Australian Parliament: Protect Julian Assange from being extradited.
  • Petitioning Karen Andrews

This petition will be delivered to:

Member for McPherson, Queensland
Karen Andrews
Member for Menzies, Victoria
The Hon Kevin Andrews
Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Julie Bishop

Australian Parliament: Protect Julian Assange from being extradited.

    1. Petite Pointer
    2. Petition by

      Petite Pointer

      Dallas, TX

If Julian Assange created Wikileaks to change the world, then we as supporters can change this injustice.

As an American supporter, I believe that if Julian Assange has taught us anything is honesty and transparency to organizations, both corporate and political. This case completely shows the abuse of human rights and the law system and has to be changed. 

All supporters from all over the world, including Australian supporters, we must take immediate action towards this from happening. 

 

More information on the case :http://www.SwedenVersusAssange.com/ 

 

 

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    News

    1. UPDATE: August in Review.

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      As we go into September, let’s look back at the things that happen in August.
      After a bit of silence, Julian Assange gave an interview to the Daily Mail, on the update of his life as the anniversary of Ecuador granting him asylum came, the situation still reminds the same, no sun, recurring health problems but still is strong in spirit, body and mind. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, reiterated the reason for asylum was full proof that Assange was in “serious danger.” Ecuadorean Foreign Minister came and visited Assange resulting in a press conference in which some media publications such as SKYNews and The Telegraph pre-empted on the fact that he would come outside from the embassy but Assange dissed those claims but did say that he will “leave soon” but not straight away as Ecuador continues to get the United Kingdom to resolve this case. An great article by the UK Human Rights group WISEUPAction written an commentary on this: http://wiseupaction.info/2014/08/19/a-way-out-of-the-embassy-for-julian-assange/
      Regarding the resolution and last month unsuccessful appeal in the Swedish Court of Appeals, WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzón stated that, if Julian Assange’s legal team is unsuccessful at the Swedish Appeals Court, they will go onto the Swedish Supreme Court, and then to the United Nations.

      August was also the month of the release of Assange’s new book called “When Google Met WikiLeaks” in which he tells about his meeting with Google chairman Eric Schmidt during his time at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, England. The book is available in psychical and electronic form: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/when-google-met-wikileaks/

      In other news, Edward Snowden was granted a 3 year residency and a travel permit after Assange, WikiLeaks advisor Sarah Harrison and trustee Gavin McFayden sent letters to Russian President Vladmir Putin, US Senator Ron Wyden, UK Caroline Lucas.

      And with me, I’m still working on the artwork, I know it’s been awhile but it’ll be worth it. I also did an video regarding Michael Brown and Ferguson, as an result of Assange’s predictions, we are seeing more and more journalists being detained and imprisoned in the U.S. for example German photojournalist for the German Magazine Die Welt, Ansgar Graw
      Click the links to read his quote and his arrest: http://assangistan.tumblr.com/post/96158717223/ive-been-in-several-conflict-zones-i-was-in-the
      http://assangistan.tumblr.com/post/96140277053/holygoddamnshitballs-hipnerd-here-are-some
      Also don’t forget to donate to WikiLeaks as they depend on donations to continue their work on bringing information to the public.

      A Way Out of the Embassy for Julian Assange?

      The media gears up for a live arrest 18 August 2014 There was a buzz of anticipation all over the news channels and social media Monday morning and, apparently, outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London; it went - loosely - like this: "Reports suggest that Julian Assange is going to leave the Embassy any time."...

    2. Swedish court upholds warrant

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      In November 2010 a detention order was issued for the arrest of JA in his absence.The order has not been executed. Stockholm City District Court has tried JAs request that the detention order should be revoked.

      The Court has decided that there is still probable cause concerning the suspicions directed towards JA (unlawful coercion, sexual molestation and rape, less serious incident) and that there is still a risk that he will fail to appear or in some other way avoid participation in the investigation and the following proceedings.

      When the Court has weighed the imposement in JAs rights and the importance of the detention order the Court has decided that there are still reasons for the order to remain in force to attempt to ensure that the legal proceedings will be concluded.

      - The imposement in JAs rights that was done in Great Britain is not of such kind that it is not proportional to keep the order in force. Neither does the prosecutors handling of the case nor the fact that Julian Assange has been granted a political asylum and is presently residing in an embassy lead to the conclusion that the order should be revoked, says the presiding judge.

      - See more at: http://domstol.se/Om-Sveriges-Domstolar/Sveriges-Domstolars-pressrum/Nyheter-och-pressmeddelanden/Beslut-i-fraga-om-haktning-i-utevaro--Decision-concering-a-detention-order/#sthash.5E6zJLWS.dpuf

    3. LIVE:Detention Lift Hearings for Assange

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer
      LIVE: Detention Lift Hearings For Assange, Stockholm District Court - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

      At 13:00 today July 16, hearings are held in the Stockholm District Court whether to lift the almost-four-year-old detention in absentia for Julian Assange. This is live reporting from the court hearings, which will be followed by a press conference at the Police at 16:00. (This page updates automatically, no need to refresh.)

    4. Update 16th July.

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone, tomorrow is a big day, in which we may see Sweden drop its case against Assange. I amongst all of you hope it happens. 3 years is too long and the bills are hitting almost 7 million to surveil the Ecuadorean Embassy.
      Here’s what been happening over the last couple of weeks.
      On the 3rd of July, Julian turned 43rd, his 3rd birthday in the Embassy and talked to Amy Goodman in a 4 part interview on Democracy Now!: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/7/exclusive_inside_embassy_refuge_julian_assange
      WikiLeaks associate Sarah Harrison has been doing conferences including an keynote for the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum: https://soundcloud.com/dwgmf/ws-37_sarah-harrison
      An interview on Democracy Now!: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/1/exclusive_wikileaks_editor_sarah_harrison_on
      An press conference in Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV_v9luY3ik
      In the UK however, William Hague stepped down as Foreign Secretary in cabinet reshuffle, Philip Hammond will take his place.
      In the course of the Swedish case, Democracy Now! Amy Goodman confronted Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Blidt, here the responses:
      AMY GOODMAN: Could I ask you—we’re looking at the case of Julian Assange, and 59 legal and human rights groups have made a submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council challenging the pre-charge detention, which makes it a foreign policy issue. As foreign minister, what are your thoughts on this?
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: None, because it’s a question for the legal authorities and not a question for me.

      AMY GOODMAN: But because it’s in the U.N. Human Rights commission—
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: Well, that doesn’t make—
      AMY GOODMAN: —the Council.
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: That doesn’t make any difference whatever, because it’s still a legal issue within the legal system. And as you have in the U.S., I guess, you have the separation between the executive and judicial branch. And the executive—that’s sort of the nature of democracy or constitutional democracy. If you’re a representative of the executive branch, you have no say—and shouldn’t have any say—in what the judicial branch is doing. And that applies here, as well.
      AMY GOODMAN: Will it weigh into the Universal Periodic Review that Sweden is up for now before the U.N. Human Rights Council?
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: I haven’t a clue. I would doubt that very, very much, I have to say.
      AMY GOODMAN: Could I ask why they—Sweden doesn’t just question him at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he is?
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: You would have to ask the legal and judicial system on that, of course.
      AMY GOODMAN: Then, last question is: Is this an issue that’s being raised to you more and more as you travel as foreign minister?
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: No, I think I haven’t heard it for a long time. I think you are the first one to bring it up with me for probably a year or something like that.
      AMY GOODMAN: Are you concerned about it? Is it a concern in Sweden, considering he’s been dealing with this for four years?
      FOREIGN MINISTER CARL BILDT: Go around here and judge yourself. I think the answer is, was no.
      Today is 3rd of July, which is Julian Assange’s birthday. Happy Birthday to the editor of WikiLeaks. As he spends his 43rd b-day in the Embassy, here’s what’s been happening.
      We shall see tomorrow. Pray and hope, send thoughts.

      Exclusive: DN! Goes Inside Assange's Embassy Refuge to Talk WikiLeaks, Snowden and Winning Freedom

      In a Democracy Now! special, we go inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He has been holed up there for more than two years, having received political asylum. He faces investigations in both Sweden and the United States.

    5. Swedish court sets hearing date

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer
      ​Happy birthday, Assange! Swedish court sets hearing date as whistleblower turns 43

      A Swedish court has set the date for the Assange "rape case" hearing for July 16. The announcement comes as Twitter is bombarded with happy birthday wishes to the WikiLeaks founder, who turned 43 on Thursday, his second year at the Ecuadorean embassy.

    6. Auspol Communicated with Assange

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Retweeted Greg Barns (@BarnsGreg):
      ‪#‎auspol‬ communicated with ‪#‎Assange‬ on Tuesday evening. Remarkable strength. Shamefully Canberra not putting pressure on Sweden to back off

    7. The cost of security at the Ecuadorean Embassy.

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      UK government physical encirclement of #Assange has now cost £6,350,099.96
      http://govwaste.co.uk #indyref

      UK Gov't Waste Explored

      Why should this continue to be the UK's problem? Sweden won't come to London to question Assange, and Ecuador has given Assange the right to stay in their embassy indefinitely. This is a stalemate, and the UK taxpayer is paying the price.

    8. New Developments in the Assange case

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      WikiLeaks just announced the latest development on their twitter account: #Assange lawyers statement: On Tuesday, 24 June 2014 at 13:00 we will make a filing to Stockholm District Court (case Nr. B 12885-10) (1/3)

      (2/3) in which we, due to new information request the court to remove the detention decision against Julian #Assange.

      (3/3) Stockholm 18 June 2014; Per E Samuelson & Thomas Olsson [lawyers for #Assange]. Background info: http://justice4assange.com/

      Justice for Assange

      Eva Joly interviewed on Assange on Sweden s TV4 (English subs) from swefowl1234 on Vimeo. Click on 'CC' button and select 'English' for subtitles in English. ASSANGE FAQ: 2 YEARS IN THE EMBASSY When did Assange enter the embassy? He entered the embassy on June 19, 2012 and applied for political asylum, which was formally granted two months later.

    9. USA: Julian Assange warns of Orwellian future during PDForum

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer
      USA: Julian Assange warns of Orwellian future during Personal Democracy Forum

      Video ID: 20140605-046 M/S Felicity Ruby, ThoughtWorks Director of Global Internet Policy SOT Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder (English): "We will see a situation that... has had for more than a decade... which is everyone has a number, everyone's DNA is taken at birth, their DNA is encoded onto their identity documents or connected to it, to their tax records, to their credit report."

    10. Assange may stay in Ecuador embassy 'forever'

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer
      ​'Not our problem': Assange may stay in Ecuador embassy forever while £6 mln policing bill keeps growing

      Julian Assange, hiding inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost two years, may remain there indefinitely, the Ecuadorean ambassador said, adding "it's a pity" that UK citizens have to cover the growing policing bill.

    11. French MEP, Eva Joly says prosecutor should go to London and do her job.

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      On Servige Radio today, French MEP, Eva Joly:There is a huge ignorance about how important the work of #Snowden & #Assange has been"

    12. For the UK: Worldwide March against Government Corruption, March 1st!

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Starting at 1pm in Trafalgar Square and moving on to the Ecuadorian embassy to rally in support of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden and eventually heading to Parliament Square for a 5pm rally. Please feel free to bring gifts for the homeless and make any banners and leaflets that you believe will help promote our cause. Can any trouble makers please leave your trouble at home or don't bother attending. We look forward to seeing you there.

      ✯✯✯ Timetable for the day ✯✯✯

      ✒ ::1PM:: Meet at Trafalgar Square

      ✒ ::2PM:: March to the Ecuadorian Embassy

      ✒ ::3PM:: Rally in support of Assange and Snowden

      ✒ ::4PM:: March to Parliament Square

      ✒ ::5PM:: Rally in Parliament Square

      PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A PEACEFUL MARCH AND THERE WILL BE ELDERLY, CHILDREN AND DISABLED SO HAVE SOME RESPECT AND DON'T CAUSE ANY TROUBLE. THIS IS WHAT "THEY" WANT US TO DO

      Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5 London, United Kingdom

    13. Australians: Chelsea Manning float at Mardi Gras! This Saturday, March 1st

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      It's that time of year again, Mardi Gras, the float for Chelsea Manning will be there once again after it's marvelous debut at last years festival.

      Come be a part to celebrate the whistleblower in Sydney, wearing an Chelsea mask and march in solidarity with other peacemakers.

      The Chelsea #Manning float is no.7 (within the 1st 15 protocol floats) out of 144 floats in 2014 Mardi Gras.
      This is a great honour and opportunity to show the world Sydney stands with Chelsea Manning.

      Please note SBS2 will be filming the event to screen Sun 2-3-2014.
      People of all ages, wheelchairs and prams welcome :-)
      on 01 March 2014 17:00

      Directions are here: https://www.google.com.au/maps?t=m&sll=-33.874635,151.2097253&sspn=0.0034206,0.0054932&q=Elizabeth+St+%26+Bathurst+St&output=classic&dg=ntvo

    14. Iceland Among Countries Urged To Prosecute Assange

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Iceland cited among countries pressured by the US and UK government to prosecute Wikileaks founder following the exposure of the Afghanistan war logs, reports The Intercept.

      Top-secret documents supposedly provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, published on The Intercept, have revealed how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups.

      Efforts cited in the article included putting international pressure not only on founder Julian Assange, but also Wikileaks’ “human network” as well as file sharing sites Pirate Bay and hacktivist collectives like Anonymous.

      The article goes on to mention that Iceland was among the countries pressured to prosecute Assange.

      The entry does not specify how broadly the government defines the term “human network,” which The Intercept claims could potentially include thousands of volunteers, donors and journalists, as well as people who simply spoke out in defense of WikiLeaks.

    15. Julian Assange posed 'no real security threat' to Australia

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      via SMH.com.au
      WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been an ''irritant'' and ''a gadfly'' but not a significant security threat, according to former Australian intelligence and security officials.
      Former government officials say only one of the 1400 US diplomatic cables relating to Australia published by WikiLeaks caused any major security concern, and no one was harmed as a consequence.
      This relatively relaxed view of Mr Assange undercuts assertions by former prime minister Julia Gillard who said that WikiLeaks' release of leaked cables was ''a grossly irresponsible thing to do, and an illegal thing to do.''
      Former security and intelligence officers say that while WikiLeaks' disclosures in 2010 and 2011 were embarrassing to the government ''no great harm was done''. ''Assange proved more an irritant or a gadfly than anything else,'' one former intelligence officer said.

    16. Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA "Manhunting" List & Secret Targeting

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed new details about how the United States and Britain targeted the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks after it published leaked documents about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. According to a new article by The Intercept, Britain’s top spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, secretly monitored visitors to a WikiLeaks website by collecting their IP addresses in real time, as well as the search terms used to reach the site. One document from 2010 shows that the National Security Agency added WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a "manhunting" target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda.

    17. US Attorney General to visit Sweden tomorrow

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Eric Holder of the US Department of Justice will be visiting Sweden tomorrow giving an lecture at the Swedish Parliament: “A More Just and Inclusive World: Confronting the Civil Rights Challenges of Our Time”, according to Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli of Professors Blog.

      This is the second time that the US Attorney General will be visiting Sweden, his first was back in February of 2012.

      The timing is interesting due to the fact that Swedish lawyers and politicians are debating Assange's case, wanting it to be solved correctly and closed after 3 years.

    18. Chat with Edward Snowden, today at 2:00pm GMT

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      http://wikileaksnews.tumblr.com/post/74234602713/a-live-q-a-with-edward-snowden-will-be-held

      A live Q&A with Edward Snowden will be held on January 23 at 8pm GMT at the Free Snowden website. Questions can be sent in via the #asksnowden hashtag on Twitter. Check your corresponding timezone here. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Edward+Snowden+Q%26A&iso=20140123T20&ah=1

      ======= ■ A live Q&A with Edward Snowden will be held on January 23 at 8pm GMT...

      ■ A live Q&A with Edward Snowden will be held on January 23 at 8pm GMT at the Free Snowden website. Questions can be sent in via the #asksnowden hashtag on Twitter. Check your corresponding timezone here. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Edward+Snowden+Q%26A&iso=20140123T20&ah=1 ======= Event Time Announcer - Edward Snowden Q&A www.timeanddate.com Event Time Announcer shows time for Edward Snowden Q&A in locations all over the world.

    19. BREAKING:Former Swedish Prosecutor Urges Termination of Julian Assange Case

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      A former Swedish prosecutor has written an op-ed for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he suggests the country’s office in charge of pursuing the case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange terminate it entirely.

      Read more about it here:
      http://assangistan.tumblr.com/post/73156834723/must-see-yes-its-time-for-the-swedish-case-to

    20. NEW EVENT:Protect Our Privacy - Sydney 1PM July 6 Pitt St Mall

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Full details at: http://ourprivacy.org.au/

      Over the last few weeks the scandals and revelations have kept coming, as the scale of the United States' secret surveillance apparatus, such as NSA PRISM, is slowly being revealed to the world. What we see now is a dragnet spying operation targeting everyone: you, your family, your friends, community groups, religious organisations, activists and political parties from all over the world.

      Privacy is still a fundamental human right in the information age. It protects our dignity from those who would wish us harm and prevents the state from intruding into our lives. Privacy gives us the freedom to live our lives the way we want to and we need to defend it!

      Actions are being planned on July 6 all around Australia. Get involved!

      Protect Our Privacy - National Day of Action - 6 July, 2013

      Over the last few weeks the scandals and revelations have kept coming, as the scale of the United States' secret surveillance apparatus, such as NSA PRISM, is slowly being revealed to the world. What we see now is a dragnet spying operation targeting everyone: you, your family, your friends, community groups, religious organisations, activists and political parties from all over the world.

    21. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JUNE 22

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      ▪ Julian Assange will address assembled supporters and media on Saturday 2pm, 22 June--which also marks the end of UN refugee week.

    22. Day One of Bradley Manning's trial

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Bradley Manning's trial began today and is expected to last 12 weeks.
      The defense's opening argument described PFC Manning as having "good intentions", albeit "naïve". It focused on his value for human life, as well as his selection of information to leak being based on what he believed the public needed to know.
      The Government's opening argument stated that PFC Manning "literally dumped" information on the internet "into the hands of the enemy". They stated that his choices of information to leak was "indiscriminate", and that PFC Manning knew the risks of leaking to WikiLeaks based on intelligence reports he had read.

      Read more at: http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/06/03/bradley-mannings-trial-day-1-update/

    23. Ask Julian Assange on the Stream this Thursday the 30th.

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      What would you ask Julian Assange? He joins The Stream on Thursday, and we're looking for Google+ hangout participants. Post your question below and you may be selected to participate live on air. #Wikileaks #Assange #JulianAssange
      https://plus.google.com/+TheStream/posts/Byv95NoeaTE

      The Stream - Google+ - What would you ask Julian Assange? He joins The Stream on...

      What would you ask Julian Assange? He joins The Stream on Thursday, and we're looking for Google+ hangout participants. Post your question below and you...

    24. Get Your Tickets for Julian Assange's Keynote Address ON SALE NOW!

      Petite Pointer
      Petition Organizer

      Resistance is Futile
      The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art
      Sydney, Australia. 7-16 June 2013
      Julian Assange will present a Special Keynote speech at the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013), presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) at the University of Sydney on Thursday 13 June 2013 at 5.30pm.
      The Wikileaks founder will address conference delegates and a small public audience via live video link from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
      Julian Assange has a unique insight into the futility, or otherwise, of resisting the incursion of the digital into every aspect of our lives.
      A limited number of general public tickets will go on sale May 20th 2013
      For more information: http://waca.net.au/ai1ec_event/julian-assange-isea-2013-resistance-is-futile/?instance_id=161

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Tanzer AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Assange is an Australian citizen and deserves the right to be supported by our government. It is apparent that he has been subjected to injustice from other countries' national laws. How can our government let this happen?

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    • Wayne Styles GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      Because he is exposing Government corruption and this corruption must be stopped.

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      • about 1 year ago

      Intellectual freedom is the base of civilization

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    • Jacky Kai AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Julian Assange has told the truth.

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    • raine sinclair AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      What kind of world do we live in? a world where telling the truth gets you thrown behind bars? How many times have you scolded your child for telling a lie? Have you raised them to be honest good people who care for others? Well heres the thing...governments will soon change that...they will grow into men and woman who get paid to lie and take part in a foolish facade of political power. get REAL KRudd and protect our Julian Assange.

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