Assange supporters formed human chains around Parliament in London and the Justice Dept. in D.C. on Saturday to support press freedom. CN broadcast the events live. Watch the replays here.
London event from CN Live!, Cathy Vogan reporting:
Washington event, courtesy of Raw Media:
Consortium News was on the ground in Washington and in Westminster on Saturday to bring you LIVE coverage of a major event in the movement to save Julian Assange.
Thousands of supporters gathered in Parliament Square and began their walk around the Houses of Parliament, forming a hand-in-hand human chain that crossed Westminster Bridge, and back over Lambeth Bridge to completely surround Parliament.
Six hours later, about 300 free press advocates carried a 240-foot yellow banner emblazoned with “Free Assange” around the Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. and then heard a slate of speakers, including Jill Stein, Ben Cohen, Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou.
It is up to Britain to decide whether to extradite Assange to the U.S., and up to the DOJ to decide whether to continue to prosecute him under the Espionage Act for publishing truthful information revealing U.S. crimes and corruption.
CNLive! was there to bring you both events.
Thank you CN for coverage of these momentous events. We must grow the movement to increase the pressure on the forces of hate, greed and oppression until they collapse. Failure is not an option! Free Assange!
Amazingly well done CN for bringing these inspiring events in London and DC to those who could not be there. With absolutely nothing on any MSM, your recordings (keep them safe) are clear evidence of the conspiracy between UK/USA governments and the (now) fawning / grovelling media (BBC/Guardian) + the oligarchic media (which, as they say of others, have conspiracy in their DNA) to keep the masses unaware of their machinations.
In London, the ‘friendly’ helicopter trying to drown out speeches from being heard or recorded was no doubt loaded at least with high powered cameras, proving that the British government saw the assembly as a major event (from which they must also have considered ‘the people’ needed protecting).
In DC, the assembly received a warning that FBI would be listening and recording. They could not have sent an ordinary spook to do their dirty work. They could only have sent a Pompeo or Bolton type because any ordinary spook listening to the outstanding speeches of activists (do not have a description that does any due credit), whose everyday causes were seeking the truth and helping the poor and downtrodden but who made the time to be there because they recognised that the saving of Julian Assange is the single most important duty of any world citizen at the present time, would have torn up his/her security pass on the spot.
We are ALL Julian Assange.
TODAY, was PHENOMENAL!!! TY, CN! THOUSANDS, wholeheartedly, locked hands to “Stand-Up” for JULIAN ASSANGE; AND, The Universe, saw what “Speaking TRUTH To POWER,” looks like, i.e., EVERYONE as awhmazing as “S T E L L A!!!” aka Mrs. ASSANGE who annihilated JOHN BOLTON.
The TruthTellers vs.The LIAR$.
“So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll. I’m very sorry,” JOHN BOLTON, “doesn’t look like” JULIAN ASSANGE “at all;” &, HE’S “standing by the window where the light is strong.” Buh-bye, John Bolton, you’re so wrong!!!
“Now, you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure, the rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor; And, there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong.” (LEONARD COHEN-Tower of Song)
You see, TODAY, “The People” ROCKED the TRUTH, “Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.” ? Thomas Paine
The Board of Executioners need do the one thing it has RESISTED doing: “FREE, JULIAN ASSANGE.” STOP The Persecution. NO Extradition. NO Prosecution. L O N G Live, PRESS Freedom!!!
I have just been wading through all the massive MSM news coverage of these events. No wait… that must have been a dream. Welcome back to reality.
About 100 of us gathered and formed a circle with yellow ribbons at Harry Bridges Plaza on the west side of San Francisco Bay. On the north side the Blue Angels were performing for a much larger crowd in their Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets.
More than 7,000 people in London! Despite a rail strike! Well done! San Francisco was much smaller, but more people showed up than last time we held a rally for Julian. Mainstream media is doing its best to ignore the events. One MSM site said “hundred of people” turned up in London. Yeah, sure. Can’t surround Parliament with a couple hundred people. Thanks, Consortium News, for the excellent live coverage.
Brilliant reporting on the two live events. Cathy Vogan and her videographer were most impressive.
“LET THERE BE SONGS TO FILL THE AIR!!!”
AND, The UNIVERSE, sings, “FREE, Julian Assange.” STOP the Prosecution. STOP the Extradition.
Today, is about JULIAN ASSANGE’s ‘R I G H T’ to LIVE FREE. Tomorrow, is about EVERYBODY else’s freedom, liberty; &, PRESS Freedom.
“The House is Rockin!” TY, Consortium News, et al., The Universe’s Humanity GLOWS Brightly!!! October 8, 2022. “KEEP IT LIT.”
Those are good points Mr. Blazer. Let us hope the new home secretary of the UK will have a backbone and not be intimidated. The events are wonderful in London and Washington.
UK/US = Asses of Evil.
“UK/US = Asses of Evil.” — Correct. Thank you.
By betraying Julian Assange, the Australian government has shown itself a servile vassal devoid of decency.
The “important” opportunists’ names:
Thanks CN. We will win!
Well, it looks as if his indictments are all out of the Northern District of Virginia, as the prosecutors are afraid to try Assange before a Washington D.C. jury. The same was true of the late Ken Starr, who always preferred the demographics of the Virginia venire, as he made sure that his informant Linda Tripp met up with Monica outside the D.C. environs.
The Northern Virginia jury pool is loaded with the white and the wealthy who are more likely to have substantial connections to or sympathy with the national defense industry, whose burgeoning presence has quintupled their property values since 9/11.
The Assange legal team would stand a good chance of an acquittal in D.C. and ought to be arguing what, if any, connections exist between Assange’s activities and the Northern District of Virginia. Though venue requirements are lax and elastic in federal criminal cases (purposely so, in order to advantage the prosecution), it might be worth a try to challenge the current venue since a prosecution in the Capitol would most likely fail. It seems that his connections to Virginia are at best, tenuous, and at worst, absent.
You can bet that the USA prosecutors will try any future case in the District of Colombia, if any Defendant named Trump is on the other side of the “vs.”
Well done to all of you, wherever you are. The fact that no government in this often feeble country of which Julian is a citizen has seen fit to challenge the hegemonic dictates of the US, the #1 criminal in the world and its compliant lackey, the UK, is the crime of the century here.
Julian has dome more to identify criminal behaviours in the world by the US than any other person in the media. Full stop. Hence the show trial and the British and Australian compliance. Shame on them all.
Thank you Consortium News for your tireless advocacy. You are special people. deserving of the world’s respect.
I will be attending the corresponding event in San Francisco. It starts at noon on the 8th at the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street.
I’m here in London for the event, but we won’t be “marching.” We are forming a human chain around Parliament, hand to hand.
Thankyou Mr. Lauria and CN staff. I will be with you in spirit. FREE JULIAN ASSANGE.