Sunday, 3 March 2013

Postcard: Tell the Prime Minister: Defend Assange!

Friends of WikiLeaks held a candlelight vigil at Parliament House last November to highlight the Australian government's abandoning of Julian Assange... download the postcard below. Freely use this image on the web.

A postcard to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Designed for WACA using the stunning photo from the November 12 vigil outside Parliament House, Canberra, organised by ACT Friends of WikiLeaks.
(Photo credit: Sean Munro)



Printer specifications: 184x110mm with a 2mm bleed
The initial print run is 3000 on 310gsm artboard with a matt celloglaze on the front

Here's the message:

Dear Prime Minister,

Mr Assange is an Australian citizen and an award winning journalist, who has not been charged with any crime in any country.

While the UK refuses to grant Mr Assange safe passage to Ecuador, you Prime Minister can end this charade by asking Sweden to interview Mr Assange in London under their mutual legal assistance treaty. 

We request: you seek public guarantees that neither the UK nor Sweden will agree to onwardly extradite Mr Assange to the USA (and make the same guarantee yourself). We also request that you call on our close ally the USA, to publicly state and provide written confirmation that they are not seeking to extradite Mr Assange. 

Are you willing to stand up for an Australian citizen, Prime Minister?

Want to write your own letter? Please keep it polite and post it to:
Prime Minister
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

You'll find sample letters and plenty more information at the WACA site.

Head to a screening of 'Underground: The Julian Assange' story for your postcard to send.

Checkout the new bumper sticker and flyer too.


  1. Julia Gillard,
    As Prime Minister, you are in a position to use diplomatic pressure to end the stalemate and ask Sweden to interview Julian Assange in London. Mr Assange has committed no crime in any country and is an Australian requires assistance of a diplomatic nature. Please intervene on his behalf.

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