Hobart 4 Assange and Melbourne for Assange Australia are hosting rallies for Julian Assange and are proposing a Global Day of Action on March 19th , the 20th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.
On the 19th March 2003 the USA led an illegal military invasion of Iraq based on its own fabricated secret intelligence that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction and working with terrorists. This invasion proceeded despite at least 6 to 11 million people turning out in at least 650 cities around the world to protest the United States’ push to invade Iraq in the largest anti-war protests the world has ever seen.
No WMDs or evidence of ties between al-Qaeda and the Iraqi regime were ever found and Iraq is still living with the catastrophic consequences of this invasion, which led to the violent deaths of at least 1 million Iraqi citizens, ongoing destabilisation and the rise of new terrorist organisations armed with US weapons and military training.
Seven years later Wikileaks, with documents provided by Chelsea Manning, exposed the true face of the Iraq war and hard evidence of US war crimes, including the infamous “collateral murder” video. Instead of prosecuting those responsible for the crimes the USA is politically persecuting and torturing the messenger, Julian Assange.
The great truth teller of the Iraq war must not be let to die in jail! We cannot let this date to be forgotten.
Let us come together again, like many of us did 20 years ago, to denounce the US regime wars and to demand Julian’s freedom now!
Please register your action on https://assangefreedom.network/ or by emailing details of your action to firstname.lastname@example.org to share and add to any other global lists you can find.
It can be something small, like a vigil, or hang some banners off a bridge, or project a message onto a wall and also ad action in Internet.
Many peace groups are planning actions on March 19th. Let us link the anti-war protest to the demand for freedom for Julian Assange!