The Green Party supports whistleblowers

Julian Assange, the world’s most prominent political prisoner, is still fighting for his life. And it’s our collective freedom that hangs on his fate.

This morning, the high court in the U.K., where Assange has been incarcerated for 12 years, issued a new order related to his pending extradition to the U.S. Julian was granted the right to a new trial IF and only if the U.S. government cannot give so-called “satisfactory assurances” about how his case will be handled.

300 doctors have written to the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, to remind her that Julian Assange's stroke has not been discussed in the courts & that the US assurances, based on a mental health condition only, are obsolete.

Our guests are Dr. Jill Stein, Prof. Bill Hogan, Dr. Sue Wareham & Mary Kostakidis.

CORVALLIS, OR – Greens are committed to peace and non-violence including calling out the militarism that plagues our country. We stand in solidarity with whistleblower Daniel Hale who was prosecuted under the Espionage Act, and which unjustly denies him civil rights protections under the Whistle Blower Act of 1989.

Facing 30 years in the federal penitentiary if found guilty at trial, Hale pleaded guilty to one count of leaking classified information on the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program. He now faces 10 years behind bars, sentencing by federal court by Judge Liam O'Grady on Tuesday July 27, 2021. He was sentenced to 47 months.

  • Downtown MKE 10:00 am Saturday just north of the Sunburst Sculpture | See Julian's Father & Brother #homerun4julian

MADISON, WI – As part of the #homerun4julian USA tour to save Julian's life, the Wisconsin Green Party is joining a "Meet the Shiptons: Julian Assange's Father and Brother" – public rally outside near the Sunburst Sculpture. Chat with the Shiptons as they discuss Julian – the peace advocate and publisher currently held in Belmarsh prison as the U.S. appeals.

  • Wikileaks and the Future of Malign Institutional Secrecy

The Green Party supports worldwide efforts to promote institutional transparency, because many social evils arise from the concealment of malign actions and policies. Wars, domestic repression, and economic mismanagement are all enabled by secrecy and deception of the public. Accordingly, the Green Party US Peace Action Committee calls for the immediate release of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, by the UK authorities and dropping of all charges against him by the US government.

The United States Government is engaged in a campaign of personal destruction directed at Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. Under the cover of questionable legal arguments, The US has carried out a relentless, multifaceted, punitive program aimed at making an example of an Internet publisher who has challenged the power of the US national security establishment. Through the actions of the US government, Assange has been stripped of his political asylum, imprisoned by the UK, and is awaiting extradition to the US to face espionage charges with a penalty of life imprisonment. He is being held in Belmarsh prison, a high-security facility, officially for the minor crime of a bail violation but for the ultimate purpose of rendition to the US. Assange was recently moved to the hospital wing at Belmarsh, and reports indicate he is in poor health.

The arrest of Julian Assange not only puts the free press in the United States at risk, it puts any reporters who expose US crimes anywhere in the world at risk. As Pepe Escobar wrote

"Let's cut to the chase. Julian Assange is not a US citizen, he's an Australian. WikiLeaks is not a US-based media organization. If the US government gets Assange extradited, prosecuted and incarcerated, it will legitimize its right to go after anyone, anyhow, anywhere, anytime."

  • Strong Support For Wikileaks Publisher's Immediate Release Among Michigan Greens

(DETROIT, MI – 04/15/2019) Leaders and members of the Green Party of Michigan issued strong reactions to the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by Metropolitan Police officers last Thursday. Greens cited journalistic freedoms and whistleblower protections should be available to Assange, who has been confined inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012.

Pippa Bartolotti, former chair of the Wales Green Party, addressing the rally

Albany, New York – The Upper Hudson Green Party rallied today in support of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, and against his imprisonment and potential extradition to the United States to face charges. These consist of aiding Chelsea Manning in remaining anonymous as she leaked evidence of grave war crimes by the United States government to Wikileaks, which commentators have pointed out is standard journalistic practice.

Julian Assange interviewed by David Cobb at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention. The conversation took place on August 6, 2016 at the University of Houston.