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Defend Julian Assange! Behind the witch-hunt of #WikiLeaks

Chris | 28.02.2011 22:38 | Repression | Technology | Terror War | Sheffield | World

Robert Stevens spoke at a public meeting in Sheffield on 23rd February about the persecution of WikiLeaks, and in defense of Julian Assange.

Audio Post Production by ZKT.

The meeting was part of a tour and was advertised with the following text:

The publication of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks provides an invaluable insight into the real state of international relations, the plots, conspiracies and crimes of the United States and other governments, and the mounting global tensions that threaten to spark new military conflicts.

The organisation’s founder, Julian Assange, has faced death threats from US politicians and media figures as well as calls for his trial and execution.

The British authorities are participating in efforts to extradite Assange to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges, where he will almost certainly face extradition to the US and a possible death sentence.

Much of what passes for the liberal or “left” milieu has either joined in the right-wing campaign against Assange or, in what amounts to the same thing, are silent as to the grave threat to democratic rights that is posed by this counter-attack by the imperialist powers.

See also this article:

Wikileaks, Karl Marx and You
by Alistair Davidson

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Display the following 41 comments

  1. maybe — just a suggestion
  2. Hmm — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  3. re: maybe — anon
  4. Tryptychs & Triangles. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  5. total support for Assange& especially Pvt Bradley manning — James
  6. @KEJ - more mind numbing BS from the PTB — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  7. The failure of the English left,@ scene etc in relation to Assange & Manning — Ciaron (Giuseppe Conlon House/ London Catholic Worker)
  8. STWC War Criminals. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  9. Knot-Eyed Jaguar = CIA stooge? — anon
  10. Mr Smeary, played for a fool — just a suggestion
  11. hang on a minute — The peoples war against the corporate death machine
  12. More hand waving and division from K-EJ — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  13. Double Edged Sword. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  14. Boiling it all down. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  15. Shamir, Assange, McKinney — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  16. When I'm cleaning windows... — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  17. Who is Israel Shamir? — fresh horse
  18. Good grief! — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  19. oh well that changes everything then — Not so naïve
  20. huh — another wikipedia user convicted
  21. More OFFTOPIC than ON on the whole K-EJ — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  22. Smears against WikiLeaks cross the geopolitical spectrum — WikiLeaks
  23. Israel Shamir has never worked or volunteered for WikiLeaks — WikiLeaks
  24. @wiki — The peoples war against the corporate death machine
  25. WikiLeaks On Ice. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  26. Criminal Gangsters — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  27. stranger and stranger — hissing fred
  28. Yep, Soap Opera. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  29. Diumb fuck misinfo Troll — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  30. Oh dear, at it again! — Joshua Goldman-Shmuck
  31. Still f'n hand waving — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  32. Fuck off coppers — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  33. A Validiction — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  34. whaat!? — squint-eyed daimler
  35. Wel excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse about a repsonse to comment 7? — Ciaron
  36. What to Do — Mr Smeary (the Window Cleaner)
  37. One flew over the cuckoo's nest! — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  38. Tachanka Statement Supported by IM London and Sheffield — Sheffield IMC'er
  39. Taking back the circle from the attack dogs — insurgent clown without a handle
  40. Thanx Mr. Smeary and Sheffield IMCer — Ciaron
  41. 'Private Eye' Hypocrisy Concerning Assange — Harry