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July 3, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

This Monday, July the 3rd, is not only our day of national celebration of independence from the British Empire.  Monday is also the 52nd birthday of JULIAN ASSANGE, imprisoned for over four years in London, for defending the freedoms of speech and freedom of press which our Founders enunciated in our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.   The US government seeks to prosecute Assange for his legitimate journalistic activity that exposed war crimes, corruption, and abuses of power. The prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act is inherently illegitimate.  His “crime” was to publish classified documents exposing the war crimes of the western military establishment — the same charge the U.S. government leveled fifty years ago against Daniel Ellsberg, who just passed on June 16.

This Monday,  Assange Defense has called for ‘banner drop’ rallies ALL AROUND THE WORLD for Julian’s freedom.  Here in Houston, we’ll meet at 4:30 PM Monday at the Montrose bridge over highway I-59.  We’ll hoist a 10′ banner and signs, rallying support from motorists heading home for the Independence Day holiday.  You are welcome to bring your own signs and flags.  Freedom for Julian Assange is freedom for all of us!  (Find convenient parking on Autrey Street, one short block south of the I-59 Freeway). 

Julian Assange, political prisoner