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- 2158 days ago -
Ask Ecuador to grant asylum to the WikiLeaks founder.

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Joe R (190)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 7:23 am

Sue H (7)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:13 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:40 am
already signed, TU Nancy

Arielle S (313)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:41 am
signed here, too - the truth is important even if it embarrasses a few people....

Jason S (50)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:37 am
thanks, signed

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:24 pm
noted,signed,tweeted, and shared. Sometimes the truth hurts; even more times we don't like to admit to the truth because it makes us look bad.

Jim P (3257)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:45 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Nancy.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:58 am
Another Julian Assange Petition At This Hotlink Please Consider Signing it Also
Thanks Nancy, had previously signed this one with David's offering. Keep getting the word out.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday June 22, 2012, 10:38 am
Only for US zip codes, sorry

Regina P (67)
Friday June 22, 2012, 1:52 pm
Signed. Thanks

Friday June 22, 2012, 3:54 pm
Done, thanks.

Michela M (3964)
Friday June 22, 2012, 4:22 pm

Fran F (118)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:02 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Mary T (178)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:56 pm
Signed already and also signed the one from Dandelion.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:29 pm

Constance F (418)
Friday June 22, 2012, 10:58 pm
Signed, thank you !

leslie c (18)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 3:46 am
All actions taken. Nancy, your email address is showing
up in the petition on this site. Wanted to let you know in
case you wanted to notify them. Thanks.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:45 am
Thank you for asking Ecuador to grant asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks.
Thanks Nancy.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:35 am

Michael M (60)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:08 am
What is it that John donne said?

"No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee. "

While many of us living under nations involved in this disagree with policies of those nations, Mr. Assange has been threatened with death by politically powerful in the US. The pretense of "security" has gone from irrational personal fear, to an urge to kill any who differ, any who seem not to be completely domesticated or aligned with economic policies.

We will soon know if Ecuador stands with some other nations of the Americas in resistance to attempts at inordinate control. Yet Mr. Assange will remain at risk, from those who pretend that the US citizenry reflects their grasping for complete power over all others.
Many of us have sent direct communication to present US power-holders, asking that they protect what Mr. Assange stands for, and return to the values of civility, free speech, open society, toleration of dissent.

I hope everyone continues to demand that the US move toward transparency in policy, severely limit and control the actions within the military and other agents of international policy, and acts for human rights instead of continuing its increasing paranoia.

That attribute was prominent in the most vile and genocidal regimes on earth, and it is up to each of us to deny its validity in our lives.

Only with demand that the US cease to embrace paranoia, will that nation avoid repeating the evils of Stalin, Hitler, and another nation now extant.

Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:20 am
Signed. Thanks Nancy

Linda S (1)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:02 pm

Natasha Oliveira (1)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:23 pm
"We don't know the facts behind the sexual assault accusations against Assange and can take no position on them."

I find this statement dishonest. The petition narrating the acusations has been made avaliable short after the acusations surfaced. And, if you read them, both acusations seem like textbook cases of rape where the rapist might not even have a clue he's raping (since we live in a rape culture that doesn't value women's autonomy and doesn't think "having sex" with a sleeping woman or disrespecting a woman's issues when it comes to protection - and therefore exposing her to diseases and pregnancy - is not a big deal). It seems way more plausible to me that these women are telling the truth than they would invent such a thing as a trap (why falsely accusing someone of rape, when it's a crime with such a small conviction rate AND when we take rapes like the one alleged in this case - that don't involve weapons or threats seriously? A lot of ppl have even said that the facts he's accused of don't constitute rape. If you're gonna accuse smn of a crime, wouldn't you try to accuse them of smth people will at least take seriously?)

Natasha Oliveira (1)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:30 pm
'doesn't think "having sex" with a sleeping woman or disrespecting a woman's issues when it comes to protection - and therefore exposing her to diseases and pregnancy - is not a big deal"

That should read: "doesn't think having sex, etc, IS a big deal"

Anyway, I don't support jeopadirzing a sexual crime investigation to protect the accuser of supposed human rights violations that he may or may not have suffered. At this point, there is NO evidence that these accusations might be false (nor there it is that they are true), so the only way to find the truth is to go on with the investigation. If that demands Assange being in Sweden, then he has a moral duty to go there. If he doesn't want to be extradited to the US, he should find another way to fight that then to just run away of his duty to contribute to an investigation where he's a suspect.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 5:31 pm

Vicky P (476)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:30 pm

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:53 pm
signed and noted

Reggie Thomas (5)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:45 pm
Took care of that.

Ludger W (71)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:07 am
noted, signed, ty

Antonia Windham (6)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 7:07 am
Do we base our prosecution or not of a man charged with rape on whether we agree with his politics or not? Any person who's accused of sexual assault shouldn't be allowed to run away. The issue's to be decided in a court of law. And if Ecuador were to grant him asylum, other nations should break off diplomatic relations with them. Assange should be tried for the sexual assault and for his actions in damaging the security of multiple countries, especially the U.S.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:09 am
Interesting how some people are after his head for a trumped up charge of rape, when it is now coming out that our own service women have actually been raped by fellow soldiers, officers, and this has been swept under the carpet by the military until just recently. So we wanna go into a forgein country to get "a rapist" when we are hiding rapists among us. So much for protecting women.

Antonia Windham (6)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:19 am
If anyone here were advocating 'hiding rapists among us', Gloria H, you'd be right. But I don't see that. I've a pretty reasonable belief that most Americans want rapists caught and punished, whether their victims are military women or not. What the American military chooses to do (and it hides a lot where there's no legitimate reason to hide) doesn't mean the rest of Americans are automatically in favor.

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:15 pm
signed shared and noted thanks alsothanks for the link to the other petition Dandelion, ive signed noted and shared that one as well! If we dont try to protect whistle blowers, then we run the chance of scaring off or silencing other whistle blowers thanks for this important petition also i dont think this has anything to do with rape its all about shutting someone up and making an example out of them

Esther Z (94)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:02 pm
Noted and signed.

Natasha Oliveira (1)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:10 am
@Gloria H.: Yeah, the ppl who want to investigate the charge against Assange (just like every other accusation of a sexual crime should be investigated) are the same ones covering up the rapes in the military. Flawless logic there.

Lisa N (206)
Monday June 25, 2012, 11:00 am
Thank you for asking Ecuador to grant asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks. Thanks Nancy.

Cindy B (61)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:38 pm
Done, and done. Julian Assange is a hero! Simple as that.

I don't believe for a second that he "raped" anyone. If you look into it, there's much more to the story. I think it was something about the sex being consensual, but then 1 or more of the women had some kind of beef with him over something else.... anyway, it was NEVER rape!

And also, if I may be so bold: he sure wouldn't have to rape ME; I'D put the moves on HIM!

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 7:45 am
It may have been a setup and/or 15 minutes of fame sounded good.

Natasha Oliveira (1)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 9:19 am
@Nancy C.: Oh, the pleasures of being famous as a rape surivvor. Having your personal information publichsed online so you can be exposed to threats, violence and defamation by strangers who will scrutinize your life to prove that you're either a liar or a whore who deserved it. Isn't that every little girl's dream?

Ludger W (71)
Friday June 29, 2012, 10:08 pm
signed again
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