Monday, 28 May 2012

#Rally4JA Flyers

FoWL Flyer for distribution before, during and after the Global Actions for Julian Assange. A5x2 on an A4 sheet for ease of printing/copying.

FoWL statement flyer with further information

Frankfurt FoWL flyer

Berlin FoWL flyer

 of support for Julian Assange and Wikileaks 

Friends of
 Wikileaks (FoWL) are issuing this ‘statement of support’ in
 preparation for the handing down of the UK Supreme Court judgement on
 Wednesday 30th May 2012 in the case of Assange V the
Swedish Judicial Authority.

FoWL are a
 global collective of supporters, groups and networks who are united 
in their appreciation of the work of Wikileaks- an organisation which
 aims to promote greater transparency and accountability of the 
powerful structures in our society in an effort to strengthen
 democracy and uphold global human rights. Wikileaks serves a complex
 and multi-faceted function in our society that goes beyond the
 specific leaks themselves.

The manner 
in which the case against Julian Assange has been conducted and the
 factual inaccuracies that have characterised the mainstream media
 portrayal of both him and Wikileaks lead us to believe that the case
 being decided upon at the Supreme Court is not simply about Julian
 Assange. This case is embedded within a context where Julian, heading 
the Wikileaks organisation, has a sealed indictment against him,
 issued by the US.

Extradition to the US is likely regardless of the 
decision handed down on the 30th May. Wikileaks- a safe 
media organisation which whistleblowers can use to counter
 corruption, and the work of Julian Assange- a journalist and human 
rights activist, are being classed as terrorism. FoWL declare this as

FoWL therefore see a
 direct link between the treatment of Julian Assange in this case and 
the persecution of Wikileaks by the global superpowers. We see this 
as an attempt at suppressing an important tool for prohibiting
 corruption. FoWL stand alongside Julian Assange and the Wikileaks
 organisation and voice our dissent over the politicisation of our
 judicial systems.

At this historical 
juncture we are witnessing a global shift in the role of citizenship-
nations are attempting to reclaim the right to hold the governing 
systems they have democratically elected accountable. History will 
write back to this moment, in judgement of our global response to the
 attempted suppression of knowledge, freedom and accountability. It is
 our future Wikileaks is defending.

We are here- we are watching.

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