Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

Today, March 28, marks one full year since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was cut off from the internet and his ability to communicate with the outside world. Assange remains confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted political asylum in 2012. There he is subject to constant and invasive surveillance…

March 29 will mark three weeks since Chelsea Manning, who in 2010 provided WikiLeaks with documents exposing US war crimes, was jailed for contempt of court by a federal judge. Manning’s alleged “crime” is refusing to testify in a secret grand jury hearing against Assange. She is being held in solitary confinement, isolated 22 hours a day.

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Julian Assange denied access to lawyers, visitors in Britain’s Belmarsh prison
24 April 2019
The denial of the WikiLeaks founder’s right to consult his legal counsel makes a mockery of due process.
SEP (Australia) election candidates win strong support for the immediate release of Assange and Manning
23 April 2019
The SEP is the only political party in the election defending Julian Assange and US whistleblower Chelsea Manning and fighting to mobilise workers and youth to demand their immediate release from pris
Video: IYSSE (Australia) members at University of Melbourne demand freedom for Julian Assange
22 April 2019
“We demand the Australian government cease its collaboration with the US vendetta against Assange.”
Australia: University of Melbourne IYSSE holds successful meeting in defence of Julian Assange
20 April 2019
Students at the meeting voted unanimously for a resolution to fight for the freedom of the WikiLeaks publisher.

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

On October 7, David North, International Editorial Board chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered the following lecture to a well-attended public meeting in Colombo, organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka). The meeting, the second of two held in Sri Lanka, was called to celebrate the 80thanniversary of the Fourth International and the 50th anniversary of the SEP in Sri Lanka. Click here to read the lecture

Western Australia Labor government dismisses water contamination risks in indigenous communities
20 April 2019
Labor has dismissed evidence of a potential correlation between poor water quality and elevated levels of kidney disease and type-2 diabetes.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson demands release of Julian Assange
19 April 2019
Ricketson was arrested in Cambodia in 2017 and imprisoned for 15 months on bogus claims that he was spying for “foreign states.”
Australian election dominated by false promises and diversions
19 April 2019
The mudslinging from all sides is to cover up the fact that there are no fundamental differences between any of these parties.
Growing popular support for Julian Assange in Australia
19 April 2019
Since Assange’s illegal arrest by the British police last Thursday, 75,000 more people have signed a petition demanding that the Australian government take action to defend the WikiLeaks founder.