The working class must mobilize to free Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning!
The imprisonment of WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange is a political crime that threatens the democratic rights of the entire working class. The Socialist Equality Party demands the withdrawal of all charges, a guarantee against Assange’s US extradition and his safe passage to Australia, and that the Trump administration frees Chelsea Manning immediately and unconditionally.
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The following major political statements published on the World Socialist Web Site advance a programme to achieve these demands.
The following model resolution [download] calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. You can use or adapt this resolution to move at your workplace, college, school, university, union branch or community organisation.
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This meeting of [name of organisation / group] condemns the arrest and imprisonment of WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange and courageous whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.
Assange and Manning have been imprisoned for exposing US and British war crimes that led to the deaths of one million people in Iraq. If extradited to the United States, Assange faces the threat of indefinite detention or charges under the Espionage Act that carry the death penalty.
We demand his immediate release from Belmarsh Prison and that the UK government exercise its veto power to block Assange’s extradition to the United States.
Assange is being punished for the “crime” of publishing true information to the world’s people. His persecution is a threat to press freedom and the democratic rights of the entire working class.
We resolve to fight for Assange and Manning’s freedom and call on [eg: our fellow rail workers/bus drivers] to take up the campaign for their immediate and unconditional release.
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