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The Assange vigil and booklet

By 7 December 2012 72

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This in from Jane:

Candlelight vigil for Assange, Parliament House 30 November

Taken at the Candlelight Vigil for Julian Assange last Thursday night.

ACT Friends of Wikileaks is now making a booklet with this photo and messages to the Government.

Please send your message to actfowl@gmail.com asap.

Names will be included unless advised otherwise.

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72 Responses to The Assange vigil and booklet
#1
mossrocket9:03 am, 07 Dec 12

Lol – that’ll work…

#2
bigfeet9:19 am, 07 Dec 12

Free him from what?

He is the one who locked himself up in an embassy. He can walk out whenever he likes.

Man-up, face the sexual assault charges. It’s Sweden for God’s sake. You couldn’t ask for a more liberal democracy to face court in.

#3
NoImRight10:02 am, 07 Dec 12

“actfowl”. LOL. Poultry fanciers must be bitter they missed out on that address.

#4
Masquara4:36 pm, 07 Dec 12

Man up & face the Swedish courts. This religiously-motifed hagiography by Assange’s moronic groupies around the heavily compromised (human rights dialogue regarding Ecuador, anyone?) little narcissistic sh*t is nauseating.

#5
LSWCHP9:10 pm, 07 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

Free him from what?

He is the one who locked himself up in an embassy. He can walk out whenever he likes.

Man-up, face the sexual assault charges. It’s Sweden for God’s sake. You couldn’t ask for a more liberal democracy to face court in.

Colour me cynical, but if he actually went to Sweden I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Mr Assange was mysteriously renditioned from there to the USA via a long and painful detour to Egypt featuring water, boards and electrodes on the testicles.

I know that scenario isn’t super likely, but it wouldn’t surprise me. And if he went to Sweden I’d actually bet on him ending up in the USA one way or another, with or without the waterboarding and electrode action.

Far more likely though is that Mr Assange will simply commit “suicide” or die of “natural causes” before too long. There’ll be a bit of a kerfuffle, wild accusations will be thrown around and then he’ll be gone and quickly forgotten.

#6
ScienceRules10:57 pm, 07 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

Free him from what?

He is the one who locked himself up in an embassy. He can walk out whenever he likes.

Man-up, face the sexual assault charges. It’s Sweden for God’s sake. You couldn’t ask for a more liberal democracy to face court in.

Bigfeet, I think his claim for asylum in Ecuador has little to do with the Swedish charges of sexual assault and is more about the liklihood of his extradition to the US from which he’s unlikely to ever be freed from prison.

His obvious personality flaws aside, the support for Assange is based in the notion of freedom of information and speech that the US seems to revile on a world scale right now. At least that’s the basis of my feelings anyhow.

#7
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:35 am, 08 Dec 12

Big feet and masquara. Wow, really are ignorant, huh?
It’s not the Swedish court he is hiding fom.

#8
bigfeet7:53 am, 08 Dec 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Big feet and masquara. Wow, really are ignorant, huh?
It’s not the Swedish court he is hiding fom.

If the US wanted to extradite him why wouldn’t they do it through a country that is one of their greatest allies and has also been harmed by wikileaks and is likely to support their application for extradition? Like the UK for example.

Sweden has one of the most liberal and open democracies in the world. It would be extremely unlikely that they would hand him over.

He has much less to fear by going there than staying in the UK.

#9
vg2:07 pm, 08 Dec 12

In company with Bradley Manning this clown released classified information to the public. If he wants to play first grade he can man up and wear the results.

What Assange is hiding from is consequences of his actions……which he seemingly isn’t man enough to face

#10
Mr Evil3:26 pm, 08 Dec 12

No sympathy from me for a guy who has no concern at all for anyone else but himself. Who knows how many Afghanis and Iraqis have died as a consequence of information released by Wikileaks, due to the rush to release it all before it was fully checked to see that all names had been removed?

And really, if the US wanted Assmange wouldn’t you think they’d have nabbed him at any time before he gained ‘political asylum’ in the Ecuador embassy? I mean it wouldn’t have been that hard – most of the media knew where he was ‘hiding’, so it would have been pretty easy for a SEAL team to take him down.

The guy is a arrogant pig who is only interested in creating his own cult of personality; he should man up and face the music in Sweden.

#11
astrojax3:32 pm, 08 Dec 12

vg said :

In company with Bradley Manning this clown released classified information to the public. If he wants to play first grade he can man up and wear the results.

What Assange is hiding from is consequences of his actions……which he seemingly isn’t man enough to face

in due respect, these ‘clowns’ released information that the government [usa] had clasified – but why did they do that? did they have a right to do so? shouldn’t the people, for whom they govern, have a right to know? as for hiding from the consequences of his actions – perhaps he is hiding from the likelihood of excessive retribution from a government who is cowering from the truth and the fact they withheld information to which their citizens should be privvy. i know i would. ask david hicks.

#12
bigfeet4:01 pm, 08 Dec 12

vg said :

In company with Bradley Manning this clown released classified information to the public. If he wants to play first grade he can man up and wear the results.

What Assange is hiding from is consequences of his actions……which he seemingly isn’t man enough to face

Couldn’t agree more.

I would love to see him prosecuted for what he has done. Its a pity Australia is too gutless to take action.

#13
Jim Jones4:48 pm, 08 Dec 12

vg said :

In company with Bradley Manning this clown released classified information to the public. If he wants to play first grade he can man up and wear the results.

What Assange is hiding from is consequences of his actions……which he seemingly isn’t man enough to face

Ah yes, the “crime” of embarrassing people in power. Very serious, we can’t have that. Lock them up away from human eyes and torture them.

#14
ScienceRules5:54 pm, 08 Dec 12

vg said :

In company with Bradley Manning this clown released classified information to the public. If he wants to play first grade he can man up and wear the results.

What Assange is hiding from is consequences of his actions……which he seemingly isn’t man enough to face

VG, he released information documenting war crimes committed by US forces against civilians and others. How is that in any way a bad thing?

The US is involved in two illegal, immoral wars and is being called on the lies that maintain the fantasy that what is happening is in any way “just”. Manning has been held in solitary confinement, tortured and denied a trial for years now. Is this the sort of society we want to live in?

I thought that the western, “civilised” world was better than that.

#15
breda7:48 pm, 08 Dec 12

The narcissistic creep is not in jail – although perhaps he should be.

As for the extradition/rendition brouhaha, it’s crap. The UK has an extradition treaty with the US, so they could have tried long before any of this happened.

I love how his supporters coughed up thousands of quid for his bail money, because he was such a nice guy and honourable person, and then when he skipped they tried to get their money back. It says it all about both him and his over-entitled fans – the rules are only for the plebs.

#16
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:03 pm, 08 Dec 12

It appears there is a lot of uninformed, ignorant and clues less jones/Hadley listeners here.

Gross.

#17
bundah9:45 pm, 08 Dec 12

Assange is obviously prolonging the inevitable given he can’t stay cooped up in the embassy forever.It’s time to come out and face the music for there are and need to be consequences for his actions regardless of whether we on RA think he’s a hero or villain.

#18
ScienceRules10:34 pm, 08 Dec 12

breda said :

The narcissistic creep is not in jail – although perhaps he should be.

As for the extradition/rendition brouhaha, it’s crap. The UK has an extradition treaty with the US, so they could have tried long before any of this happened.

I love how his supporters coughed up thousands of quid for his bail money, because he was such a nice guy and honourable person, and then when he skipped they tried to get their money back. It says it all about both him and his over-entitled fans – the rules are only for the plebs.

I think you’ll find most of his supporters rally because of what he and WikiLeaks do and couldn’t give a rats bum about whether he’s a “nice guy” or even an “honourable person”. From the interviews I’ve heard he doesn’t sound like someone I’d be comfortable having around to dinner, but I think what he does is necessary and moral.

#19
Masquara2:19 am, 09 Dec 12

astrojax said :

ask david hicks.

David Hicks? Antisemite and Taliban supporter? What does he have to contribute to the world?

#20
Mr Evil9:13 am, 09 Dec 12

ScienceRules said :

I think you’ll find most of his supporters rally because of what he and WikiLeaks do and couldn’t give a rats bum about whether he’s a “nice guy” or even an “honourable person”. From the interviews I’ve heard he doesn’t sound like someone I’d be comfortable having around to dinner, but I think what he does is necessary and moral.

What he does is moral? Yeah right, except in the case where it’s laws or legal authority that applies to him directly, which he then chooses to ignore! While we mightn’t agree with the Swedish rule of law, he has been alleged to have committed a crime under Swedish law and the Swedish authorities want to question him in Sweden. Using the excuse that he can’t go to Sweden because the ‘evil’ Americians want to arrest him is a sign of a cowardly, weak & lame individual and is just plain wrong. In my eyes, until he faces the Swedish authorities, Assange is nothing but a creepy sexual predator.

While I will admit that some of the information Wikileaks released has been worth airing, all the good work has been more than undone by Assange’s personality defects.

#21
Deckard9:46 am, 09 Dec 12

Jim Jones said :

Ah yes, the “crime” of embarrassing people in power. Very serious, we can’t have that. Lock them up away from human eyes and torture them.

Embarrassing for the people in Iraq who were informants working for the US and had their names published. I’m sure them and their families just died of embarrassment.

Whistleblowing evidence of US war crimes is good. Giving out the names of those who secretly helped the US is terrible and has probably led to their deaths.

And I seriously doubt that IF he was extradited to the US they’d send him off to be tortured or never to be seen again. Especially given the high profile of the case. He’s not some taliban fighter that no one will care if he disappears.

#22
Diggety10:29 am, 09 Dec 12

ScienceRules said :

breda said :

The narcissistic creep is not in jail – although perhaps he should be.

As for the extradition/rendition brouhaha, it’s crap. The UK has an extradition treaty with the US, so they could have tried long before any of this happened.

I love how his supporters coughed up thousands of quid for his bail money, because he was such a nice guy and honourable person, and then when he skipped they tried to get their money back. It says it all about both him and his over-entitled fans – the rules are only for the plebs.

I think you’ll find most of his supporters rally because of what he and WikiLeaks do and couldn’t give a rats bum about whether he’s a “nice guy” or even an “honourable person”. From the interviews I’ve heard he doesn’t sound like someone I’d be comfortable having around to dinner, but I think what he does is necessary and moral.

And do you think a judge presiding over a rape trial should see it that way also? That the work he does is ‘necessary and moral’, and therefore obliged to pardon him?

Assange advocates need to learn separate an institution (Wikileaks) from an individual (Assange).

You may like Wikileaks, but that does not mean it’s founder can break laws that are completely unrelated to effective running of his organisation.

#23
drfelonious11:33 am, 09 Dec 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

It appears there is a lot of uninformed, ignorant and clues less jones/Hadley listeners here.

Gross.

Mate – I know it is tempting to see the world in black and white, but it is lazy thinking. The world is not simply divided into Assange supporters on one side and Ray Hadley/Alan Jones listeners on the other. I, for one, happen to dislike both camps because both Assange supporters and wingnut radio jock audiences share the same traits of lazy thinking and easy stereotyping.

#24
schmeah11:57 am, 09 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

Man-up, face the sexual assault charges. It’s Sweden for God’s sake. You couldn’t ask for a more liberal democracy to face court in.

Clearly someone who fails to grasp the political reality of Sweden’s status as the Scandinavia’s number 1 US lackey state. The US relations with Sweden are an amplified version of our own.

#25
Diggety3:13 pm, 09 Dec 12

schmeah said :

bigfeet said :

Man-up, face the sexual assault charges. It’s Sweden for God’s sake. You couldn’t ask for a more liberal democracy to face court in.

Clearly someone who fails to grasp the political reality of Sweden’s status as the Scandinavia’s number 1 US lackey state. The US relations with Sweden are an amplified version of our own.

How do you figure that?

Or did you read it on fairgo4rapists.com?

#26
janecb3:55 pm, 09 Dec 12

The facts speak for themselves. Check them out here: http://wlcentral.org/node/1418
Assange is also supported by Malcolm Fraser http://wlcentral.org/node/2784.

#27
breda4:10 pm, 09 Dec 12

drfelonious is right. FYI, I have never listened to either Jones or Hadley – don’t even know which stations they are on.

As for Sweden being the US’ “number one lackey”, it seems odd that Assange felt quite comfortable spending quite a bit of time there and using it as party central if that is the case. His presence there was no secret. Only now that he faces questioning – not arrest, just questioning – over alleged sexual offences is he suddenly in fear of his life if he returns.

#28
janecb10:55 pm, 09 Dec 12

The 4 Corners program ‘Sex, Lies and Julian Assange’ is also very informative. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/07/19/3549280.htm

#29
Masquara3:40 am, 10 Dec 12

breda said :

drfelonious is right. FYI, I have never listened to either Jones or Hadley – don’t even know which stations they are on.

As for Sweden being the US’ “number one lackey”, it seems odd that Assange felt quite comfortable spending quite a bit of time there and using it as party central if that is the case. His presence there was no secret. Only now that he faces questioning – not arrest, just questioning – over alleged sexual offences is he suddenly in fear of his life if he returns.

Indeed – as is his wont, he was partying with politicians and jetsetters in Sweden as a leftie celebrity.

#30
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:33 am, 10 Dec 12

breda said :

drfelonious is right. FYI, I have never listened to either Jones or Hadley – don’t even know which stations they are on.

As for Sweden being the US’ “number one lackey”, it seems odd that Assange felt quite comfortable spending quite a bit of time there and using it as party central if that is the case. His presence there was no secret. Only now that he faces questioning – not arrest, just questioning – over alleged sexual offences is he suddenly in fear of his life if he returns.

If all they want to do is question, then why not via video link?

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