About the Event
It has been many months since Julian's internet access and visitation rights at the embassy were abruptly revoked by the Ecuadorian government.
In response supporters swiftly organized #ReconnectJulian, a 10-hour-long online vigil event where friends and supporters of Julian came together to speak for the voiceless. We have since organised a massive event in support of Assange and WikiLeaks. This collaboration has birthed the #Unity4J vigils - An ongoing series of events taking place on the first weekend of each month, and a dedicated team of #WikiBees actively working on projects to #FreeJulian.
The stakes go far beyond Assange's personal rights and freedoms, recent diplomatic and legal actions regarding Wikileaks and its emissaries have an enormous potential to set a dangerous precedent regarding press freedom and the publication of secret or suppressed documents in pursuit of an informed public and representative accountability. #Unity4J vigils feature numerous high profile speakers giving testament to their support for and experience with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in a call for Julian to be reconnected to his loved ones and the world, while advocating for safe passage from his arbitrary detention.
The ongoing deprivation of Julian Assange's human rights is an untenable situation and a failure of international law and the governments of the West to uphold justice. In a world of divide and conquer, uniting people is the ultimate act of resistance. Therefore, we must bring together ALL public figures who support Julian and WikiLeaks, regardless of their political views or party affiliation. Putting aside our personal politics in order to create a diverse line-up of advocates who support our message will give us the ability to reach the largest audience possible. The baton of previous generations who fought for the freedom of their counterculture icons has passed to us, and it is our turn to raise our voices in a unified and sustained protest until Julian’s rights are restored.