It is lies that start wars and have brought the world to the brink of climate devastation. It is truth, and acting on truth, that can save us.
Our theme for this UN Peace Day rally is Truth Not War. We plan for it to be a broad based, inclusive, colourful and peaceful rally with speeches and music that celebrate Melbourne’s longstanding tradition of rallying for Peace, opposing nuclear weapons and arms buildup, respecting and protecting our environment and showing resolve in protecting peacemakers like WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
Through Wikileaks, Assange alerted the world to what is evidence of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wikileaks also exposed corruption in the global climate agenda. This from the Guardian: “Hidden behind the save-the-world rhetoric of the global climate change negotiations lies the mucky realpolitik: money and threats buy political support; spying and cyber-warfare are used to seek out leverage.”
Furthermore, Australia’s role in AUKUS and acquisition of nuclear submarines are a threat to peace and the environment.
The extradition of Assange to face allegations of espionage would set a dangerous precedent for press freedom. Publishing information that is in the public interest is a cornerstone of media freedom.
Join us at 11am, State Library of Victoria.
Music from 11am.
Speeches start 12noon.
March starts 1pm
To the British Consulate at 90 Collins St then finishing on Parliament steps.
Enough is enough!
Hosted by Melbourne 4 Assange, PEN Melbourne, Anti AUKUS Vic, Extinction Rebellion Vic and Aus
Urge the government to actively call on their counterparts in the UK and US for the extradition order and charges to be dropped NOW.
Please, WRITE to your local MP and demand action for Julian Assange:
Call on them to advocate for Australian citizen Julian Assange, to protect his welfare and his human rights.
Thank them if they have joined the Parliamentary Friendship Group and implore them to join if they are yet to do so.