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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:58 AM

Protest planned over Julian Assange appearance

Published: 15/11/2012 08:14
Updated: 15/11/2012 09:58

A protest is being planned for Julian Assange’s appearance at the Cambridge Union Society via video link.

Ahead of the event on November 27, the Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) Women’s Campaign has launched a national petition in a bid to get the Wikileaks founder’s appearance halted. They oppose the invitation because of allegations of sexual offences made against him.

A CUSU Women’s Campaign spokeswoman said: “We are deeply disappointed the current committee of Cambridge Union Society has decided to re-invite Assange.

“Yet again, the Cambridge Union Society is enabling the rebuilding of the public persona of an alleged rapist ...

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Assange-protest-planned-15112012.htm

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struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #1
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #2
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #3
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #4
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #5
topcat007 Jan 2013 #6
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #7

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:45 AM

1. Are you suggesting some kind of activist action here? If so, what? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:51 PM

2. Assange cancelled the event

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. Were you suggesting some type of action? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

4. If you didn't follow this informative story at the time, here's a quick synopsis with links:


The Cambridge Union offered Assange an opportunity to speak by videolink. The Women’s Campaign started a petiotion drive against the event, arguing it was inappropriate to give a rapist the platform. Assange then backed out, a week in advance, citing technical difficulties with the videolink. He then scheduled a talk by videolink for the same day elsewhere. The Cambridge Union expressed disappointment about his dishonesty

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is set to appear in Cambridge via a video link
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1870649

Assange at the Union - The story so far
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1871880

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Cambridge University talk cancelled
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=252273

Assange snubs the Union
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021869540

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:21 PM

5. You posted some great information. What would you like to see happen? This is

Activist Headquarters. Were you recommending some type of action? Just curious.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:47 PM

6. I wish Hillary Clinton had embraced him.

 

Then, she would be believed when she talks about "transparency".

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:57 PM

7. Protest plan over Assange speech

9:30am Tuesday 22nd January 2013

... The protests are being organised by Simone Webb, president of the Oxford University LGBTQ society (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) over the fact that he is wanted for extradition to Sweden over rape allegations ...

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10175826.Protest_plan_over_Assange_speech/

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