Assange support rally today in Albany
Albany, New York – A rally in support of Julian Assange, against his arrest and the attempt by the United States to extradite him from the U.K. will be held in Albany, outside the Leo O'Brien Federal Building in Clinton Square, today, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. The rally is being organized by the Upper Hudson Green Party.
The Green Party strongly and unequivocally condemns the arrest of Julian Assange and calls for his immediate release. Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday April 11th and is being held in the United Kingdom for extradition to the United States, where he is very likely to face espionage charges.
Assange is the publisher of Wikileaks, which published documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, human rights violations at the Guantanamo Bay prison and State Department cables that showed corporate corruption of US foreign policy.
This event is hosted by the Upper Hudson Green Party and cosponsored by the Capital District Socialist Party. Speakers will include prominent peace activist Joe Lombardo and Peter LaVenia, co-chair of the Green Party of New York.