Julian Assange receives gold medal for human rights

Sydney Peace Foundation Statement, May 10 Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation’s Gold Medal at a ceremony overnight in London’s Frontline Club for “exceptional courage in the pursuit of human rights”.

Presented by veteran Australian broadcaster Mary Kostakidis, The Sydney Peace Medal recognises Assange’s leadership, courage and tenacity in journalism and publishing, and pays tribute to his enduring conviction that truth matters and justice depends on it.


Sydney demands information freedom and justice for Bradley Manning

Around one hundred people came out to Sydney’s Town Hall Square as part of an international weekend of solidarity rallies calling for an end to the persecution of alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning.


Breaking Australia's silence: WikiLeaks and freedom forum held in Sydney

Breaking Australia's silence: WikiLeaks and freedom' was a public forum held on 16 March 2011 at the Sydney Town Hall. The event was staged by the Sydney Peace Foundation, Amnesty, Stop the War Coalition, and supported by the City of Sydney.

Chaired by Mary Kostakidis, it featured speeches by John Pilger, Andrew Wilkie MP (the only serving Western intelligence officer to expose the truth about the Iraq invasion) and Julian Burnside QC, defender of universal human rights under the law.


Activist Films Perth Wikileaks rally video: 29th January 2011

29 January a group of freedom of speech activists rallied to defend wikileaks. The rally was in response to attacks made on wikileaks and key people involved in it by various government organisations around the world, especially America (where some senior politicians have called for him to assassinated) and also Australia.
Video on Youtube


Julian Assange solidarity vigil - British Consul Brisbane 7th Feb 2011

Yesterday afternoon a handful of people held a vigil at he British consulate in Brisbane to mark the attempted extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. We held signs reading, "Free Julian Assange, Free Bradley Manning" and "In An Age of Universal Deceit Telling The Truth is a Revolutionary Act"

It was a bit of a disappointing turnout, but the vigil was not advertised other than by our email network. However the police must have been taking lessons form Wikileaks, because they knew all about it, and well outnumbered us!


Julian Assange video speech to Melbourne Wikileaks public meeting

On Friday 4th of February 2011, people gathered at a GetUP organised event at Melbourne's Federation Square to here a number of speakers discuss the threat to liberty posed by the assault on both Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Speakers included: Jennifer Robinson (Assange's UK lawyer), Adam Bandt (Federal MP for Melbourne), Peter Gordon (Principal of Gordon Legal), Lizzie O'Shea, (Melbourne public interest solicitor) and Christopher Warren ( Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance).


"Hands off Wikileaks” and “Free Bradley Manning” rally. Melbourne 29/1/2011

People again gathered in Melbourne to show their support for Wikileaks. The rally commenced at the Melbourne State Library with a variety of speakers including Adam Bandt (Greens Federal MP), Rob Stary( Assange's Lawyer in Australia) and Brian Boyd (Secretary Victorian Trades Hall).

Related: Photos by Nicholas Brennan on Flickr


Open letter from Anonymous to the UK government - response to 5 arrests

Dear UK government,
We are Anonymous. It has come to our attention that you deemed it necessary to arrest five of our fellow anons for their participation in the DDoS attacks against PayPal, Mastercard, and others, that have been carried out in our name in retaliation for those organisations’ actions against WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks advisory board member Phillip Adams' statement on Wikileaks

This is a statement from Australian broadcaster Phillip Adams. It was read at a WikiLeaks support rally in Sydney on January 15, 2011. Mr Adams is an Advisory Board member of WikiLeaks and a highly respected Australian media presenter.