedited?

  2. Garrett Connelly
    February 11, 2019 at 11:23

    What is the vigil hearing on the street and then taking home to discuss around town for a week?

    What do the people on the street bring back from their neighborhoods to discuss at the vigil?

    Are the people operating a planned effort at controlled accelerating evolution?

    I feel like I missed something.

  3. cjonsson1
    February 10, 2019 at 19:12

    I live in Dallas, TX close to the Bush Library and receive the New York Times on the weekends. The issues on Feb. 8 and 9 did not run the story that was mentioned on the front page Friday about Juan Guaido announcing that he is president of Venezuela and the audience walking out was not in the print paper I received at all. Nor was it in Saturday’s paper. Media blackout in a big red state.

  4. Sam F
    February 10, 2019 at 14:30

    The trip between the Ecuador and Sweden embassies in London is 11 min. by car.
    Perhaps Sweden will act, as having caused an unconscionable problem. An Assange look-alike delivers a late pizza to Ecuadorians and then to Swedes.

    • David Horsman
      February 11, 2019 at 13:58

      Nah. 10,000 supporters organised in a military-like operation including multiple diversions.

      Ten Julians and 10,000 Guy Fawkes rioteer-jurno-terrorists would do the trick.

      Please…no violence or vandalism. Do not feed the fascists.

  5. KiwiAntz
    February 10, 2019 at 01:33

    Isn’t it ironic that Julian Assange is locked up for releasing hacked information that exposes US Imperial Murder & corruption for no charge as his civic responsibility as a Journalist yet someone like Mark Zuckerberg & his Farcebook Company can hack & steal your personal metadata information & sell it to the highest bidder without your consent & profit from this illegal behaviour! Who is really the criminal here? Zuckerberg should be holed up in that Ecuador Embassy, not Assange & his Company confiscated & broken up!

    • Sam F
      February 10, 2019 at 21:12

      Very good point; the US secret agencies even further violate the US Constitution by seizure of information without a true warrant, merely creating pretexts and fearmongering for tyranny.

  6. incontinent reader
    February 9, 2019 at 14:52

    Joe- Is it possible to post transcripts of some of these vigils? – and in the case of this one, at least your introductory statement, which is a terrific summary of the situation to date.

    • incontinent reader
      February 9, 2019 at 14:54

      Also your interview with former Ambassador Kevin from last week’s vigil

    • David Horsman
      February 11, 2019 at 14:01

      Transcripts are expensive to produce.

      This is something you crowdsource.

      • David Horsman
        February 11, 2019 at 14:09

        This is where y’all jump in and volunteer…

  7. mike k
    February 9, 2019 at 07:35

    Th persecution of Julian Assange tells us all we need to know about our pretended exceptional culture in America. Exceptionally evil!

  8. Carol Christiansen
    February 9, 2019 at 00:18

    Thank you Switzerland, you are an answer to world-wide prayers. We all need our brave Julian more than ever.

  9. February 8, 2019 at 18:21

    In 2011 I was among 144 journalists from 39 countries to sign a statement of support for Wikileaks and Julian Assange. I was listed as the 111th signer, a number that somehow resonates with me. 111 was my father’s business address. My late wife died on 1/11. I had jury duty in California on 1/11.
    In any event I am happy to commit myself to continued support with time and active involvement, but sadly not donations as Social Security severely limits my ability financially.

  10. February 8, 2019 at 18:07

    Those of us who are involved with the project to build the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 are beginning to get traction on SDG 16 on building a world network that can deal with the dysfunctionality of corrupt institutional culture, and overhaul this damage to the public interest and democracy. The situation of Julian Assange is a classic example of a subversion of rule of law, at a number of levels. Getting justice for Julian would be a worthy project of #SDG 16. Restoring freedom and providing full restitution to Julian would be a way of advancing the “equal justice for all” component of #SDG 16.

    • February 8, 2019 at 19:54

      At -14:00 the discussion of neoliberalism requires listening to the CBC Ideas podcast “Is Neoliberalism Destroying the World?” https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/ideas/episode/15605207

      If Assange supporters can help to get the activist community to use the template of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 as a way of building street by street, block by block solidarity to enable population-to-population solidarity for people power action, we can defeat the ludicrous toxin of neoliberalism, and enable authentic democratic governance to re-surface. #SDG17

      • cjonsson1
        February 11, 2019 at 20:18

        Thank you Alan Blanes. I am passing your messages on to others.

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