Protecting Julian Assange from US Oct 2021 extradition attempts

Protest starting at BBC house at 1pm on the 23rd Oct 2021

Some ideas for media and text we could use are listed below

Free Julian Assange (Give Peace a Chance)

Jungle Mix Rhythm & Synth (thanks to Keith Sutton for putting this together)

 

Possible Trumpet Fanfare for judge introduction https://youtu.be/4PIjjmq5cqg or https://youtu.be/4Pgam4v9Dsk or https://video.link/w/C9OEb

Lowkey, Freedom (Death of Neo-Liberalism)

Aaron Mate Pushback Thordarson Lied

Galloway on Spying on Assange

Democracy now Thordason Lied

Idea for Thordarson Chant

Thordarson is a Liar,
Thordarson is a Liar,
The Judges are bent
The verdicts for rent
Throw the free press on the fire

for variation we could chant

The US key witness is a Liar,
The US key witness is a Liar,
War crimes must be hidden
The truth is forbidden
While Justice burns on a funeral pyre

Ideas for a warning to Journalists Chant

Journalists, Journalists better watch what you say
The CIA and US State will take you away
Hey Journalists, Journalists watch what you say,
The CIA and US State will take you away

Punishment for publishing, that’s the new normal
That’s the new law, an now their making it formal
Punishment for publishing, that’s the new normal
That’s the new law, an now their making it formal

Journalists, Journalists better watch what you say
The CIA and US State will take you away
You should have spoken out, taken moral stances
Now they throw you in jail, that’s the end of your chances

Journalists, Journalists better watch what you say
The CIA and US State will take you away
Real journalist’s lives will be a living hell
Rotting away inside a supermax cell

Drone killing was exposed by Daniel Hale
He’s another whistleblower who’s been thrown in Jail
Drone killing was exposed by Daniel Hale
He’s another whistleblower who’s been thrown in Jail

Glen Greenwald’s partner, held under suspicion
Craig Murray is a journalist who’s also in prison
Glen Greenwald’s partner, held under suspicion
Craig Murray is a journalist who’s also in prison

Wikileaks showed us what the war-hawks were planning
And these war crimes were exposed by Chelsea Manning
Wikileaks showed us what the war-hawks were planning
And these war crimes were exposed by Chelsea Manning

Thordarson Lied, Sigi Thordarson Lied
Julian Assange his freedom was denied
Thordarson Lied, Sigi Thordarson Lied
Julian Assange his freedom is denied

Justice was denied, they refused to enlist her
God help you in court faced with Judge Baraitser
Justice was denied, they refused to enlist her
God help you in court faced with Judge Baraitser

Something’s going rotten, what a putrid smell
Britain’s Justice being destroyed by Priti Patel
Something’s going rotten, what a putrid smell
Britain’s Justice being destroyed by Priti Patel

Get yer spray cans out, fill the streets with graffiti
Political extradition is forbidden by treaty
Get yer spray cans out, fill the streets with graffiti
Political extradition is forbidden by treaty

Crown Judges you’re a mockery of British justice
You’re a national embarrassment, in that you can trust us
Crown Judges you’re a mockery of British justice
You’re a national embarrassment, in that you can trust us

Journalists, Journalists better watch what you say
The CIA and US State will take you away
Hey Journalists, Journalists watch what you say,
The CIA and US State will take you away

Shame on you BBC

Shame on you BBC, Shame on you
Shame on yooouuuuuu BBC
Shame on you BBC, Shame on you
Shame on yooouuuuuu BBC

Time to break up the BBC
We want to end the Licence Fee
Time to break up the BBC
We want to end the Licence Fee

Shame on you BBC with your biased reporting
Its truth tellers now that the state is deporting
Shame on you BBC with your biased reporting
Its truth tellers now that the state is deporting

Shame on you BBC your reporting is biased
Your studio’s where the hypocrisy’s highest
Shame on you BBC your reporting is biased
Your studio’s where the hypocrisy’s highest

BBC your standing is fast loosing face
Your total news black-out from the facts of this case
Sigi Thordarson’s testimony, a complete fabrication
You’ve kept that secret from the whole of the nation

Thordarson Lied, Sigi Thordarson Lied
Julian Assange his justice is denied
Thordarson Lied, Sigi Thordarson Lied
Julian Assange his justice is denied

Thordarson is a Liar,
Thordarson is a Liar,
The Judges are bent and the verdicts up for rent
They’ve thrown the free press in the fire

The US key witness is a Liar,
The US key witness is a Liar,
War crimes must be hidden and the truth is forbidden
Justice burns on its funeral pyre

Idea for what a good Judge might say

I am the peoples Judge of Public opinion
True British Justice, that is my dominion
The common peoples court, will never go away
United we all stand here, together today
With the evidence before us, I now decree
Julian Assange is innocent, he must be set free
Without further proceedings or any delay
Release him immediately, Set him free straight-way

Ideas for what to say about proceedings regarding rendition and torture

What is “Extraordinary Rendition”?
Extraordinary rendition is the practice of kidnapping people and sending them to countries that use torture or abuse in interrogations. The UK and US governments have both shipped kidnapped persons off to countries where torture is used for interrogation–including Syria, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Yemen and Poland.

What is Guantanamo Bay?
Guantanamo Bay is a detention camp operated by the US government that uses methods of incarceration and integration that utilise torture and sexual abuse.
Indefinite detention without trial and torture led the operations of this camp to be considered a major breach of human rights by Amnesty International, and a violation of Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution.

The Guantanamo detention and torture camp is operated on sovereign Cuban territory Leased to the Unites States Navy. The current Cuban Government strongly condemn the use of their sovereign territory for the US to commit these violations of human rights.

The US government claim that because activities conducted at Guantanamo Bay are happening outside of the US mainland, US and/or international laws on human rights do not apply.

Is it Legal to use Torture?
There is an absolute prohibition on torture in international and UK/US domestic law.

The UK has signed and ratified the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Convention entered into force on 26 June 1987.

Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits torture. The Human Rights Act 1988, which came into force in 2000, incorporated the ECHR into the UK’s domestic law.

Torture is a criminal offence under section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
In A and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No. 2) UKHL 71, 2006, the House of Lords ruled that evidence obtained by torture is inadmissible in any legal proceedings in the UK.

What does rendition and torture have to do with these proceedings against Julian Assange?
Exposing US and UK crimes of kidnap and torture is are the reasons for Julian Assange’s continued persecution and incarceration in solitary confinement.

WHAT IS EXTRAJUDICIAL ASSASINATION/EXECUTION?
Extra Judicial Assassinations/Executions are by definition killings that take place outside any system of justice.
Life is the first and most fundamental right of individuals, without which no other right can be upheld. Extrajudicial executions are a violation of this right to life. They are the deliberate killing of an individual by a State agent (or with their consent) without a legitimate process affording judicial guarantees, such as a fair and unbiased procedure.
Even in war, while occupying a country, states have the obligation to promote and protect the right to life. Unfortunately, the United Nations reports an ever increasing number of “Extra Judicial killings” committed by the Unites States of America.
The Unites States is expanding its program of Extra Judicial Assassinations/Executions that is carried out using either flying robot drones or military death squads. This lawless behaviour is now commonplace, and these murders are rarely considered newsworthy by Western Press.
It is now tacitly accepted by mainstream western media, that as the worlds largest military power, the United States is an “exceptional nation” no longer constrained by international agreements on conduct such as the four Geneva Convention treaties. Anti-war voices demanding adherence to international law are now dismissed by the BBC and UK broadsheet newspapers as being ideologically unrealistic.
What Do Extra Judicial Assassinations have to do With Julian Assange
The Afghan and Iraq papers published by Julian Assange and Wikileaks, exposed the scale of Extra Judicial Assassinations/Executions carried out by the United States military and their allies.
Indeed, by shining a light on the lawlessness of US military occupations, Julian Assange was himself earmarked as a target for Extra Judicial Assassination.
Hillary Clinton is understood to have called for Julian Assange’s to be assassination using drone warfare and it has been recently published that the CIA made plans to execute Julian in Central London by using an armed death squad.
Wikileaks and Julian Assange are now both under Lawfare attack from the Unites States Government This is part of their wider campaign to censor Anti War demands for the US military to begin abiding by international law and to cease committing frequent war crimes.

More ideas

Drone warfare murder was exposed by Danial Hail

He’s yet another Whistle-blower who’s been thrown  in Jail

Glen Greenwald’s partner, held just under suspicion
Craig Murray is a journalist who’s also in prison

WikiLeaks warned us what the war Hawks were planning

Their war crimes were revealed by Chelsey Manning

 

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