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Australians Bring Assange Home—1000 giant posters

$15,960 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 261 people in 25 days
Created April 27, 2019
The goal is to print and paste up a thousand of these #BringAssangeHome giant (A0 size) posters in prominent locations in Australian cities during May 2019.

*** We reached the initial goal of $5000 so fast that we have doubled it! See the latest update for more info ***


With every $500 raised, another 100 posters can go up.

We need to get printing and distributing right away to capitalise on the pre-election weeks. Saving Julian Assange should be an election issue.

Let's use the opportunity to highlight the plight of an Aussie hero, push our politicians to wake up on this issue and Bring Assange Home!

A $5 donation prints and pastes one poster. A $50 donation prints and puts up 10 giant posters.


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TAKE ACTION

Please also follow the advice on the poster! Act now and contact your local MPs, Senators and candidates.

You can also grab a free download of the poster and get printing yourself:
Giant (print up to A0 size) 
A4 size for home printing 

Get the facts about the case and other ways to support Julian here.


WHO'S DOING THIS?

I'm Australian/British graphic designer Somerset Bean and have been making free graphic design resources in support of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange for nearly 10 years now. I'm so grateful to all those all over the world who have organised printing of flyers, banners, posters and most recently the amazing Free Speech* (*except war crimes) van which has been touring the streets of London and Washington DC (see below).

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

As I am currently in the UK the funds are being paid out to a long term supporter and campaigner for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in Australia who I have also known personally for years. From there the first $5500 will go straight to our printer and distributor of giant posters. You will see photos and reports from the poster campaign. All funds raised over this amount will be going to a billboard campaign. We are currently discussing the best value for money for the most impact, and will report about this as soon as we have something finalised. The design work is freely offered so ALL funds will be going to the printing and distributing of #BringAssangeHome materials.


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Our collective efforts have already featured prominently online and offline around the world for a decade, proclaiming boldly: exposing crimes should not be a crime!

This is my first time launching a large scale poster campaign and I hope you'll join in and we can make an impact in the lead up to the Australian elections. Sponsor 1 or 10 or 100 (or 1000!) posters - donate now!




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Ecuadorian Embassy, London, March 2019

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Poster update

$3500 worth of A0 posters have gone up around Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Another round of postering is being planned for the time around Julian's first 'substantive' US extradition hearing on June 12. We're also going to include some billboard size multi sheet posters.

Billboard update

Coming up against corporate censorship with billboards. The latest: "After consideration we have decided in line with other media owners not to run this ad." But we're not giving up! More options to explore and we hope to have a billboard to coincide with the next round of posters.

Thanks for your support to help #BringAssangeHome!
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Billboard update

We've hit in initial brick wall with the pre-election billboard. This message finally filtered through from the billboard agency: "...vendors saying they do not want to run the creative because it is a contentious issue with people on both sides so their fear is that it can lead to sites being vandalised or the company being seen to be taking sides."

We're not giving up of course! But it looks like #BringAssangeHome billboard action will happen post-election. Whatever the timing, a really high profile spot will create an impact.

Here's a rough mockup of the billboard we were discussing (cnr Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne CBD) to whet your appetite for future possibilities!
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Posters began going up in Melbourne at the start of this week, despite the delay in funds being processed. More are going up right now, and they are also about to appear in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth!

We're currently still in discussion about a billboard. A prime Melbourne CBD site that we were led to believe was available, now isn't! We're hoping to come up with another in the next 24 hours. But if not now, then after the election craziness subsides, we're planning another round of posters coinciding with a high profile billboard.

More to come. In the meantime, a few pics from the streets of inner city Melbourne.

Thanks again for helping make this happen! Australians Bring Assange Home!
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Sneak peak at our first #BringAssangeHome poster hot off the press. We're also discussing the best value in a billboard campaign, as this fundraiser has been so enthusiastically supported! Thanks again!
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Raised by 261 people in 25 days
Created April 27, 2019
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