WikiLeaks Worldwide Protests

SUBHEAD: WikiLeaks and Julian Assange supporters plan worldwide protests, events and actions. By by David Batty on 11 December 2010 in UK Guardian - ( Image above: People hold images of Julian Assange in front of their faces at a demonstration in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Steve Gray/EPA
Detention of WikiLeaks founder is focus of demonstrations today as speculation grows over legal move by US authorities Protests will be held around the world today against the detention of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Demonstrations are planned in the capitals of Spain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Peru to demand Assange's release, the re-establishment of the WikiLeaks domain name and the restoration of Visa and Mastercard credit services to allow supporters to donate money to the whistleblowing site. A statement on the Spanish-language website Free WikiLeaks said: "We seek the liberation of Julian Assange in United Kingdom territory." The website called on protesters to gather at 6pm (17.00 GMT) in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville and three other Spanish cities. x 13px; border-collapse: collapse; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">It also calls for "the re-establishment of the WikiLeaks ( internet domain," and the restoration of Visa and MasterCard credit card services to enable the "freedom to move money" because no one has "proved Assange's guilt", nor charged WikiLeaks with any crime. Assange is in Wandsworth prison in south London after being refused bail on Tuesday. Sweden is seeking his extradition over allegations of sexual assault. His lawyers said yesterday they were preparing for a possible indictment by the US authorities. Jennifer Robinson said her team had heard from "several different US lawyers rumours that an indictment was on its way or had happened already, but we don't know". According to some reports, Washington is seeking to prosecute Assange under the 1917 act, which was used unsuccessfully to try to gag the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. However, despite escalating rhetoric over the past fortnight, no charges have yet been lodged, and government sources say they are unaware any such move is being prepared. Robinson said Assange's team did not believe the US had grounds to prosecute him but understood that Washington was "looking closely at other charges, such as computer charges, so we have one eye on it". Earlier this week, the US attorney general, Eric Holder, said the US had been put at risk by the flood of confidential diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks and he authorised a criminal investigation.
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WikiLeaks Events & Protests
SUBHEAD: A calendar listing of WikiLeaks supporters actions. Note some dates have already past. By Staff on 8 December 2010 for WL Central -

AUSTRALIA: Discussion: Julian Assange, Law & Politics

Melbourne: A meeting to discuss Wikileaks' Julian Assange's legal and political position Speakers: Julian Burnside AO QC, Peter Gordon, John Faine and Professor Spencer Zifcak Date and time: Thursday 9 December 2010, 5:30pm Venue: the Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne Details:

AUSTRALIA: National rallies to defend Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Media release:


Brisbane: Thursday, December 9, 5:30pm Location: Brisbane Square CBD Event page: Read a report from the event.

Sydney: Friday, December 10, 1pm Location: Sydney Town Hall Media contacts: Antony Loewenstein 0402 893 690; Simon Butler 0421 231 011. Rally information: Kylie Gilbert 0451 827 693 Event page: Read a report from the event.

Melbourne: Friday, December 10, 4:30pm Location: State Library Lawns, Melbourne Contact: Vashti Jane 0423 407 910. Event page: Read a report from the event.

Perth: Friday, December 10, 6:00pm Location: Wesley Church, corner of William & Hay Streets, Perth City Event page:

Brisbane: Friday, December 10, 12:00 noon Location: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 295 Anne Street, Brisbane CBD Rally information: Liam Hanlon 0435 266 613. Media contact: Jim McIlroy 0423 741 734 Event page: Read a report from the event.

Hobart: Saturday, December 11, 12:00 noon Location: Hobart Parliament Lawns Event page:

Adelaide: Sunday, December 12, 1:00pm Location: Parliament House Event page:

Melbourne: Tuesday, December 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location: State Library Event page:

Canberra: Thursday, December 16, 5:30pm Location: Garema Place, Civic Event page:

Melbourne: Monday, December 20, 7.00 p.m. Location: Conference Room, Arts House, Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne Getting there: Melway Reference: 2B A9 Organizer: SEP Australia Tickets: $4/$2 concession Event page:

Sydney: Tuesday, December 21, 7.00 p.m. Location: Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills Getting there: Close to Central Station Organizer: SEP Australia Tickets: $4/$2 concession Event page:


London: Saturday, December 11, 11:00am - 6:00pm Location: Cumberland Gate at Marble Arch Hyde Park. Nearest tube station: Marble Arch Event page:

London:, Monday, December 13, 4pm Location: Swedish Embassy, 11 Montagu Place, London W1H 2AL Topic: Against extradition to Sweden ( Campaign) Event page: Campaign website:

London: Tuesday, December 14, 11:00am - 6:00pm Location: City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, 70 Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P Directions: Google maps Nearby stations: St. James Park, Victoria and Pimlico Campaign website:


Washington, DC: Thursday, December 16, 10:00am Location: In front of the White House Event details:

New York City, NY: Thursday, December 9, 6:30pm - 0:30am Location: New York Times Bldg, New York, NY 10018 Event page:

New York City, NY: Thursday, December 9, 5:00pm Location: Federal Building, Broadway between Worth and Duane St, NY, NY Getting there: A, C, E, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains to Chamber and/or Brooklyn Bridge stops Event page: Facebook page: Organized by: International Action Center, 212-633-6646

Olympia, WA: Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Heritage Park (5th Ave and Water St) Event page:

New York City, NY: Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 noon Location: British Consulate-General at 845 Third Ave.

Minneapolis, MN: Monday, December 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm Location: Senator Klobuchar's Minneapolis Office, 1200 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN Event page:

Washington DC, other locations: Saturday, January 15 Location: To be announced Event page:

Miami FL:: Monday, December 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: U.S. Attorney's Office Building, 99 Northeast 4th Street, Miami, FL Event page:

San Jose, CA: Friday, December 10, 2010, 12pm - 3pm Location: In front of San Jose City Hall Event page:

San Jose, CA: Thursday, December 16, all day Location: San Jose State University


Hamburg: Saturday, December 11, 11:00am - 6:00pm Location: To be announced Event page:


Montreal: Sunday, December 18th, 1:00pm Location: Concordia EV Building Event page:


Vienna: Wednesday, December 22th, 8:00pm – 10:00pm Location: In front of the Parliament Event page:


Lisbon: Saturday, December 11, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Largo do Chiado Event page:


Amsterdam: Saturday, December 11, 2:00pm Location (updated): Museum Square

Den Haag: Saturday, December 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm Location: Binnenhof Event page:


For freedom, say no to state terrorism

Madrid: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Embajada británica en Madrid (British Embassy), Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046 Madrid Event page:

A Coruña: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Embajada de Suecia en A Coruña (Swedish Embassy): Sale del Cantón Grande a las 18.00 en el Obelisco hacía la Avenida de Linares Rivas 18-21, A Coruña, Spain Event page:

Barcelona: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Consulado General Británico en Barcelona (British General Consulate), Edificio Torre de Barcelona, Avenida Diagonal, 477, 13º, 08036 Barcelona Event page:

Sevilla: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Plaza Nueva 1, Sevilla, Spain Event page:

Valencia: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Consulado de Suecia en Valencia (Swedish consulate), Plaza Porta de la Mar 4, pta 8, Valencia, Spain Event page:

Zaragoza: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Diputación de Zaragoza, Plaza de España 2, Zaragoza, Spain Event page:


Buenos Aires: Saturday, December 11, 1pm Location: Embajada Británica en Argentina (British Embassy), Dr. Luis Agote 2412, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Event page:


Lima: Saturday, December 11, 1pm Location: Embajada Británica en Perú (British Embassy), Torre Parque Mar piso 22, Lima, Perú Event page:


Ciudad de México: Saturday, December 11, 6pm Location: Embajada Británica en Mexico (British Embassy): Río Lerma 71 (esquina con Rio Sena), Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico DF. Event page:


São Paulo: Saturday, December 11, 11am Location: Consulado Geral Britânico (British Consulate), Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 741 – Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brasil Event page:

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