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"Just" Foreign Policy--Urge President Correa to Grant Asylum to Julian Assange

World  (tags: Julian Assange, Just Foreign Policy, Ecuador, Espionage Act, President Correa, asylum, USA, Australia, UK, Wikileaks )

- 2164 days ago -
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who fears being extradited to the U.S. to face charges of violating the Espionage Act for his role in leaking U.S. diplomatic cables, has asked Ecuador for political asylum.

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Sue H (7)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:20 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 4:06 pm

WikiLeaks has made a tremendous contribution to exposing U.S. foreign policy to public scrutiny. The importance of transparency and public information to reforming U.S. foreign policy cannot be overstated.

Recently, Just Foreign Policy worked with the offices of Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. John Conyers to support a letter signed by 26 Members of Congress to President Obama pressing the Administration to disclose more information about its drone strike policy, particularly concerning civilian casualties and so-called "signature strikes" that target unknown people based on (often faulty) intelligence of suspicious activity.

Polls have suggested that the drone strike policy is popular in the U.S., but the popularity in the U.S. stems from ignorance: the American people don't know what they are supporting, because the reality of the policy has been hidden from public scrutiny. That's why it's so important that information about U.S. foreign policy be made public.

Therefore—in addition to our concern for Assange's individual human rights—people who are working to reform U.S. foreign policy have a big stake in what happens in the Julian Assange/WikiLeaks case.

If the U.S. government succeeds in intimidating whistleblowers, it will be harder to reveal information about U.S. foreign policy in the future, and therefore it will be harder to reform U.S. foreign policy. That's why it's so important for President Correa—who has legitimate reason to be concerned about possible retaliation from the United States—to hear from Americans urging that he grant Julian Assange's request for political asylum.


Carol H (229)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 4:57 pm
signed and noted

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 7:37 pm
I hear you. As an American woman I just want to cringe. How many years to get women into various types of careers and this one rises to the top. Egads.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 7:37 pm


Mary T (178)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:54 pm
Thanks Dandelion, Signed.

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:28 pm
Signed. TY Dandelion

Angelika R (143)
Friday June 22, 2012, 2:05 am
Sheryl, I need not be American to cringe as well! I don't even regard that person as "woman" ---
And thanks for making an additional post for this petition, I realize few people read all comments to a post and pay attention to links therein.
If you have watched the video (The Julian Assange Show: Rafael Correa

Angelika R (143)
Friday June 22, 2012, 2:59 am
hmm, for some reason my comment went only half through.., again:
If you have watched the video -link above-you will likely conclude that Assange's bid for asylum will probably be responded positively. I don't know if the additional info about the letter Assange wrote to Correa and the president's reaction was published in the US, our German media had some on that, refering to a telesur interview

Sheryl G (360)
Friday June 22, 2012, 6:34 am
Thank you Angelika for your additional input and for your many contributions to the C2 community.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:13 am
already signed, thanks Dandelion

Nancy C (806)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:06 am
Another on my news page...Thanx
Asylum for WikiLeaks Founder ACTION

Jim P (3257)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:46 am
Petitions signed.

Ty, Dandelion.

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday June 22, 2012, 10:25 am
#3413 Signed, noted and shared on FB.

Lisa N (206)
Friday June 22, 2012, 11:33 am
Signed, thanks Dandelion.

Joe R (190)
Friday June 22, 2012, 2:44 pm
Signed and noted.

Russell R (87)
Friday June 22, 2012, 3:26 pm
Signed - We should have nothing to hide!

Fran F (118)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:32 pm
Done! Thank you, Dandelion!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:31 pm
Signed with thanks Dandelion. We fear for Assange if he is ever extradited to the U.S.

Gary L (138)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 5:45 am
signed and noted thanks dandelion

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:05 pm
Signed shared and noted thanks for the link Dandelion

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 25, 2012, 5:44 pm
Gladly signed. Much thanks!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 1:01 am
Watch this short video of the delivery of over 4000 signatures to this petition as well as the letter by Michael Moore and many other prominent Americans to the Ecuadorian consul at London's embassy
video of delivery

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 6:03 am
This petition was delivered to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday, June 25, but it is still open for signatures.

See Angelika's link to video.

Thank you Angelika. Taking care of a 4 year old around the clock now, my time is limited on here, so I do so appreciate all anyone offers in addition to what I submit.

Regina P (67)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 10:54 am
Signed. Thanks

Judy C (97)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:20 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:28 am
signed and noted

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 9:46 pm
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