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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:38 AM
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Julian Assange supporters plan protests worldwide
Source: The Guardian

Detention of WikiLeaks founder is focus of demonstrations today as speculation grows over legal move by US authorities

Protests will be held around the world today against the detention of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

Demonstrations are planned in the capitals of Spain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Peru to demand Assange's release, the re-establishment of WikiLeaks domain name and the restoration of Visa and Mastercard credit services to allow supporters to donate money to the whistleblowing site.

A statement on the Spanish-language website Free WikiLeaks said: "We seek the liberation of Julian Assange in United Kingdom territory." The website called on protesters to gather at 6pm (17.00 GMT) in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville and three other Spanish cities.

It also calls for "the re-establishment of the WikiLeaks (wikileaks.org) internet domain," and the restoration of Visa and MasterCard credit card services to enable the "freedom to move money" because no one has "proved Assange's guilt", nor charged WikiLeaks with any crime.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/11/protests-ag...
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:56 AM
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1. K&R...n/t
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:58 AM
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2. From the quoted source (link to which the Guardian doesn't provide):
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 07:59 AM by Ghost Dog
http://freewikileaks.eu/manifestacion-sabado-11-de-dici... /

Da: Sbado, 11 de Diciembre 2010
En las siguientes ciudades:

Madrid a las 18:00
Embajada britnica en Madrid
Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
28046 Madrid
Telfono de la embajada: +34 917 146 300

Alicante a las 18:00
Consulado General Britnico en Alicante
Consulado de Reino Unido en Alicante
Plaza Calvo Sotelo, 1, 03001 Alicante
Telfono del consulado: +34 965 21 60 22‎

A Corua a las 18:00
Consulado de Suecia en A Corua
Sale del Cantn Grande a las 18.00 en el Obelisco haca la Avenida de Linares Rivas 18-21, A Corua, Spain
Telfono del consulado: +34 881 925 275

Barcelona a las 18:00
Consulado General Britnico en Barcelona
Edificio Torre de Barcelona
Avenida Diagonal, 477, 13, 08036 Barcelona
Telfono del consulado: +34 93 366 62 00

Sevilla a las 18:00
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Plaza Nueva 1, Sevilla, Spain
Telfono de la embajada: +34 954 50 56 56

Valencia a las 18:00
Consulado de Suecia en Valencia
Plaza Porta de la Mar 4, pta 8, Valencia, Spain
Telfono del consulado: +34 963940375, +34 963940377

Zaragoza a las 18:00
Frente al Banco de Espaa de Zaragoza
Plaza de Espaa, Zaragoza, Spain
Telfono de la diputacin: +34 976224998

Mlaga a las 18:00
Sale de Plaza Constitucin haca los consulados
Plaza de la Constitucin y se dirige a los consulados Britnico y Sueco. Mlaga, Spain
Telfonos de los consulados: +34 952352300 +34 952 60 43 83

Buenos Aires (Argentina) a las 13:00
Embajada Britnica en Argentina
Dr. luis agote 2412, Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telfono de la embajada: +54 (011) 4808 2200

Mxico DF (Mxico) a las 18:00
Embajada Britnica en Mxico
Ro Lerma 71 (esquina con Rio Sena), Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico DF
Telfono de la embajada: (55) 5207 2089

Bogot (Colombia) a las 18:00
Embajada Britnica en Bogot
Torre Propaganda Sancho, Calle 98 No. 9-03 Piso 4 Bogota, Colombia
Telfono de la embajada: (1) 3176690

Lima (Per) a las 11:00
Embajada Britnica en Per
Torre Parque Mar piso 22, Lima, Per
Telfono de la embajada: (51) (1) 617 3000

Amsterdam (Holanda) a las 14:00
Museumplein, Amsterdam
Holland
Organized by Dutch Pirateparty

So Paulo (Brasil) a las 11:00
Consulado Geral Britanico
Rua Ferreira de Araujo 741 Pinheiros
So Paulo. SP. Brasil



A couple of comments at the Guardian:

"Freedom of expression is the basis of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. To block freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, to strangle humanity and to suppress the truth."

Those are the words of Liu Xiaobao, someone the Western democracies, including the good ol' US of A, claim to admire.

...

Candle vigil outside Wandsworth jail perhaps?

...

Candle light vigil - rather form a ring around Wandsworth and don't let them take him.

...

Protests in Australia, Spain and Brazil, but, strangely and shamefully, nothing in London? Why not? If something is being organised (a demo, a vigil outside Wandsworth?), could anyone who knows the details post them on here?


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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:12 AM
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5. You gave me an idea.
I thought of printing up some 'bookmarks' "wikkileaks - Free Julian Assange" or something like it and inserting them in a 'few' books at my local B&N - especially ring-wing books. :evilgrin:

Will add this quote.

"Freedom of expression is the basis of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. To block freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, to strangle humanity and to suppress the truth." Liu Xiaobao

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:31 AM
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6. That's an excellent idea!
I might do the same thing and spread it around if you don't mind. I love it, so simple. I think you could probably sell them on Cafe Press and send part of the money to Assange's legal defense fund. I have a feeling they would be very, very popular. And especially the idea of putting them in books all over the world.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:50 AM
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14. Ok.
:raised clenched left fist:
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:33 AM
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7. Thanks
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:32 AM
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18. More shameful, though not strange as it's status quo here, nothing in the U.S. n/t
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:59 AM
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3. Won't happen in a media obsessed America
The media gurus have figured out how to dumb down our nation with entertainment and gadgets with two purposes in mind....1- Keep the huddled masses in front of their 3D big screen TV instead of being informed and making critical opinions and in the streets demonstrating 2- Make piles of money in the process


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:06 AM
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4. bingo nt
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:57 AM
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15. You nailed it...
the media and entertainment empire is exactly analogous to Roman Colosseum of old...distract the masses as the back room deals get done.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:02 PM
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22. Not true..there are protests in NYC, MN, and Olympia, wa. I am sure they won't be heavily attended.
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 02:03 PM by krabigirl
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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:39 AM
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8. My kid custom made a tee shirt at zazzle.com
A UFO with the caption "The Truth is Out There And WikiLeaks Will Find It."
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:56 PM
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20. Cool
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:48 PM
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25. Mine made me a "Free Julian" one.
:)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:47 AM
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9. K&R
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:13 AM
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10. **Yawn**
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:26 PM
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21. Rude awakening coming.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:15 AM
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11. **Alarm Clock Buzzer**

hope that helps

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Vattel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:17 AM
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12. Extradition to US would be intolerable. Tell President Obama!
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:53 AM
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13. K&R n/t
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BetsysGhost Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:21 AM
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16. k
& r
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:27 AM
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17. Kick. n/t
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:56 PM
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19. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Joanne.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:24 PM
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23. K&R
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:16 PM
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24. Julian Assange protest in Melbourne sparks peak-hour commuter chaos


That one was Friday afternoon, and there's a rally being held here in Canberra on Thursday afternoon...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:23 AM
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26. Beautiful!
lol

Thanks for posting that.
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