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Australians Bring Assange Home: Posters+billboards

$20,607 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 373 people in 2 months
Created April 27, 2019
*** We reached the initial goal of $5000 so fast that we doubled it! Then we crashed right through the $10,000 goal and pretty rapidly reached $15,000. With a thousand posters out there already and a mobile billboard on the streets, we're doubling it again and raising the target to $30,000. See Update 7 for more info.

You can download your own posters here. And a billboard file which can also be used to print banners. ***


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.

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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A really successful week out and about for the Australians Bring Assange Home billboard in Melbourne!

It also caught up with a protest action in support of Julian Assange at the British Consulate, where some police got a little "over excited". Pics and more via the newly formed Melbourne4WikiLeaks support group: https://www.facebook.com/2301719993184488/posts/2380360228653797 and https://twitter.com/Melbourne4Wiki

Please keep sharing the campaign, thanks so much for supporting it, and make some (more) noise for Julian! #BringAssangeHome #JournalismIsNotaCrime
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Some pics from Melbourne yesterday. Great work everyone!

And plenty more pics to share on FB and Twitter with the hashtag #BringAssangeHome

And...

Something to watch and something to do:

Recommend you check out this great interview with Aussie journalist Andrew Fowler, formerly of ABC's 'Four Corners': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaHFixz7zP8

And if you happen to be in the Melbourne CBD from 12 noon til 1pm on Friday June 12, head to the British Consulate at 90 Collins Street where there will be a #FreeAssange info stall/protest happening.

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Thanks again for your support. I'll be writing to Julian shortly and letting him know of this campaign's achievements. I'm sure it will help buoy his spirits.
- Bean
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UPDATE: Please note that the protest action scheduled for Wednesday at the British Consulate in Melbourne is now happening 12noon to 1pm, Friday June 14, to coincide with the extradition hearing in London.

The billboard's itinerary is unchanged.
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Julian Assange's first substantive hearing has been moved to this Friday June 14. And the "Australians Bring Assange Home" mobile billboard will hit the streets of Melbourne 2 days before, starting this Wednesday!

Below is the itinerary for its first day. Track it down or stumble across it... if you do, please share your pics online with the hashtag #BringAssangeHome. There's also a protest action happening at the British Consulate on Collins Street, Wednesday June 12, from midday.

200 giant posters are going up around inner city Melbourne this week too! Thanks everyone. Please share the campaign and, most importantly, contact your MP and generally *make some noise* to save Julian Assange from gross injustice.

Billboard itinerary, Day 1

Wed June 12, Melbourne

7-9am Flinders Station / Federation Square

9.15 - 9.45am Shrine of remembrance via St Kilda Rd

10am US Consulate - 553 St Kilda Rd

10.10am head towards Fitzroy/ Acland Streets via St Kilda Rd

10.20 - 10.50am Palais Theatre & Luna Park , St Kilda

11am Head back to CBD via Fitzroy St/St Kilda Rd. Kingsway, Albert Rd, Clarendon St to Southern Cross Station.

Stops at Fox FM Radio & Triple M - both are at 257 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. Park across the road so they can see the board. We'll see if someone can make some noise to alert them!

12-1pm British Consulate 90 Collins St Melbourne - Free Assange Protest.

The billboard can't park directly in front due to the tram stop but it will be able to 'loiter' & do slow laps up and down Collins between Exhibition & Russell.

1.15pm DFAT - 55 Collins St

Out to Fitzroy via Brunswick St.

1.30pm Head to Greens MP Adam Bandt's office - 296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

2pm Head to Lygon St via Alexandra Pde and slowly back into the CBD, right onto La Trobe

2.30-3pm State Library
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