WATCH: Assange’s Father on US Tour–First Stop Miami

Julian Assange’s father John Shipton begins a month-long, 17-city U.S. tour in Miami as his son languishes in Belmarsh Prison in London awaiting a U.S. appeal against the denial of his extradition. Watch the replay.

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Organized by Assange Defense, John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s father and brother, will begin the #HomeRun4Julian tour in Miami on June 6 via a live-streamed event. The Shiptons are scheduled to make stops on both coasts and the Midwest before concluding the tour in the nation’s capital.

Assange’s family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared “arbitrarily detained” since 2010. On the question of how Assange, an Australian acting outside the U.S., was indicted under the U.S. Espionage Act, see here.  On the evolution of the Espionage Act and how Assange was ensnared by it, see here.

Watch the replay of the Miami event here:


11 comments for “WATCH: Assange’s Father on US Tour–First Stop Miami

  1. maxine chiu
    June 7, 2021 at 13:24

    I feel sick inside as we watch sadists Joe Biden and Boris Johnson continue to torture an innocent man.

  2. Andrew Nichols
    June 6, 2021 at 19:50

    This global tour receives no publicity whatsoever in corporate media. Assange has in Apartheid South Africa style become a “Banned” person, eliminated from public consciousness.

  3. June 6, 2021 at 18:20

    Welcome to John and Gabriel! Meet John and Gabriel as they tour the U.S. from east to west. Engage others to come to the events planned along the route. For example, on June 19, people will be able to talk with John and Gabriel in Milwaukee at the Sunburst Sculpture at the end of Wisconsin Avenue overlooking the lake from 10 a.m. until noon. Check out for information about Julian and for stops along the tour.

    On June 13, Assange Defense will sponsor a panel with Fidel Narvaez (Ecuadorian consul for several years while Julian had asylum in the London embassy), John Kiriakou (torture whistleblower) and Ray McGovern (27-year CIA Russia analyst and co-founder of VIPS) with an update by John and/or Gabriel about the tour so far. Details will be posted soon at .

  4. Julie Leak
    June 6, 2021 at 14:40

    I am looking forward to this as I had wanted Julian to NOT spend another birthday in prison!! Hopefully I can attend event in D.C. with others who believe he should be released YESTERDAY!

  5. Eugene Egan
    June 6, 2021 at 14:28

    My hope and I feel the hopes of all Irish people of conscience I know are with me in wishing Julian’s father and brother success in awakening the American people to the crimes of their Govt. and their BRITISH/Brutish lackeys. Ar agaidh libh agus rath De oraibh.

  6. Nathan Mulcahy
    June 6, 2021 at 14:11

    Any “media” outlet that has not been unequivocally demanding Assange’s unconditional release has long lost any claim to be a journalistic organization. That’s my standard, and according to that standard, the overwhelming majority of so called media outlets disqualify.

  7. June 5, 2021 at 20:23

    Clearly this is an attempt to execute one of the most courageous journalists of our time.

  8. S John Dee
    June 5, 2021 at 16:58

    What ever happens to Julian the message of courage and determination for the truth will echo for generations to come. A voice that has awakened countless hearts of people around the world to the corrupt nature of their own criminal governments.
    As a person of faith I know that hope in a higher power (Jesus Christ) can be such a strength for those going through times of persecution such as Julian is unjustly experiencing.
    My heart and prayer is that Julian is experiences peace and strength during his ordeal in our own British Belmarch Prison, a prison that is known for custody of hardened criminals which Julian is definitely not…how can he be, for he is not convicted of any unlawful offence!
    How long shall we go on being so blind to what is happening under our very Noses? Awake O sleepers, O wake!

    • Julie Leak
      June 6, 2021 at 14:42

      Well said. Thank you. WE owe him so very much!

  9. jahnava baldassarre
    June 5, 2021 at 12:14

    Free Julian.
    Free Press.
    Free the World.
    Wonderful Family.

  10. Nylene13
    June 5, 2021 at 09:21

    Free Julian Assange Now!

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