Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wikileaks Rally, Sydney.
This clip is of a protest in support of Wikileaks in the Australian city of Sydney, on the 14th of December 2010. I was present at the march. You can see quite clearly that the police started to attack the protestors after blocking their path off the road. There is another protest in support of Wikileaks planned for Sydney on the 15th of January, at Town Hall at 1p.m. This is an extremely important issue. Whatever reservations one might have over specific wikileaks releases, this case will be a defining moment for freedom of information and freedom of press in the information age. Wikileaks did not steal or solicit classified documentation; it merely published the material in collaboration with mainstream media outlets. It is a media organization and should be protected from persecution.
Sign this online petition against any extra-judicial campaign against Wikileaks and to support due process and the rule of law.
The Australian group 'Get Up!' has organized a campaign to buy advertisement in the New York Times in support of Wikileaks and condemnation of those who have called for violence against, Australian citizen and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. You can sign a petition in support and donate: here.