About the event
It has been many months since Julian's internet
access and visitation rights at the embassy were abruptly revoked by the
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 are now once again organizing a massive event in support
of Assange and WikiLeaks. This collaboration has birthed #Unity4J - An upcoming series of events 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 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 precident regarding press freedom and the
publication of secret or suppressed documents in pursuit of an informed
public and representative accountability. #Unity4J
will 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.
has been months since Julian's internet access and visitation rights at
the embassy were abruptly revoked by the Ecuadorian government.