Hosted by Canberra Action 4 Assange and live streamed exclusively by Consortium News, five eminent Australians chaired by Professor Stuart Rees discussed the extradition proceedings against journalist Julian Assange, and its importance for the future of free speech, free press, and democracy.
CHAIR: Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM is an Australian academic, human rights activist and author who is the founder of the Sydney Peace Foundation and is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Scott Ludlum: former Australian senator who served as deputy leader of the Australian Green Party.
Greg Barns SC: barrister with chambers in Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane.
David McBride: former Australian Defence Force lawyer and high-profile whistle-blower in the Afghan Files case.
Christine Milne: former Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania. She led the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015.
Assisted by: Melbourne 4 Wikileaks, Support Assange & Wikileaks Coalition (@SAWCSydney), People 4 Assange Sydney, Northern Rivers NSW 4 Assange, Julian Assange Supporters International, and support groups all over Australia and internationally.
Thanks to: Cathy Vogan for invitation design, Juan Luis Passarelli for London recordings, Jacob Grech of A Friday Rave, and 3CR Melbourne Phillip Adams for one of the largest petitions in Australia’s history.
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