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Berkeley Press Conf/Rally: Hands Off Julian Assange! Free Him NOW!
Date Saturday December 29
Time 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorBay Area Free Julian Assange Action Committee
Location Details
KPFA Local Station Board Meeting
Berkeley Library
1901 Russell St. Berkeley
12/29 Berkeley Press Conference/Rally: Hands Off Julian Assange! Free Him NOW! KPFA LSB Defend Julian Assange And Call For His Freedom NOW!

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:15 AM
Berkeley Press Conference/Rally
Berkeley Library
1901 Russell St. Berkeley

The Trump government has now indicted whistleblower, journalist and publisher Julian Assange and they want to arrest him and bring him to the United States for releasing large amounts of information from Wikileaks which he founded. He has been forced to stay in the Ecuadorian consulate for over six years by the British government who tried to arrest him for false allegations of rape in Sweden. This investigation of alleged rape was in fact was a charade to allow the British to arrest him. The UK-US inspired investigation has been dropped with no charges, yet the May British government is still intent on arresting him.
The exposures of Wikileaks showed the war crimes of the US in Iraq and around the world. It has exposed politicians including Hillary Clinton who was involved with Obama in overthrowing the government of Honduras and installing a military coup which has led to the forced migration. It also showed that as Secretary of State she had coerced Bulgaria and other Eastern European to allow Chevron to do fracking on their countries.
The threat arrest and jail Julian Assange threatens all journalists, whistleblowers, and publishers who publish government documents. It could be used by the Trump administration to jail journalists, editors and publishers of the NYT, Washingon Post and certainly journalists at KPFA and the Pacifica network.

For this reason, the Pacifica National Board voted 12 to 0 to join Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Ken Loach, and Chris Hedges to support the resolution calling for the defense and freedom of Julian Assange yet the KPFA LSB majority in Berkeley refused to call for his defense and freedom.
Even the UN experts have urged UK to honour rights obligations and let Mr. Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy in London freely
We call on all supporters of Julian Assange and all supporters of journalists, publishers and whistleblowers to join us on Saturday, December 29, 2018, to call for the KPFA LSB to reverse their decision and support the defense of and freedom for Julian Assange.
KPFA and Pacifica have reason to stand strongly for Assange. The growing government repression threatens free speech and all media outlets that expose government crimes and government corruption.
Let's join the Pacifica National Board in the defense of Julian Assange.

Sponsored by
Free Julian Assange Action Committee

Additional media:
German Parliamentarians Call For Julian Assange's Freedom

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