Julian Assange’s release and homecoming celebrated

July 10, 2024
Photo: Stephen Langford

It was a full house at the Harold Park Hotel on July 7 where about 70 people celebrated the release and homecoming of Wiki leaks publisher Julian Assange, who revealed United States war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Speakers included Consortium News (CN) editor-in-chief Joe Laruia, lawyer Mark Davis, activist and lawyer Adriana Navaro and CN reporter and activist Cathy Vogan.

Most emphasised the importance of supporters mobilising for Assange’s release over many years as being critical in his eventual release from Belmarsh prison.

The passing of Assange’s more high profile supporters John Pilger and Daniel Ellsberg were mentioned, as was Israel’s murder, over the last nine months, of about 140 Palestinian journalists in Gaza.

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