Two Sunday Nov 11 PSAs

April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange’, Assange Defense. April 7, 2021, popular resistance

International rallies to mark 2 years since Julian Assange was arrested and imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh.'

Assange supporters Candles4Assange have put together an incredibly helpful list of actions planned for Julian Assange on April 11th around the world, to mark 2 years of his unjust imprisonment. The full Twitter thread is here but we’ve also listed each event by city below.

Los Angeles
12 noon
CBS building -> Hollywood Blvd -> CNN building

New York City
11am
UK Consulate (2nd/47th Streets)
See NYC Assange for more info/contact

Washington DC
April 10th:
12 noon

Ecuadorian Embassy (2535 15th St. NW) -> British Embassy
April 11th:
12 noon
Department of Justice (950 Pennsylvania Ave)
See Action4Assange for more

Denver
1pm
Speer Blvd & Lincoln St
See Denver Action to Free Assange

Raleigh
1pm
Capitol Building (1E Edenton Street)

Seattle
12 noon
City Hall Park
See Seattle4Assange

London
11:30am: 3 Hans Crescent (Knightsbridge station)
1pm: Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Baker Street station)
3pm: HMP Belmarsh (Plumstead Station or No. 380 bus)
See bus tour, more info and how to write your MP here
See the Committee to Defend Julian Assange here

Wellington
12 noon
Cuba/Leftbank
7:30am motorway billboard, Hill St

Auckland
12 Noon
US Consulate (23 Customs St. East)
See FreeAssangeNewZealand

Mexico City
12 noon
Ecuadorian Embassy (Tennyson 217 Polanco)
See AssangeLibre

Toronto
12 noon
US Consulate (360 University Ave)

Frankfurt
1pm
Silent march, Weseler Werft
See FreeAssangeFrankfurt

Düsseldorf
2-5pm
Bertha Von Suttner Platz (near US & UK consulate
See FreeAssangeEU

Glasgow
2pm
George Square

Melbourne
6:30pm
Melbourne CBD
Truth Is Out: Street film 4 Freedom of Julian Assange

Candles4Assange on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Candles4Assange
(Rome will hold a vigil today)

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Also on Sunday Nov. 11 is the second run-off vote for Ecuadorian President: ‘Ecuador presidential election second round: economic crisis and pandemic’, Jorge Martin, marxist.com, April 10, 2021

The electoral campaign for the second round of the presidential elections in Ecuador on Sunday, 11 April has come to an end. The second round pits the banker Guillermo Lasso, the candidate of the capitalist oligarchy, against the candidate of the left-wing UNES, Andrés Arauz, who represents correísmo and who came first in the first round on 7 February. So far, the polls do not suggest a clear winner.

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Two and and a half weeks ago I took another vertigo crash, and am just beginning to pull out of it. It seems that it scrambled my grey matter further, and Mr. wd has had to take off work in order to shepherd me from here to there to steady my on my pins. Over the past two or three days, I'd at least tried to catch up w/ the Popular Resistance newsletter, but had decided not to post about the Assange vigils for which I'd already collected notes. But last night Julian was in my dreams, giving me the incentive to post this.

I'm sure you'll understand that I won't have the wherewithal to answer comments (nor ever watch even part of a video interview again), but I wanted you to be aware of whats afoot globally on his behalf.

Light a candle for Julian, and perhaps a second one for Andrés Arauz.

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Lookout's picture

Sleep is curative. Get all the shut eye you can handle.

Thanks for the heads up on Julian.
Here's a good summary piece from wsws...
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/10/assa-j01.html

Two years ago on Sunday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was seized from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has been incarcerated ever since, fighting extradition to the United States where he faces life imprisonment in barbaric conditions for exposing war crimes, coup plots, mass state surveillance, torture and corruption.

Take care!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

scripps' coverage. just a scan makes me think it's an almost exhaustive report of the true history as well. sleep, yes; RL is more tiring than usual for both of us.

sadly, my comments seem to have made this diary more about me than julian and the (related) ecudorian presidential election.

some vigils have begun, see Candles4Assange on Twitter. i'll need to get offline soonish, although i might come back to embed a few later today. or: if anyone would like to do so, please feel free.

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studentofearth's picture

If this has not been done already might consider following up on possibility of medication/herb side effect or orthostatic hypotension. This article is hard to read maybe Hubby could help. At the end is a long list of generic names of meds which can have an accumulative effect causing dizziness. Sensitivity increases as we age. Most lists are incomplete, this is a easier to read article but suggested alternatives could be better.

Orthostatic hypotension, temporary low blood pressure when first standing up from a sitting position or sitting up from a lying down position. Check blood pressure at the different positions. Again may be caused by many medications and sensitivity increases as we age.

Continue improving, enjoy your contributions.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.

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@studentofearth

and mr. might read them to check, but he and i are a geezer and a geezerette, neither of us are on any meds save CBD cannabis capsules.

i've been doing most of the home health protocols for vertigo, save for one i'd not to thought to check into: acupuncture points. my triggers are indeed non-musical video interviews, and this time i hope i've learned my final lesson. i'd known better, but had wanted to at least try just a bit of one of CB's matthew ehret interview. i walked into our bedroom on one crutch (we call them 'my ponies') and crashed.

dunno how long i was out, but i did manage to get face up, but my left shoulder was, and still is, pretty useless, as is my left eye 4 now. so i spent 3 hours wriggling and trying to get to a phone to call mr. wd home from work. and yes, there were comical aspects to my long journey around this small hogan, with my voice hollering imprecations and jibes to myself!

but yesterday i made it to the kitchen on two ponies...w/ mr. w standing by just in case. the last couple weeks had caused me to remember my favorite love songs, and cuz mr. wd had found and loved this one, this is for him, w/ my profuse gratitude:

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mimi's picture

you ruin your health and you will be needed for a good time longer. Sister, Amiga. Try to sleep. And free yourself from being a slave of your computer.

Here a classic.

When your head gets dizzy he tells you: Lemme sleep.

Good Night.

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@mimi

thank you, ma soeur. srsly, had i not dreamt of julian two nights go, i'd not have posted any of this. i know it may sound silly, but i am a vivid dreamer, and take them to heart. IOW, it seemed the very least i could do for him.

mr. wd is fielding my phone calls, my emails have gone begging, but he did read me a few items from the popular resistance newsletter, one of which i may paste together once my wits gather again to read and decode coherently. most stuff online sounds ike i left it: the Empire against china, iran, russia, VZ. as biden said: 'not much will change' including the political persecution and prosecution of 'the high tech terrorist'...julian assange.

your hint of 'still gotta purpose to serve' reminded me of this glorious santana w/ everlast song:

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Thanks for the news about these Free Assange events.

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wendy davis's picture

@on the cusp

and it's hard not to hope they may help.

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janis b's picture

Please keep in touch when you feel comfortable to.

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wendy davis's picture

@janis b

and thanks for your warm wishes as well as the inspirational marley tune. he was a giant!

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enhydra lutris's picture

That should be your primary focus.

Get well and take care.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

and i'm doing almost everything i can think of...potions, supplements, and even epley maneuvers for re-adjusting inner ear stones for BPPV.

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Cassiodorus's picture

Though it seems as if the shadow government has already gotten what they wanted out of Ecuador -- the handing-over of Julian Assange. Maybe they want Ecuador's mineral resources too, or something, or maybe they want to use Ecuador for palm oil plantations so that the local Ecuadorean bats can spread a new pandemic in the spirit of capitalism as recorded by Andreas Malm.

As for public service announcements:

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"Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.” -- Rosa Luxemburg

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@Cassiodorus

out for a mucho grande IMF loan... good farm land there, too, and forests. do you know what became of the seedy-seeming candidate 'yaku' perez? i'd missed his evaporation from the calculations...

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wendy davis's picture

in two batches so i can check if i've removed the foreign characters well enuff that they embed.

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aren't coming thru automatically. a few more:

gotta get offline now; thanks everyone!

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snoopydawg's picture

It’s getting more attention every day and more people are becoming aware of what happened to Assange and what’s at risk.

Glad you are back to semi better. Sounds like a horrible ordeal and time for you. ,

Hey Mr. WD. Good job taking care of Wendy.

Thank you!

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

The Ostrich should be the national bird not the Eagle

wendy davis's picture

@snoopydawg

but the above tweets indicated that there weren't all that many folks at the vigils. any idea why the images no longer come thru automatically?

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@wendy davis

any idea why the images no longer come thru automatically?

Do you mean images on tweets? If so I can't see them presently. I add blocked something somewhere and and can't see photos. Can't use the Twit on my old Mac either. Hoping to get the new one up soon. I have said that since I bought it. Spoons haven't been available for it.

Was that your question?

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

The Ostrich should be the national bird not the Eagle

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@snoopydawg

but the above tweets indicated that there weren't all that many folks at the vigils. any idea why the images no longer come thru automatically?

now in order to access the art, clicking into each twitter pic is necessary. odd bodkins. for a brief time refreshing the page caused them to appear.

turns out i just noticed today is our 48th anniversary. ; )

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Looks like we are meddling in their election again and are rigging it for our stooge. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

I’d sure love to know what Moreno got in return for selling Julian out. The people got screwed bigly with austerity policies. We sanction the hell out of countries and it mostly effects the poorest, but we have been under sanctions too for a very long time. Even before Reagan, Kennedy’s tenure wasn’t that progressive either.

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

The Ostrich should be the national bird not the Eagle

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@snoopydawg

there were so many early lying smears against arauz it's hard not to figure they'd taken hold. but from al jazeera:

Austerity measures, part of a $6.5bn financing agreement with the International

Monetary Fund that were imposed by President Lenin Moreno – who did not seek re-election, failed to have an effect and only caused more pain.

they reported that lasso said he'd be a 'father figure' and unite the nation, and that there were 1.6 million null ballots, likely due to creepy yaku saying 'destroy your ballots' or close. haven't seen reports like the earlier ones noting that the OAS, et/al. had been interfering, but rafael correa must be dizzy with fury.

goddam. i thought arauz would actually win. thanks for the link.

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