LONDON – Earlier today, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced by a British court to 50 weeks in jail for bail-jumping in 2012. On the eve of the court hearing regarding the U.S. request for his extradition, Assange supporters gathered at Bloomsbury Baptist Church in central London for a powerhouse lineup of speakers hosted by George Galloway.
From the event organisers of ‘Imperialism on Trial – Free Julian Assange‘:
“The state of imperialism in general, and the case of Julian Assange in particular, will be presented by an esteemed panel of speakers.
We recognise the dire situation that Julian faces, and feel so passionately for him, on a human level. We also recognise the severity of the further charges he will face if extradition to the US is granted.
This case is a watershed moment, and potentially end times as we know it, for journalism. We must all stand with Julian, if we are to protect what’s left of a free press. Exposing war crimes is not a crime!
All monies from ticket sales will go to Julian’s defense team.”
This latest stop on the ‘Imperialism on Trial’ event tour included the following speakers:
- Craig Murray
- Annie Machon
- Emmy Butlin
- Alexander Mercouris
- Peter Ford
- Patrick Henningsen
- Neil Clark
- Sheila Coombs
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