UNITED IN SOLIDARITY

for Julian Assange

"In a world of divide & conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance"

#WikiBees Session 24 - working live in #Unity4J for Julian Assange

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 swift response, supporters organized #ReconnectJulian, a one-off 10-hour-long online vigil event where friends and supporters of Julian came together to speak for the voiceless. As he remained disconnected, the supporters launched #Unity4J - an unprecedented campaign of monthly online vigil events in support of Assange and WikiLeaks, taking place on the first weekend of each month.

After widespread media reporting that Assange was to be imminently evicted, #Unity4J held their first 'emergency meeting' and launched a new organising platform for supporting Julian. Within days, it attracted over 3,000 volunteers to the movement. Those volunteers together spawned #Unity4JDay - monthly on-the-ground protest actions worldwide, in support of Julian and WikiLeaks.

Volunteers collaborate daily on the Discord organising platform and meet online three times a week for what is known as #WikiBees sessions, to further their organising efforts in support of the #Unity4J campaign.

The stakes for this movement 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. The #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.

It has been many months since Julian's internet access and visitation rights at the embassy were abruptly revoked by the Ecuadorian government.

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Scheduled live event - from 7pm UTC, 3pm EDT, 12pm PDT, 8am NZDT

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