Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: Australian flyer


Well, the title is self explanatory. A quick guide to action for folks in Australia with content from the
Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition in Sydney. Thanks for all the great work!

Please email me for files edited with contact details for your area and/or support group. As usual, I can also email you the best quality pdf files for printing.

UPDATE below: flyer edited for ACTFoWL in Canberra.

A5 flyer both sides for Sydney

A5 flyer both sides for Canberra

And here's the content in plain text. You can copy, paste and edit this, and email to me for a print-ready pdf.

5 ways you can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

1. Contact Australian politicians

Write to your Federal MP: ask them what they’re doing to help Julian Assange. If you’re not satisfied with
the response, request a meeting with them: it’s your democratic right.
Contact relevant government members. Tell them the Australian government should:
  • act as third party in negotiations for Assange’s safe passage from the UK to Ecuador;
  • seek written guarantees from the UK and Sweden that neither country will agree to extradite Assange to the US;
  • state publicly that Assange is a journalist and should not be prosecuted by any state for his work with WikiLeaks;
  • guarantee that if Assange returns to Australia he will not be extradited from here to the US; and
  • PM Gillard should retract her prejudicial remarks about Assange as per the Senate resolution calling on her to do so.
Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7300

Senator Bob Carr
Foreign Minister
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7500
Nicola Roxon MP
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
ph (02) 6277 7300


2. Contact the British government

Write to the High Commissioner in Canberra asking the UK government to:
  • adhere to international law and guarantee Assange's safe passage to Ecuador;
  • respect the sovereignty of the Ecuador Embassy in London;
  • urge the Swedish prosecutors to accept Ecuador’s invitation to interview Assange about the sexual assault allegations in the embassy; and
  • recognise the evidence that a grand jury has been set up in the US for the purpose of
indicting Assange for his work with WikiLeaks, and that he could face the death penalty
if sent to trial.

Mr Paul Madden
High Commissioner
British High Commission Canberra
Commonwealth Avenue
ACT 2600
ph (02) 6270 6666


3. Organise

Collective mass action is the key to getting this issue on the political agenda:

To be kept informed of upcoming events in Sydney, add your name
to the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition mailing list: email with “Assange” in the subject line.

To get involved in organising and help us plan future events, call Linda on 0401
511 588 or Corinne on 0415 126 649.

Join Friends of WikiLeaks, the WikiLeaks network, to find and communicate with like-
minded Wikileaks supporters in your neighbourhood or across the globe:


4. Keep WikiLeaks strong

WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation entirely supported by donations
from the public. WikiLeaks’ aim is simple: justice through transparency. In
publishing evidence of war crimes and corruption on a global scale, the organisation
has given us the information we need to hold governments to account. WikiLeaks’
releases also give us a broader understanding of how power is exercised in our
name, and thereby the means we need to work towards a just society for all.

Please help WikiLeaks continue its vital work: visit


5. Spread the word

Help counter the smears and factual inaccuracies: tell your friends about Julian
Assange and WikiLeaks and encourage them to take action too!

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