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|From: patty guerrero (pattypaxicloud.com)|
|Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 09:19:47 -0700 (PDT)|
> > ---------- P R E S S R E L E A S E--------------------------- > > > > Vigil this July 3rd to Support WikiLeaks, Assange, Manning and Freedom of the > Press! > > > For more information, please contact: > > Paulette Wisnom (paulette [at] runbox.com <>, 608-520-5549) or > > Coleen Rowley (rowleyclan [at] earthlink.net <>, 952 393-0914) > > > > Free Speech Is Under Attack Now More Than Ever > > > > We are all in danger of losing our First Amendment rights if a multi-award > winning editor and publisher with a track record of 100% accuracy and the > courage to publish numerous documents revealing US war crimes can be > extradited by the U.S. government to face prosecution under an unprecedented > application of the 1917 US Espionage Act. > > > Please join us: concerned citizens, military vets, health care providers, > lawyers-- for a First Amendment Rights Educational Event at the Como Zoo and > Conservatory in support of all publishers' and journalists' rights to share > critical information with the public, even when governments want to keep > embarrassing information secret. Remember the “Pentagon Papers” and the > Supreme Court decision that prioritized freedom of the press? The Trump > Administration has now placed that freedom on the chopping block. If news > media, even (and maybe especially) foreign news media is not free to write > and publish the truth, we citizens can't know the truth! Without the truth, > American citizens cannot intelligently govern themselves and constitutional > democracy will cease to exist. Our government is supposed to work for us and > be accountable to us-- not the other way around. > > > JULY 3rd, 2019 1PM to 7PM > > (Let's celebrate American history by standing up for freedom! Celebrate a > day ahead when the Founding Fathers declared their freedom 243 years ago and > also support Wikileaks Editor Assange on his 48th birthday!) > > > We, the people, must act to let those in power know we will not stand for the > loss of any more constitutional rights! > > > The Como Zoo and Conservatory > > 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103 > > (We will have a small table set up off Estabrook Drive in front of the > Conservatory) > > > FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC > > > The recent imprisonment and extradition case pending for Julian Assange, > founder of Wikileaks, along with the already months long re-imprisonment of > Chelsea Manning (whose earlier sentence was commuted by President Obama) > have, in both cases, been found by UN officials to be a form of torture for > merely exercising their legal rights. These recent developments have alarmed > mainstream news officials all over the world and should alarm all Americans. > > > A free society requires a free press, which is the foundation of DEMOCRACY! > > > #Candles4Assange #VFPNational #ACLU #FreeAssange #FreeManning #FreeOlaBini > > > > > > "Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." > --Edward Abbey > > > > > "Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." > --Edward Abbey > > >
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