Thursday, 28 June 2012

Customised WikiLeaks/Assange/Manning headers

Like a customised header for your WikiLeaks/Assange/Manning blog or website? Send your request, including the elements you'd like included, colour preferences and pixel dimensions. Here's a few just completed.

Upload your photo at the Friends of WikiLeaks photo blog

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sydney Rally for Assange & WikiLeaks: July 15

The US-led attacks on WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, have forced him to seek political asylum in Ecuador. Join us to send a clear message to the Gillard government that we expect them to defend and protect Assange.

Here's the poster and flyer for the next Sydney Rally on JULY 15 organised by Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition.

Speakers include
Kellie Tranter, lawyer and human rights activist
Richard Neville, Founder of Oz Magazine
Jim Casey, Secretary of the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union,
Irene Doutney, Greens Councillor for the City of Sydney
Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for PEace and Conflict Studies
Fred Fuentes, Co-convenor, Latin American Social Forum
Gail Malone, peace activist
(updated 10 July 2012)

Please get in touch for hi-res print ready files

Spreading the information: Bengali translations

Thanks to @salimrezanewton in Bangladesh, Bengali translations of Assange posters are being produced. Here's the first ones...

Thanks to Mr M Aslam Liton for rendering the Bangla text on the first poster.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Dirty socks and cat abuse: countering the smears

For more details on the 3 smears highlighted in this new Assange poster head to WLcentral. And remember I am happy to email hi-res files for printing.

If you think the cat abuse smear is too extreme to air, try being named a rapist and a terrorist! Anyway, here's the poster just with Bill Keller's childish 'dirty socks' allegation.
More posters:
Assange: Not running, fighting... poster series
Real questions for Bob Carr... poster series
Facts for Bob... 80 posters/placards

Sealed indictment poster/flyer

Get in touch for hi-res print files or to make requests
Confidential emails obtained from the US private intelligence firm Stratfor show that the United States Government has had a secret indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for well over a year.

Fred Burton, Stratfor’s Vice-President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security, is a former Deputy Chief of the Department of State’s (DoS) counterterrorism division for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

In early 2011, Burton revealed in internal Stratfor correspondence that a secret Grand Jury had already issued a sealed indictment for Assange: "Not for Pub - We have a sealed indictment on Assange. Pls protect."  According to Burton: "Assange is going to make a nice bride in prison. Screw the terrorist. He’ll be eating cat food forever."

A few weeks earlier, following Julian Assange’s release from a London jail, where he had been remanded as a result of a Swedish prosecutor’s arrest warrant, Fred Burton told SkyNews: "extradition [to the US is] more and more likely".


More posters:
Assange: Not running, fighting... poster series
Real questions for Bob Carr... poster series
Facts for Bob... 80 posters/placards

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Real questions for Bob Carr

A new poster series with some real questions Foreign Minister Bob Carr should be asking the US administration.

Thanks for content to Bernard Keane who has written a great article for Crikey magazine entitled "Bob Carr, in full flight from the facts on Assange". Here's an extract:

As Assange laid out carefully in his interview with the ABC on Friday morning, there is copious evidence on the public record of a US investigation into Assange. The evidence has emerged during the trial of Bradley Manning, evidence has come from witnesses like David House who have been subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury pursuing Assange, evidence has come from the efforts of Twitter and Twitter account holders to fight subpoenas relating to the investigation.

More posters:
Assange: Not running, fighting... poster series
Facts for Bob... 80 posters/placards

These are web images: contact me for hi-res print files

Friday, 22 June 2012

Placards for Assange

Show your support in public with these placards. Request more slogans. And keep up to date at WLcentral's live blog.

And some requests...

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Assange: Not running, fighting

Much of the mainstream media is deliberately missing the point... and the facts. Julian Assange is not running from anything, he's fighting for justice.   

The facts in this poster series are thanks to Julian's inspirational mum, Christine Assange. Facts source WLcentral. (updated June 24)

As usual, contact me for emailed hi-res print files

Swedish extradition facts

Australian extradition facts

US extradition facts
US: Your secret grand jury ain't secret
US: busy for a government "not interested" in Assange
And from Ecuador...

SomersetBean posters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Checkout this update: 10 July 2012 

Assange: 'Not Running, Fighting' series revisited

And find more posters:
Real questions for Bob Carr... poster series
Facts for Bob... 80 posters/placards

Extradition facts

From WLcentral: Julian Assange's mother Christine recently tweeted the following facts about extraditions involving the US, the UK, Sweden, and Australia.

Thanks to @jaraparilla and @AssangeC

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Asylum for Assange?

UPDATE from WLcentral's live blog: 01:00 BST Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo PatiƱo Aroca made a statement on Twitter regarding Julian Assange's request for asylum. Here is a translation via @Jaraparilla:
Thanks for the thousands of messages received regarding the request for political asylum made by Julian Assange to the govt of Ecuador yesterday. Assange's request requires in depth analysis. Ecuador declares that it will protect the human rights to life and freedom of expression. We are now studying the risk claimed by Assange of being judged for political reasons and that he could be condemned to death. Ecuador's constitution respects the right to life, does not recognize the death penalty and fully defends freedom of expression. The Ecuadorean government led by Rafael Correa has maintained a sovereign and principal foreign policy which will not change now.

The first thing you can do to support Julian Assange's asylum bid is to add to these messages: email the Ecuador Embassy in London:

For inspiration, read these great letters from Jacob Appelbaum, Mary Kostakidis and Friends of WikiLeaks

And remember the place for all the latest news is WLcentral's live blog.

Please feel free to use this image on your blog (or wherever!)


A great statement of solidarity: I am Julian Assange

To make your mask you will need:
1. A4 printout of the image below
2. A4 size card
3. Glue
4. Scissors (& scalpel)
5. Elastic and/or stick
6. Maybe some sticky tape

Accompanying placard

Solidarity is strength

Don't forget #JA41. Send a personal greeting to Julian for his birthday on July 3. Courage is contagious and Solidarity is strength.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Julian Assange and Sweden - Justice UnDone

Get the facts on the Swedish story from
Also you'll find a great summary of  Swedish extradition facts from Christine Assange at WLCentral.

Download and use or request this image in your flyer, poster etc design

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Message to Julian #JA41

From WLCentral:
" The genie's out of the bottle. Never to go back in again. And Julian Assange, the founder of the International Subversives, coauthor of Underground, member of the Realm, and founder of WikiLeaks and so many other things: he's a man of the times. He can hack, he has his heart in the right place, he's extraordinarily insightful, and he has changed our lives and our world forever.

Here's to Julian Assange on #JA41. May it be the best of all possible birthdays. And many many many many happy returns.

WL Central are currently collecting tweets #JA41 and email greetings to Julian Assange to be published 2 July, the day before his birthday. "

#JA41 images for download

Here are some images below that you can use on your site/blog, as twitter icons... or wherever and however you like.

Messages of support and solidarity are so important... as so many of us who support Julian and the work of WikiLeaks know, because we're the kind of folks who consider what it's like to be in another's shoes. Participate in and promote #JA41 We're all in this together.

As usual, just contact me for files of a different format.

Update: A few more quick ideas...